An exhibition and creative workshops by Pauline White 16th Aug- 6th of Sep

We welcome you to REmida to see an exhibition by
PAULINE WHITE
Our current Artist In Residency artist, Pauline has been transforming REmida’s Art Space through her intuitive creative process of exploring REmida materials.
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 16th from 1-4pm
There is also a closing ceremony from 3-4pm on September the 6th
 
16th Aug- 6th Sept

At REmida
1 Prosect Place, West Perth
Pauline is holding creative workshops on Saturdays
 23rd August 1.30pm-3pm,
30th of August from 10.30-12pm, 1.30pm-3pm,
 6th of September from 1.30pm-3pm.
Cost is $10 per person if interested please email Nadia at education@remidawa.com to secure a place. Limited places left.
 
Pauline White FINAL workshop poster
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REmida Dress a Dummy Fundraiser Delivers to No Matter What

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Three months ago we collaborated with Perth charity No Matter What in our very successful Dress a Dummy for Kids with Cancer fundraiser. Today our respective Chairs got together to acknowledge the efforts of their teams and transfer the $2050 … Continue reading

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Our Distinguished Guests

Our American guests with GM Dougie & Secretary Sue.

Our guests from the USA.

On Tuesday, 22nd July 2014, REmida WA played host to two distinguished guests from Chicago.

Dr Siegesmund and Dr Hangartner was invited by Sue Girak (Secretary, REmida WA) to tour REmida and to discuss her PhD research, which is in part based on the impact the creative reuse of REmida materials has on triggering environmental consciousness.

Dr Richard Siegesmund’s special interest is arts-based education and he is currently a professor in the school of Art+Design Education at Northern Illinois University.
Dr Brigitta Hangartner is the founder and the inaugural Executive Director of Ciné, which is Athens Georgia’s first art house movie theatre.

Dr Siegesmund discussed the potential REmida materials have to support children’s learning. It was noted how they are being used successfully in REmida workshops. As a way of spreading the word beyond WA, 

Sue was invited to put forward a proposal to present her REmida research at the up and coming International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Chicago next year.

(Picture – from left rear: REmida GM Dougie, Artist-in-residence Pauline, Dr Richard Siegesmund, front: REmida Secretary Sue Girak, Membership Coordinator Kero and Dr Brigitta Hangartner)

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REmida’s Creative Challenge

REmida is starting a bi-monthly Creative Challenge!

Every 2 months we’ll pick a material an invite our members, volunteers, & sponsors to get creative & transform it with the power of their imagination & hands…

JULY / AUGUST MATERIAL: LAMINEX SAMPLES

 Bring your creations to REmida on or before Saturday 30th August, to be exhibited in the reception over the following two months.

Poster for REmida's Creative Challenge July/August 2014 - Selected Material: Laminex Samples

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A little peek at REmida Day 2014…

A couple of photos from REmida Day 2014, which took place at REmida WA on Saturday 10th May.

The centre was filled with activity – the Land of Another’s Treasure Playspace & Forrest Critters Workshop upstairs, Coil Basket Weaving Workshop & delicious food downstairs, Upcycle Market Stalls & 3D Mandalas in the car park, not to mention the Dress A Dummy for Kids with Cancer Exhibition & Auction.

REmida was able to raise $2000 for the charity No Matter What at the auction to help provide creative holiday programs to children in the oncology ward at PMH.

Thanks to everybody who contributed their time & creativity to make the day happen and to all those who came down to share it with us!

The full album of event photos can be viewed here.

Photo of mannequin, artist, charity representatives & purchasers

“Treemanique” the Mannequin, with Alison & Fiona from No Matter What, Artist Suzanne Pollard, Auctioneer Kero O’shea, & purchasers Jonathon Thwaites, Imani & Lana Derbyshire

Children in action in the Land of Another's Treasure playspace

Children in action in the Land of Another’s Treasure playspace

Facilitator Iona & partcipants at the Forrest Critters Workshop

Facilitator Iona & partcipants at the Forrest Critters Workshop

A range of upcycled jewellery

Goodies from the REmida Volunteers Market Stall!

Group convened for the Dummy auction

The Auction in action!

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REBOOT! will be returning for 2014… Prepare your pieces!

REBOOT! '14 Members Exhibition

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Exhibition at REmida Art Space: Amanda Lin

Amanda Lin was a REmida Artist in Residence during April 2014. Her residency explored the construction of nests, shelters and objects of recreation using REmida materials.

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

You are invited to view her resulting exhibition “Nests and Mountains”, at the REmida Art Space until the 31st May 2014 during regular REmida opening hours.

Amanda Lin Exhibition Flyer

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Join us Saturday 10th May for our annual celebration of REmida Day!

REmida Day 2014 will be held on the 10th May this year with activities happening all over the REmida centre. The centre will be open from 12pm to 5pm on this special day.

REmida Day is held annually  in May by the international REmida network to celebrate the infinite possibilities of creative reuse.

There will be creative workshops for all the family, the Land of Another Treasure’s playspace, market stalls from Perth’s forefront upcyclers & delcious food & drink available.

REmida Day 2014 PosterThe key feature of the day will be the culmination of the Dress A Dummy for Kids with Cancer competition. Entries will be exhibited throughout the day and then auctioned at 3pm with all proceeds going to the charity No Matter What, who provide lifestyle enhancing activities to children in the PMH oncology ward.

REmida will also be open tomembers as per usual for material collection. Take this opportunity to bring some new people in to check out the REmida project while it is alive with activity!

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REmida Day 2014: Saturday 10th May

REmida Day 2014 Poster

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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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