This artwork is a true representation of community and collaboration. With contributions from the participants, The Migrant Resource Centre, Regional Arts Network Tasmania, Arts Tasmania and T3D Studios, we have created a participatory artwork that captures the theme "Harmony on Haig". We have combined, blended and united the many drawing styles into a single artwork which is representative of the rich tapestry of the community. The artwork shows through complex textures the diversity of backgrounds and drawing skills united within a single language with line and colour, which can be viewed as a dreamlike landscape. The participants reflected upon the theme of harmony and captured the common themes which contributed to the overall work. These ideas span around nature, relationships, community and home. On reflection it deepens our understanding of how we nurture and preserve these ideas in our day to day.
T3D STUDIOS WORKED WITH RANT AND THE MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE AS PART OF A COMMUNITY AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROVIDED BY ARTS TASMANIA, TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION ARTWORK INTENDED FOR THE GATHERING SPACE AT THE MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE. WORKSHOPS WERE CARRIED OUT WITH PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR DRAWINGS WERE MADE INTO A LARGE SCALE MURAL. THEIR WORK TELLS THE TALES OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY.
Location: The Migrant Resource Centre
Client: RANT + Arts Tasmania
Artist(s): Amanda Kay and Jerome Dobinson
Workshop Facilitators: Melanie Lunden and Georgie Moon
Title: Harmony on Haig
Dimensions: 6000mm wide x 2200mm high
Materials: Super Size Wall Print