VOLUNTEERING AT CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE
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In particular, we are currently seeking volunteers to help with administration tasks in a variety of areas.
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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is looking for seniors from the Casula-Liverpool area to be part of Present to the Future, a storytelling project taking place as part of the Way Out West children’s festival at the Arts Centre from Wednesday 13th July to Saturday 16th July.
Visiting Artist Ben Landau will be facilitating a project as part of the festival, involving seniors from the local area sharing 8-12 minute stories loosely based on journey, with young people over the four days of the festival. The stories will address themes of love, migration, family, food, holidays, hard times, and work. The stories will then be interpreted by the children in attendance and represented on kites which will fill the turbine hall, hanging from the ceiling. On the final day of the festival, the kites will be flown. The project aims to connect generations through oral storytelling and invite children to voice their ideas about the future through an engagement with the past.
Senior participants may elect to be present all four days of the festival, or come for just one day, or whenever available. Video participation is also available for those who wish to participate but cannot make it to the Casula Powerhouse for the festival.
In the lead up to the festival, the artist will also be conducting storytelling workshops at the Arts Centre and other venues (to be confirmed in consultation with participants) in the local area, to help participants develop the stories they will tell during the festival.
Seniors will be required to attend one 1.5 hour workshop in June (see below for dates), a refresher and rehearsal in the week before the festival, and selected days of the festival itself from the 13th to the 16th of July.
The June workshops will take place at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from Wednesday 22nd June to Sunday 26th June. Each workshop will be for 4-7 participants at a time and there will be four available time slots on each day during this period.
Contact: Nitin Vengurlekar (project assistant)
Phone: (02) 9774 1941 or 0412 469 349
About the artist:
Ben Landau designs thrilling tactile adventures for kids and their families. He challenges our assumptions about the way things should be, and how kids can see the future in a new way. The experiences Ben creates always involve audience participation, humour and fun. Ben helps adults become kids, and kids become artists. Ben’s past projects have included:
The Children’s Republic of Liverpool: http://www.benlandau.com/childrens-republic-2/
Way Out West is a free contemporary arts festival for children. For full program and further information on the festival, please visit: http://www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au/