My grandson, Östen Lowe Burkum, has inspired an art installation in Melbourne, Australia. I'd say that's gotta be my favorite news story of the week. It sure would be fun if we could get over there to see it. Hopefully there will be pictures or, better yet, another future show in the USA.
The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things (installation theatre)
Artist: The Seam, Drop Bear Theatre and Zoë Barry
Do you have a favourite tiny thing?
Using clay and illustration, storytelling, magnifying glasses,
projection and mirrors, come and investigate the secrets and stories
that precious little objects hold. You will invent magical tiny objects
through sculpture, projection and lighting.
Parents and grandparents - you can recreate your favourite, precious
things, share your stories and create new ones together with your child
or grandchild. Part treasure hunt, part storytelling theatre, part
museum, become a scientist of the imagination, as you create a
fantastical museum of tiny things.
These workshops are part of the development of a new theatre
performance called The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things - your involvement in
the workshop will help create the show. The work is inspired by and will
be co-directed by Östen Burkum, the original Boy Who Loved Tiny Things.
Östen is 9 years old and lives in Minnesota, USA.
This workshop is part of the ArtPlay New Ideas Lab program where
artists are supported to develop new work for children and families.
Age: 7 to 10 years
Dates and times: Sunday 26 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm; 2pm to 4pm and Sunday 9 November, 2pm to 4pm
Cost: $15 per child