The Rivulet Collab: ROB BRASLIN
ngayapi niyakara (Born To Dream)
ngayapi niyakara (Born To Dream)
The Rivulet Collab is Rob Braslin’s first public art piece that combines his love of visual arts and storytelling. This piece explores the layers of colonial history in places that hold significant importance to the Aboriginal people of lutruwita (Tasmania), and the difference in attention each narrative receives. Rob creates art in the overlooked corners of the rivulet using disregarded materials and rubbish. He seeks to uncover the untold stories of animals, plants and people and hopes people are able to see that everywhere has a story, even a dirty little rivulet by the road.
Rob Braslin is a murri artist living in nipaluna (Hobart), lutruwita (Tasmania). Born, raised and currently living on the eastern shore in the suburb of Clarendon Vale. Rob is a writer, comedian and artist. During the Covid-19 pandemic, in the first lockdown of 2020 Rob started drawing again, which he hadn’t done since going to Rosny College over a decade ago. Rob started taking photos on his old film cameras and in general thinking more about visual arts again. This led to mixing media; working digitally Rob has used scans of his drawings and paintings; turning them into stand alone graphics, animations and gifs.
The Rivulet Collab is part of ngayapi niyakara (Born To Dream), a partnership between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and Constance Artist Run Initiative that provides a paid opportunity for emerging Aboriginal artists based in lutruwita (Tasmania) to present new temporary artworks in an outdoor public space of their choice anywhere in lutruwita.
To keep updated on Rob’s work with the rivulet follow the
instagram page @TheRivuletCollab
And the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RobBraslinsArtCorner
Come for a stroll along the Newtown Rivulet to explore artworks made by Rob Braslin, inspired by his self-imposed residency at the rivulet. As the sun sets, you'll hear stories about this lesser-known waterway, with guest storytellers Kartanya Maynard and Isabel Howard, sharing their personal connections to the Rivulet. Enjoy an evening of art and storytelling by the Rivulet's banks.
There are limited spots to join these walks, so please RSVP via our email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk 1: Saturday 30th of September 6:00 - 7:30PM
Walk 2: Sunday 1st of October 7:00 - 8:30PM
Spots are limited and these events are now booked out.
Email us to join the waitlist- email@example.com
Location: Newtown Rivulet (-42.853421,147.296207)
Location description: The walk will start from a large grassed area, opposite the netball courts as seen in picture below. The location involves moving over some uneven ground with parental supervision required at all times.
For accessibility requirements please contact us directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be walking together while Rob Braslin and guest storytellers share some of the stories of the Rivulet. There will be some wayfinding light, but the sun will be setting so please take care to notice your surroundings. Wear sturdy, flat shoes.
Public Parking is available along Creek Rd and Church Ave/St Johns Ave.
The closest public toilet is located at New Town Senior Citizens Club, 22 Creek Rd, Lenah Valley (John Turnbull Park), which is a 5 minute drive from our walk.
Remnants of Rob's art making and anchors for storytelling will have a presence along the rivulet after this event until the end of October, so if you can't make it for the walk, take yourself for a stroll and look out for Rob's Rivulet Collab.
Acknowledgements and Thank you to:
Daniel van Duinkerken
TAC (Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre)
Special Thanks to
Moonah Arts Centre
Performing Lines - The idea for this project was first born at the Tarraleah Residency in 2019
Assisted through Arts Tasmania.
Constance ARI works across Country cared for by the Palawa of lutruwita and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout the so called ‘Australia’, as well as First Nations people from elsewhere, and their deep connection to the lands, skies and waterways over which sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respect to all Elders; we are grateful for their continued sharing of knowledge and Culture.