Community-Engaged Artist in Residence
In 2022, Arts & Culture Maribyrnong is supporting two Community-Engaged Artist in Residence opportunities to work with and celebrate the communities of Braybrook.
The artist in residence will be based at the Braybrook Community Hub, an integrated community facility on Churchill Avenue within the grounds of Braybrook Park. It comprises the Braybrook Library, Braybrook Community Centre, a community health and maternal and child health centre, an early years centre and kindergarten, sports pavilion, and men’s shed.
About the Braybrook Community-Engaged Artist in Residence Program
The program is open to artists of all genres and mediums and we are looking for artists who will build a deep connection to the community, working part-time over approximately a 3 month period. There is no requirement for applicants to either live or work in the City of Maribyrnong, however connection to the local community, and strong demonstrated experience in community arts practice, will be viewed positively. Arts & Culture Maribyrnong encourages applications from First Nations, and culturally diverse artists.
2022 Braybrook Community-Engaged Artist in Residence Activities
Living Portrait Braybrook
Photograph supplied by Carla Gottgens
Celebrate the creativity and imagination of the people who use Braybrook Community Hub in the Living Portrait Braybrook photography exhibition, available for viewing in April and May 2022. Come along to the Hub and view photos installed along the walls of the entire building, connected by red string.
Living Portrait Braybrook creatively explores the identity of the people who use Braybrook Community Hub. Artists Carla Gottgens, Catherine O’Leary and David Wells collaborated with visitors to the Braybrook Community Hub to playfully explore how they would like to present themselves in a portrait. This interactive project was spread out across the lockdowns and restrictions of 2020-2021.
Together community members and the artists undertook a process of transformation using costumes and props to create an image that tells a story. In the finished portrait, a bright red line connects each photograph to the next, threading lives together and celebrating the spirit and diversity of the Braybrook Community.
Rapping workshops at Braybrook Community Hub
Want to try rapping? Learn how to write your own lyrics and set it to a beat? And what about the rest – copyright and getting it out into the world? Learn from professional rapper and musician One Sixth at Braybrook Edge!
This free 10-week intensive workshop is geared to any artists or young people aged 14-25 years old who want to develop and harness their creative skills, and confidently join the global music community! We will look at and discuss the various aspects of the creative process and learn from guests along the way who have experience in the industry and know what it takes to keep reinventing and creating as often as they can.
This is not industry certification training: it is a creative exploration of how best to navigate the industry in all your creative endeavors, regardless of your experience level. As this workshop is participant-led, collaboration is key to our working process. Each member of the group will be encouraged to share their approaches to their own creative practice and build their networks with other aspiring creatives.
Dates: Every Wednesday from 27 April – 22 June
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: Braybrook Community Hub, 107-139 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook.
To book: Young people aged 14-25 are invited to drop in on a Wednesday evening any time until the end of the program, or to book their place at this link.