ART & ABOUT
Gretel currently has a research fellowship as part of an ARC Discovery project led by sociologist Deborah Warr through Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne. Gretel has evolved a site-responsive social practice approach to challenge place-based stigma, develop a sense of belonging and inclusion within neighbourhoods and present nuanced perspectives of a place to outside audiences. Gretel has had long-term residencies in both Wyndham (Victoria) and Hobart, in which she engaged groups of residents in Art and About projects reflecting upon their neighbourhoods and creating collaborative artistic outcomes.
Art and About projects (click on title for more information):
Dancing Place (Wyndham)
Art of Place, Glenorchy - Curtain Call
En route to Heathdale - New Frames
Scarecrows of Wyndham Vale