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Sabrina Roesner

Exhibitions Manager, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Blackheath

Field Trip to Bilpin, Blue Mountains

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2017
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 20

Field Trip brought together contemporary Blue Mountains artists Sarah Breen Lovett,
Ona Janzen, Linda Seiffert and Jacqueline Spedding, in an exhibition of site-specific works that explore the physical, cultural and historical landscapes of BigCi.

BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) is an artist run residency, located on eight acres of bushland, bordering the Wollemi National Park in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. The property and its artist residency program provide a unique platform for creative development, linking community, artists and scientists.

Curator Sabrina Roesner invited the artists on several‭ field trips to BigCi‭ over a twelve-month period, ‬where each artist directly responded to the environment and unearthed a myriad of narratives connected to the property‭. ‬Their diverse enquiries including video and multi‭-media installation‭, ‬photography‭, ‬ceramics and sculpture resulted in four site-specific installations displayed across the BigCi property.

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The Artists and the Others

BY JESSICA CAPRA
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Jessica Capra and Nika Dings promote their project, The Artists and the Others, aimed at bringing together young artists from different fields, and introducing them to each other, as well as established artists and galleries in the Maastricht art scene. In doing so they hope to increase the amount of collaboration between the fields, and make the city more appealing for emerging artists.

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?"

In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities.

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals.

Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens. 

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Ideas for Graphic Design Education in the Blue Mountains

BY XANDRO LOMBARDI
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Xandro Lombardi discusses his role as a graphic design artist and educator. Australia is home to some of the world's top universities, but as Xandro points out, there is nothing between Sydney and Bathurst. Xandro proposes initiating a destination for graphic design education in the Blue Mountains, which would spark growth and cultural diversity. 

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The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.

http://bluemountainsgrottolove.blogspot.com.au

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Starting a DIY Festival Movement

BY MANDA KAYE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Manda Kaye shares how she started her own DIY Death Festival in Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

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Becoming a professional Snake Catcher

BY TROY HOVENDEN
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Troy, the local snake catcher in the Blue Mountains talks about how he works by day at a facility in east of the Blue Mountains - and in his spare time - he catches snakes. 

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Fairyland - where in the Blue Mountains?

BY JENBELLE KRYPTONITE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

How humans interact with Fairies in the forest, right here in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Jenbelle Kryptonite knows just where to look.

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Artists Were Made for People

BY BEN BAUGHAM
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.

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Sculpting a Vision for Artists to Make a Sustainable Living

BY PATRICK FIELD
IN PENTICTON

Pat Field is a professional sculptor who works with marble, granite and wood to craft pieces that are inspired by nature and people. Here he shares his theory of how artists can sculpt a way to make a living and support conservation efforts overseas... by outsourcing strategically and respectfully.