I Heart Synths

Hosted by Artful Dodgers Studios in collaboration with M.E.S.S (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio), ♥ I Heart Synths ♥ was an 8-week free workshop series which invited young people to explore and learn their way through one of the world’s most cherished collection of vintage and cutting edge synthesisers.

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Beatmaking – Undefeated

Beatmaking Undefeated was a popular 8 week series of free workshops designed to get participants started using Ableton Live to make original compositions and beats, as well as to record and produce tracks.

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Essential Prints – Job Seeker Program

In 2016 we were lucky enough to host Essential Prints, a program in collaboration with Matchworks. During this 6 month program, participants were able to focus on producing a collection of hand printed homewares. Guided through the whole process from design to a variety of hands on fabric marking and dying techniques, participants were able to print, dye and finally sew together pillow cases, bed-throws and baby blankets.

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Spectrum of Practice – Linda Jackson and Lyn-Al Young

In mid 2017, iconic Australia fashion designer and artist Linda Jackson and Indigenous artist and emerging designer Lyn-Al Young worked with young artists from the Artful Dodgers Studios, Charcoal Lane, the Social Studio and SIGNAL to create a series of silk works. These delicate silk paintings and prints explored identity and personal narrative through colour, form and abstraction.

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Digital Voices/Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2016

In 2016 we were lucky enough to host Digital Voices, a program in collaboration with Job Prospects. During this 6 month program, participants were able to focus on producing a number of video, film and animation works.

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Spectrum of Practice – Deborah Kelly

In June and July 2016, the Artful Dodgers Studios partnered with Signal and artist Deborah Kelly to deliver 5 collage making workshops. Young artists learned the ins and outs of collage making to each create a large composition from vintage magazines and materials.

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Little Woods – End of the year market

During November 2016 Artful Dodgers participants and staff joined forces in producing a variety of small objects and items together to hold an end of the year market at Little Woods. Over this short period of time, the studio made a whole variety of amazing things, had a lot of fun while making and successfully raised money towards art materials for the new year!

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Synergism

Rudder Exchange Visual Arts Mentoring Partnerships (REVAMP) matched established visual artists (mentors) with young people with a passion for art (mentees) to work together in a mentoring partnership. Mentor – mentee partnerships were primarily matched by art form.
Upon entering the program many of the mentees had faced barriers to employment or education and had not undergone formal arts training, however they were dedicated to their arts practice.

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Spectrum of Practice – Maree Clarke

Spectrum of Practice is about connecting young people with high profile contemporary artists, and creating an environment of mutual learning.
Maree Clarke is a Mutti Mutti, Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta woman from Victoria who works as a multi-disciplinary artist and curator of Aboriginal art. Making work that reconnects with her cultural heritage, Maree Clarke combines traditional Aboriginal art-making techniques with new media.

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Wurundjeri Stories and Images

The artwork was created at the Artful Dodgers Studios as part of the Hanging In There project supported by the ACFE Board Capacity and Innovation Fund.

“I chose Bunjil because it is the Wurundjeri and Pinjarra totem. My tribe is Pinjarra and Walipiri.” Dylan Corey Fry

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Gigs

In 2016 Artful Dodgers music participants spread their wings and got their sounds out to the wider community many times! Some of our stellar performances with various performers included:
Sydney Road Street Party Oxygen Youth Stage
Black Harmony Day 2016
Marngrook Footy Show
Yarra Youth Services Block Party
Blak & Bright Festival 2016
Megaphone

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Wonder Bag

A group of talented young women learnt the skills necessary in producing their own little designer bags, including pattern making, sewing and the printing fabrics. Wonder Bag was a Jesuit Community College course run in collaboration with the Artful Dodgers Studio, and a part of our Young Women Program.

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What I Bring What I Find-A collaborative project with people seeking asylum in Australia

Working in Little Woods Gallery over the month long exhibition slot, Amy-Jo Jory and Ieuan Weinman ran workshops with people seeking asylum in Australia. Using found materials, assemblage techniques, painting and sculpture we exchanged ideas and artistic practices, and worked together towards a celebration party and exhibition launch. People painted images directly onto the gallery wall, including a ‘gole laleh’ flower from the mountains in Iran, and a large image of a leafy Genesh.

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Alex Zine

Alex is a hardcopy and online zine made for young people, by young people.

Featuring work by 18 emerging artists and writers aged 15-25 years, the Alex zine project includes photography, drawings and illustrations, painting and writing in many styles. Alex is about providing a cultural zine that speaks to young LGBTQI and SSASGD people about issues that matter to them, and showcasing the creative work happening in our vibrant community.

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Habitat

Rudder Exchange Visual Arts Mentoring Partnerships (REVAMP) matched established visual artists (mentors) with young people with a passion for art (mentees) to work together in a mentoring partnership. Mentor – mentee partnerships were primarily matched by art form.

Upon entering the program many of the mentees had faced barriers to employment or education and had not undergone formal arts training, however they were dedicated to their arts practice.

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