It’s 2019 and the rules have changed. Shakespeare’s female characters have voices and it’s time to hear their stories. Unbound is a theatrical exploration of the mystery, mythology and misogyny in the works of William Shakespeare. An interdisciplinary team of artists collaborate to create an innovative public performance at MJAC that celebrates the legacy and influence of Shakespeare while remembering who it was written for. The people. Unbound is culminating in creative development showings, from the 2nd to the 10th of August 2019.
In the first of two residencies between 2019 and 2020, artists Melanie Dare and Claire Bushby work collaboratively to explore the commonalities between their working processes, focusing on cultural connections to place, and relationships between self-identity and community.
During their time in Studio 1, they will host fortnightly sewing circles with local artists and craftspeople, networking with Midland community.
Over the past 57 years, Tami has been known as or called; Tamela, Mum, Mother, Sister, Cousin, Girlfriend, Friend, My Yankee Neighbour, Mate, Artist, Creative, Community Involver/Minded, Volunteer, Pet Owner, Greenie, Bottle Washer, Chief Dish Bitch, Slut, Cunt, Blue-Eyed Devil, Student, Teacher, Tutuor, Arts Worker, Art Student, Social Trainer, Disability support Worker, Carer, CWA Member, Garden Member, Artonmist Member, ECU Arts Graduate, and now, Resident Artist at MJAC.
During this residecy, she will analyse and respond creatively to ideas of identity through the use of portraiture, ceramics and the re-use of materials. She will be exploring a linear family narrative stretching from the 1760’s through to the present day, drawing on influences from the bust works of Giacometti.
Through textile workshops and the collection of oral, written and visual histories Stitch and Stories forms an Aboriginal community arts project, which celebrates the importance of Aboriginal women in maintaining the fabric of culture, family and community and their role in support of developing leadership strengths in Aboriginal girls.