Georgina Humphries’ Festivalling project combined a large-scale fabric installation with a series of children’s creative workshops and experiences that celebrate the vibrant, musical and merry atmosphere of festivals. Designed as a colourful place for creative potential, Georgina Humphries’ Sky.of.tents installation acted as a backdrop for hands-on making and experimental dance occurring beneath.

Developed collaboratively between Georgina Humphries & artist Christine Caminiti the Festivalling experience was part workshop, part Live Art performance and invited children ages 5-12 to become co-creators in their own “Festival” experience. Eight Festivalling workshops were held at the Moonee Valley Councils Incinerator Gallery between Dec 15th 2015-Jan 16th 2016 and ran alongside a series of other “Art making” activities and exhibitions which make up the Incinerator Gallery’s Summer Show.

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Each workshop was made up of four key components… ENTRY, MAKING, PARADE, MOVE IT!

ENTRY -Glittery wristbands for each child; Introduction – Meditative exercise, laying down, children imaging what their ultimate Festival experience would be like, whilst looking up into Sky.of.tents colours above. OPEN THE FESTIVAL!

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MAKING– Children make their own festival accessories using reclaimed tent material; Face painting inspired by Sky.of.tents installation and children’s costumes.

PARADE– Kids get to show off their costumes with a parade around the Gallery in front of parents and other workshop participants; Streamers & flags given to each child to enhance their own costumes; Start dancing to brass marching tunes.

MOVE IT– Dance freely under Sky.of.tents to a pop music playlist; become aware of your body with the addition of “Making” creations (cape, wings, headdress etc.). CLOSE THE FESTIVAL!

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