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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Stories and Places

Long, long, ago, Lizzy gave funding for a project. I can't actually remember what the project was meant to be, because it was a long time ago and also I think that the grant was given in the context of cider. What it turned into was a collaboration between Claire and I. Tiny stories inspired by places we loved, with some dinosaurs thrown in because Lizzy likes dinosaurs, and photos we took ourselves.

Hopefully some of these postcards will be making it out into the world soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Your Smallest Walking Tour

urban orchard (photo by Jason Atherton)

Without requiring a mini-grant of any kind, Sky and Claire have developed the all new Your Smallest Art Walking Tour!

The file is available for download here, in .mp3 format (warning: it's about 21MB -- and about 24 minutes long). If you would like to jump ahead and enjoy the walking tour on your own, please feel free to do so. We encourage using it to take time out of the Christmas season to relax; since most of the focus is on buying things extravagantly, we tried to create something that will make you happy. Please start whenever you feel like it, sitting on the steps of the pond in Northbridge's Cultural Centre.

For those who are interested in a more flashmobby feel, please JOIN US for a public performance of Your Smallest Walking Tour on December 22. Add our tour to your .mp3 player of choice and bring it along. Set your timepieces by this and meet on the steps to the pond in Northbridge's Cultural District (you know, the one next to the Art Gallery, near the train station). At 6pm, we'll all click Play together and enjoy a group walking tour experience -- together, but still uniquely alone.

We look forward to walking with you!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Manatee Day Smallest Art

What if you want to celebrate Manatee Day, but don't have time to make a card? Never fear! Smokey Long Long has come to the rescue! Just download the image below and put it on some cardboard (or whatever! we're not the boss of you!):

Monday, February 7, 2011

Manatee Day

This 14th February, Smokey Long Long will be celebrating Manatee Day! She writes:
I will be making little cards and gifts for people who would like one. It's better than valentines because manatees are cuddly and squishy and gentle.
I think this is an excellent idea, and I'm looking forward to seeing what delights people share for Manatee Day! Hopefully we'll have some photos to put up soon.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tiny Loveletters

Finally, a Smallest Art Project got finished!

You remember way, way, back in the old days, when I put in a request for funding for The Smallest Stories? Well, I did that thing, now, except it became awkward little fragments of loveletters written to strangers I've never met.

I did not love my writing for this, but then I sternly reminded myself that Perfect Art is not the point of this project. The point is Making Art Happen!

So remember:

Many thanks to the sponsor of this project and to my partner in crime who helped me put these up around Northbridge. There are more photos on our Facebook page.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Request for funding: Yarn bombing

Claire would like to request $6 for a yarn-bombing project.

Funding breakdown:
* $5 for yarn from an op-shop,
* $1 for teabags (tea will be used as an incentive to get someone to teach Claire how to crochet),
* $0 for a borrowed crochet hook.

Project outline:
Claire will yarn bomb some stuff, taking care to only cover inanimate objects (since trees don't enjoy being yarn-bombed). This is Claire's first excursion into public art, and she will be convincing her mother to play, too!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Request for funding: Clothespeg messages

From Claire:

"i'd like five dollars to buy wooden clothespegs, i will then write an inspirational word or message (like "You're beautiful" or "Be happy") on it and clip it to unsuspecting pedestrians, public places, dog collars, and the like. My goal is to spread a little bit of joy in the world, one clothespeg at a time."