Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
The Poetry Object, 2014
In collaboration with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool Council, The Red Room Company ran a special series of Poetry Object workshops to spark the imaginations of students at Holroyd IEC (Holroyd High School), St Clair High School and Malek Fahd Islamic School (Beaumont Hills).
Poet and hip hop artist L-FRESH The LION worked with 90 students from Holroyd IEC (Holroyd High School), St Clair High School and Malek Fahd Islamic School (Beaumont Hills), helping them build the confidence to compose and publish their own poetry.
During the workshops, comic artists Leigh Rigozzi and “Chewie” Chan also sketched students with their talismanic objects. An exhibition of selected drawings and commended Poetry Object poems will be displayed at Liverpool City Council Library. Prizes will be awarded for Best Student Poem (Primary), Best Student Poem (Secondary), Best Teacher Poem and Best School Installation.
Lilly Blue is Creative Learning Consultant with The Red Room Company. She is a visual artist and educator with a background in physical performance, installation and community arts. She has worked Internationally delivering arts residencies, professional development programs, creative commissions and& exhibitions, as well as designing arts programming for young audiences driven by a rigorous studio practice. Together with dancer Joanna Pollitt she is the Creative Director of BIG Kids Magazine.