Role of Arts in Childhood Development

Sadly, many adults do not consider themselves ‘creative’. However, when such people speak of their upcoming personal and professional projects, event plans, new hobbies or (less commonly) Excel spreadsheet solutions, it appears the term may require some kind of social reinvention. Creativity, according to the Oxford Dictionary is the use of imagination or original ideas…
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Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday 6 June, Carolyn Jury and Kate Hansen attended the Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting at the Council Offices. It was an opportunity for all Banyule City Council Advisory Committees to meet each other, share information and explore future objectives. It was a fantastic event, celebrating the work of these committees while inspiring opportunities for…
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Community Creative: Fabiana Grimaldi

Fabiana Grimaldi is a passionate dancer, choreographer and teacher, specialising in Afro-Brazilian and Brazil folkloric dance. Residing in the City of Whittlesea, Fabiana explores the personal, social and cultural benefits of dance, sharing her wisdom and practice across Melbourne's diverse communities. Growing up in Brazil's Northeast, Fabiana studied classical, contemporary and Afro-Brazilian dance styles. At…
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Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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Calling artists, writers, crafters and creators!

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is calling for entries to new social media project Community Creatives. Local artists, writers and creators will be featured on the YPRL website and social media pages, highlighting the diverse creative practices within our communities, including links to upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities. So... tell us about yourself or your group! Promote…
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Emergency Art

 Endless Black by Megan Burke A short story that was written for Emergency Art as part of Winter in Banyule 2012. The girls walked to the tank at dusk. Ava snuck out, jumping over the fence and gave Buster a bone to keep him quiet; Jilly banged the front wire door shut behind her as she…
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