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July 13, 2011

Gallery –!EVENT! June 16 Embodimovement Workshop

What a wonderful day of embodiment in the park. It was an afternoon of playful movement and lots of laughs! Thanks to all those who came to enjoy the sunshine and the silliness. Special thanks to Hailey McCloskey who hosted this amazing workshop and moved us in expressive ways. Visit the Hammock Free School Events page for more upcoming workshops and events.

July 11, 2011

Gallery – June 14 Clowning Around with the Cruz Brothers Workshop

What a blast we had clowning around at the Purple Thistle.  It was an afternoon of goofiness and tons of laughter!  Thanks  to all those who came to enjoy the barrel of giggles and silly antics.  Special thanks to Francis and Patrick Cruz who hosted this amazing workshop and the Purple thistle for being generous with their wonderful space.   Visit the Hammock Free School Events page for more upcoming workshops and events.




June 25, 2011

!EVENT! – June 28, HFS ARTIST TALK Closing BBQ Potluck & Goodbye Party

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! What an adventure this has been!  On Tuesday June 28 join us for the HFS Artist Talk and closing party.  Hammock Residency founder Heidi Nagtegaal will moderate a discussion with artist and Hammock Free School facilitator Golboo Amani as well as the many collaborating artists of the Hammock Free School project.

As some of you may also know, Golboo and her partner David are moving to Toronto in just a few days.  Come and join us in sending them off with a BANG!  Bring some delicious and healthy snacks to share, or something to throw on the BBQ.


On Tuesday 28 June, from 6pm – 10pm Heidi Nagtegaal will be moderating an artist talk with HFS facilitator Golboo Amani at the Hammock Residency 1923 Graveley Street


Heidi Nagtegaal – Artist, Hammock Residency, Founder http://www.heidi-nagtegaal.com/

Heidi Nagtegaal is an artist, writer and facilitator living in Vancouver, BC. After receiving her BFA from ECUAD in 2005, Nagtegaal has gone on to found local arts initiatives such as the Hammock Residency and Headbands and Bracelets, parallel to her own practice.

Basing her work on emergent natures, she uses an aesthetic of emergency, DIY, utilizing available materials to make “something out of nothing”. Challenging the notions of “something” and “nothing,” she engages a fluidity of structures, transformation, personal chemistry and connection to create alchemic art. Sculptures, intervention, performance, installation, and activation are key elements in her relational social practice, creating both an object, and the ephemeral.

G. Amani – Artist, Hammock Free School, Facilitator   http://golbooamani.blogspot.com/

Golboo Amani, a graduate of ECUAD, is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, installation, and performance. With a focus on process and research, Golboo’s practice fits within the discourse of knowledge production and distribution, utilizing the Internet and search engine results to highlight ways in which language and gestures become dominant tools of informing and imagining the world.

June 20, 2011

!EVENT! – June 23 Voice, Sound, Power: PodPlays with Hari Workshop

PodPlays, “Mapping the city with stories. Listen. Walk. Relax. Have fun”.    On Thursday June 23 join us for the Voice, Sound, Power: PodPlays with Hari Workshop, where writer and lyricist Hari Malagayo Alluri will be hosting a PodPlays workshop.

PodPlays is a hybrid of technology and performance and combines sound, text and performance. Audience load PodPlays onto portable media players and step outside where the plays become a soundtrack to life on the streets of Vancouver.  Bring your silly selves over to the Purple Thistle to join us for this great chance to play around.  Check out the Hammock Free School Events page for a schedule of  events  as well as details about each workshop.

On Thurs 23 June, from 6pm – 9pm Hari Malagayo Alluri will be hosting a PodPlays workshop at the Hammock Residency 1923 Graveley Street

Hari Malagayo Alluri

Hari Malagayo Alluri immigrated to South Vancouver, Musquiem Territory with his family at the age of 12. His experiences led him to community organizing, which brought him back to the love of writing he wasn’t able to bring with him, and moved his work into arts-based facilitation and mentorship. Interested in the inherently collaborative craft of supporting community storytelling voices, he has spent the last few years facilitating workshops focusing on diverse themes with multiple populations and group dynamics, supporting the creation of successful projects and media. A published writer, lyricist for Los Migrantes, Asian Arts Freedom School coordinator, member of No One is Illegal and Press Release poetry collective, and Leo-award nominee for his work with The Colouring Book: Digital Stories by Artists of Colour, Hari is an intuitive and experienced group facilitator whose practice is grounded in pasalubong – gifts from the Journey.

G. Amani – Artist, Hammock Free School, Facilitator

Heidi Nagtegaal – Artist, Hammock Residency, Founder

June 20, 2011

Gallery – June 12 Eddie’s Spray Day Workshop

A beautiful day making beautiful things at the HFS.  Thanks  to all those who came to enjoy the gorgeous day and spray painted with us.  Special thanks to Eddie who hosted the Spray Day Workshop.   Visit the Hammock Free School Events page for more upcoming workshops and events.

June 20, 2011

!EVENT! – June 21 Open Studio: SUN & SANDCASTLES

Lets have some fun in the sun.    On Tuesday June 21 join us at Third Beach for Open Studio: SUN & SANDCASTLES, where we build sandcastles, play music, and enjoy the spirit of the summer.   Bring snacks, noise makers, pales and shovels and any other beach toys.  Check out the Hammock Free School Events page for a schedule of  events  as well as details about each workshop.

On Tues 21 June, from 6pm – 9pm at Third Beach for Open Studio: SUN & SANDCASTLES.

Third Beach, Stanley Park (map)

G. Amani – Artist, Hammock Free School, Facilitator

Heidi Nagtegaal – Artist, Hammock Residency, Founder