Cultural development is an important aspect of the Council’s arts strategy. Opportunities for lead artists to work and share their skills with groups of people result in great experiences such as The Garden with Amaroo, Crashendo and Sistema Australia’s pilot project at Laverton P-12, and the Boon Wurrung Ngargee delivered as part of the 2011 Mayoral Program.
Sistema at Laverton P-12
Crashendo is a music project that creates opportunities for younger children and their families to experience and learn about music in a supportive after-school setting. This model has had successful outcomes in disadvantaged communities, most notably in Venezuela where it started as El Sistema and in Scotland where it runs as Big Noise. Crashendo at Laverton P-12 is a national pilot. View our Crashendo 2011 documentary below.
PIXEL8 is a photographic competition for 12 to 18 year olds who live, work or go to school in Hobsons Bay, where they are given the opportunity to photograph their impressions of living in Hobsons Bay, with the themes of harmony and cultural diversity. Entrants were encouraged to capture positive aspects of Hobsons Bay, through it's people, cultural diversity and places and to look for the more obscure and unusual places and people that distinctively represent the area.
In 2012 there were over 150 entries with each photograph fitting the brief of Harmony and Cultural Diversity.
For more information www.pixel8photocomp.com.au.
Community Wellbeing Award - "Let the Sky Blush” by Natalie Tarle (Mt St Josephs Girls)
Highly Commended - “The Pier” by Natalija Nikolovska (RMIT)
Creative Expression Award - ”Williamstown Cemetery” by Courtney Elliott (Williamstown High)
Highly Commended Winner - “The Speed of Light” by Tom Leigh (St Michaels Grammar)
Community Harmony Award - “Silent Bond” by Laura Hakim (Bayside Sec College); and
Highly Commended - “Family” by Daniel Miller (Williamstown High)
Past cultural projects include
2011 – The Mayoral Progam 2011 Boon wurrung Ngargee at Laverton P-12
2011 – The Garden with Amaroo at The Substation.
2011 – Anamnisis celebration of Greek culture Louis Joel Gallery Altona
2009 – Womens Circus at Laverton Secondary School
2007 – The Torch Project,
2006 – Together We Can Claymation
2006 – Community Art Garden
2005 – Circus Oz
2004 – Young Mum’s Photography
2003 – Brooklyn Alive
For further information call the Arts and Events department on 9932 1000 or email: email@example.com