Living Laneway 2018
The Maitland community came together on the evening of Thursday 25th October, 2018, to celebrate the success of Mai-Wel Creative Arts' Living Laneway installation in the NAB Laneway, off High Street in Maitland.
The night was filled with music, dance and smiles amongst the fabric installation that beautified the laneway.
The installation, that was in place from Thursday, 11th October to the 26th October, represented Maitland’s connection to the river and was prepared by Mai-Wel Creative Arts creatives and approximately 30 community members who attended Creative Arts workshops earlier in 2018.
To create the dreamy fabric design, the group harnessed the magic of the historical cyanotype photographic process which uses the sunlight’s reaction to a special emulsion. As workshop participants laid out on the fabric and the sun hugged their posing bodies, the exposed fabric transformed to vibrant shades of cyan, or blue, leaving only the silhouettes in the original colour of the fabric.
The music for the Living Laneway project was provided by Mai-Wel Creative Arts artist, Ian Mills. Ian's unique music style of eerie atmospheric film soundtrack and electro pop is created through his exploration of soundscape using electronic music and samples.
Living Laneway was made possible thanks to Mai-Wel Creative Arts’ successful application for the Maitland City Council My Place Grant 2017/18.
Check out the 'Living Laneway' Facebook event here.
We hope to see you there!