Highlights from 2014.
1. Medicare Local job:Lunchbox Blitz Attack.This aim of this program was to educate children and parents about healthy lunchbox alternatives. The program needed an artist-graphic designer to work with the children and come up with some compelling visual images that could be used to promote healthy food choices. It was a pilot program that saw me visit 5 local schools, becoming an art teacher for the day. I chose to work in 3D, photographing our creations, and the kids and I brainstormed slogans to go with our personified veggie people. Below is a selection of what we created.
2. Giant Sea Urchin and Laneway Festival.
"Echoes of the Sea" was an event that transformed a quiet Warrnambool laneway into a sea-themed wonderland. Rachel made some gorgeous beach junk sculpture. Delia Crabbe hand-painted a buoy, with her usual flare for detail and intricacy. Together we organised live music, kids activities, a lifesize penguin, and a hanging kelp forrest.
Much like leading a horse to water, you can lead a council to public art but you can’t make it plinth.