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Well known Japanese-Australian sculptor, performance, textile, photography and installation artist Hiromi Tango held a workshop in Townsville where she discussed her practice, and shared art-making and community engagement techniques from her Healing Garden projects (seen in Dubai, Yogyakarta, Sydney and Melbourne) with local artists. These art projects centre on community engagement processes and are as much about recovery and fostering resilience as they are about art. She has a particular interest in how art can contribute to trauma recovery.
In the wake of the recent Townsville flood, Hiromi partnered with Umbrella Studio and the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) to talk with North Queensland artists about the healing power of art post-natural disaster. In addition to sharing more about her practice, Hiromi also led a hands-on demonstration of how to create a variety of her healing flowers.
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