This program focuses on Woodside building foyers and garden area as a living canvas. This is a busy creative space where creative people work, network and also have their lunch. The program is diverse; supporting musicians, dancers, performance makers, screen and visual artists.
In 2009 there is a focus on the visual arts exploring how we can create aesthetically stimulating workplaces in innovative and imaginative ways. In addition the program includes the creative development and presentation of new works, exhibitions, installations, performances, family and community events.
2009 sees an Artist in residence program that includes the commissions of 7 original works from across art forms. The Artists in residence program will culminate in a series of public events for the Western Australian community at Woodside in the city, and also up in the remote regional community of Karratha. During the school holidays families will have an opportunity to enter the corporate city space which for a day becomes a fun space for young and old.
Participating Western Australian artists and companies include:
Artsource, FTI, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, dashvisual, Ali Bodycoat, Anything is Valid Dance Theatre, company ololo, Hydrapoesis, Dreamscape Productions, Bizircus, Mr Sister, Cathie Travers, Gosia Basinska, Jodee Knowles, Sarah Robottam, Bridget Waters, Leon Krasenstein, amongst others.
Live@karratha: Walkington Ampitheatre, July 5, Karratha WA
Steamworks and Woodside bring some of the newly created performances from the successful Live@Woodside Autumn program, and preview some of the up and coming Live @Woodside Spring program in the remote regional community of Karratha.
With a focus on children and the young at heart, audiences will be entertained with live music, puppetry and circus performances, with hands on workshops providing a unique arts experience for the local community.
Participating artists include: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Dreamscape Productions, Pinstripe Circus and The Ali Bodycoat Trio
Spring Program: Woodside Plaza, Perth
Live@Woodside Springfest offers a chance for parents and kids to come into the city during the school holidays on October 5 for some FREE family fun.
From 11am to 2pm the young and the young at heart can take part in hands-on fun and entertaining performances. Watch as a workspace becomes a play space'just for one day!
Families are encouraged to meet in the city and come along to relax with some lunchtime fun-time! Re-discover the child within with free performances, demonstrations and workshops with mum or dad during work hours.
Watch in amazement as circus and theatre come together with not one, but two fabulously fun circus based performances by the incredible Ayres Rock Surf Lifesaving Club presented by Pinstripe Circus.
The Ayers Rock Surf Lifesaving Club is uniquely Australian, paying tribute to that great aussie icon, the surf lifesaver. It celebrates Australians' love of sun, sand, and surf. It is performed by Ross Vegas and Ella Mental.
Don't miss out on one of their free performances at 11.30 am or 1pm.
There will also be live music from So Brazil Duo, Cathie Travers and Phil Waldren, performences ofVaporise; a roving stilt work from Spare Part Puppet Theatre, fun arts activities with REmida and crossarts creating unique objects on the theme of 'flight', along with lots of free giveaways for the kids.
Live@woodside is brought to you by Steamworks Arts Productions and Woodside - an Australian company proudly supporting Western Australian creative arts.