Tuesday, November 2, 2010
'Tea Meditations' - 1000 WISHES - Ukitopia Festival November 19 > 21 > 2010
I have drunk the tea & collected the teabags for this drawing project/installation
'Tea Meditations' since May 2010 [Mothers Day]. I have used teabags[Lipton Intense] in my art practise since starting a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree @ Southern Cross University in 2004.
I 'finally' graduated with a BVA in May 2010. I will be forever grateful for my opportunity to go to University! I was approached by uKITOPIA aRTS cOLLECTIVE to do the 'wishing flags' for the Ukitopia Festival. I suggested using teabags??? & the concept has become a 2.7m high x 4m wide steel teapot frame [constructed by Ron Cox] & there are 12 panels made of wire/paper&glue, that hang from the frame & form the sides of the teapot gallery. Approximately 80 teabags cover each panel. I have collected approx 500 teabag wishes to date. A "huge thankyou" to all the children @ Uki Public School who happily & creatively added their wishes [several!!!] to the teapot. "Thanks", also to the people that come along to the workshops on a Saturday afternoon from 12 > 2pm [& later] @ Uki Village. Liz from Happy High Herbs is also there, weaving the 'Welcoming Arch' for the festival. All Welcome! "FREE FUN"!!! The 'teapot gallery' will feature at the Ukitopia Festival and all People attending the festival are welcome to come inside the teapot and draw,write or collage their wish onto a teabag[supplied]and then hang or stick it onto the teapot. Many of the wishes will be read/sung out @ the Opening Ceremony.I have drank over a thousand teabags since May, so we have plenty of teabags! "Come Make a WiSH"
Posted by Debby Cook at 10:12 AM