Dress a Dummy for Kids with Cancer

REmida Perth is an organisation committed to providing educational opportunities for WA children. Last year we had more than 7000 participants in our educational programs and we expect to cater for more this year.

Sadly, there are some kids who may never experience the joy of making their own critter, bug, or whatever at a REmida event, because they are too ill to take part. We would like those children to have the opportunity to create, so we’ve decided to hold an event to fundraise for them. We can’t help them all, so we’ve decided to go with fundraising for kids with cancer. The charity we’re supporting is No Matter What.

Why No Matter What?

We chose No Matter what because they provide lifestyle improving services for kids with cancer– including art programs – to children who are too ill to take part in mainstream creative activities. That dovetails with what we aim to provide for healthier children.

How We’ll Help the Kids

We’ve decided to raise funds for No Matter What in a typically Remida way.  We have 12 mannequins that we’ll dress up and offer for auction on Remida Day, 10 May.  To add interest and fun to the fundraising, we’re asking our members, volunteers and sponsors to participate and dress a dummy, ideally in teams.  The three entrants whose dummies achieve the best price at auction will each receive a mannequin as a prize. Prize winners will get choice of the prize mannequins in descending order of funds raised.

Mannequins: blank canvases waiting to be dressed!

Mannequins: blank canvases waiting to be dressed!

What Participants Will Do

Participants in this fundraising will:

1.      Have fun

2.      Take part in the draw for selection of dummies

3.      Think up a name for their  dummy

4.      Dress their dummy and prepare it for auction

5.      Publicise the auction and encourage their friends and families to support the fundraising

6.      Be at the auction on 10 May

7.      Aim to get the best price for their dummy

Would You Like to Participate?

If you’d like to participate, please register your expression of interest to admin@remidawa.com telling us (briefly) what your dressing idea is and how many people will be involved.  Be quick, because there are only 12 dummies available.  For more information, please contact Kero O’Shea, our Remida Membership Coordinator (aka the Chief Dummy) on 92275576.

Prepared by:
Kero O’Shea
Membership Coordinator

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Introducing REmida’s next Artist in Residence: Amanda Lin

REmida’s AIR program is excited to introduce Amanda Lin, who will be working in the REmida Day Studion from 18th March until 11th April.

Amanda’s residency will be exploring REmida materials through the construction of nests, shelters and objects of recreation.

Amanda is an artist and educator with an interest in how we interact with objects and space to define our place in the world.

Come take a peek at her works as they progress!

Amanda will then exhibit these works in REmida’s Art Space from 15th of May till the 24th of May.

"Nests" by Amanda Lin. Sculpture created by found materials: lead, paper, copper, fabric & sticks.

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What’s Happening

These are the events that are taking place at REmida or involving REmida in the community over the coming month.

Email us at info@remidwa.com if you would like to know more about any of them.

Hope to see you at one or more of them! :)

Events @ REmida WA:

  • Thurs 27/2, 5:30pm:     PD for Waste Wise Schools’ Teachers
  • Mon 17/3 – Fri 11/4:      REmida Artist-In-Residence, Amanda Lynn
  • Thurs 20/3 6:00pm:      REmida AGM, with basket weaving workshop                                              by Sheryl Chant & Trudi Bennett

REmida in the Community:

  • Sun 23/2, 9:30am – 4:00pm:     Perth Writers Festival @ UWA                                                                                                   “Timemachine” Workshop            
  • Sun 9/3, 11:30am – 3:30pm:       St John of God Murdoch Open Day                                                           “Junk Bugs” Workshop
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Welcome back to REmida members for 2014!

REmida is back in full swing for 2014 and would like to welcome all its members to come down and check out our revamped materials rooms. GM Douglas Scott put in some hard yards during the Christmas break to rearrange the rooms, liberating more space for more great and diverse REmida materials.

All our staff and volunteers have returned from Christmas holidays, and the first collection run for the year went out today. Some great shiny treasures came back, inlcuding air conditioning ducting (slinkies!), gold foil stickers and metallic card… oooh la la!

Great to see some familiar member faces coming through the door already in our first weeks. Look forward to seeing the rest of you soon!


REmida REvamped large materials room

REmida REvamped large materials room


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REmida CLOSED for Christmas… Happy Holidays!

As 2013 draws to an end, we would like to thank our community for your support and involvement in what has been an exciting year for REmida WA!

REmida’s last day before breaking for Christmas Holidays is Saturday 21st December, with the centre reopening on Tuesday 14th January.

We wish you all a safe and happy holidays and look forward to more creative fun and collaboration in 2014!

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Congratulations to all “REBOOT! 2013″ winners & entries

Congratulations to all the prize winners and to all the other entries of this year’s REBOOT! Exhibition. The entries were a wonderful and diverse display of creative talent and we thank each of you for sharing your REmida creations!

The winning entries for REBOOT! 2013 are…

1st Prize:                                              “Spinifex” by Holly Pepper

2nd Prize:                                            “Mirror” by Ismiadi

3rd Prize:                                             “Earrings & Pendants” by Eva Januszewski

People’s Choice:                                   “Mirror” by Ismiad


School’s Competition 1st Prize:                  Beaconsfield Primary School

School’s Competition 2nd Prize:                Baldivis Children Forest


NB: As “Mirror” by Ismiadi took out 2 places, the prize of lower value defaulted to the next winning entry.

"Phaedra..." by Beaconsfield Primary School, School's Competition  First Prize Winner

“Phaedra…” by Beaconsfield Primary School

"Spinifex" by Holly Pepper, REBOOT! Exhibition first prize winner

“Spinifex” by Holly Pepper

"Mirror" by Ismiadi, 2nd Prize Winner / People's Choice Award

“Mirror” by Ismiadi







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INVITATION: REBOOT! Members Exhibition

REmida WA would like to invite you to REBOOT! Members Exhibition 2013.

Held to coincide with National Recycling Week, REBOOT! celebrates and promotes the Infinite possibilities of creative reuse.

REmida members exhibit artworks of a variety of mediums from sculpture, textiles, & installation, to jewellery, mixed media & more.

All artworks are made from materials found at REmida WA, collected from the discards of local industry.

WHEN:            6pm to 8pm Thursday 14th November 2013

WHERE:          REmida Art Space, 1 Prospect Pl. West Perth.

Exhibition then runs until 30 November during regular REmida opening hours.

REBOOT! Exhibition Invitation



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Professional Creative Development Training with Rachel Riggs from Imaginary Leaps


Tuesday, 5th November from 6pm-8.30pm.

Tuesday, 12th November from 6pm-8.30pm.

$25 per person

Rachel Riggs is REmida’s October Artist in Residence and will be creating an Early Years learning environment in our Art Space in West Perth.

Come and see what she is creating with REmida materials from 22nd of October until 12th of November at our creative reuse centre in West Perth.

If you are an Educator or Student of the Early Years, Rachel will be running two Professional Development workshops in the final week of her residency. Bookings are essential.

Early years Installations for Free Play- Introduction to Imaginary Leaps

  • Making connections – Theatre & Play
  • Tools of storytelling in action,
  • Making an imaginative child friendly space
  • Confidence building techniques in play and performance.
  • Linking to children’s literature, traditional tales and multi cultural myths


Face photo of Rachel RiggsRachel Riggs is a visual theatre artist/director from the UK who designs & directs work using traditional and contemporary puppetry techniques. She creates theatre projects, collaborating to visually tell stories. Rachel trained at Central School of Speech & Drama, London in Advanced Puppetry, where she met Adam Bennett and formed DNA puppetry & visual theatre, for PIAF 2012, they premiered their show ‘Atishoo!’ especially for early years. Rachel holds an M.A in Fine Art – Site & Archive (University of Central Lancashire) and an Early Years Professional status qualification (University of Lancaster)


Email education@remidawa.com to book a place in these specialized PD workshops, or have a chat with Nadia on 92275576 if you’d like to find out more.

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“START for Teachers”

REmida is launching “START for Teachers” in 2014, a professional development program supported by the City of Joondalup & City of Vincent. Due to these council’s generous support, schools within the region are able to participate in the program FREE of charge.

"100 Languages of Children" PD Workshop attendees in action

“START for Teachers” assists teachers in the transition from conventional catalogue materials to the use of reuse /recycled materials in the classroom. The program enables teachers to confidently use these open-ended materials within an educational setting and shows how this can be integrated across the curriculum.

Registrations are limited to 8 schools City of Joondalup and 3 schools City of Vincent and the program will run during Term One & Two of 2014.

We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity to help make your school a more sustainable & innovative place of learning.

Click here to know more!

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“REBOOT! 2013″ REmida Members Exhibition

REBOOT! Exhibition PosterEntry Form

Conditions of Entry

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