CREATIVE @ HOME
ACT-BELONG-COMMIT For Health + HAPPINESS
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!
tHE bIRD mAKERS pROJECT: CO:3
The Bird Makers Project is a global initiative devised by Raewyn Hill and Naoko Yoshimoto with Co:3 Australia. Suitable for beginner and advanced sewers, you will be guided through online resources to create a single black bird made from your own donated piece of black clothing. These black birds will represent your time in isolation as we stand side by side in an unimagined situation, making history together.
the Sketchbook project
Order a sketchbook, fill it up, and send it back to be a part of the world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks! Every participant is sent the same 5x7'' blank custom sketchbook. Each book will be given a unique six-digit barcode so we can easily catalog it into Brooklyn Art Library's system.
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.
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!
Focusing on musicians in remote and regional areas with limited or no access to professional recording facilities, the ‘Sounds of’ and ‘Demos from’ projects provide an avenue for the development of digital recording skills for emerging and skilled audio engineers, while also providing artists with song producing knowledge as well as professionally recorded singles. Click here to access the 'Sounds of' albums....
Cirque du Soleil is a Montreal-based entertainment company and the largest contemporary circus producer in the world. From 60 minute specials, virtual reality, original webinars to Cirque du Soleil music you can be lost in the land of imagination for hours.
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.
art history courses from moma
MoMA has launched a series of five free classes for those interested in better understanding the 91-year-old museum’s collection. Covering contemporary art, fashion and photography, the courses aren’t just a glorified video clips, either. Instead, they’re comprehensive beginner courses with corresponding readings and exercises that will take anywhere from 12 to 38 hours to complete. Click here for more details.
AFTRS Short Courses
AFTRS Short Courses offers a broad range of training in the fields of film, television and radio throughout the year in state-of-the-art facilities of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, as well as around Australia and online.
Click here to find our more!
Stay well and connected with your friends, family and the community...
NETFLIX with friends
Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends. It can be used for movie nights with friends and family members! It synchronises video playback for all viewers and adds group chat!
Get together virtually with your family and friends with one of these ideas. Why not hold a virtual game night, dinner party, belt out some karaoke or setup a book club session? Maybe a group play-date for the kids or organise a watch and learn party where musicians can play, poets recite, dancers can dance or people share their skills... the options are endless!
Here are a few platforms that can be used for virtual gatherings
If you have other suggestions or platforms, please share your ideas!
AT HOME WITH FAMOUS SHARRON
GUIDE TO ART
If you're anything like Sharron the closest you've come to a painting is in the doctors waiting room and most 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
A Realistic Workout
Cooking with Bindi Bindi Dreaming
Online exhibitions, work from some of WA's best art galleries and world's largest and most well-known institutions.
VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS: Local Art + History
Discover online exhibitions and work from some of Western Australia's unique collections and artists...
Free Digital books + PUBLICATIONS
Take a new adventure, pick up an old classic or discover stories from our local history...
WRITING WA BOOK CLUB
If you're wondering what book you should read next, subscribe to receive Writing WA's free monthly Book Club e-news. Each edition of the Love to Read Local Book Club e-news contains detailed information about their selected 'Book of the Month' with accompanying notes.
582 free art history books
Listen, watch, read, and learn! We encourage everyone to take on a challenge and learn something new....
Here are a few beginners guides to keeping active and well at home...
Keeping well working @ Home
Working from home? Here are a few links to to help keep you well...
If you or someone you know needs help, please find links to resources and Australian support services below...
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.