Jorng Jam – An Asialink residency project in Phnom Penh
Jorng Jam brings together 4 young Cambodian artists to reclaim, remember and reinterpret the past through family photographs. By taking a closer look at a ‘personal archive’, each artist has investigated another person’s story built from memory, images and objects. After interviewing friends and relatives, new interpretations around the idea of ‘remembering’ have emerged. With their own toolkits in hand (photography, film, multi-media, sculpture) each artist has then gently and intelligently created new work.
This exhibition is an intimate look at history, memory, family, relationships, artefacts and what everyday life was like in Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge era. It makes visible, through research, archiving and the creative process, the rich and often hidden personal historical photographs remaining in Cambodia today.
Website here: http://cargocollective.com/JorngJam/About-Jorng-Jam
PITCH IN! BECOME A DIGITAL VOLUNTEER – 2013
Development and delivery of a new digital volunteer program Pitch In!, with the Discovery Team at State Library QLD.
Digital Volunteers have the opportunity to ‘photo-tag’ significant historical Queensland photographs, transcribe original WWI diaries and text-correct WWI era newspapers. Images C/O State Library of Queensland
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? – 2012-2013QUEENSLAND MUSEUM
Producer: Pip Kelly
A community collections project building partnerships with community groups and individuals to share their own stories about personal collections in Queensland. See page
LIBRARYHACK – 2011
SLQ Team: Anna Raunik, Margaret Warren The Edge: Matt Fallon Libraryhack Officer: Pip Kelly
Photographs c/o Warren Handley & The State Library Queensland
This was an initiative of the National and State Libraries of Australia (NSLA). The State Library of QLD was the Project Leader and opened its vaults in 2011 to invite people to use their resources in creative new ways. Old photographs, music scores, data sets and maps were offered copyright free.
The Edge ran a series of workshops and activities around South East and Central Queensland and I was contracted to Produce the events and activities with the support of The Edge, it’s staff and also the State Library of QLD. Some of the events are posted here: libraryhack.org/events/qld/
“Hip Hop Hack” held inside an old Caravan at the Shockwave Festival, Blackall. Young people learnt how to remix old poetry and musical scores and turn them into hip hop tracks.
“The Lock-In” a 24 hr ‘hack-a-thon’ which lead to the production of high quality apps and creative programming.
“Photo-Mashups” participants learn how to use photo-shop to give old photographs new meanings (see photo)
Partners: Human Inc. (Shockwave Festival)
RIVER NILE PHOTO PROJECT – 2009
A community arts photography project in Footscray, Victoria. Working closely with a group of young inspiring women who attend The River Nile Learning Centre we produced a series of photographic works that reveal our collective and individual stories.
After 9 weeks of workshops with Eze and Pip, students from the River Nile Learning Centre exhibited a series of their photographs and poetic words for THE BIG WEST FEST.
VICTORIAN YOUTH ARTS MARKET – 2010
Organisation: Young People in the Arts Australia (YPAA)
Director: Lenine Bourke General Manager: Imogene Shields Local Producer (VIC): Pip Kelly
YPAA is the national peak body for Youth Arts in Australia. 30 youth arts companies showcased their work over a 5 day event held at iconic youth arts venues in Melbourne: The Arts Centre, SIGNAL & ArtPlay.