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Make your mark

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  1. Make your mark A community activity

  2. What is it about • A project about having fun • The artist using the community • Letting the community use the artist • Inclusive • Non-profit

  3. What the project can do Creative, revitalize the community Make community art

  4. BUT it needs to be: • Safe – no law breaking, no climbing ladders, no carrying spades or illicit spray cans around • No special skills • An inclusive art/activity

  5. BUT it needs to be: • Safe – no law breaking, no climbing ladders, no carrying spades or illicit spray cans around • No special skills • An inclusive art/activity Why?

  6. Examples of community art • Graffiti • Guerrilla gardening • Yarn bombing

  7. Graffiti • Community based? • Some is attractive

  8. Graffiti • Community based? • Some is attractive • Some has a message

  9. Graffiti • Community based? • Some is attractive • Some has a message • Some is just ugly and destructive

  10. Guerrilla gardening • Links to graffiti – find this image on a guerrilla gardening website

  11. Guerrilla gardening • Links to graffiti • The aim is to reclaim spaces, re-green and beautify the city jungle

  12. Guerrilla gardening • Links to graffiti • The aim is to reclaim spaces, re-green and beautify the city jungle • No space is too small

  13. Yarn bombing • Shows its graffiti origins – sharing location

  14. Yarn bombing • Shows its graffiti origins • Described as unthreatening warm and fuzzy graffiti

  15. Graffiti, gardening, bombing • Some is social/political commentary • But graffiti artists, guerrillas and bombers are having fun • These forms of community art require: • specific skills • a will to break the law

  16. The community in community art • Involve the community in making art • Involve the art community as volunteer enablers • Make it accessible to all

  17. The community in community art • Involve the community in making art • Accessible to all • How? • Non destructive • Something about the people (identity!) • While made with community involvement it doesn’t have to remain in the public sphere

  18. Make a mark equation Identity +inclusiveness + positive reminder +fun =Making a mark

  19. How to make a mark • Draw it • Paint it • Write it

  20. How to make a mark • Draw it • Paint it • Write it Wear it

  21. On a t-shirt

  22. Where and when At the beach

  23. Where and when The local park

  24. Take away your own graffiti

  25. References Book Banksy, B, 2006. Wall and Piece. 2nd ed. United Kingdom: Century. Websites The Sketchables. 2010. September 2010. [ONLINE] Available at: http://thesketchables.blogspot.com.au/2010_09_01_archive.html. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Vimeo. 2013. Creative Mornings Melbourne #7: SIMON GRIFFITHS. [ONLINE] Available at: http://vimeo.com/60727527. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Who Gives A Crap. 2013. Who Gives A Crap. [ONLINE] Available at: http://au.whogivesacrap.org/. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Pinterest. 2012. YarnBOMBING. [ONLINE] Available at: http://pinterest.com/pin/194358540139004167/. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Spots of Time. 2013. Small moments can make a difference. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.spotsoftime.org.uk/organisations/76/activities/15. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Environment Collective of the University of Melbourne. 2013. MUC Garden Group. [ONLINE] Available at: http://umsuenviro.com/tag/muc-garden-group/. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Moreland Leader. 2011. Have your say: Yarn Bombing invades Brunswick. [ONLINE] Available at: http://moreland-leader.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/hows-this/. [Accessed 21 May 13]. Facebook. 2013. Yarn Bombing Australia. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yarn-Bombing-Australia/133479740042842. [Accessed 21 May 13].