Autumn's Blog

Performance Art Research

As we approach closer and closer to Matthew Deane's adventure in Japan with Crossroad Arts (November), we have been looking at performance art history and how we can reinterpret the medium.

What are new and innovative ways to express the paint physically?

How do we continue to evolve the process?

What is the best way to capture Mattie D's amazing determination and approach to the canvas?

His energy bounces off the wall literally. 


We decided to take a look at those who have created physical performance art pieces.

Here are some artists that have pushed the boundary and moved the paint to describe expression in exciting ways.


Kazuo Shiraga - His feet paintings with ink and paint in the fifties led to an artistic movement called Gutai

Georges Mathieu - his aggressive mark making captured abstract energy on canvas

Olivier De Sagazan - a modern performance artist utilising film to capture and share on a large scale his works. They are often sardonic reflections of Capitalism and how it affects the society/working class that greases its wheels. His arguably most famous performance "Office Man" was featured in the beautiful film Samsara.




Thank You

Thanks Martin for your beauty and wonderful stories. See you on the flip side!

Love Ya and Enjoy Your Trip.













Check out this cool mob of artists! Performance November 5th - More Details Soon!


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L-R: Sally, Matthew B (back), Autumn (front), Pam Hutley, Brenden, Melina and Chris


WILLOW 21/09/2016

Colour, vivacious materials, glitterz and bright explosions of fun are favourite elements of mine when choosing what to wear every morning.

So when Doogz suggested to bring the face paints to Willow my excitement barometer went nuts!

We made an invitation to the residents to paint our hands and arms.

Body Painting is a beautiful exchange; you get the physical connection of holding someone's is peaceful and imaginative, the results are instant and require concentration to execute.

Ray and Robyn turned us into walking canvas.

On the street when we were taking our lunch, many people asked "Where have you guys been?"

Surprise in their eyes when we replied "Homefield Aged Care Centre at the Memory Unit. The residents of Willow painted our arms."

We are still passionate about including our elders in mainstream life; even passing conversation about aged care stirs up stories from folk.

Everybody has some connection with our elders.

It is nice to be a part of these workshops and to share the beauty and interesting elements with those who may not have spent much time in aged care facilities. 

I think everyone should visit a resident once a month - spend time with them and listen to their stories. 

Or get a free make over. 

Have a good one guys!



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STORIES + Self Care Guides


The Captain has amazing stories about his time navigating the Coral Sea for thirty years. His knowledge on the reef is still relevant to today's debate about best practice to protect it. 

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Autumn's Guide to Self Care when working in Creative Ageing 2016. (Bottle of Vino not Mandatory)

Take Some Time for Yourself - Treat Yo'Self.


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