Our community has language and literacy skills to support aspiration and create life opportunities.
Creative interpretation and expression – Story Seats public art
Artists, community groups and library staff explored and created stories together, about our community; its characters, places, history and possible future.
The Story Seats project incorporated Go Goldfields art, literacy and communication areas; where unpainted bespoke public bench seats were manufactured and offered to community groups to embellish with stories. These highly visible, functional and accessible community art works build upon previous Go Goldfields arts projects, such as Vases n’ Verses and Imagination Stations.
The twelve seats are artworks in their own right, as well as being practical sculptural objects. The seats will be revealed within the Shire, and form part of a tourism trail, in 2019.
The process helped us to realise that our ideas have merit, and are worth pursuing.
Anon, Community Participant