After a successful July, working in Central Arnhem with Djilpin Arts and delivering workshops and programs for CrossCurrents, Ripples, Touching Base and the ‘Looking Back to the Future project across the Mid North Coast, Slippry Sirkus headed off to work in Cambodia with the Cambodian Living Arts National Youth Festival, taking part in a ‘Regenerating arts and culture conference with several Khmer arts organisations, facilitated by Asia-art net.
Djilpin Arts .Walking with Spirits rehearsal… Khmer Shadow Puppetry -Cambodia Living Arts Festival
Slippry Sirkus would like to introduce Hanako Justice, a Theater & Dance and International Studies double major from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Hananko has worked with inner-city youth in Hartford as an assistant teaching artist and recently assisted with the "Children of the Incarcerated Project" developed by the Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP). www.judydworin.org . To further her work, Hanako will intern with Slippry Sirkus
On the NSW Mid North Coast, the CrossCurrents, Ripples and Touching Base projects continue to engage with young people in the outlying communities through circus ,dance and visual arts programs in the Hastings, Macleay Valley and Nambucca regions . In Comboyne, the young people are busy practicing their new learnt skills for the annual Spring Fair festival
Mentoring program with Moree TAFE Art Students for ‘No More Walls’ project
In Moree, work commenced on the ‘No More Walls’ project , a partnership with Community Health and the Moree TAFE, the visual arts project aims to promote a more stimulating, healthy & creative environment for staff and clients ,encourage participation in Community Health and through community involvement, create a sense of ownership in the community around the Community Health site. Lead artist is Guy Crosley (ArtWorx) who is working alongside students from the Moree TAFE Aboriginal Art Course and Gamilaroi artist George See.
Congratulations to Rob Oakshott , Independent MP who is a long term supporter of Slippry Sirkus, on his continuing success in federal politics and big, big, congratulations to Laurie and Tracy, two of Slippry Sirkus’s emerging artists who married this month.
This month’s features artist is: Bronek Kozka
Image by Bronek Kozka
Bronek Kozka was born in 1970 of a Polish father and English mother in Melbourne, Australia. His love of photography dates from a gift of an SLR camera at the age of 14.Soon afterwards, he started working on weekends at a one-hour processing lab. At 18, he began his studies in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT
Bronek Kozka lives and works in Melbourne Australia. Kozka's ongoing involvement in arts education, he is a lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (university), lecturing in photography and portraiture, and his commercial photographic practice form the basis, for his art practice and his investigation of the portrayal of remembered moments.
Kozka has exhibited in several group shows and award/prize shows, these include the national portrait prizes of both the Australia (2007+2009) and UK (2008), Albury Art Prize (highly commended), SCAP08 (commended) Scap09, Monash Gallery of Art Award (2008+2009) and the Hasseblad Masters Award 2008. Kozka's solo show include "Picturing Community: Ugunja, Kenya" (2002), "Auschwitz Revisited" (2005) and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (2009), Kozka has also been invited to exhibit a solo show at the Grand prix international de photographie de Vevey in 2010.
In 2008, two series of Kozka’s work were published by teNeues in the Hassleblad Masters Book Vol.1, they were “Sunshine House” & “Passion”.
Kozka's work is held in several private collections in Australia and internationally