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April 11, 2021

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Hiromi Tango. Photo supplied.

No stranger to the Northern Rivers, contemporary artist Hiromi Tango will be at Ignite Studios this Friday and she wants you to join her to be part of a collaborative community art project.

The project Brain Flower will be created in collaboration with the community as part of Splendour in the Grass 2019 (SITG) art program.

Brain Flower considers our relationship with technology, and how our daily dependence on digital devices may be affecting us. As part of this project, community will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a collaborative, sculptural installation, through a free community workshop to be held at Ignite Studios in Ballina on Friday 12 July.

The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to engage in hands-on creative activities, supported by a team of creative facilitators from the local community.

Participants will be invited to reimagine their connections to the digital world and each other, transforming materials such as cables, wires, and LED light sources into works of art.

These small sculptural forms, focussing on themes of regeneration and human connections, will be integrated as part of the large sculptural installation on-site at SITG 2019. In this way, workshop participants will have an opportunity to join their creations to the work of others, enacting the idea of human connectivity in a very real and accessible way.

Hiromi Tango’s work is dedicated to fostering empathy and generating healing conversations. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, photography and performance. The connective thread is a fascination with how art can create positive change in the brain. At a time when human relationships are being subsumed by digital communication, her work encourages viewers and participants to slow down and reconnect through reflective acts of art-making, conversation, and the rich layers of sensory engagement that art provides.

Through colour, texture, movement, sound, and even smell, her work gently transforms how we relate to our environment and each other.

This free community workshop will be held at Ignite Studios on Friday 12 July from 2pm to 4pm and is a family friendly all ages event. Bookings essential to secure your place. Book onlinewww.nrcgballina.com.au or call the Gallery on 02 6681 6167.


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