Workshops & Labs
Workshops and Labs
As part of its commitment to supporting emerging artists Aphids has hosted a number of workshops, labs and residencies. Examples of these include the 2018 Howl Artist Lab in Perth, workshops with People.Artist.Place in Brisbane and the Last Night Now series.
HOWL Artist Lab
Aphids worked with four local artists Loren Kronemyer, Jennifer Jammieon, Noemie Huttner – Koros and Rhiannon Paterson as well as sound artist Rachael Dease over two weeks to recreate Howl for PICA, Perth. Together they devised two new sections of the work that responded to local art history and remade the performance for a gallery context. Aphids also presented a guest lecture for students of WAAPA.
Docklands library lab
Field Theory took up residence at the Docklands library to workshop ideas of for their upcoming projects with local artists and community members.
City of Maroonda developing arts projects
In 2016 Aphids General Manager Rosemary Joy began a large scale contract with the City of Maroonda developing arts projects involving young people, children, Burmese refugees and people with disabilities. Based at Realm, Maroondah City Council’s library, cultural, knowledge and innovation centre at Ringwood Town Square, the projects include installations, performance and workshops throughout the Ringwood Arts Precinct.
Last Night Now
Last Night Now workshops used video goggles matched to live performance to create video artwork for all of your senses. Aphids artists work with participants to direct, record, rehearse and present their own ‘smell-o-vision’ project. Participants have the opportunity to use video goggles, head mounted cameras, editing software and sensory props. Previous workshops have been delivered at Thornbury State High School, RMIT University and Signal.
“The workshop was amazing, It was a really cool idea and being able to do the whole process on a small scale was really interesting…” – Indigo York, workshop participant, SIGNAL.