dream masons

Dream Masons transformed the façade of the Salamanca Arts Centre into an awesome theatrical spectacle of grand proportions.  This unique work brought together a group of 85 professional artists, students and local community volunteers.   An additional show crew of 65 performers, musicians, choir members, operators and backstage technicians worked together to create a visually spectacular theatre work for an audience of approximately 14,000 over four nights. Dream Masons was created for Salamanca Arts Centre's 25th anniversary celebrations and opened the Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2007.

TACTICAL ART PROJECTS ARTIST Jessica Wilson

OBJECTIVES

  • Community building and social connection through the making and collective viewing of the spectacle

  • Place activation

  • Mentoring of emerging artists

CLIENT

  • Salamanca Arts Centre

  • Ten Days on the Island Festival

PARTICIPATION

  • SPACE students (Salamanca Art's accredited technical theatre program)

  • Older women's performance group

  • Voluntary performers

  • Professional performers

  • Local musicians

RESOURCING - project scale $500,000

  • Australia Council for the Arts

  • Arts Tasmania

  • Hobart City Council

  • Salamanca Arts Centre

  • Ten Days on the Island

  • Redmoon Theatre

  • Various philanthropic programs