I’m in the process of updating this page (1st Jan 2017). Hang tight and come back soon.
Manifold Portrait (ongoing)
Lead Artist: Alysha Herrman
With: Jessica Weidenhofer, Lauren Foreman & ??
Manifold Portrait is a community arts and cultural development project bringing together professional artists with residents of Manifold Crescent and Derrick Street, surrounding Rotary Park in Berri, SA.For me the project is a long-term artistic commitment to developing a collection of outcomes that nurture resilience, connection and community. The project started in 2015 with a small residency and a sharing evening outcome of food, photographs and installations in the park. in 2016, the focus was on building relationships and trust with residents of the park and to get to know what they’d really like to be part of.
I’m interested in exploring how art can be a catalyst for conversation between people who may not otherwise reach out to each other. How small art activations can open up dialogue and hope and refresh the emotional relationship people have to a place. How we build relationships and trust with people who are different from us. How we document mundane community and family life. How we celebrate the small and the hyper-local.
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