CREATIVE @ HOME

ACT-BELONG-COMMIT For Health + HAPPINESS

Keep active + stay connected with a range of 'Creative @ Home' activities, workshops, community projects and more. The program is updated weekly with new activities from our local community and around the world!

Can you recommend an addition to the program? Would you like to do a live-streamed gig or workshop? Click here to get in touch!



Click date below for details on what's coming up!

LIVE EVENTS + WORKSHOPS

We're searching daily to find quality live events, workshops, activities and performances for you and your family. To check out whats coming up select the dates you are interested in from the navigation bar on the left. Come back soon for regular updates!

Are you interested in doing a live activity? Contact hello@northmidlands.org.au for more details.


POWDERFINGER: ONE NIGHT LONELY

7PM 23 MAY 2020 (AEST)| Free

On 13 November 2010, Powderfinger played their last gig, until now… One Night Lonely is presented by Secret Sounds, Universal Music Australia, YouTube and supports Beyond Blue and Support Act.

Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & power

6:15PM 21 MAY 2020 (AEST) | Free

Fire Front is a new anthology of First Nations poetry, edited by Gomeroi poet, essayist and legal academic Alison Whittaker. Featuring both established and emerging poets, it showcases the breadth of First Nations poetic voices, alongside essays from leading Aboriginal writers and thinkers who offer their own reflections on the power of the form.


CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Get your hands moving, colouring or making with these creative projects. Did you create that masterpiece?? We encourage everyone to share their creations on our Creative @ Home Facebook group.

Do you have a creative activity you would like to share? Please click here to get in touch with us!


The Act-Belong-Commit Young Artist Academy provides imaginative art + craft and creative coding challenges each week. It is a free and fun way for families to stay active and connected while at home.

You or a family member can do one-off challenges or complete a series of activities to graduate and enter our Act-Belong-Commit Young Regional Artist Awards with $1,000 in prizes.

To keep the fun going you can also book a free 'Family Zoom' session with one of our creative team for each of the challenges. All the details are below!

Anyone anywhere is welcome to take part of the Academies challenges and graduate.

Get creative for health + happiness!

my bloody awesome journal

Teenagers, young and old, are invited to create their own bloody awesome journal, alongside some of the Pilbara’s most creative artists and facilitators!

My Bloody Awesome Journal project seeks to engage, grow and empower Pilbara youth through weekly creative projects which stimulate deeper thinking around their family, friends and community.

KickstART Virtual 2020

Propel Youth Arts WA presents KickstART Virtual happening 22- 29 May!

One week of creative workshops, talks, performances and more by young people for young people. All online, free and youth-orientated. Full program available here, check it out!

Paper prawn pattern by lisa lloyd

London-based artist Lisa Lloyd is offering an amusing tutorial to create her tiny paper prawns at home. The downloadable instructions, which are available for free on her site, are complete with a printable template and a supply list. She also released a simple video series for those who prefer visual learning.


PRE-RECORDED Performances

Performances straight to your home! Here's a few top bills connecting you to the world. If you're a local musician, performer, poet, comedian in the Mid West and would like to stream a gig click here to get in touch!

CGG TV

The City of Greater Geraldton is pleased to introduce CGG TV - a video series of online programming such as Sunset Yoga, sessions from the Library, ‘Sundays by the Stream’, and some exciting new additions we can't wait to share.

Sofa Shakespeare

Shakespeare fans all over the world. 1 minute of text to film! One epically weird final product.

Click here to check out the Sofa Shakespeare Facebook page.


Arts & Culture courses + Resources

We encourage you to Act-Belong-Commit and get creative for health + happiness by taking part in an online course or using some of the great resources below.

Are you a local artist in the Mid West and would like to run an online workshop or course? Please click here to get in touch with us.

John curtin gallery @home

JCG@HOME brings together a wide range of material to provide some inspiration.

Click here for artist and curator talks, exhibition flashbacks, short videos, exhibition catalogues, virtual tours and more.

CAMERA ESSENTIALS

Free Online Course

PUBLIC ART AND PEDAGOGY

Free Online Course

COFFEE PAINTING MEDIUM

Free Online Tutorial

CARDBOARD SCULPTING

Free Online Tutorial


STAY CONNECTED

Stay well and connected with your friends, family and the community...

Content hunters wanted!

Creative @ Home needs your help to find the best podcasts, the coolest activities, and the most jaw-dropping livestreams to add to our calendar.

If you would like to volunteer as a 'content hunter,' drop a line to hello@northmidlands.org.au!

RTR FM Radio Love Month: Here In Isolation

Tell RTR about your favourite album, the amazing new track you’ve found, or a podcast you love, whatever you’ve been listening to while staying at home and it’ll be added to a massive ongoing playlist – like making a mixtape that can be shared and enjoyed throughout an entire community.

RTRFM is a not for profit independent radio station which is funded by a community of listeners through subscriptions and donations. Radio Love Month is a chance for people to make a contribution.

JOIN OUR Creative @ Home Group!

Join our Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home Facebook group to keep up to date with new activities, to share your own or discuss ideas with others.

Click here to join


AT HOME WITH FAMOUS SHARRON

How about a quick work out or maybe baking a cake with Famous Sharron our totally GLAM Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home glambassador! Who knew cocooning at home could be so much fun!

A Realistic Workout

Cooking with Bindi Bindi Dreaming

GUIDE TO ART

If you're anything like Sharron the closest you've come to a painting is in the doctors waiting room and mot of the art you own is made of pasta and stuck on the fridge door!

Check out a Guide to Famous (and not so Famous Art) by Famous Sharron


VIRTUAL TOURS

Online exhibitions, work from some of WA's best art galleries and world's largest and most well-known institutions.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - Seoul

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam

Pergamon Museum

Berlin

Art Almanac's guide to australian virtual galleries

Australia's Art Almanac is collecting the country's best virtual exhibitions, check out their free guide for dozens of acclaimed exhibitions.


VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS: Local Art + History

Discover online exhibitions and work from some of Western Australia's unique collections and artists...

WA's First Cultures

Books + Publications

Freycinet Collection

First World War

Geraldton Camera Club: Focus 2020

An album of the Geraldton Camera Club's best recent photographs is located on the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery Facebook page, here.

Don't forget to vote in the People's Choice Award here!


Free Digital books + PUBLICATIONS

Take a new adventure, pick up an old classic or discover stories from our local history...

582 free art history books

MetPublications is offering "five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free." Click here to access the free library catalogue.

Chapter One: 'The Boy Who Lived'

Read by Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home. Look out for more special video readings in the upcoming weeks!


LEARNING HUB

Listen, watch, read, and learn! We encourage everyone to take on a challenge and learn something new....

CODING - Design a game

CODING - Make music

CODING - Create digital art

CODING - Build a robot

Kurzgesagt Science Channel

Explore lovingly made animated videos from a small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Click here for more information.


ACTIVE WELLNESS

Here are a few beginners guides to keeping active and well at home...

Yoga

Gardening

Zumba

Meditation

Dance

Cleaning

Indoor Cardio

Couch to 5k Challenge


Keeping well working @ Home

Working from home? Here are a few links to to help keep you well...

11 Dos and don'ts of videoconferencing

Working from home has brought about a period of intense adjustment in relation to the way we communicate, particularly in terms of videoconferencing. Here are some tips for keeping it professional.

Ergonomics at Home

Managing a Home Office

Connecting with Colleagues


ACT-BELONG-COMMIT CoMMUNITY PROJECTS

Community Projects are a way of staying creative at home as individuals, while also working on something fun together as a community. Here you can find group projects that everyone can contribute to and celebrate once the need for social distancing is past!

If you have a community project idea to share or would like to add a happening in project below, please email us at hello@northmidlands.org.au

Anyone anywhere

IN North Midlands

in Greater Geraldton

IDEAS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Community projects can be adapted to any kind of community, and there are so many ways to keep a community creative at home.

Perhaps you have an idea for a community project that you'd like to share with others!

Send your ideas to hello@northmidlands.org.au or share them on the Creative @ Home Facebook group.


SUPPORT SERVICES

If you or someone you know needs help, please find links to resources and Australian support services below...

Youth: Handling stress around COVID-19

Looking after your mental health

Coping with COVID-19 related anxiety

Looking after yourself and dealing with anxiety



ACT-BELONG-COMMIT

Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health. We encourage everyone to Act, Belong and Commit.

For more on Act-Belong-Commit, check out their website.

We're proud to work with Healthway to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message through our Community Strengthening Program. Our many thanks to the Government of Western Australia, Healthway and Act-Belong-Commit for helping keep our community happy, healthy and connected.