Speaking with the River - Citizen Science workshop program with LabX and guest artists
River Touching | Annique Goldenberg
Date: Saturday 27 March 2021
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Where: The Serpentine, Ballina (near the oyster shed)
Ages: Adults (15+)
What to Bring: Hat, protective clothing, sunscreen, insect reppellent and drinking water
Join artist Annique Goldenberg in a creative workshop about touch and the river: participants will enter the river’s habitat to explore, discover and create using our hands and the materials we find.
Touch has many subtle shades of meaning, all involving an intimacy of experience whether it be emotional or physical. So often, when we pass by a river we see, we hear, we smell, but rarely do we stop to touch. Participants of this workshop will be invited to enter the river’s habitat to explore, discover and create using just our hands and the materials we find. We will walk lightly on the riverbank; drawing, sculpting, and placing; in conversation with each other and the river. As we work, the tide will slowly rise, gently approaching and then erasing our marks, drawing our trace back into the eternal cycle of river and tide, connecting us through our actions.
In the act of touching be prepared to get wet and muddy, to laugh, squirm, connect and wonder as we are seduced by this quiet and powerful world.
Annique Goldenberg has lived near water all her life, as a child learning to sail on the coastal waters of England, and as an adult spending 10 years living on yachts sailing various oceans with her husband and children. Not surprisingly, water has emerged as the central material and inspiration in her visual art practice, and her work explores the connective and transformative properties of this precious element through an examination of our human relationship with it in all its forms. Having studied her Visual Arts degree at Southern Cross University in Lismore, she is currently undertaking a Doctor of Visual Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane.
Bookings are essential to attend this event. Due to NSW Government Covid-19 Health requirements attendance is strictly limited to ticket holders only. Individual attendee names must be provided at time of booking. All attendees will be required to sign in using the Service NSW QR code.
This project is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.