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30 Jan – 13 Apr 2019


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Ages 7–12

School Years 3–7

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Explore notions of identity, connection and inclusion – whilst making public artworks.

This is an exciting opportunity for a whole class to work with an artist in residence at their school. During Term 1 2019, the selected class will work with artist and poet Elyas Alavi to build connections with one another and their community through visual arts workshops, focusing on the theme ‘identity’ (particularly connection and inclusion).

Elyas Alavi is an award winning visual artist and poet based in Adelaide. He primarily works in the forms of painting, installation, video art and performance art.  Alavi was born in Daikundi province, Afghanistan, and moved to Iran as a child. In 2007, following the intensification of war in his homeland he moved to Australia as refugee at risk. He has been working as an artist in schools and community centres for 10 years.

Students will be introduced to painting techniques and, using recycled materials such as plastic and cardboard, will create colourful flags and bunting to adorn Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame during DreamBIG.

How to apply

This offer is available to Year 3–7 students in EDU SA IoED Cat 1–4 schools and would suit a class with cultural and linguistic diversity. To register your interest please send a maximum half page proposal describing why your class would benefit from this experience to with the subject line ‘Fly Now’ by Tuesday 20 November 2018.

centrED is Adelaide Festival Centre’s schools program. Keep an eye out for the full centrED program – landing in schools in January 2019.

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED Schools Program