Well, it’s the beginning of 2015, and we already have three glorious developments to tell you about! Read on…
Two Tiny Houses
Last July, a few of the Art Partners got together at Helen Seiver’s studio in Capel for a workshop. The idea was to create mini wire houses as a response to the ‘tiny worlds’ theme for Big Kids Magazine, issue 7.
The tiny houses were each graced with a suspended angelic creature. The artists then took their finished houses down to Rocky Point Beach in Bunbury where they were photographed in various combinations and settings by Helen. And, well, guess what? Two Tiny Houses by the Big Sea features on pages 10 and 11 of the current issue of Big Kids Magazine.
The smaller of the two houses is by Helen, and the larger one is a collaboration between Alyssa Skippings and her Art Partners mentor Isabell Evans. Kudos for these beautiful houses, the stunning photograph and for being selected for Big Kids!
Our feature photograph for this post (see the very top) is by Carensa Werder. It focuses on another tiny wire house that was created at the same workshop.
A third option is that you can comment on this blog post, and win your own copy Big Kids Magazine, issue 7. Details below.
Spirited Cover Girl
Emma Matthews and her work Tim and Tom (created with support from mentor Edy Rees while in their Creative Kids Class at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries) were selected to feature on the cover of the current issue of Voice, the members’ journal of Down Syndrome Australia. Emma was photographed for the cover thanks to Bunbury’s Steph Lloyd-Smith of Lloyd-Smith Photography.
Voice is available to members of Down Syndrome Australia and is not available for purchase by the general public. But, that being said, we didn’t want our readers to miss out. So, we’d like to share a few photographs of Emma from her shoot with Steph who brought her young subject’s spirited nature to the fore.
Portraits: I am 18
Also beginning last year, Art Partners teamed up with photographer Carensa Werder and invited five 18 year olds with a story to tell to participate in an ABC Open project called ‘Portraits: I am 18.’ The project consists of a portrait photograph combined with a short narrative about what turning 18 is all about. In this post, we like to introduce you to two of our five 18 year olds.
Teagan has an intensity and beauty that make her a perfect subject for a portrait photograph. She was a complete natural in front of the camera. This striking photograph was the final one taken on the day. You can read the story behind the photo right here on the ABC Open website.
Justin doesn’t speak with a traditional voice. In order to get to know him just a little, the Art Partners team hung out with him on several occasions: in an art class, while he was in the swimming pool, and at the Big Swamp. Carensa captured this beautiful smile he flashed at someone he clearly has a connection with. Read the full story here.
This month, we’re offering readers the chance to win one copy of Big Kids Magazine. It has tons of creative ideas and beautiful images all on draw-ready paper so that you can get busy getting inspired.
Given that this is truly a special give-away, we need you to tell us why you’d like your own copy of Big Kids Magazine, issue 7. The most inspired and convincing comment will win the mag!
Comments from domestic and international readers are eligible. We look forward to hearing!