The Verbal Arts Centre teamed up with Art Take Part to celebrate ‘the Big Draw’ during the Halloween celebrations this year. Halloween means MONSTERS and we invited…
Dr Mhairi Sutherland, COTW Community Engagement Co-ordinator with the project, was invited by Eugene van Erven, Festival Director to co-present a seminar with Dr Matt Jennings to ICAF 14 participants on Friday 28 March, as part of the seminar series ‘Space for the Community Arts'. The seminar took place in the Zuidplein Theatre in Rotterdam, the hub of the Festival, arranged by Dr Kerrie Schaefer of Exeter University.
Crows on the Wire project was shared with an international audience, having the opportunity to discuss the project within a critical and practitioner context, where the team heard as well about other examples and projects across the world.
The seminar attracted participants from South Africa, Serbia, the Netherlands, Glasgow, Belfast, Australia, Utrecht, Israel, Belgium, Canada, Berlin and Exeter, UK. Mhairi began with an introduction to the VAC and background to the project and showed two COTW films, including a selection from the post-performance discussions, originally recorded on audio and re-created as a new film by Rory McCarron, Verbal Arts Centre’s Digital Media producer.