Art Making for TMAG

There are certain moments that are essential in the art making process. You hope that things will come together naturally but you never know if that lightening moment will actually strike.

First there is the idea, followed by the explorations and the hopefully, just hopefully, you can imagine the final project and what it will look like.

We are on week 5 of our Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery digital media project. I was hoping for some inspiration from my students, something to blow my mind and direct the project. It didn't come as I expected.

We have been gathering a gallery of images in Instagram. Go and have a look at these hash tags: #TMAGwynyard #TMAGwyncity and #Respectthestory

It occurred to me that these young people have a great eye. This will lead our story. It will be a story of empathy. To listen to other peoples stories. To better understand who someone is and why they act in a certain way is to know their story. Everyone has battles, issues and words flying about in their head. These things create their 'cage', their view of the world and their reactions.

This is our direction. We have an end point of what it will look like. It is so settling to know your path... we are good to go!

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.