About Creative Communities
Louise Cooper is a dedicated and passionate creative community development artist with a focus on under represented communities, including those of Rural/Remote Australia, Seniors, Youth and Small Schools with under 50 students.
As an emerging artist, Louise is always experimenting with different mediums and techniques currently she is excited about story collecting, event management, self-publishing, stencilling, spray-painting, decoupage and up-cycling. She has been self-publishing for eight years. Her paintings have been exhibited in several exhibitions, cafes, shops, sold to private collectors and a museum.
Louise stands for experimentation, self-expression and accessibility over perfection in art and life.
She is currently Western Riverina Arts' Creative Facilitator for For Prosperity's Sake Seniors Stories with funding from NSW Regional Arts Creative Ageing Fund.
Centenary Artist at Wamoon Public School, a small school with roughly 25 students, running creative programs with the students and facilitating the painting of a commemorative school mural, with funding from Regional Arts NSW's CASP grants.
Creative Youth Mentor for Creative Youth Entrepreneurs Program teaching Youth the basics of successful arts practice including to Craft, Market and Sell their work. Funded by Regional Arts NSW CASP grant.
Louise is keen to network small schools (with under 50 students) throughout Australia to offer creative community development programs to their students and communities, 'including the Bilby Bulletin', a quarterly small schools publication currently seeking funding.
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