Workshops & Lectures

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Artist Talk: Friday October 9, 2015

Jumblies Theatre, MABELLE arts, and Red Dress Productions welcome
Glen Andersen for an Exploration of Community Engagement, Public Art & Place

On Friday October 9 at 6:30 pm, Glen Andersen will give a free public lecture on

The Spirit of Place, a 45-minute presentation exploring his philosophy of urban aesthetics. Glen explores the visibility of human-scale and handmade environments that can counteract generic contemporary urban terrains.

Hailing from Vancouver, Glen is visiting Toronto as guest artist with Red Dress Productions,… Read more Artist Talk: Friday October 9, 2015

ISIS Canada Community Art Weekend

Following The Art of Collaboration, our public lecture on Friday March 28, Tristan and I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating a community art weekend with the 40+ staff and students at ISIS Canada.
Through a two day creative process, we adventured through a layered process toward creating and presenting collaborative art, along with meeting some of the challenges and inquiries through discussion, reflection, and consensus building.

Here, we’d like to share some of what emerged:

paper collage

paper collage


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The Art of Collaboration | A public lecture/presentation | 7pm, March 28, 2014

On Friday, March 28 at 7 PM, Anna Camilleri and Tristan R. Whiston will give a free public lecture on The Art of Collaboration, a presentation illustrated with images and short video clips that offers an overview of RDP’ s process of multi-phase projects and residencies in Toronto communities. 

The presentation – which will touch on models for artistic, and community engagement, consensus building, ethics, challenges, facilitation, partnerships, arts-based research, site-specific and public art, and the creative process –  will be followed by time for questions and informal discussion.

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WRTN/SPKN: a creative writing and zine making project

WRTN/SPKN is a creative writing and zine making project at the Triangle Prgram, Canada’s only high school for LGBT (queer and trans) spectrum students. 

For several weeks, we explored creative writing (particularly memoir) through practices including free association, “cut-up,” word strings, found poetry, and collaborative writing. We experimented with voice and form, and the relationship between the written and spoken, and visually explored word. Throughout our creative process, students were encouraged to claim their place as storytellers. I provided guidance for the work being produced,… Read more WRTN/SPKN: a creative writing and zine making project

WRTN/SPKN: a creative writing and zine project with Triangle Program

WRTN/SPKN is a short video (5 min 13 sec) that features creative work that emerged from a story writing and story telling project that took place at the Triangle Program—Canada’s only high school for LGBTQ youth.  For several weeks, we explored creative writing (particularly memoir) through practices including free association, “cut-up,” word strings, found poetry, and collaborative writing. We experimented with voice and form, and the relationship between the written and spoken, and visually explored word. Throughout our creative process, students were encouraged to claim their place as storytellers and experts in their own experience.… Read more WRTN/SPKN: a creative writing and zine project with Triangle Program

Jumblies Theatre: Arts for All Essentials

Just spent six days working with Ruth Howard and associate artists at the Jumblies Theatre’s Arts For All Essentials intensive. It was a rich experience with plenty of opportunities to reflect, experiment, and learn about many aspects of community engaged artistic practices including arts-based research, ethics and aesthetics, facilitation, and evaluation. I strongly recommend it to artists, cultural producers, and organizations who are working in/with communities. –Anna Camilleri

Find out more about Jumblies here:
http://www.jumbliestheatre.org/

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