2014: Robbie Burns Festival (Australia)
Concept, Direction: Renae Shadler | Participating Artists: Trevor Flinn, Murray Rogerson, Andrew O’flynn, Monique Pope, Mick Saunders, Alistair Tune, Tuniversal, Don Grieves, Marie Ewig, Fiona Pugh, Ned Quail, Terrang Pipe Band | Community Liaison: Peter Daffy | Graphic Design: Black Designs
Supported by the Victorian College of the Arts Regional Training & Engagement Fund, funded by the State Government through Arts Victoria and delivered in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria
As Artist in Residence at the Robbie Burns Festival, Renae spent 4-weeks in Camperdown delivering workshops with community groups, local artists and primary school children. During the creation of the project participants were encouraged to explore site-specific performance, intimate audiences, multidisciplinary practice, audience interaction and contemporary storytelling.
We Art Corangamite was Renae's contribution to the festival, a site-specific tour of art events created by and for the Corangamite community. The project celebrated the diversity of art practices in the region and Camperdown’s rich Scottish Heritage.
In addition to the project, Renae ran a series of Identity Tartan workshops in local primary schools. Over the workshops 285 students created A3 tartan posters to reflect their identity. These artworks were presented as colourful bunting on the main street of Camperdown throughout the festival.