The core of the dLab National Program is directed to up-skilling young people and local facilitators with a special focus on young women from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds. We use digital art and technology as a tool to engage young people and build confidence through hands-on learning. Since 2011, we have spent significant time in regional New South Wales and the Northern Territory including Broken Hill; Wilcannia; Wagga Wagga; Kempsey; Central Western NSW and; Beswick, NT.
dLab has been engaged in two projects that aim to use animation and film to bring Indigenous culture, art and stories to the fore. dLab facilitators Elle Fredericksen and Yasmin Smith have been sharing their skills with local young people and working with the wider community to create content for both projects.
Long-term dLux artist and now dLab facilitator Annie McKinnon was born and bred in this NSW town so it seemed only fitting to send her on residencies to help the local high school students create a series of 'Thinking Machines'. Participants will engage with STEAM education to help inform this project.