2: Circles

To move in a circle or circuit around; rotates or revolves around…

Where did the 30x30x30 Art Challenge begin all those months ago?

Do you remember the posts? The journey through the 30 weeks as we have introduced artists, seen amazing acts of generosity from sponsors, and watched the artists individual journeys through an incredible feat of creativity.

30: Call

The door to the Art Room at Treetops Montessori School, Darlington WA

We called out for artists to join our cause

29: Consensus

The process of deciding which artists would participate this year after an overwhelming response of applications

28: Community

Acknowledging the special people around us

27: Curtain

Anticipation as we draw close to introducing our first lot of 10 artists (or groups of artists)

26: Conductor

An artists brush or a conductor’s baton?

25: Commitment

Acknowledging the huge commitment by those who have become a part of the 30x30x30 Art Challenge

24: Canvas

The history of the canvas as a medium for art – more interesting than you may think!

23: Collaboration

Celebrating the work that some groups are doing for the 30x30x30 Art Challenge

22: Comment

Encouraging the participating artists to tell us about their own personal journey through this project

21: Children

Remembering that the children of Treetops Montessori School are who this project is being done for

20: Contributor

Random works in the Treetops Art Room

Thanking the sponsors for the first 10 artists

19: Contemplations

Acknowledging the meditative thought process involved in creating

18: Consider

The first delivery of 30 art works have arrived, we are awed and amazed.

17: Chance

Allowing serendipity a place in the creative process

16: Conversations

Unpicking the art of communication and it’s relationship to our creativity

15: Connection

Celebrating the beautiful relationships Treetops Montessori School is building with the extended community

14: Change

The season has changed in the Perth Hills, and the 30x30x30 Art Challenge is in full swing

13: Captivated

We are awestruck by the colourful deliveries of art works arriving at the School

12: Cultivate

How we each nourish our creative ideas

Woolen art by Treetops Montessori Students

11: Champion

Thanks to the second group of sponsors for this amazing event

10: Crystallisation

The moment when creative inspiration turns into something more concrete

9: Conundrum

A tongue-in-cheek look at my own challenge for this project

8: Continuity

Chaos and consistency in our lives as parents

7: Chord

Music and art, investigated again

6: Creditable

Thanks to the last 10 of the wonderful sponsors of this event

5: Contagious

We love how a good idea spreads

4: Construction

How we intend to display 900 works of art

3: Curious

Treetops is a hive of activity for the young artist

Information of the event, the exhibition of art on the 15th of September 2012 at the Darlington Hall, Perth Western Australia.

2: Circles

Here we are, back at where we started. The circle of this blog complete, however the 30x30x30 Art Challenge Grand Finale, the Exhibition of the 900 works of art that have been produced by our 30 exceptional artists.

Stay tuned now for the final installments!


Challenger 12 – Alt 164

From Behind Curtain 2, we are excited to announce that ‘Alt 164’, the teaming of the creative energy of Nelson Franco and Cristina Vanegas, have commenced their challenge.   From their North Lake studio, Nelson and Cristina will create 30 artworks from mid April to mid May.  ‘Alt 164’ describe their challenge:

The 30x30x30 is a great challenge in our artistic career. It is a bold look at the hectic present. A society on the move, full of changes and developments that seem not letting up…
It is a unique opportunity to prove in a new work context, where mental and physical agility are key players.
As a team we want to incorporate the vision about art that we have as individual’s: merging personal reflection about the city and the beings that inhabit it.
Our goals are to complete 30 pieces of art that make people “wake up” in another notion of reality and generate reflection on the viewer and also to successfully integrate our ideas and explore different techniques.
We both definitely have a very deep conscience to work in our social projects especially if they involve an entire community and seek to promote childhood.
The 30x30x30 is a reunion with the artistic endeavor. It is a gift to the children from “Treetops Montessori School”. Finally, it is a courageous and innovative way to make artistic calls.

22: Comment

a remark often related to an added piece of information, or an observation or statement

Many have commented on the possibly excessive use of words beginning with the letter “C” in the 30x30x30 Challenge blog and promotional material.

Curious to know how this came about?

When we were conceptualising the 30x30x30 Challenge, we found we had many layers to the project, many of them coincidentally starting with a “C”.

Sarah Thornton-Smith, one of the originators of the 30x30x30 alongside Dixie Bartle from Treetops Montessori School, wrote:

“The C word story derives from the brand building of the 30x30x30 Challenge logo. Dixie provided the vision of the project and when I was trying to work out how to put the call for artists – I wanted it to be different, honest and cheeky at the same time.Thirty reasons became thirty weeks [or vice versa] and the connections became apparent. The word “Call” was instrumental in initiating the c words …”.

Thirty “C” words …