Geoffrey Ricardo has recently been undertaking a residency at Sealholme Primary School, delivering a series of sound, storytelling and visual art workshops alongside Heidi Weatherald and Danniel Smith.
The residency is part of the Creative Workers in Schools program, delivered by Regional Arts Victoria, which is providing the opportunity for 150 creative industry workers to undertake a six-month residency in Victorian government schools. The program gives kids the opportunity to learn from some of Victoria’s best artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers and writers.
From Apollo Bay to Altona, Birregurra to Broadmeadows, Numurkah to North Melbourne, Paynesville to Point Cook, the first stream of matches reaches across regional and metropolitan locations.
Dave Rogers, Creative Workers in Schools Statewide Program Manager at Regional Arts Victoria, said the diversity and reach of the first stream of projects was inspiring. “It’s a real thrill to see such innovative and experienced creative workers starting to head into schools to share their craft, talent and enthusiasm,” noted Rogers.
“The teachers that we are talking to are already telling us how excited they are to host the creative workers in their school and that there is a palpable buzz amongst the students. We’re looking forward to seeing these exciting and no doubt surprising creative projects come to life.”
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