nicola loder

word up
photography of workshops held by spoken word artists with primary school children
from the city of melbourne, resulting in a publication and cd to celebrate children's week

launch at federation square

word up! is part of the city of melbourne’s community cultural development program and has been developed especially for
upper primary school age children in melbourne to celebrate children's week 2003. as adults we are accustomed to experiencing
and understanding the city through our eyes only. in word up! we hear from the city’s children. this is their experience of city life,
their thoughts and opinions about living in melbourne, their imaginings of the city’s future. word up! invited seven young award winning
professional artists including poets, hip hop beatboxers, a photographer and video artist to conduct a series of workshops in five city
of melbourne primary schools to produce a cd and book of children's poetry and song. this project honours the creativity, passion,
culture and perception of children and reaffirms the importance of providing opportunities for children to tell their stories in their own
unique ways. so listen up to word up!, a celebration of the city’s cultural life through the words and voices of its children.

download catalogue (6.1mb)

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