Today we celebrated our artists in residence as we awarded the winners of our Victorian Resident Art Competition - 'Home is where the art is'.
Four winners were awarded with $500 art supply vouchers and the opportunity to have their works professionally framed.
Our winners are: 'Snags of the Barbie' - Josh (Category: Best representation of 'Home to Me')
'The Humble Homestead' - Dinh "Chun" Van (Category: Best example of fine arts)
'Gold Moon Rising' - Tika-Moon (Category: Best example of mixed-media)
'Breakfast' - Angela (Category: Exploring wellness through art)
We congratulate our artists on their awards and their incredible skills, and hope to run this competition again next year. You can view the works for a limited time in the foyers of our National Office in Melbourne - and all winners will have their pieces featured in our upcoming Annual Report and spring newsletters. ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to all involved with our How Bazaar Expo as part of the Devonport Festival of Learning last week in Tasmania. A great effort in the coming together of the local community, making it an incredibly successful week. Over 400 community members and students attended the expo and with so much positive feedback from Devonport Council, teachers and stall holders, it's been requested that we run it again next year! ... See MoreSee Less
Martin’s notion of home is a bit nostalgic. He grew up in post-war England in the 1950s where life in the East End was played out in the streets and lanes and toast was made over an open fire because no-one owned a toaster.
“I can remember the street life with great joy. I’m not talking about homelessness, I’m talking about the activity that took place in the street. There’s a lot less of that now.
At 76 and now living alone, he likes to come home, stretch out, have a kip, spend time researching on his computer. But what makes it his home, is the freedom to live in a certain amount of gentle chaos.
“Some of my friends wanted to tidy me up I think. I don’t really want to be tidied up. It’s my mess.
“Above all, home is a place where you feel ‘nothing is going to dislodge me from here’”.