Together with the writer and filmmaker Heidi DouglasI will travel to Tasmanian coastal towns and facilitate art workshops for Grade 5 and 6 kids in July. This is part of a project called “Fresh – A map of a dream of the future”, a collaboration between UTAS and Tas Regional Arts. I’m very excited about working with the kids and discuss their future ideas and the impact of climate change in Tassie. A workshop trial at the Moonah Arts Centre earlier this year has shown an incredible amount of ideas the kids came up with. They invented vehicles hoovering over water and land as well as underground slide-systems and soundwave-driven means of transport. The workshop week will also inform and discuss Migration, Food and Water and Shelter.
This School Kit – A map of a dream of the future contains exercises and stories around the impact of Climate Change on the Island of Tasmania. It is designed for Grade 5 and 6 students and aims to empower children and create ideas for their future. Story written by Heidi Douglas and Nic Low, exercises compiled by Josie Hurst, brochure design an illustrations by Nadine Kessler.
Nic has designed the project web page and will create an art installation, presented during the Junction 2010, the seventh biennial Regional Arts Australia national conference in Launceston in August.