Ecologies of Practice Symposium: The Illawarra
This multidisciplinary one-day event will examine culturally significant creative practices in the Illawarra and, through a collaborative workshop, develop a Creative Ecology map of the region.
Creative practices include, but are not limited to art, craft, design, writing, poetry, film, traditional practices, and performance. A range of speakers will provide insights into the history, practices, resources and current creative endeavours in the Illawarra.
Preparation: Participants are asked to bring an object, a photograph, a piece of writing or other tangible expression of a culturally relevant practice that is from or related to the Illawarra region. You will be asked to say a few words about your choice – why you selected it and its relationship to the region.
8:45 Coffee & light breakfast
9:00 Stuart Walker - Introduction to Ecologies of Practice
9:30 Michael Organ - The Illawara: history & culture
9:50 Jade Kennedy - Aboriginal Perspective of Illawarra
10:10 Ann Martin - Art Making in Wollongong
10:30 Coffee and conversation
10:50 Susan Barnett - For the love of Art, but it wears thin
11:10 Denise Russell - Organizing a Readers' & Writers' Festival
11:30 Trent Jansen - Running a Designer-Maker Practice
11:50 Questions and Comments
13:00 Lucia Parrella - In Conversation with Anne Collett
13:20 All Participants - Talk about their objects
14:00 The Workshop - Introduction
14:10 Individual Exercise - Creative Ecology: Individual View
14:40 Group Exercise - Creative Ecology: Collective View
15:50 Group Presentations - 5-10 mins/group
16:30 Plenary Discussion - Conclusions, Next steps