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Planning My Cultural Cluster

Planning My Cultural Cluster Pat Duncan describes her planning process The most difficult part of  imagining and planning my contribution to the combined exhibition with the Creativity Cluster artists was to decide how I saw Melbourne as ‘My Creative Heart’.  This took a few months before I realised that it is the cultural area bordering the […]

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Make Art, Not Landfill

Sustainable Living Festival exhibitions Make Art, Not Landfill The exhibition Make Art, Not Landfill was held as part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2023. Where: FOUND:ling Reusery (formerly The Reimaginarium), 107 Moorabool Street, Geelong When: 1-28 February for the SLF, but it has been extended until the end of May 2023. Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday to […]

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Melbourne Our Creative Heart exhibition

Melbourne: Our Creative Heart exhibition Creativity Cluster artists display their artworks The exhibition Melbourne: Our Creative Heart ran from 9 November – 1 December 2022 at the Library at the Dock gallery in Docklands. This exhibition, supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant, portrays the many ways that Melbourne nurtures our creativity. The seven […]

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The Concept of the River

The Concept of the River Lindsay Hussey and Pat Duncan describe the development process At one of Creativity Cluster’s early planning meetings to discuss the exhibition Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, we each contributed ideas that would link our artworks to the theme. These included mirrors, silhouettes, domes and arches, grids and coffee.  The idea of […]

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Combining Ceramics and Junk

Combining Ceramics and Junk Nancy D Lane describes working with Mardie Whitla When I expressed interest in trying my hand at ceramics, Mardie Whitla invited me to the home studio in her garage. There we had a great day, with Mardie teaching me the ropes of creating hand-built ceramics. Mardie started with the basics, showing […]

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Botanical Splendiferous

Botanical Splendiferous Mardie Whitla and Deidre Ogilvie describe the creation of their botanical installation Seven artists from Melbourne-based Creativity Cluster began planning for our exhibition, Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, with a group lunch meeting at Beaumaris in early January 2022. We were able to develop this exhibition, thanks to support from a City of Melbourne […]

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Experimenting with Paint and Junk, part 2

Experiments with Paint and Junk, part 2 Nancy D Lane describes working with Deidre Ogilvie I invited Deidre to join me at River Studios so that we could share our respective mediums. I am not a painter, so it was fun to experiment with her paints. While Deidre chose to paint on glass and metal […]

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Out of My Comfort Zone

Out of My Comfort Zone Luna Cameron-Parrish describes how her ideas evolved It’s safe to say that many, if not most, of my initial ideas for the Melbourne: Our Creative Heart project never made it to fruition. That’s not unusual for me – I generally expect that the evolutionary process of making art will necessarily […]

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Participating in Planning

Participating in Planning for Melbourne: Our Creative Heart Nancy Lane describes the process In our initial planning meetings for the exhibition Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, our Creativity Cluster group made several decisions. Firstly, we agreed to create three centre pieces, five clusters of framed works on the walls and the river as a connecting link. […]

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Experimenting with Oils and Found Object Assemblage

Experimenting with Oils and Found Object Assemblage Nancy Lane describes creating joint works with Pat Duncan Part of the funding for the Creativity Cluster project, Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, was for experimentation across mediums. Pat Duncan and I were interested in working with each other. However, with the Covid pandemic still rampant, we were hesitant […]