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Nebula Art Open Studio

Join the Art About artists in this Open Studio event that strengthens pride of place in the Rosebud area and leave with your own screen printed bag.

  • Sat 9 Dec 2017, 11am to 3pm  

  • Seawinds Community Hub, 11a Allambi Avenue, Capel Sound 

Art About, a group of artists with a lived experience of disability welcomes people to their screen printing Open Studio to promote a sense of pride and belonging in the local Rosebud community. The Open Studio will be held in Nebula, a fully accessible mobile art studio initiated by Arts Access Victoria and positioned outside Seawinds Community Hub.

The screen printing Open Studio will be run by participants of Art About, an Arts Access Victoria (AAV) art group that meets monthly in Seawinds Community Hub. The group has been proudly working on the Flags and Bags project, a collaboration between AAV, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Seawinds Community Hub. The group received a $5,000 grant from Mornington Peninsula Shire to help develop their screen printing skills. Cloth flags and bags will be screen printed with designs on the day. People from the local community are invited to attend and to take a bag with them.

The project is about ‘placemaking’ by creating artwork that affirms a sense of connection to place. This open studio is a culmination of the group’s hard work over four years as the only supported studio space on the Peninsula.

The flags represent a way to mark the place as ‘home’ for the Art About group participants. The bags are to encourage sustainability as part of the Boomerang Bags movement where cloth bags are donated to local shops, encouraging people to avoid the use of plastic bags.

The project acknowledges International Day of People with a Disability (Dec 3).

 

For more info contact: smenzies@artsaccess.com.au or call 9699 8299.

 

 

Image: Patrick Molinari, guided by Tom Growcott at Art About. Photo by E. Wright.

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