Geraldton Welcomes FIVE
Posted by Andrea Lewis
With amazing support from local organisations in Geraldton, the project commences this week with a range of activities and projects taking place over the next six weeks. One of our core FIVE artists, Hiromi Tango, arrives in Geraldton today, to begin community workshops that will see a large-scale sculpture grow as the Geraldton community and visitors drop into the ACDC gallery and studio space to contribute to the work. These workshops are free and open to all. Hiromi will work with two key symbols of the ocean – fishing nets and messages in bottles – that will evoke stories and experiences about living and working in Geraldton. Thanks to ACDC for working with us to host Hiromi's workshops.
Digital portraits will commence mid-April at the Wedge building. This activity is also free and open to all, with individual stories filmed and woven into a tapestry of voices characterising personal experiences of what it means to 'home' and 'belonging' mean to those who live in and visit Geraldton. Youth activities will take place at various sites, with a focus on digital and sound-based works that facilitate self-expression and storytelling. Streetworks Aboriginal Corporation is working with DADAA to facilitate these workshops.
A number of other activities will also be taking place. Watch this site and our Facebook page for details as they emerge. First up, however, is our launch on 4 April on the Geraldton Foreshore, where a screening of FIVE Busselton's digital portraits will showcase early work from the FIVE project and give the Geraldton community a preview of a unique project, in which they, too, can participate. Final thanks to the City of Greater Geraldton, who have been wonderful local collaborators on the project so far.