Monthly Archives: July 2013

Paint What You Hear

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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:

smooth brush stroke - paint what you hear

Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:

statacato prush movement - paint what you hear

or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:

inbetween brush stroke - paint what you hear!!!

Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:

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A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition

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Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.

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The Band

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Mum and Joshua’s Painting

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Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting

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Here I am, Hannah at Work

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Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.

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Argy Barge!!!

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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.

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Hannah with theatre director of Argy Barge – Anthony Crowley

Also here is a sample of a production from the workshop.

The Curious Game by Born In A Taxi

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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!

ALL HAIL THE  QUEEN!

The Curious Game - Queen and Knight

The Curious Game – Queen and Knight

The Curious Game - Pawn

The Curious Game – Pawn

The Curious Game Trio

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

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

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! Open-mouthed smile

Also here’s a sample of a performance of The Curious Game from another show:

Little Big Shots 2013 Film Festival–Best of the Fest and The Next You Tube Sensation Workshop

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These are the films I saw with my family at the “Best of the Fest”  film package (June 2013):

Julian

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Tale of a Refugee

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OMG! It’s A Western Standoff!

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Wepo

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Yala To the Moon

YALA to the Moon

The Last Summer

The Last Summer

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Kali the Little Vampire

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

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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.