In conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts and @paddl Rosa was invited to take part in the National Innovation Games.
Social distancing has affected many of us. It affected her own art practice in a myriad of ways, given the nature of how she connects and collaborates with Community, Shires, Stakeholders and in the more private realm of commission orientated projects.
Rosa did not fully appreciate the potential of this virtual event and the gathering of diverse thinkers from across the country. Some battled time differences from Singapore, the UK, and Texas, USA. Not usually interested in a group zoom events, she took part in this two day intensive virtual challenge; and was surprised how quickly the group connected over a mutual commitment to leverage the arts and culture sector.
Given Rosa's recent involvement in the setting up of an Art Exhibition Fundraiser “Art is in Our Nature’, on the Mornington Peninsula, this project became their case study.
#savewesternport plight via an art exhibition & fundraiser was embraced. An encouraging time pondering art during the pandemic, where she was encouraged to create a 1:1 creative mentoring program.
Rosa and I had the privilege of working together on an online challenge during the pandemic lockdowns. We worked with students to develop ideas to help local artists utilise technologies to raise visibility of their work.
Rosa was integral in sharing lived experience and the challenges facing artists and cultural organisations during the program. She was delighted to share and open to the ideas the team developed. The outcome helped support her in her own work, showing the collaborative process was a vital catalyst during a challenging time!
Managing Director, DisruptiveCo.