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Whole-of-Community Sculpture

The FIVE whole-of-community sculpture project featured hundreds of Derby residents who, collectively, created a unique giant Lizard Tail.

Hiromi Tango (top left) will facilitate workshops in Derby during September and October to create a large community sculptureHiromi Tango (top left) will facilitate workshops in Derby during September and October to create a large community sculpture

Artist Hiromi Tango facilitated workshops in Derby during September and October 2014. Workshops were free and open to all. They took place in the local Scout Hall, which Hiromi turned into in a warm, welcoming and colourful environment. During the workshops, participants made their own small artworks that were bound together into the large and intricately detailed Lizard Tail. The collective sculpture was transported on the marsh and exhibited during MarshART, from 8–10 October 2014.

The hundreds of artworks and messages woven into the giant Lizard Tail collectively told a story about what 'belonging' and living in Derby means to the people who make up the local community.

After spear-heading MarshART for the past six years, DADAA will work with the Shire of Derby and West Kimberley to transition out of the project and hand over mangement to local organisations.

Dadaa Principal partnerRio Tinto Arts partner Australia Council