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 27: Dawn Meader

From Behind Curtain 3, we are excited to announce that Dawn Meader has commenced her challenge and will create 30 artworks in 30 days.  Dawn describes her challenge:

I was immediately attracted to the 303030 as I wanted to set myself the challenge to pour my creativity into my own work in a spontaneous way on a daily basis. I wanted to develop the habit of painting every morning as in the past I have created the habit of running my art courses first.
I feel open to what comes but know I want to play with light and glazing. My challenge is to allow any new ways of expressing to come forward instead of sitting comfortably in what I know I can do. I know this usually takes persistence and the 30 days is a great way of following through on this commitment to Montessori and myself. I see this as a very expansive time.

Conclusion … Moira Court

Moira Court on completing her challenge:

This is the eve of my last day of the 30x30x30 Challenge.  Apart from thinking about which animals to finish with I have been making hundreds of little tracing paper corners to attach the sketches to the canvases provided.  I don’t know if the experience has been a success or not.  I think I can use a couple of the pictures as is and perhaps develop others into something bigger and better.  I do know that I underestimated how much time and effort this all involved.

moira court

25: Commitment

The act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself

The irony is not lost on me, as a humble blogger, that the Commitment post is the one I have stumbled on! So many ideas about aspects of commitment, I feel that I could write a self-help book, rather than a quickly digestible blog. Enough of my personal challenges, let’s explore commitment with respect to the people who are involved in this project.

So what exactly is a commitment?

As I see it, a commitment is a promise that you make to complete a specific task. We all make multitudes of commitments in our life. Think about our family commitments, work, community involvement, social groups. In fact, our whole society is built upon the innate trust that individuals will honour their commitments. Commitments to your self are probably the most important ones of all, and probably the hardest to keep (uh oh, sounds like we are heading down self-help territory again).

Personally, I think the commitment of the people (organiser or artist) involved in the 30x30x30 Challenge is pure dedication. We are looking not just at a quick project to be thrown together over a weekend or two… but 30 weeks of production.

There is a small but dedicated group of individuals in the background, tirelessly pulling this project together, all for the benefit of the Treetops Montessori School in Darlington WA. There are artists who are busy harvesting ideas and beginning the creative process.

And why are all the artists doing this Challenge? Have a read of each individual artist’s profile, as each one of them touches upon their personal journey to fill their canvases…