Creative Challenge




Creative Challenge 2016 | Punmu and Kunawarritji RAWA Schools | Artists: Sarah Loden and Richard Watson | Images by Richard Watson.

Creative Challenge 2016 has wrapped up after an incredible year of artists working with young people in the communities of: Newman, Port Hedland, Kalgoorlie, Leonora and Punmu/Kunawarritji supported by our Principal Partner, BHP Billiton, and Kalbarri, Mount Magnet, Gascoyne Junction, Mowanjum, Bunbury, Coolgardie and Rockingham, Presented by Go for 2&5.

2016 saw 23 artists work with over 700 participants living in regional, rural and remote Western Australia. The theme for Creative Challenge 2016 was Seed, which encouraged participants to explore a variety of ideas that are central to their well being, community and environment. The project took many different shapes due to the diversity of the artists involved and participants produced some truly amazing artwork. Some of this work included videos, stop motion animations, illustrations, screen-printing, large-scale sculptures, puppet shows, performances and installations.

The Creative Challenge program is AWESOME’s year round creative program that celebrates the bright young things living in regional and remote Western Australia.

Each year, a team of artists presents a different arts project that encourages young people to consider their individual and collective community identity. Artists take residence in multiple regional or remote communities to share their knowledge and skills. The program is process-driven, and involves the participants to undertake research, conceptual development and implementation of an artwork that will communicate the uniqueness of their community. Each residency culminates in a celebration where the works created are showcased for the community to enjoy. A selection of the works are then showcased in the Creative Challenge Exhibition in the Perth Cultural Centre.

The aim of the Creative Challenge is to celebrate the talents, perceptions and stories of young people in regional and remote Western Australia and to instil a sense of pride, ownership and place within the communities.

Creative Challenge is presented through a one/two-week artist-in-residency program in regional, rural or remote Western Australian communities. Each year a different multidisciplinary arts project is developed and led by a team of professional artists with the focus being upon exploring identity, history, stories and environment of the young people living in that community.

If your school or community group would like to know more about the Creative Challenge please contact AWESOME’s Community Cultural Development Manager, Sarah Commander, on 9328 9666 or

Creative Challenge residency program is made possible with the support of Principal Partner BHP Billiton, and Healthway.



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