2021 Kolyang Creative Hub | Week 1

Small-group discussion

Residencies & Community Engaged Practice

Let’s talk about co-designing artistic experiences with communities – the incredible impact this can have but also the challenges. We will hear about individual experiences from Chloe Flockart (from Merredin), Georgia King (Co-AD Whiskey & Boots) and Margot Edwards (Wilding Stories, Margaret River) as part of this discussion.

Georgia King
Chloe Flockhart
Margot Edwards

DATE: Wed 2 June
TIME: 10am to 11.15am
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

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*This Small Group Discussion will be followed by another discussion with Alli Doherty (DLGSC) and Ryan Taafe (CircuitWest) from 11.30am to 12.45pm to talk about current funding available and how we can make residencies happen.


Making Residencies Happen

Join Circuitwest and DLGSC to unpack the nuts and bolts of how to make a residency happen: forming local partnerships, authentic relationships with the community and funding the process.

Alli Doherty (DLGSC)
Ryan Taafe (Circuitwest)

DATE: Wed 2 June
TIME: 11.30am to 12.45pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, upstairs foyer

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Panel Conversation

Change in the arts: real or perceived?

What are the structural issue in art-making and the cultural issues surrounding arts presenting that are disabling our mental health?

The structures we are bound to are real, and big, and will need our attention to change. Given the world is changing at an ever-increasing pace, how do we change our arts practices in the modern world? What is preventing us from imagining and implementing change?

In all of this what is real and what is perceived? What is structural and what is cultural?

Shona Erskine (Psychologist, Facilitator & Dancer)
Shelagh Magadza (Executive Director, The Chamber of Arts & Culture WA)
Lilly Blue (Learning Creativity & Research, Art Gallery WA)
Ian Wilkes (Theatre-maker)

DATE: Thur 3 June
TIME: 2pm to 4pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre, main auditorium

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Practice sharing & workshops

Artist Run Initiatives – what’s been working? What’s difficult?

FLOCK** Creative Workshop + Discussion Part 1

A creative workshop addressing big indie-artist and industry questions. Facilitated by FLOCK with insights from Free Range, Cool Change Contemporary, Tone List and Paper Mountain to ask: what can we learn from past and ongoing ARI’s? How do we take this learning forward for improved artist resources and connection? Generously supported by Community Arts Network.

Alex Desebrock – (Shifting and Stirring / FLOCK / AAAC-19)
Josten Myburgh – (Tone List)
Johnny Doan – (Paper Mountain)
June Moorhouse – (CAN)

DATE: Friday 4th June
TIME: 10am-1pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

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*attending FLOCK Part 2 at 2-4pm is recommended but not essential


Artist Run Initiatives: What’s needed now?

FLOCK** Creative Workshop + Discussion Part 2

Creative conversations about current needs of independent artists. How can we share arts practice, build community and maintain year-round support for indies? Should FLOCK dissolve or evolve? What does a sustainable ARI look like now?

DATE: Friday 4th June
TIME: 2-4pm
VENUE: Subiaco Arts Centre

To register, click here

*attending FLOCK 1 at 10am-1pm is recommended but not essential

** FLOCK is a monthly forum for WA independent and freelance artists of all genres and career stages. At each FLOCK event a local WA artist leads a creative workshop then another facilitates a debrief and discussion. Running for almost 3 years with the support of a variety of local arts organisations (including PLWA, AGWA, CAN, PICA, Perth Festival and many more) FLOCK has provided an essential space for independent artists of all disciplines to connect, share practice, discuss issues and nurture each other. We are now reflecting on the role FLOCK plays in the arts sector and asking: how will FLOCK change to meet the current needs of indie artists, and how can we build sustainable artist-run models across the WA arts sector? More info here

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Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.