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RTRFM presents Creative Spaces


In 2016, RTRFM was awarded a Catalyst Community Arts Fund grant to produce a unique, intriguing project that seeks to understand the creative process and the spaces that inspire it.

RTRFM’s Creative Spaces Project involved 11 young people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, aged between 12 and 20, with limited photography experience.

Each participant underwent an interviews training course, facilitated by RTRFM’s Head of Training, Sarah Tout. They were then mentored in the basic principles of photography by local photographer, Daniel Craig aka Matsu. From there, each participant was paired with a local artist, to visit their creative space and interview them on their creative process and the space that facilitates and inspires their creativity.

Under the guidance of Matsu, each participant photographed the artists while they worked, capturing the creative process in action. An incredibly talented, diverse group of award winning artists was selected, with the resulting photos being publicly exhibited at The Bird, WIlliam St, Northbridge, WA in August 2017.

Click on each artist’s name to view the resulting photos/short film:

Hayley Welsh – street artist | Participant – Kendi Robinson

Fleur Schell – ceramic artist | Participant – Saffron Kakulas

Abdul Rahman Abdullah – sculptor and visual artist | Participant – Che Dunbar

Joan London – author | Participant – Kensal Swift

Andy Quilty – visual artist | Participant – Cooper Fox

Lachlan Skipworth – classical composer | Participant – Riva-Jean Lander

Andy Christie – maker | Participant – Tom Allen

Bruno Booth – spray artist | Participant – Zen Pullen

Benjamin Witt – musician | Participant – Taila Jackson

Phil Walley-Stack – musician | Participant – Geena Gill

Phoebe Phillips – weaver | Participant – Jovan Couronne

The Creative Spaces Project, proudly supported by Community Arts Network, The Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest and RTRFM 92.1