Making Models: The Collaborative Art of Wendy Ewald
PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AND CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
For more than forty years, Wendy Ewald has been making art with children, families and teachers in countries across the world, from the US and Colombia to India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Both artist and educator, Ewald embraces the principles of experiential learning. Using pictures to teach children and teaching children to take pictures, she combines their astonishing images with her own, and adds their rich, colourful and often poignant stories of coming to terms with situations of social conflict and rapid change.
Presented for the first time in Australia this inspiring model for creativity, and poignant, beautiful exhibition spans four decades and four continents. Ewald has learned to recognise what other people see, the questions their visions ask of the world and, finally, how to allow their perceptions to surface with her own.
MEET WENDY EWALD
Join Wendy Ewald at 1pm on Saturday 12 October for a walk-through of the exhibition, as she discusses her unique collaborative artistic process and her experiences working with communities across the globe.
Justine Clarke will officially open the exhibition at 2pm on Saturday 12 October.
Curated by Naomi Cass, Louise Neri and Karra Rees.
Everybody is an Artist: Photography and Selfhood in the Work of Wendy Ewald
Thursday 17 October 2013, 6pm
Wendy Ewald in conversation with Naomi Cass (Director of Centre for Contemporary Photography) and Louise Neri (Melbourne Festival Creative Associate Visual Arts).
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For more information on Wendy Ewald and the exhibition, see this article from The Age.
Image: Phillip and Jamie are creatures from outer space in their space-ship - Denise Dixon; from the project Kentucky Portraits and Dreams.