You’ve probably seen bits of information on social media about an exciting project that I’m running over the March/April school holidays called ‘Build & Rebuild’.
Last year Maribyrnong City Council launched the Artsbox program with a free artist residency inside a shipping container at Footscray Library. From Monday 23 March to Wednesday 15 April, Jo Skladzien (a friend with a background in design and architecture) and I will be artists-in-residence.
Build & Rebuild will transform Footscray Library’s courtyard with a series of free workshops for 2-12 year olds, including our showcase event – the building of a milk bottle igloo! Plus at the Artsbox we have lots of fun drop-in activities for families with an architecture, construction and sustainability theme.
Here’s the full program of events:
|Mon 23 Mar – Wed 15 Apr|
|Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday drop into the Artsbox for colouring-in activities, reflective sticker sheets, Lego construction play, pop up storytime and milk bottle collection.|
|Wed 25 Mar |
|Build & Rebuild themed storytime with author Tai Snaith (Sticks and Stones: Animal Homes and The Family Hour) and launch of the Reflective Sticker Wall. No bookings required.|
Supported by Bank of Melbourne Footscray
|Sat 28 Mar|
|Colour Box Studio’s FOOT IT Footscray art walk will be visiting Artsbox as part of a guided walk of creative spaces, galleries, public art, pop up performances and backyard studios in Footscray. Bookings required.|
|Wed 1 Apr|
|Author Elise Hurst will be doing an author reading of her book ‘Imagine a City’. No bookings required.|
|Wed 8 Apr |
|Build a Milk Bottle Green Wall by decorating a milk bottle planter and planting it with a seedling. Bookings required.|
Supported by Newport Lakes Native Nursery
|Sat 11 Apr|
|Help artist Emma Davies build a milk bottle igloo for the Footscray Library courtyard and go on a scavenger hunt for milk bottle caps to decorate the igloo. No bookings required.|
|Thu 16 Apr |
|Special night-time Build & Rebuild themed storytime in the courtyard and see the Reflective Sticker Wall light up. BYO picnic blankets and torches. No bookings required|