Objects of curiosity

Kaaviyah, Ali Reza and Adrian form trees as part of the performance. Picture: Keelan O''hehir


In a whirr of costumes and movement, Dandenong Primary School students are hitting the big stage as part of an international art exhibition.

The students, with artist-educator Kym Maxwell, are taking on the roles of frogs, ravens, trees and a scientist for a live performance at the Shapes of Knowledge event at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).

Their performance Objects of Longing stems from months of workshops.

Since Term 3 2018, the students have explored their personal collecting of items during playtime, visited behind the scenes at MUMA as well as becoming curators at their own temporary Museum of Anticipation.

Their live theatre performance was formed as a result.

Shapes of Knowledge features eight projects from artists and groups from across the world, including Asia Art Achive (Hong Kong), A Centre for Everything (Australia), Chimurenga (South Africa) and Annette Kraus (The Netherlands).

Objects of Longing will be performed at MUMA on Saturday 23 February.


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