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art4ashes sculptures were on display in the BMW Edge Theatre
walkway, around the perimeter of the stage, as part of the
Illuminated by Fire Event
in The Light in Winter Spectacular.  
'The Longing' sculpture on the screen above Kathryn explaining the concept
Kathryn, and all the Illuminated by Fire artists directed informative
tours around their own projects, from June 29 until July 3, 2011.

Kathryn explaining the art4shes concept   Explaining the 'what if' sculptures   mmmmm, very interesting idea 
Speech explaining art4ashes                  Describing each sculpture                      Mmmm, very interesting idea

BMW Edge set the remarkable sculptures made by the 9 talented
Kyneton workshop participants off just perfectly, especially at night.

Anne Boyle's 'Continuum of Life'   Jen Spencer-Stewart's 'Flame'   Jane Stanley's 'Memory Tree'
Continuum of Life                                   Flame                                                   Memory Tree 
Kathleen McLennan's 'Remembering Stephen'   Ettore dePilla's 'La Terra Mia'   Lara leReveur's 'Apocrypha' 
Remembering Stephen                            La Terra Mia                                         Apocrypha
Leonie Ludbey's 'The Leaving'   Val McClure's 'Eternity'   Mary Smith's 'Nurture with Thorns'
The Leaving                                           Eternity                                                Nurture with Thorns


Click art4ashes above for Kathryn's 'what if' video of 7 sculptures
Music by
Scott Cameron who performed at the exhibition - 7 Nov.
Exhibition invite
The art4ashes event was a very moving occasion for the many
attendees, involving speeches, a candle lighting memory ceremony
and an uplifting song tribute especially written for the exhibition.

Kathryn's speech    John Scott, funeral director    Diane welcoming everyone 
Kathryn's descriptive speech acknowledged all the participants.

Donna Jackson explained about the background of the Illuminated
by Fire project and how art4ashes fitted into the concept regarding
the many different ways to relate to and respect fire in our lives.

Donna Jackson, Artistic Director explains Illuminated by Fire
The finely detailed work in the participant's sculptures was much
admired and had helped them in a very positive way deal with
the loss of their loved ones, through time to think about them.

Lara's sculpture - Apocrypha    Jane's Memory Tree    Leonie sculpture
Kathleen sculpture    Anne's sculpture    Ettore's sculpture - La Terra Mia
Residents for whom Black Saturday fires had destroyed their home
or studio had the opportunity to ackowledge their connection to
each other in the sculpture and in the candle Memory Ceremony.

Joy and Ken's window    Marieta's little buddha in her window    Maggie lights 16 candles
And the grand finale was the moving rendition of Wait for Tomorrow
by talented composer, Scott Cameron.  Poignant lyrics by Kathleen
McLennan resonated through the chapel in superb quality of voice.

Scott Cameron wows the audience 

As a partner in this project, the Kyneton Community and Learning
Centre was also the Preview Exhibition venue during the Daffodil and
Arts Festival on the 11th and 12th of September.  Their brand new
complex showcased the collection of sculptures as works-in-progress.
art4ashes blog on RAV Storyboard

Illuminated by Fire     
Click on Illuminated by Fire for Promo Video  
Illuminated by Fire is a project about the places we care about and the
story and role of fire within those places.  Working across 11 different
locations in Victoria, the project aims to share stories, increase our
understanding and to create astonishing art in various forms and media.

It will explore connections between people and place, using a creative
approach to provoke discussion about living sustainably in the most
bush fire prone region of the world.  The significance of Black Saturday
fires will be addressed in an artistic community enhancing manner.

A two year project initiated by
Regional Arts Victoria, 'Illuminated by
Fire' will be delivered in partnership with the Neighbourhood House and
Learning Centre (NHLC) network.  It will embed an artist-in-residence
in eleven locations across regional Victoria
- from the rugged coastal
Portland in the west,
Hamilton, Ballarat, Creswick, Kyneton, Maldon,
Swan Hill on the northern border with NSW, Flowerdale, Hurstbridge to
Briagolong and Lakes Entrance on the coast in the far east of the state
RAV projects across the state 

A local workshop program engaged participants through a staged
process beginning with the sharing and development of stories in
relation to fire, to a local presentation outcome (November 2010)
and finally to a site-specific multi media installation in Melbourne (2011).

Illuminated by Fire
Illuminated by Fire is a RAV project supported by the Australia Council,
the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, through its
Community Partnerships Section; the Victorian Government through Arts
Victoria and the Community Support Fund; the Office of the Emergency
Services Commissioner and the Harold Mitchell Foundation.

Regional Arts Victoria Arts Victoria Neighbourhood House
Australia Council for the Arts
   Harold Mitchell Foundation   Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner

Regional Arts Victoria's Managing Director - Lindy Allen, Artistic Director -
Donna Jackson, Film maker - Malcolm McKinnon and Project Co-ordinator -
Joe Toohey launched the 11 projects at Flowerdale on Saturday, 29th May
to RAV Patron, Professor David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria. 

Governor , Minister for the Arts, artistic director centre surrounded by the artists   dignitaries with the artist      Lindy addresses the crowd
A highlight of the occasion was the lighting of ceremonial fires in black
drums by each of the artists representing their projects. 
Peter Bachelor,
Minister for the Arts
stood in for a missing artist.   The ceremony was
lead by Peter Auty, CFA Captain of Flowerdale (who has a tile made in
his name, together with his community in the AFTER project).
The occasion was very well received by an appreciative crowd.

Minister for the Arts, Peter Bachelor lights a drum   Peter Auty lights Kathryn's torch
Salute with the flaming torch   lighting the logo barrel   
art4ashes drum

Midland Express article by Angela Crawford.  Picture by Chris Fleming.
Everything is illuminated article in the Midland Express by Angela Crawford

Regional Arts Victoria's Artistic Director, Donna Jackson visited the exhibition 
to guage requirements for the official launch, also to be held in Kyneton.

Donna Jackson, Lra, Kathleen, Kathryn, Diane, Jane, Mary and Anne

                                                TJ Scott's   5 Piper Street   10-4pm    Sunday 7 November 

Exhibition invite

Kathryn Portelli            0407 887 498              email