Exhibitions & Installations
Using the intimate mediums of portrait photography and poetry, this exhibition explores how we experience softness through sensations, in particular places, towards others and within ourselves. Audio of selected participants’ discussions with the artist - recorded prior to being photographed - encourages viewers to reflect on what the concept of softness means to them, and provides an insight into the artists’ creative theory.
Can creativity be cultivated in a similar way to tree planting, leaving seeds? Can we use our failures as a compost to our creative soils? Enter the blanket fort, and find out. Fruits of Failure is a participatory performance installation which reconsiders how failure can form a positive process of growth that fuels the creative process.
For eight consecutive years, Propel has sent out blank sketchbooks to hundreds of participants across WA, ready to be cut, painted and inked, filled with designs, stories or drawings from young people across our vast State. Check out this year’s sketchbooks in the KickstART Nook at the State Library of WA.
Members of the Yokayi Girls Program (Girrawheen Senior High School, Balga Senior High School and Kiara College) were invited by Propel to create their own artistic responses to the work of emerging Bibbulmun artist Esther McDowell / Yabini Kickett as part of her Artist Activation at AGWA during the Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley exhibition.
Find Leah Vlatko and her colourful giant loom roving around the Perth Cultural Centre during KickstART Festival Day. You are invited to contribute to this interactive loom by weaving through the yarns closest to your experiences, and exploring the idea of how you nurture yourself. Take your time, sit, weave, play, be still.
As part of Lotterywest Story Street, CAN is establishing a traveling community library with stories, videos, and artworks from many different local multicultural communities. This library will contain significant cultural histories and media created by and for multicultural communities, and various creative resources to give people the ability to tell their own stories, and to speak of their cultural histories. Come along and add your own story to this ongoing project of cultural expression!
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest and the City of Perth.
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