Cross-artform creations and collaborations

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Australian Artists in New York

View the promo video for exciting project 37degrees 48' S: Artists Navigate Melbourne, featuring 12 amazing Melbourne artists, curated by Carmel Wallace and Dianna Gold, heading to New York next month. Amy has been documenting the project, visiting artists at their studios around the city, and looking forward to travelling overseas in October as part of New York Print Week.
37° 48' S - artists navigate MELBOURNE from Peter Corbett on Vimeo.

Dianna Gold, Amy Tsilemanis, & Carmel Wallace at Project launch, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne. Image by Aldona Kmiec

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Box Space Artistry

Amy's 5 part series of local art and interviews wound up last week with the amazing Suzanne McRae and a song and projection work-in-progress by Amy. Enjoy more of the project media here and look out for more Box Space action around town soon!

Big Space Event: Artist Amy Tsilemanis & Weave Length Productions from Aldona Kmieć Photography on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Were Almost Entirely Happy

In 2009 a group of young artists came together to create cross-artform work A Tale of Winged Things, inspired by the poetry fragments of Sappho. From this work, Weave Length Productions was formed, named so by writer/performer Smiljana Glisovic.
Don't miss her new collaborative theatre work We Were Almost Entirely Happy this September at La Mama Theatre.

Love. Painfully inexpressible.
The loneliness of this inexpression causes weird pain.
- George Barker

In 1938, Elizabeth Smart, browsing in a bookshop in London, discovered George Barker’s poetry, determined to marry him, and began raising the funds to bring him to her home in Canada. George and Jessica Barker arrived at the bus stop in June 1940. Elizabeth Smart was there to pick them up.

We Were Almost Entirely Happy is an exploration of Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945), and George Barker’s The Dead Seagull (1950). In each, Smart and Barker detail a ‘fictional’ account of their life-long love-affair.

I was writing about one thing: the emotion felt by a woman in love.
- Elizabeth Smart

Text by Smiljana Glisovic after Elizabeth Smart and George Barker

Directed by Caitlin Dullard

Performed by Smiljana Glisovic, Olivia Wilson and Stuart Duffield

Designed by Simon Coleman

Sound by Anita Quayle

Image by Georgia Symons

Wed 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm | Sun 4pm

Approx 70 minutes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Box Space Gallery at Big Space

Big Space is up and running as a shared artist and photo studio with collaborative work and hire opportunities! Amy is keeping busy, curating and presenting a 2 month window box gallery and event series called Box Space- check out all the details on the Big Space website.
This Friday she will be chatting with featured artist Kelly Grundy at 6pm, come say hello and enjoy some fine vinyl from Mr Bren Luke. See you there! 119a Sturt St, nestled in at the front of the beautiful Ballarat Mechanics Institute.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Big Space, Big Ideas

Lots of projects on the go as always (including some much needed recovery after all the work on a huge Ballarat Heritage Weekend) but we are excited to say that Weave Length is part of continuing to build 'Big Space' a trial coworking space for digital creatives next to the fabulous Mechanics Institute in the main street of Ballarat. Stay tuned for more!

Photo shoot for Living Heritage: Trades & Traditions, Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2014. Featuring Federation University performing arts students, curated by Amy Tsilemanis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Each to Each Exhibition- on until May 4th

Thanks to all who got along to the fabulous opening night last Friday of Each to Each: Artists respond to the poetry of Nathan Curnow, featuring live music from Fionnuala McKenna, dance performance by The Shirley Knots, opening words from Sean M Whelan, new theatre by Lee Taylor and Sam O'Brien, and poetry reading from Nathan Curnow himself. The exhibition also features 2D and 3D work by Aldona Kmiec, Hap Hayward, Abbie Matthews, Michelle Dunn, Alison Shirley, Amy Tsilemanis, and Niki Lakerink.

Get along to Wolveschildren Gallery where the show continues until May 4th.  


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Current Projects

Image from 'Ballarat & District 1901'


We have been working hard in Weave Length land on various projects across events, curation, research, film, painting, teaching and more and in April and May you'll be able to come enjoy some of the fun!
Weave Length presents a special cross-artform exhibition called Each to Each: Artists Respond to the Poetry of Nathan Curnow. The opening will be at Wolveschildren Gallery on April 11th, curated by the wonderful Abbie Matthews. An interview with Abbie and Nathan coming soon!

And for City of Ballarat's Heritage Weekend this year Amy has been working on Living Heritage: Trades & Traditions, an exciting project bringing local history to life through collaboration with graphics and performing arts students from Federation Uni's Arts Academy and the rich resources of local history held by our people, libraries and museums.

Trades & Traditions celebrates Ballarat's culture of innovation and community, inviting visitors to explore a trail of photographs, history, and stories in shop windows en route between the Ballarat Railway Station, Mining Exchange, Mechanics Institute, and Town Hall, bringing to life the world of some of the city's early 20th century traders and traditions. More details soon but put May 10th and 11th in the diary for another great weekend of exploring with this year's theme of 'Who Made Ballarat?'

Performing Arts students touring the Ballarat Town Hall