For the third workshop of the Sam Rit Residency, the participants explored more advanced techniques of newspaper coiling. Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron also learned a new technique from her students.
Scott Maxwell was recently in Chinchilla to deliver workshops in foundation and experimental drawing. Read about his experiences here.
In the second workshop of the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange, Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron taught workshop participants how to use newspaper and crochet cotton to create basket forms.
Mary Barron is the Flying Arts Artist taking part in the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange. Here she talks about how the first workshop went in this rural Thai community.
Elysha Rei is the Flying Arts Program Coordinator, and has been instrumental in getting the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange off of the ground. Here she gives some background on the area in which Flying Artist Mary Barron will be spending her eight week residency. Read her first journal article.
‘The Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange Project is off to a flying start! Landing in the Kingdom of Thailand just before New Years I was greeted with the warmth of tropical weather and the kindness of village locals anticipating the arrival of artist Mary Elizabeth Barron.
In January and February 2016, Queensland’s Flying Arts Alliance is undertaking a cultural exchange and artist residency in Sam Rit Region in North Eastern Thailand, supported by Australia through the former Australia-Thailand Institute, now merged into the Australia-ASEAN Council, and part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Sometimes it can be the artists/teacher that can learn from the students and this was definitely the case with the students at the Ipswich Special School. As a complete stranger, walking through the school for the first lesson, I was amazed by how friendly every student was: polite and welcoming with offers to help carry my gear to the room…