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Parrwang Community Arts

This Is Me | Younger People Animation Workshops

PILLOWFORT CREATIVE & KIRI TAWHAI

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Are you looking for a creative and engaging activity for young First Nations people during the upcoming September School holidays?

Come join us for This Is Me; a free, three-day animation workshop with Pillowfort Creative and Kiri Tawhai!

What is it?

This Is Me invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from across the region to engage in three amazing days of workshops. We will explore animation, from storytelling and construction of characters to the process of stop motion animation. Participants will create their very own short animation under the guidance of Creative Directors from Geelong’s only animation studio, Pillowfort Creative.

There are two age-based sessions available: one for Young Animators (children aged 7–12) and one for Teen Animators (children aged 13–17).

Stop motion animation is animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects that are moved between frames so that when played back rapidly, the sequence of images creates the illusion of movement.

Details

• It's FREE!
• 27-29 September (all 3 days)
• Running from 11:00am to 3:00pm each day
• At Geelong Arts Centre’s Studio 4 - Entry via 81 Ryrie Street
• Lunch is provided each day
• No previous animation experience is required

Young Animators (children aged 7–12)

Young Animators will explore the traits that make up their identity and which animals share those traits in order to create larger than life animals for use in animation.

Tickets are available exclusively to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people by emailing parrwang@geelongartscentre.org.au

Please include the following information in your email:

• Your Name
• Email address
• Phone number
• Your child's name
• Your child's age

Teen Animators (children aged 13–17)

Choosing from a range of different stop motion animation mediums, teen animators will choose a moment in time, from laughing with friends to learning a new skatepark trick, that will share who they are through a short animation.

Tickets are available exclusively to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people by emailing parrwang@geelongartscentre.org.au

Please include the following information in your email:

• Your Name
• Email address
• Phone number
• Your child's name
• Your child's age

What is stop motion animation? Watch the video below to see an example:

ABOUT PILLOWFORT CREATIVE

Pillowfort Creative is Geelong’s only animation studio. A specialist animation studio led by joint Creative Directors, Leigh Ryan and Stuart Murray, who love all things animation and together have more than 30 years of collective experience in the creative industries, offering 2D and 3D animation and illustration services for local, national, and international clients.

ABOUT KIRI TAWHAI

Kiri is a proud Noongar, Ngapuhi and NgatiTuwharetoa woman who grew up on Jaburara Country amongst the red dirt and the spinifex and the beautiful islands of the Dampier Archipelago.

A mother of three, an aunty, a sister, a daughter, a cousin and a niece, Kiri has had a lifelong love of art in all its forms and graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2018. She is an artist, curator, collaborator, and mentor who has exhibited collaborative artwork in Tokyo, curated multiple exhibitions, and held a solo show locally in Geelong.

With 17 years of facilitating art and play workshops for people aged 0 to 100, Kiri has worked as a youth activities officer for the City of Greater Geelong and as a multimedia artist.

Kiri is a storyteller with a passion for learning, sharing knowledge, and respecting old ways of knowing and doing within a contemporary world.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Geelong Arts Centre stands, the Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, to Elders present and to emerging leaders, recognising their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community.


Performances

Venue

Studio 4

Duration

3 Day Workshop

11:00am - 3:00pm each day

Cost

FREE

Additional Information

• Lunch will be provided each day
• No previous animation experience required

To Book

Secure your spot by emailing parrwang@geelongartscentre.org.au.