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Storytellers Project: Sculpture Workshops with ReMida

Storytellers Project: Sculpture Workshops with ReMida

Every Sunday in August transform recycled materials into new creations. Working with local artists, you’ll create a small sculpture or ‘emblem’ that tells your story, inspired by the people, animals, plants and events in your life or family history.

Your sculpture will form part of the Storytellers Project by ReMida – Perth’s creative reuse and education centre – with workshops led by Lauren Catellani, Stephanie De Baisi, Shanti Gelmi and Charlotte Robinson. Sit amongst two interactive installations, the Tree of Reclaimed Things and Web of Silver Dreams, as you craft your own story sculpture and add it to the growing Storytellers’ Garden.

Suitable for ages 5+
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Workshop Dates

Sunday 6 August | Lauren Catellani
Sunday 13 August | Shanti Gelmi
Sunday 20 August | Stephanie De Biasi 
Sunday 27 August | Charlotte Robinson

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About the Artists

Lauren Catellani is an independent artist based in Boorloo (Perth). She focuses on dialogues with objects, people and spaces, working with unpredictability and in collaboration with dance and other mediums. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Dance) with Honours at WAAPA and has since worked as a choreographer, collaborator, performer, and teacher.

Stephanie De Biasi is a multidisciplinary artist who explores aspects of the everyday through sculptural assemblages and painting, often using colour and geometry to enhance or diminish objects. The employment of ready-made objects acts as a common ground to connect with the audience and considers a more sustainable practice through the use of second-hand material. De Biasi was selected to exhibit at PICA’s Hatched: National Graduate Show 2019.

Shanti Gelmi utilises a multidisciplinary approach to explore the themes of connection, identity and behaviour. Each work’s development is rooted in the concept they are focused on revealing and the medium and form is dictated by how they make sense of it, often by intuitively selecting materials and experimenting with new techniques and media. Gelmi was selected to exhibit at PICA’s Hatched: National Graduate Show 2021.

Charlotte Robinson is an emerging expressionist painter who draws on photographs and her personal relationships as part of her creative process. Robinson’s approach to painting is intuitive and reactive, rendering the likeness of subject as directed by her emotional response.


Storytellers is funded by Lotterywest

Image: Weekends at PICA: Artist Talks, 2023, photo: Sophie Minissale