Projects with ReMida Perth
Each year, ReMida embarks on a number of projects and collaborations across its
materials, arts and education programs.
2022-2024 - Storytellers
Storytellers will collect 1000 stories from individuals, families, and groups, which will then be showcased through a range of mediums.
The Project will achieve 7 primary and 3 secondary outcomes.
1. Support the WA community by sharing their stories in a way relevant to their lived experience.
2. Generate opportunities for connectedness by delivering workshops in various community settings.
3. Deliver 6 in-person regional and remote sessions.
4. Exhibit the stories in various venues based on their formation (i.e. visually, performance, written, electronic).
5. Create an ongoing exhibition format to display the works beyond the Project's life.
6. Collect a minimum of 1000 stories to serve as the foundation of the Project and its exhibitions.
7. Create a symbo-mythic snapshot of Life in WA.
8. Support the development of participants' literacy skills.
9. Introduce participants to waste-wise reuse methodology in their creative practice.
10. Extend participants' understanding of storytelling's positive benefits on mental health.
2022 - GREAT with Purpose
Proudly Supported by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, Waste Sorted grant scheme, grant allocation $23,520
Due to the ongoing nature of this project, it has its own page, please click here for more details.
Sustainable Arts and Community Showcase
Proudly supported by the City of Stirling thorough the Community Arts and Events Fund.
Grant allocation $15,000
The sustainable community arts show case is a partnership between REmida will an local artists to demonstrate a range of techniques and opportunities for turning discarded items into beautiful, purposeful items.
Workshops will held in four community based locations (hubs) within the City of Stirling; Scarborough, Inglewood, Mirrabooka, and Osborne Park.
The project is aimed for people of all ages and abilities and is designed around an inclusive framework that supports participation for indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The Project in Process: A Visual Diary
Through the sessions, we looked for a way to capture the essence of the experience without being invasive. We decided to work visually and capture moments whenever it felt right to do so. There were some occasions, where even the pictures felt intrusive so we captured images of the artworks, rather than making participants feel uncomfortable.
When the exhibition opened in late June, we had over 50 individual art works, from artists aged 4 to numbers much, much greater than 4 (but what's in a number?). AS you look through the visual diary, you get a real sense of the energy and dedication of the participants through each of the sessions.
But what about COVID?
The first part of the year was tough, and the social distancing requirements, the broader spread of COVID and a desire to keep everyone safe definitely had an impact. But rather than focus on the struggles, the artists and community produced some amazing pieces and everyone involved has cause to be justifiably proud by what they achieved.
Hit me with some stats
14 sessions were delivered at different locations within the City of Stirling.
A total of 315 people were reached through the project.
98% of materials were sustainable sourced-the other 2% were workshop specific fixings.
95% of the waste generated (offcuts from the making process) stayed out of landfill.
54 individual contributions for the showcase, an average of 1-in-6 participants had work exhibited.
Only two sessions were cancelled, one due to COVID and another for a building related glitch.
3 sessions focused on engaging with the community in and around Mirrabooka.
The year 11 and 12 art and design students for Balga Senior Highschool engaged in a sculpture prototyping workshop using project materials.
The works were initially exhibited at the Inglewood Library from the 2th of June to the 4th of July.
The works are currently on display at ReMida Perth.
Any unclaimed works will become a part of ReMida's ongoing gallery.
2020 - 2021- The Synchronicitree
Proudly supported by Lotterywest.
Grant allocation $9,900
The Synchronicitree is a way to extend messages of hope and wellbeing to people struggling in a COVID and post-COVID world. Funded by Lotterywest in 2020, the project offers people the chance to connect with others in Perth and around the world in a creative, fun and meaningful way.
The tree, designed and built by REmida's own Dr. Paul will travel to different locations over on 2021 and 2022, and we are hoping for one of those stops to be Reggio Emilia, which is also very exciting.
Along with the tree are a series of blank cards upon which people are encouraged to write messages of hope and positivity. The cards and the tree are then collected before moving on to its next location. We gather up the cards and then send them to people as anonymous tokens messages of hope and goodwill, along with a small gift made via our Jellyfish Plastics project.
The first 30 cards, many of which were made during the sculpture's time at Nido Willeton, found their way to the Pilbara and surrounding areas thanks to the support of the YMCA children's services. So keep you eyes open for the tree and the cards and let's help the Synchronicitree blossom into something truly amazing.
2020 - COVID Resilience Funding
Proudly supported by Lotterywest.
Grant allocation $12,200
REmida was fortunate to secure funding future proof its education program by developing online formats for its sessions. Alongside this, we were able to deliver a number of free arts and education sessions to the Homeschoolers WA network.
It was a great project, with the bulk of the education sessions delivered in October 2020.
The support we received for the education program helped it weather the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic in that first year.
2020 - Sustainable Christmas
Proudly supported by the City of Stirling Community Arts fund.
Grant allocation $10,000
The Sustainable Christmas project had two parts; first, a series of workshops to make sustainably-based Christmas tree decorations; and secondly, a Christmas tree designed for outdoor display upon which the community made decorations were displayed.
Both the workshops and the Christmas tree were very popular, and supported a broader message of keeping a sustainable mindset throughout the Christmas/holiday season.
The Christmas tree was displayed at the Inglewood Nook for five weeks and people had the opportunity to add their own decorations to the tree through this time.
Proudly supported by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation
Community and Industry Engagement Program.
Grant allocation $ 127,530
Jellyfish Plastics is now an ongoing part of ReMida's environmental stewardship program. You can learn more here.
Smith Family: Arts Diversion
Proudly support through the SmArt's program.
Grant allocation $4,925
The SmArts funding supported a 10 week diversion program that gave students a change to explore a range of art styles within a studio context. The project was aimed at students who had struggled in a mainstream classroom setting.
The project culminated in an exhibition and sustainable fashion show held at REmida.
Of all the art styles, jewelry making and sustainable fashion were the two favorite activities, with students hosting a weekly fashion show based on their creations.