Rebus Theatre’s Project Alchemy and The Festival Of Daring Possibilities present:
Radical Hope In The Garden
An arty-farty-garden-party for a better world that brings together artists from Rebus Theatre’s Project Alchemy, to share creative practices and re-imagine the future we need by playing with art, nature and community.
November 12th from 11am
Navigate Arts, 1140 Tathra Bermagui Rd, Tanja NSW 2550, Australia
Day Two of the Festival Of Daring Possibilities brings together 10 of the 15 artists from Rebus Theatre’s Project Alchemy, to share creative practices to re-imagine the future we need.
Radical Hope In The Garden is the arty-farty-garden-party for a better world – playing with art, nature and community to remind us of what the finer things in life really are.
The ever enchanting gardens of Navigate Arts will be dotted with creative installations and performances, as well as workshops in eco arts, visible mending, story telling and music… there will even be a book launch!
Together we will find abundance in creativity, environment and community. This event has something for everyone!*
Come bring your picnic rug, BYO lunch, join a workshop or just enjoy the ambience of the gardens and artistry.
*The Church and Gardens are basically accessible, however the toilets are not. If this excludes you or a loved one, please contact Mica on 0425536142 and we will do our best to organise an alternative.
Activities with our Projct Alchemy artists include:
Visible Mending with Michele Grimston – Patch and reinforce old textiles to extend their life and add meaning and beauty to your everyday objects. Bring in your own clothes in need of repair, Michelle will be there to assist with a range of tools, threads and fabrics for patching for you to work with.
Patch/Work with Deb Clelland – Passers-by are invited to contribute their repair stories, on recycled paper, bark and fallen leaves. Participants help assemble ‘Patch work’, by contributing stories, materials and the physical labour to grow an installation.
Book Launch: “Nye on the River of Life” by Sue Norman and Colleen Weir – After her own journey understanding trauma after Black Summer, this book has designed to increase compassionate understanding and resilience within survivor communities.
Art and Wonder – Cecile Galiazzo – Cecile will be offering mini Wonder Walks around the gardens of Navigate Arts at 1pm & 2pm, allowing time to observe the natural surroundings and unique landscape of this area, followed by time for drawing and painting and reflection. Everyone welcome – especially children!
Hidden Sonics with Kelly Sturgiss An interactive performance/workshop where anyone and everyone can participate – turning the ordinary into music through the art of repurposing and sonic experimentation.
Pop-up Poetry with Hangama Obaidullah – Hangama will be sharing poetry from the heart in Farsi and English around the gardens during the day.
No Singing No Dancing No Mingling – This short performance by dance artist Susannah Keebler and musican Padma Newsome explores connection through collaboration, experimentation, music, dance and technology.
Vibrant Matter – Chromatagrams with Sammy Hawker – Join Sammy as she takes leads this unique practice, creating chromatograms from samples of your favourite plants. Samples can come from your own property, or from the gardens. Only a small sample is needed. Limited to 6 people only.
The Lichen Project – A collaboration between Louise Morris, Tamlyn Magee and Mica Mahani, this work makes no promises.
Nature Stories with Robyn Williams – Learn about mono printing. This simple and beautiful process is open to everyone, drop in and make something beautiful.
You can see the full program here
Project Alchemy is made possible thanks to funding from the Australian Government for the Black Summer Bushfire Grant Program.
Rebus is also supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and the ACT Government.
More about Project Alchemy here: https://rebustheatre.com/projectalchemy/