Tangle WEAVE is a creative community residency in Shepparton working with mothers and their pre-school children who have refugee backgrounds.
Using vibrantly coloured balls of elastic, mothers and their children share knowledge, traditional crafts and games with Polyglot artists to create a special, playful space for children and their families. Over five weeks, the women and children will workshop the development of miniature and large-scale artworks that reflect family, connection, and culture. The space will be ever-changing and evolving – exploring the transition of communities with refugee background.
Tangle WEAVE is supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the Grosvenor Foundation and the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.
Expecting Something? is a long term community residency project in regional Victoria with mothers and their babies.
Over two years, young women under twenty-five who were pregnant came together for a series of workshops exploring the fragility and richness of pregnancy and early parenting. What emerged was a three-pronged artistic installation using sound, street art and visual forms across Morwell and the Latrobe Regional Gallery.
A project of firsts, Expecting Something? explored new ways of engaging youth and marginalised communities in creative projects to reflect their community and experience.
Expecting Something? was generously supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.
Tangle MOBILE is a community project engaging with kids and their adults from the Shepparton region. Through a series of workshops participants built a collaborative artwork and play space.
Coming together for these workshops generated positive experiences for participants by building artefacts and creations from their life into a large weaving mobile. This workshop experience was extended to the public as part of the SheppARTon Festival.
Participants celebrated the project with Polyglot’s premier play space Tangle also as part of the SheppARTon Festival.
Tangle MOBILE is an extension of Polyglot’s award winning community project Tangle MOTION.
Tangle MOBILE was generously supported by Berry Street, RE Ross Trust, the Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund and Gandel Philanthropy.