Ellen Benson as Artist-in-Community Residence at Travellers Aid, is proudly supported by the City of Melbourne through the Community Cultural Development Program.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Residency Progress

A Call for Artists for the 'Traverse' Skill Exchange workshops has been scripted. I am trusting Project Co-ordinator Sian Whalley to find a good location to house the following notice as well as a contacts book in the Travellers Aid Cafe (which is aimed at Trading Table Volunteers and Travellers aid senior clientele wishing to become involved in the project).

The notice reads -

Senior Artisans!

We are seeking interest from participants willing to be involved in a series of Skill Exchange Workshops. So if you can knit, sew, scrapbook etc. and would like an opportunity to share your knowledge and hands-on-skills with like-minded others over a cuppa coffee n' cake in the Travellers Aid Cafe, become involved!!!

To express an interest and receive more information about the project, please log your name, creative skills and contact details in the pretty pink book below.

I am hesitant to go into much detail about the Skill Exchange Workshops at this stage - I will mention that it will provide an opportunity for emerging disadvantaged artists to collaborate with senior artisans in the familiar and supportive environment of the Travellers Aid Cafe - stay privy to any updates by clicking the label: Skill Exchange Workshops - all related posts will be shown on the page.

Thank you to Melbourne Artist Sylvia Karral for responding to our Call for Artists by donating two magnificent dreamscape photographs for the Travellers Aid Art Folio - Your Artist Profile is currently under development.

Making Headway,

Ellen Benson
(Travellers Aid Artist-in-Community Residence)

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