Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Anne E Stewart: Ballarat Art Gallery 14 - 28 February

Anne E Stewart invites you ...

The Ballarat Art Gallery

40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat VIC

14 – 28 February

Come in during the next two weeks and become part of my research for a new performance “The Goddess, Saints, Sinners, Bold Women and Me”.( working title)


Inspired by Maurice Saxby’s notion of teaching people to read, this project aims to up-skill the artist; storyteller Anne E Stewart in multimedia and technology. These skills will enable her to bring her work to a wider audience and her new expertise to support community storytelling projects.

With the premise of keeping it simple and inexpensive Anne will work with her own Micro Soft Movie Maker package under the guidance of Erin McCusky of Yum Productions.

Anne will be further inspired by liaising with staff of the Ballarat Arts Academy to see what’s possible. Ongoing contact with ABC’s Marc Eiden will provide further opportunities for Anne to learn and be involved with regional stories. Outside tuition has already commenced with Daylesford's Designscope, who are helping with her new look website.

A major component of the project will be to develop a digital story around her original “Eureka Runaways” love story. Paintings, maps and artefacts from the Ballarat Art Gallery collection will further illustrate the story, alongside Anne’s appearance and narration.

Running concurrently will be two installations.

1. Over two weeks Anne will bring artefacts, art works, storytelling props and photos to display that tell the story. Titled “The Way of the Storyteller” each day the new items will be photographed and cumulate in words text and images that illustrate her storytelling life.

2. The second installation is about creating a new show for performance; “The Goddess, Saints, Sinners, Bold Women and Me”.( working title)

Invited artists, friends and family will be asked to contribute names words, illustrations, artefacts to celebrate women and tell their stories. Once again this will be photographed a narration recorded and edited for display online and by way of projection.

A launch of the stories will happen at the end of the residency.

Learn More about Anne E Stewart

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