#AliveWithCreativity: Learn and share
With our Arts Project Officers
Sharing a range of arts and culture resources, grants opportunities, presentations and live Q and A sessions.
Artist Five Questions Series
Jules Konda studied a Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts with honours at Charles Sturt University (CSU) Albury and Southern Cross University Lismore, graduating with distinction and winning the Drysdale Award for Visual Art along with the University Medal at CSU in 1996.
After 16 years working in the art and costume departments in the film and television industry Jules has returned to her artistic practice, creating inter-generational participatory art as director of Festive Tribe. Jules is currently completing her Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT Melbourne. She lives and works in the Dandenong Ranges.
Artists Essentials Toolkit: Livestreaming your art
How to document and live stream your art online.
Documenting your work is an important part of promoting yourself as an artist. Images of your work are what get people interested in what you are doing. In this video, we’ll cover ways to digitise your arts practice – the basics of photography, using your smartphone camera, next steps with equipment and the ins and outs of live streaming.
Presented by Leela Schauble, How to document and live stream your art online is a co-production of ArtsHub and Creative Victoria.
Artists Conversation Series
Duration: 40 minutes
Fatima and Dave will be chatting with Cardinia local artists Lana De Jager and Carl De Jager to talk about their upcoming exhibition Life during Lockdown as well their broader arts practices.
Lana is a printmaker working at home studio in Pakenham Upper. The process combines traditional printmaking (intaglio) with more modern methods. She makes drawings that are transferred to a metal-backed photopolymer etching plate. These plates can be used to do traditional intaglio print making, using a hand operated relief press. Each fine art print is made by hand, incorporating centuries old techniques, like chine-collé or a la poupée.
For 25 years she worked as a graphic designer. “When my close family suffered 3 losses in 22 months [in 2016], I had a crisis of existence and turned to full-time art making” Lana says. Since then, she has investigated loss and grief, the female condition, mental health issues of women, cultural pressures and issues that come up in conversations with girlfriends or through interaction with the media.
Carl left a career in software development in 2015 in Melbourne to study classical drawing and painting at the Barcelona Academy of Art. After graduating in 2018 he taught at the academy and launched his artistic career (focussing on painting), exploring how he can combine figurative realism with abstraction, the illusion of depth with a flattening of the pictorial plane. This and the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, have led him to printmaking as an economically more viable practice during uncertain times.
Introduction to our Arts Project Officers
Enjoy an introduction to arts and culture in Cardinia Shire and learn about the opportunities and initiatives that are available to our community.
Please note: This video complies with the Victorian Government coronavirus restrictions that were in place at the time of filming.
Arts Project Officers Q and A session
Fatima Almeida and Dave Thomson, Cardinia Shire Council’s friendly Arts Project Officers talk all things arts and answer your questions.
Learn about the opportunities and initiatives that are available to our arts community.