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ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS

ALEXANDRIA PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOL &
COPE ST COLLECTIVE

Cope St Collective is a theatre, film, and multi-platform media group, whose name is in recognition of the Black Theatre (1972). The artists are currently working closely with Alexandria Park Community School and have created a drama club with the Indigenous students there. They aim to teach, create and inspire students in many platforms of the arts. Cope St Collective include Bjorn Stewart, Colin Kinchela, Kate Beckett, Kodie Bedford and Mathew Cooper and together they pay tribute to a long tradition of Indigenous theatre.

 

CHIFLEY COLLEGE, BIDWILL CAMPUS &
ADAM HILL aka BLAK DOUGLAS

Adam Hill aka Blak Douglas was originally trained in illustration & photography, observing a family of artisans. He became self – practiced in painting with a style influenced by the study of Graphic Design & devoutly politicised per social justice. Combining his passions for arts and activism, Adam is currently mentoring Indigenous students at Chifley College, Bidwill as they complete their Indigenous Studies and creative works.

 

EVANS HIGH SCHOOL &
NICOLE MONKS

Nicole Monks is a trans-disciplinary artist of Yamatji Wajarri, Dutch and English heritage. A designer by trade, Monks crosses artforms to work with furniture and objects, textiles, video, installation and performance. Nicole is currently working with students from Evans High School to support their newly established Indigenous dance troupe, and give them creative insight to think outside the box.

 

For more information email: solidground@carriageworks.com.au

THIS INITIATIVE IS SUPPORTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, THE CROWN RESORTS FOUNDATION AND PACKER FAMILY FOUNDATION.
IMAGE: COURTESY COPE ST COLLECTIVE