It was an Exhibition on 2nd October 2012
Run by lead artist Erica Rasmussen at ArtPlay.
There was also a band performance.
IT was a simple yet fun exhibition. All we had to do, is paint along to the music.
Say, if it was sweet, smooth classical music, you paint a stroke something like this:
Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:
or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:
Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:
A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition
Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.
Mum and Joshua’s Painting
Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting
Here I am, Hannah at Work
Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.
We (the other 9-12 YO kids and I at the Argy Barge workshop at the Roola Boola festival) started off with a fresh canvas! No – one had pre – planned our storyline. We got to make it up ourselves.
We started off by playing some fun acting games to help us get used to what we would be doing over the next 4 hours.
After we had finished up with the games (and when I had finished failing miserably), we started pouring out our ideas up onto the white board. We came up with many random, crazy, impossible – in – real – life ideas. We made sure that our story was weird, funny, wacky, impossible – in – real – life and most off all … RANDOM! We had meerkats, an assassin that killed people with a blunt pencil, lactose – intolerance free cheesecake, Fartenstein ( yes, I spelt that right!!! ) and a twist … sort – of.
We used all kinds of acting! We used puppets, ourselves as the actors, shadow puppetry and lighting effects!
We put on the performance for our families afterwards and you can see a sample of the enthusiastic response in the video below. My mum and brother enjoyed the show.
Hannah with theatre director of Argy Barge – Anthony Crowley
Also here is a sample of a production from the workshop.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!
The Curious Game – Queen and Knight
The Curious Game – Pawn
The Curious Game Trio
At the Royal Court, is a Mega – sized ( not cereal – box sized ) chessboard, with us Royal Subjects as the pieces. But, this not a game of moving, taking, and capturing pieces – this is a game of imagination, and copycattering!! There are hardly any rules, except for one: NO YAWNING ALLOWED!
You must not displease the Queen, or else, her “club” will come in search of your behind! You must be willing to take part! The Queen said, and I quote, “… I want FULL PARTICIPATION!” If you win the “curious game”, you will be crowned king/queen over all of … “BigNosePeople Land!” ( or at least, I think that’s what they are called….. )
The Curious Game Trio
My brother thought it was brilliant!! And mum thought the costumes were also fabulous!!
The Curious Game – the Queen and I
I went to this on 2nd July 2013 at the Roola Boola Festival run by City of Stonnington, Melbourne. There are more great performances and kids workshops running through to this Friday 5th July see www.roolaboola.com to book.
I am also attending the Argy Barge Puppetry workshop at the Festival this Friday – looking forward to it! Perhaps will see you there!
Also here’s a sample of a performance of The Curious Game from another show:
These are the films I saw with my family at the “Best of the Fest” film package (June 2013):
Tale of a Refugee
OMG! It’s A Western Standoff!
Yala To the Moon
The Last Summer
I and M News
Kali the Little Vampire
Some of these are award winning films and some (Julian, Tale of a Refugee, OMG! It’s A Western Standoff!, Wepo) – are reviewed in my previous post re the Festival Launch.
Many of these were Australian made films.
See the following links for my interview reviews of all of these films:
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with Dad
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with my brother
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with my Mum
LBS 2013 Best of the Fest – Interview with me – Hannah
Pictures from The Little Big Shots Website
I also went to the Next You Tube Sensation Workshop after seeing the films. I watched some kids performing creative roles and here is a sample of their performance:
Little Big Shots 2013 is running at different venues, check website Little Big Shots for other locations.
Note: Little Big Shots, which is all about helping make great films for kids and by kids relies largely on donations – if you can help please visit the site http://www.littlebigshots.com.au and also see this creative video featuring Festival Director – Ben Laden
Ben Laden Promo for Little Big Shots Kids Film Festival
Also you can sign up for their newsletter to be informed of future film festivals and even enter your own film next time.