WINNER: EDUCATION AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT 3-20 STAFF
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery: Look Art Talk
Look Art Talk was the first Art and Alzheimer’s Program to be delivered in the Central West. A BRAG initiative, it was presented in partnership with Arts Outwest’s Arts and Health Program and Western NSW Local Health District.
The program was presented by artists and tutors Adrian Symes and Cate McCarthy, project assistant Susanne Griffith and coordinated by artist Christine McMillan. It took place over six weeks and engaged people with Dementia and their care-givers from four local aged care facilities.
Participants in the program undertook cultural activities and tours of the exhibitions including a special exhibition of artworks drawn from BRAG’s permanent collection.
WINNER: EXHIBITION 21 OR MORE STAFF
MCA Australia, Hurstville City Council and Westfield Hurstville: Ultimate Vision – Monuments to Us
Ultimate Vision – Monuments to Us was an immersive, site specific project by Australian artist Lara Thoms located in Westfield Hurstville.
Thoms astutely subverted marketing and retail methodologies to create a project which engaged with Hurstville youth. In January 2013, Thoms was resident in the Hub of Democracy, a space in Westfield where people aged 12-19 hung out and voted for the ‘ultimate’ drink, colour, person, food, smell, music, time and word.
The results were transformed into a series of interventions – including a major sculpture and a film – installed in the advertising spaces of the mall in April 2013.
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