The JCAA has a unique opportunity to take part in the Kaleidoscope (Festival of Light) to be held from Thursday 10th – Sunday 13 of November during the evenings.
This will be held in the car park in front of the COJ buildings and Central Park, with other smaller outlets of creativity. It includes both individuals and groups and is going to be a huge event with wonderful lighting effects, performance, installations, activities, music etc. This is being curated by Cindy Drennan an artist from over east, and will probably become an annual event. It will be good exposure for the JCAA and great to be a part of this first festival. It may be in future, we can put in an EOI and get a grant for future festivals should our ideas be accepted. Please find below an outline of what we are hoping to achieve. I have already started on the first of 8 butterflies, just to get an understanding of the process. The Salthouse Bush Butterfly is looking stunning!
This is a projection of what we hope to achieve!
CREATED BY VAL SHAW/ CURATOR OF THE JOONDALUP ART GALLERY, MEMBERS OF THE JOONDALUP COMMUNITY ARTS ASSOCIATION & ECOLOGISTS MIKE AND MANDY BAMFORD.
Recycled shopping trolleys will evolve into beautiful butterfly installations. Large scale templates of the Saltbush Blue, Western Jewel, Australian Painted Lady and Lesser Wanderer butterflies have been created for each side of 4 trolleys. Using paint, and collaging beautiful designs, colours and textures with shiny decorative recycled fabric, we hope to create awareness of these small insects, and to the preservation and replanting of their food sources in parks and home gardens.
The food sources – a smorgasbord for butterflies and their caterpillars – kindly selected and provided by ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford with the help of the Western Australian Wildflower Society (Northern Suburbs Branch) and the Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park, will be placed within the trolleys.
Pots with indigenous plant life, relating to the food source of each butterfly will be placed within the trolley and large painted and collaged cut outs of the relating butterfly will be attached to each side of the trolley. These will be placed strategically around the Kaleidoscope Festival.
Large scale templates of the Saltbush Blue, Western Jewel, Australian Painted Lady and Lesser Wanderer butterflies have already been created. Creating, painting and collaging beautiful designs, colours and textures with paint and shiny recycled fabric, we hope to create awareness of these small insects, and to the preservation and replanting of their food sources in parks and home gardens.
We will be creating a further two trolleys to promote fresh garden vegetables and awareness of Australian Bush Tucker.
Recycled garden implements will be creatively secured around the trolley and these will relate to the vegetables placed in the trolley. The outside of the Bush Tucker trolley will be covered with recycled pots, pans and cooking implements some of them painted and some not.
We are hoping that these fun creations with natural food sources will help to encourage and promote the use of healthy, fresh foods, and possibly the creation of one’s own vegetable garden. It will help to build a knowledge and awareness of indigenous food sources and what they look like.
Tuesday 11th October : 9 am – 3 pm.
Wednesday 12th October: 9 am – 12 pm
Friday 14th October: 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 18th October: 9 am – 12 pm
Wednesday 19th October 9 am – 12 pm
Friday 21st October 10 am – 2 pm
If you would like to see what we are proposing to do please come in on Tuesday 11th October before you commit yourself.
Please get back to me on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to confirm your interest, or if you have any queries.
Valerie Shaw, Gallery Curator