Our unique Artist Craig Tapp facilitates Sand Art Workshops for schools, kindergartens and groups. Whilst he guides the participants and teaches them how to create the ‘Sand Art’ to a specific design/theme, he then tells the stories of his Country, people and Culture.
As a cultural facilitator eco-environmental art mentor and teacher Tappy’s art acts as an educational tool symbolising and integrating traditional and contemporary aspects of Aboriginal culture from which people draw strength and spiritual connection sustaining personal and community identity.
In 2013 Tappy will be offering school based art workshop programs to Dunwich Primary School, Cleveland State High School and South Side Education High School which will include video’s of his previous sand art installations from 2010 – 2013, he will outline the cultural eco stories of his art work show materials used, how they are used and where they come from, introducing ephemeral art a new art form, highlighting the celebration of nature and the need to reclaim damaged landscapes, restore ecosystems to establish abalance coexistence with natural systems.
Tappy’s Eco-Environmental Education project in 2013 is designed in a way in which Aboriginal people from all age groups traditionally learn through ways such as story telling, observation, practical experience and positive mentoring. The School groups Tappy is working with in 2013 will be given the opportunity to create their own designs on the beach at Stradbroke Island or the Wynnum Foreshore Beaches which will be professionally photographed digitally transferred to poster size limited edition prints which will be showcased along side his work at the Exhibition to be held in October 2013 at Parliament House.