Imagine the Land project

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Imagine The Land Project

Project 2012-06-14 02:19:50 +1200

A participatory arts program at the Wallace


The Imagine the Land Project and 500 children are going to make a massive earth art mandala installation from natural earth pigments!  We are creating an opportunity for an interactive group creative experience for the youth of the Waikato region, a largely rural area. The project is a collaboration between the artists from Imagine the Land, children and youth from the visiting schools and the general public during the Morrinsville Arts Festival. 


Our program will encourage group participation within the arts, generating a sense of belonging to a greater community and a personal sense of accomplishment through a creative process that generates connection to the land.



Imagine the Land

Imagine the Land Project have a successful history in facilitating group projects and public programs. Imagine The project is co-facilitated by artists Karma Barnes (New Zealand) and Ekarasa Doblanavic. The Project works to re-establish a connection between people and the environment through art, using natural resources in organic, impermanent land based installations.

Benefits

The project at the Wallace Gallery offers an exciting opportunity for children to participate in the creation of a large artwork in the one of regions most significant galleries. The participants will have the opportunity to expand on the previous participants work by adding their personal contribution to the ultimately larger work. This will generate individual creative expression with a sense of relating and contributing to the whole experience. The spontaneous fusion aspect of the installation work invites an accessible and creative process that generates curiosity and wonder. With the simple yet innovative procedure of working in a tactile manner with a palette of local natural earth pigments, a sense of belonging and identity for the land of Aotearoa is fostered.

The creation process

The artwork will be based on a circular template that draws upon influences of the mandala and the medicine wheel from world cultures, such as Tibetan sand mandalas and medicine wheels form the Americas. The work will be constructed from natural materials, including a colourful array of soils, sands, stone dust (acquired from regional carvers) gathered from around the local region and beyond to be hand processed into workable pigments prior to the events by the artists. Working with locally gathered materials from the natural world the program fosters a deeper environmental awareness within the contributing artists.

Notions of impermanence

The work explores notions of impermanence through the materials being malleable and temporary. The ephemeral nature of the work allows the participants to be predominately process driven and let go attachment of perfection. This generates a mindfulness and presence with the creative process.

Creating creative opportunity within communities

The program at the Wallace Gallery reaches a wide audience in the region by offering a direct experience on a contemporary art platform. Opportunity is created for children to work alongside arts practitioners with a project that has national and international applications. Encouraging children and youth to participate in community supported art activities builds personal and social skills. Our goal is to encourage long-term habits of art practice, collaboration, and inspired creative expression. Children will have the opportunity to revisit and share their work with their family and friends on the public participation programs during the weekend of the Morrinsville Festival, generating wider community involvement and exposure to the arts.

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We are re posting our project with a lower target

19/06/2012 at 4:40 AM

Hello folks,

We are reposting our Pledge Me project with a lower target in order to ensure the project goes ahead and that the opportunity for the regional school kids and all the people visiting the exhibition wont miss out!
So we have relaunched our Pledge me to cover the very  minimum expenses being covered. If you had already posted on our previous project please take a momnet to pledge again as the other posted project will be taken down and we are just running with this one, we thank you for your support in bringing great creative opportunities to life!! THANK YOU

    Pledgers 30

    Maniisha Wiessing
    2012-08-02 20:36:15 +1200
    Melodie
    2012-08-02 19:06:15 +1200
    sudarshan
    2012-08-02 16:44:37 +1200
    Adam Thompson
    2012-08-02 15:49:18 +1200
    Emily Sandford-May
    2012-08-01 21:37:15 +1200
    Ahmed Asgher
    2012-08-01 20:58:42 +1200
    Jacqui
    2012-08-01 16:17:46 +1200
    administrator
    2012-08-01 16:07:44 +1200
    kala
    2012-08-01 15:18:47 +1200
    Angela Main
    2012-08-01 15:08:27 +1200
    Jo Perry
    2012-08-01 13:44:03 +1200
    Kay Salehi
    2012-08-01 11:16:58 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-08-01 10:56:43 +1200
    Dianne Rassie
    2012-08-01 10:56:05 +1200
    Ross Ormsby
    2012-08-01 09:12:28 +1200
    Beck Meyers
    2012-07-31 23:43:37 +1200
    Ron Federico
    2012-07-31 23:01:01 +1200
    Joshua Poland
    2012-07-31 22:00:31 +1200
    Renee van Cooten
    2012-07-31 21:59:26 +1200
    Alan Nash
    2012-07-30 22:44:03 +1200
    Daniel Whitten
    2012-07-20 20:02:20 +1200
    Dennis and Sue Barnes
    2012-07-10 17:23:07 +1200
    stefan mehner
    2012-07-04 00:54:54 +1200
    danie
    2012-07-03 14:17:47 +1200
    Sarah Anderson
    2012-07-02 18:38:13 +1200
    Fern
    2012-07-02 15:25:50 +1200
    James Nash
    2012-07-02 11:45:04 +1200
    cecily guarrera
    2012-06-30 14:41:25 +1200
    karly grills
    2012-06-28 16:48:33 +1200
    ekarasa
    2012-06-25 20:35:33 +1200

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    Imagine The Land Project

    Project 2012-06-14 02:19:50 +1200

    A participatory arts program at the Wallace


    The Imagine the Land Project and 500 children are going to make a massive earth art mandala installation from natural earth pigments!  We are creating an opportunity for an interactive group creative experience for the youth of the Waikato region, a largely rural area. The project is a collaboration between the artists from Imagine the Land, children and youth from the visiting schools and the general public during the Morrinsville Arts Festival. 


    Our program will encourage group participation within the arts, generating a sense of belonging to a greater community and a personal sense of accomplishment through a creative process that generates connection to the land.



    Imagine the Land

    Imagine the Land Project have a successful history in facilitating group projects and public programs. Imagine The project is co-facilitated by artists Karma Barnes (New Zealand) and Ekarasa Doblanavic. The Project works to re-establish a connection between people and the environment through art, using natural resources in organic, impermanent land based installations.

    Benefits

    The project at the Wallace Gallery offers an exciting opportunity for children to participate in the creation of a large artwork in the one of regions most significant galleries. The participants will have the opportunity to expand on the previous participants work by adding their personal contribution to the ultimately larger work. This will generate individual creative expression with a sense of relating and contributing to the whole experience. The spontaneous fusion aspect of the installation work invites an accessible and creative process that generates curiosity and wonder. With the simple yet innovative procedure of working in a tactile manner with a palette of local natural earth pigments, a sense of belonging and identity for the land of Aotearoa is fostered.

    The creation process

    The artwork will be based on a circular template that draws upon influences of the mandala and the medicine wheel from world cultures, such as Tibetan sand mandalas and medicine wheels form the Americas. The work will be constructed from natural materials, including a colourful array of soils, sands, stone dust (acquired from regional carvers) gathered from around the local region and beyond to be hand processed into workable pigments prior to the events by the artists. Working with locally gathered materials from the natural world the program fosters a deeper environmental awareness within the contributing artists.

    Notions of impermanence

    The work explores notions of impermanence through the materials being malleable and temporary. The ephemeral nature of the work allows the participants to be predominately process driven and let go attachment of perfection. This generates a mindfulness and presence with the creative process.

    Creating creative opportunity within communities

    The program at the Wallace Gallery reaches a wide audience in the region by offering a direct experience on a contemporary art platform. Opportunity is created for children to work alongside arts practitioners with a project that has national and international applications. Encouraging children and youth to participate in community supported art activities builds personal and social skills. Our goal is to encourage long-term habits of art practice, collaboration, and inspired creative expression. Children will have the opportunity to revisit and share their work with their family and friends on the public participation programs during the weekend of the Morrinsville Festival, generating wider community involvement and exposure to the arts.

    Comments

    We are re posting our project with a lower target

    19/06/2012 at 4:40 AM

    Hello folks,

    We are reposting our Pledge Me project with a lower target in order to ensure the project goes ahead and that the opportunity for the regional school kids and all the people visiting the exhibition wont miss out!
    So we have relaunched our Pledge me to cover the very  minimum expenses being covered. If you had already posted on our previous project please take a momnet to pledge again as the other posted project will be taken down and we are just running with this one, we thank you for your support in bringing great creative opportunities to life!! THANK YOU
      Maniisha Wiessing
      2012-08-02 20:36:15 +1200
      Melodie
      2012-08-02 19:06:15 +1200
      sudarshan
      2012-08-02 16:44:37 +1200
      Adam Thompson
      2012-08-02 15:49:18 +1200
      Emily Sandford-May
      2012-08-01 21:37:15 +1200
      Ahmed Asgher
      2012-08-01 20:58:42 +1200
      Jacqui
      2012-08-01 16:17:46 +1200
      administrator
      2012-08-01 16:07:44 +1200
      kala
      2012-08-01 15:18:47 +1200
      Angela Main
      2012-08-01 15:08:27 +1200
      Jo Perry
      2012-08-01 13:44:03 +1200
      Kay Salehi
      2012-08-01 11:16:58 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-08-01 10:56:43 +1200
      Dianne Rassie
      2012-08-01 10:56:05 +1200
      Ross Ormsby
      2012-08-01 09:12:28 +1200
      Beck Meyers
      2012-07-31 23:43:37 +1200
      Ron Federico
      2012-07-31 23:01:01 +1200
      Joshua Poland
      2012-07-31 22:00:31 +1200
      Renee van Cooten
      2012-07-31 21:59:26 +1200
      Alan Nash
      2012-07-30 22:44:03 +1200
      Daniel Whitten
      2012-07-20 20:02:20 +1200
      Dennis and Sue Barnes
      2012-07-10 17:23:07 +1200
      stefan mehner
      2012-07-04 00:54:54 +1200
      danie
      2012-07-03 14:17:47 +1200
      Sarah Anderson
      2012-07-02 18:38:13 +1200
      Fern
      2012-07-02 15:25:50 +1200
      James Nash
      2012-07-02 11:45:04 +1200
      cecily guarrera
      2012-06-30 14:41:25 +1200
      karly grills
      2012-06-28 16:48:33 +1200
      ekarasa
      2012-06-25 20:35:33 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 02/08/2012 at 8:36 PM.