Living Heritage: Trades and Traditions Arts Academy, Federation University Australia Lecturers: Angela Campbell, Chrissie Smith & Artist: Amy Tsilemanis and Tanja Beer
Thirty six acting and visual communication students researched, created and performed Living Heritage, Trades and Traditions, helping them to consider how the next generation of artists can apply their emerging creative skills to activate the rich architectural heritage and historical past of Ballarat. This outstanding example of collaboration, education and innovation is interdisciplinary and community-focused, entertaining audiences over Ballarat’s Heritage Weekend events. This project is a evaluable contribution to the tourism profile and cultural liveability of Ballarat. The street and space performances and activation are transformative for students and the community, deepening appreciation and value of Ballarat’s significant heritage in highly innovative and imaginative ways. It is hoped that the success of this work will ensure this mutual appreciation and development of further innovative approaches is on-going.