Victor Peralta is a draftsman in the civil engineer field, a portrait painter and is current director of Katoomba's famed 'Winter Magic' festival. In 2010, Victor entered the Archibald Prize for the first time and won the people's choice award within the Real Refusé section.
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Silent Dinner Parties
A Silent Dinner Party is no ordinary dinner party. Hosted by Honi Ryan around the world, there are certain stipulations to uphold: guests cannot use any form of vocal or written communication. With 35 performances in 11 cities (8 countries thus far!) Silent Dinner Parties are a means to bridge cultural divides, and function as a sort of "social sculpture."
"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2013.
Visual Art Initiatives in the St. Roch Neighborhood: The SRCC Artist Residency and Staple Goods
BY AARON COLLIER
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2013
Historically, New Orleans has been a city that nourishes and generates creativity amongst artists who stop in, stay for a period, or call it home. The artist residency at St. Roch Community Church, as well as the collective and gallery space entitled Staple Goods, both aim to further galvanize the St. Roch and St. Claude neighborhoods of New Orleans in keeping such tradition. Aaron Collier coordinated the inception of both of these enterprises with the sole intention of providing artists with opportunities in a neighborhood that has been, and continues to be, a gift to him and his family.
Earth Charter: My Journey of Connecting Ecology and Visual Art
BY LES LUXEMBURGER
@ VOL 7
ON JUN 05, 2015
Les Luxemburger is a visual artist, art educator and creative director. He discusses his projects where he uses visual and eco-art to educate people about environmental issues like habitat loss and climate change.
Re-framing Visual Media for the Excluded
BY ZOE PARTINGTON
@ VOL 12
ON MAR 15, 2016
Zoe Partington is a disabled artist who uses her practice to challenge stereotypical thinking in visual art. Her talk is on re-framing visual media so you don't exclude the excluded. How do we transfer iconic images and visual information into descriptive words so they have meaning for all?
What Our Dinner Taught Us
BY GRACIE HALL PHILLIP BAIN
@ VOL 27
ON MAY 26, 2016
Grace Hall and Philip Bain like dinner. They like to eat dinner, share dinner with friends, and now docuemnt it. A Year of Plates is a visual adventure into every dinner they eat in 2016, building off a blog documenting their dinners in a literary body, the project has expanded to drawings of their meals, no matter how embarassing they are (sneak peek: wine for dinner only once, sausages 25 times).
Seva: The Art of Giving
BY DANNY DILIBERTO
@ VOL 42
ON MAR 07, 2017
Seva is the art of selfless service – giving without any thought of reward or payment. This concept inspired Danny Diliberto to hand out food to the homeless and from this simple gesture his soup kitchen was born, serving over 40,000 meals to disadvantaged school children and the homeless in 2016 alone.
In Pursuit of Beauty
BY ANNE BOSSERT
@ VOL 3
ON JAN 18, 2018
Visual art can say so many different things to so many different people. It is a universal language that can bypass cultural cues and speak to anyone. Fort Collins visual artist Anne Bossert will talk about her experience with communicating through the visual language she has developed.