Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monthly Drawing Jam

A Monthly Drawing Jam Night is now taking place every third Wednesday, 6 - 9pm, Arts Alive, 178A Charles St, Launceston.
All Welcome. A casual and playful evening following in the spirit of Gravity project artist Chay-Ya Clancy's words "If you draw for long enough you stop controlling it and art just happens"

Stack of paper supplied, bring own drawing implements.
More info check out the Gravityinlaunceston blog

Friday, July 11, 2008

Weather exchange

As part of her Launceston residency melbourne based artist Chay-Ya Clancy is participating in an international exchange of weather photos with artist Marcel de Buck from the Netherlands.
View the photos exchanged at Weather blog
The project has an open call out for artists wishing to be involved, contact for more information

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Portable Worlds Workshop a great success!

Nine participants from across the state who ranged in background from emerging filmmakers to high school teachers, learnt how to create, encode and transfer content onto their mobile phones.

Lisa Harms and Ben Jones were inspiring trainers, with deep understandings of both the commercial and creative potentials of mobile technology.

"The workshop was the best professional learning I’ve had in ages. I learned so much that will be really useful to me in my teaching. I really appreciated the quality of the presenters – they were fantastic, and clearly knew their stuff. It was also really beneficial to me as an IT teacher to get an arts perspective on things as well, that will help me to provide a more rounded education to my students."

- workshop participant Margaret Meijers

Monday, April 28, 2008

Making a Movie with Your Mobile Phone Workshops

Listen to 7LA tomorrow morning (Tue 29 April) for free workshop place give away.

When: 10 am – 4pm, Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May
Where: Academy of the Arts, Inveresk.
Cost: $120 (full) $60 (concession)

Portable Worlds exhibition: 9 May – 5 June, Academy Gallery.

To book a place in this workshop please email: or call 64 262344

The Academy of the Arts in partnership with Tasmanian Regional Arts
are pleased to present the Australian Network for Art and Technology's two-day 'making creative content for mobile phones' workshop, to be followed by the Portable Worlds exhibition at the Academy Gallery.

People are even coming up from Hobart for this workshop! Thanks to Wide Angle Tasmania.

The workshops are supported by Screen Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fullness of flight

So here we are in the midst of the first weekend of workshops for the Gravity Project. There are four towns currently participating in different ways to this very real but almost imaginary exchange between us.

Workshops and wandering, squeezing in through the ether of technology to communicate with those not immediately around us,
and talking in quiet and loud voices, expressing through our bodies and line work to those who ARE, immediately, around us.

This project has opened its wings out wide and is flying with no hands holding on. It is slow breathing, and feeling the weight of its body pressing downwards into the ground. Gravity. Where are we going to take this thing and who is coming? You?

(Ink drawing by Benjamin Forster)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hello Sarah at the Gravity Project. Gravity - falling to the ground, falling into technology, feeling the weight of this new online world... it's more about writing a note on your blog. Lucy

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Guerilla Art Day

On Friday 26th October Karlee Foster, myself and a bunch of playful people took inspiration from the activities outlined in the book Guerilla Art Kit by Keri Smith.

The aims of the day were to think about launceston's public spaces; trial some ideas and talk about potential issues with the view to presenting similar ephemeral art activities next year. Oh, and it was Tas Regional Arts' Youth Officer, Karlee Foster's last day working for us, so she got to spend it at Fresh cafe catching up with friends and making art, how good's that?

Here is Keri Smith's website:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Nine Lessons For Would Be Bloggers

The article Nine Lessons for Would be Bloggers discusses the concerns many people feel about blogging and provides helpful encouragement to potential bloggers in their first steps. I like this article because unlike many "how-to-blog" articles it is focused on the creative process rather than on how to make money from your blog or increase your pagerank.
"In this article, which first appeared as a post on, Web developer and writer Joshua Porter shares some of the lessons he has learned about writing a blog. For additional tips on blog writing, see his article Nine More Lessons for Would-Be Bloggers."

Blogging Is Good For Your Health

Blogging is good for your health, according to a press release titled the “Brain of a Blogger” from two doctors, Fernette Eide M.D. and Brock Eide M.D. M.A. of Eide Neurolearning Blog.

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