SHORE: Community Action

Artist
Emily Johnson

Nation
Yup’ik descent USA

Price ($)
FREE booking required - see booking links for individual Community Action days below

Date
6 - 7 May

Duration
Half day

Venue
Arts House
Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

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6 May 7 May Australia/Melbourne SHORE: Community Action http://yirramboi.net.au/events/shore-community-action/ Artist: Emily Johnson Nation: Yup’ik descent USA Price ($): FREE booking required - see booking links for individual Community Action days below Duration: Half day A gathering; a merging of art and life, history and movement; a meditation on places of belonging – SHORE: Community Action literally (re)connects people to country around them. ‘What does a place know? As much as a body.’ – Tim Carrier, SHORE: Lenapehoking. Developed by Emily Johnson/Catalyst in collaboration with the Native American Community Development Institute, Johnson will lead local participants through a community visioning process designed to imagine, map and generate a joyful future. This visioning will lead into two days of collective action - to which you are all invited during the YIRRAMBOI Festival. Previous actions have included: soil regeneration, planting and rubbish collecting in parks throughout Bdeota Otunwe (Minneapolis); a dune restoration project at Rockaway Beach in Lenapehoking (New York City); and planting and celebration as part of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Dᶻidᶻelaľic̆/ Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Seattle). DAY ONE: BOOK HERE Come along and volunteer alongside WeCycle and support the fantastic work this organisation does! Located in Batman Park in Northcote, WeCycle recycle unwanted bikes and re-home them with people who need them. WeCycle set out to set up a bicycle workshop to recycle discarded and unwanted bikes for distribution to members of refugee communities and other people who do not have the means of owning or knowledge of bikes to take advantage of their benefits. Recycling discarded and unwanted bikes is also a great way to reduce landfill and demonstrate that repairing and re-using is a sustainable approach to everyday life that will save you money and reduce the environmental impact of consumerism on the planet. SHORE: Community Action will be working alongside the wonderful people at WeCycle to clean, repair and maintain a number of old and used bicycles that will be re-homed with those who need them. Some of the bikes repaired on the day will be given to St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre to give to students in need. Volunteers must bring their own packed lunch, comfortable work clothes that can get dirty, sun hat or warm hat, water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers that sign up will be sent instructions closer to the day regarding the activities, and we are happy to help answer any questions DAY TWO: BOOK HERE Come along and volunteer at St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre and support the fantastic work this school does with young people! St Josephs is located just up the road from Arts House in North Melbourne. St Joseph’s is a specialist secondary school for young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. Established in 2012, the school currently works across six programs. The school works with young people to develop essential literacy, numeracy and social skills as well as establishing real pathways to employment and further study. SHORE Community Action will be working on the school grounds to develop a school garden, planting around the playground and painting of some of the surrounding outdoor areas. This will provide a huge benefit to the school community which includes recently-arrived young people and those disengaged from mainstream education opportunities, to work to beautify the grounds in which the young people are learning and provide opportunities for future learning pathways and programs. Volunteers must bring their own packed lunch, comfortable work clothes that can get dirty, sun hat or warm hat, water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers will be sent instructions closer to the day regarding the activities, and we are happy to help answer any questions. Please note: This is an event for volunteers capable of performing small physical tasks, including cleaning, degreasing and puncture repair, please contact us with any specific access needs, we will endeavour to accommodate. Arts House RMIT School of Art art.school@rmit.edu.au

A gathering; a merging of art and life, history and movement; a meditation on places of belonging – SHORE: Community Action literally (re)connects people to country around them.

‘What does a place know? As much as a body.’ – Tim Carrier, SHORE: Lenapehoking.

Developed by Emily Johnson/Catalyst in collaboration with the Native American Community Development Institute, Johnson will lead local participants through a community visioning process designed to imagine, map and generate a joyful future. This visioning will lead into two days of collective action – to which you are all invited during the YIRRAMBOI Festival.

Previous actions have included: soil regeneration, planting and rubbish collecting in parks throughout Bdeota Otunwe (Minneapolis); a dune restoration project at Rockaway Beach in Lenapehoking (New York City); and planting and celebration as part of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Dᶻidᶻelaľic̆/ Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Seattle).

DAY ONE:

BOOK HERE

Come along and volunteer alongside WeCycle and support the fantastic work this organisation does!

Located in Batman Park in Northcote, WeCycle recycle unwanted bikes and re-home them with people who need them.

WeCycle set out to set up a bicycle workshop to recycle discarded and unwanted bikes for distribution to members of refugee communities and other people who do not have the means of owning or knowledge of bikes to take advantage of their benefits. Recycling discarded and unwanted bikes is also a great way to reduce landfill and demonstrate that repairing and re-using is a sustainable approach to everyday life that will save you money and reduce the environmental impact of consumerism on the planet.

SHORE: Community Action will be working alongside the wonderful people at WeCycle to clean, repair and maintain a number of old and used bicycles that will be re-homed with those who need them. Some of the bikes repaired on the day will be given to St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre to give to students in need.

Volunteers must bring their own packed lunch, comfortable work clothes that can get dirty, sun hat or warm hat, water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers that sign up will be sent instructions closer to the day regarding the activities, and we are happy to help answer any questions

DAY TWO:

BOOK HERE

Come along and volunteer at St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre and support the fantastic work this school does with young people! St Josephs is located just up the road from Arts House in North Melbourne.
St Joseph’s is a specialist secondary school for young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. Established in 2012, the school currently works across six programs. The school works with young people to develop essential literacy, numeracy and social skills as well as establishing real pathways to employment and further study.

SHORE Community Action will be working on the school grounds to develop a school garden, planting around the playground and painting of some of the surrounding outdoor areas. This will provide a huge benefit to the school community which includes recently-arrived young people and those disengaged from mainstream education opportunities, to work to beautify the grounds in which the young people are learning and provide opportunities for future learning pathways and programs.

Volunteers must bring their own packed lunch, comfortable work clothes that can get dirty, sun hat or warm hat, water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers will be sent instructions closer to the day regarding the activities, and we are happy to help answer any questions.

Please note:
This is an event for volunteers capable of performing small physical tasks, including cleaning, degreasing and puncture repair, please contact us with any specific access needs, we will endeavour to accommodate.

Acknowledgements

Presented By Arts House for YIRRAMBOI.

SHORE is a project of Creative Capital and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Inc. SHORE is made with support from The McKnight Foundation; a Joyce Award; Carolyn Foundation; and MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. SHORE has been supported by residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Research for SHORE was supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation to Build Demand for the Arts. SHORE is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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