On Saturday, Future Foundations held its first Cultural Tour of the 2014 program. The purpose of the tours is to connect the participants with free arts resources and art spaces that they can use during and long after the program has finished.
It was fantastic to see all of our participants at Federation square, looking at Deakin Edge where will have their final exhibition in October. This year it’s been great to see individuals from different schools mixing and making new friends.
We started at the same spot as last year in the Ian Potter Centre looking at the Top Art Exhibition. The work is done by teenage students so it is quite inspiring to see artists that are not much older than our participants showcasing their art work.
The next stop was the ACMI to explore screenworlds, which has a lot of digital imagery and interactive works. Some of the children are budding animators so it was good to see them thinking about this digital medium.
After a shared lunch, we went to Hosier lane, where we were lucky to see street art being created and we got to take some great shots in the lane ways. Time literally flew by and we were soon taking everyone home.
By the end of the day there were several children who had a clear vision about what they wanted to work on with their mentors. I am not sure who is more excited to get stuck into the creative workshops starting from next Saturday!