Multi-arts production, The Chapel Project’s creative team aims to challenge, inspire and entertain, presenting a vision paying homage to native birds, the guardians of our natural environment, and the collective creativity of regional artists and communities as contemporary storytellers. The Birdsong workshops held in Dubbo on 27 & 28 July 2015 were designed to assist composer, Sally Whitwell to write lyrics and music for The Chapel Project, to be performed by Harmony Singers Dubbo and other singers and musicians from the community. The work will also contain a soundscape and video projections. It is to be performed in October 2016.
Bee Box Sounds by Kim V. Goldsmith and Kelly Leonard was created for #bringtolightproject17 (bringtolightprojects.com). With an environmental message underpinning the work, it draws on the skills of both artists to create a cohesive work paying tribute to the industrious nature of bees and the hand weaving of textiles. Thirteen bee boxes act as a mount for hand woven linen ribbons and gumnuts created using double weave technique, accompanied by a 4-channel soundscape of bees, the loom and location atmosphere. The artists talk about the value of their collaboration.