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For Art Contacts

This page will help you in your role as an Art Contact for our clubs. For any questions, you can contact Issy O'Keefe who is overseeing the Art Show. Her contact details are listed below.


 

What is the Art Show?

 

Timeline
Theme

The Art Contact Role
Your Role  
To-Do Checklist

Other Information
Contacting the Coordinator
Introduction at Clubs
Photos and Stories
Running a Workshop
Permission Letter
Lesson Series
Other Logistics

About the Art Show

What is the Art Show?

In 2019, we are hosting an Art Show that gathers artworks from our 12 clubs culminating in an exhibition in October 2019. This will be a fun way for the members at our clubs to showcase their talent to their friends, family and the general public. We are also hoping to use the Art Show to gather more supporters and get more people involved with Jesus Club. Read About Art Show to learn more.

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Timeline


Early-mid 2019: In terms 1 and 2 of 2019, our 12 clubs will create artworks during the fortnightly Jesus Club program.

October 2019: Artworks will be displayed at an exhibition in Sydney.  Members will be able attend and bring their friends and family, and members of the church. We are also hoping to open the doors to the general public.

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Theme

The theme is New Life/New Creation. This theme will be explored in the clubs in a number of ways. Some clubs will be using lessons that have been written on New Life, but others may explore this theme in their own ways. The clubs and members are able to explore and interpret this theme in ways that will be suitable to their own location.

 

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The Art Contact Role



 

Your Role


Each Art Contact will be matched with a club. Your primary role is to work alongside your club as they produce art works. Some clubs may work more independently and require little in the way of guidance with ideas, art media and supplies, etc. However, some clubs may appreciate some more direction on these issues. 

Your role as Art Contact might include some of the following elements:

1) Visit your club in person and present the idea of the Art Campaign to the Leaders (basically, play a video about the Art Campaign & introduce yourself as their Art Contact).
2) Keep an eye on your club, making sure they produce a set of artworks by June 2019. Clubs may want to do this on their own or may want some assistance from you.
3) Visit the club at least once while they are making artworks and gather stories and photos of the members.


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To-Do Checklist


Make contact with your club and discuss with the coordinator what might be helpful for you in supporting the members to make their artworks.

Visit your club while the members are making artworks to collect stories from the members and take photos of the artworks in progress.

Depending on how much assistance your club requires, you could meet with the coordinator and/or leaders to discuss ideas, you could run an art workshop with the leaders from your club to give them ideas on media and techniques, or discuss with the coordinator anything else that might be helpful.


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Other Information

The coordinators will already be familiar with the concept of the Art Show by the time you make contact with them but it might still be new to the leaders. If this is the case, you can show the Art Show video to the leaders when you meet with them.


 
  • Note: There is a separate video for leaders to play for members here.

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Photos and Stories

A big part of promoting the Art Show will be a website showcasing some of the artworks, accompanied by stories of the artist. As the Art Contact your job is to visit the club/s at least once while they’re creating artworks, collect photos of members making the artworks, and interview them or collect stories about them.

Photos – take photos of the members making artworks (provided they have given permission).

Stories speak to the members and jot down notes about them personally, for example, what they do during the week, what their hobbies are, what they’ve learnt about Jesus and ask them to say something about their artwork. You can jot these down in note form and our writer will transform your notes into a story format for our website.

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Running a Workshop

Some clubs may like to have assistance with making artworks. One idea is to run an art-making workshop during their program time. We suggest you work out with the Coordinator the logistics of this. Some things to discuss with the Coordinators are:

• Who buys the art materials?

• Will the workshop run over one week or several weeks?

Note: Coordinators already have their hands full running the fortnightly program. We recommend that you handle the bulk of running the workshop, including sourcing materials, providing instructions to members, running the logistics etc.

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Permission Letter

It is important that members are aware of and consent to their involvement in the Art Show. Speak to your coordinator about how to distribute and collect completed permission slips from members. You can find the permission letters here in PDF and Word format. Letter to members (PDF), Letter to members (Word).

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Lesson Series

It will be suggested to clubs that they can use the lesson series on the topic of “New Life/New Creation” to complement the making of artworks. Some clubs will choose to do this, however, other clubs may have a different approach to the topic. Either is fine.

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Other Logistics

Each Club and Art Contact will work out how best to work together. There are likely to be questions that you have. Never hesitate to contact Issy O’Keeffe to talk these through.

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Contact Us


Remember you are not alone! For any questions, contact our Art Coordinator, Issy O’Keeffe at issy.okeeffe@gmail.com.

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