Brotchie In Da Building!

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll have our very own artist-in-residence this year.

Emerging artist Stephanie Brotchie will work with 100 Story Building to create a collaborative documentary and storytelling podcast with staff, volunteers and the children and young people of 100 Story Building. The podcast will be produced fortnightly and will share, showcase and document stories by and about people in the 100 Story Building community in a fun, creative, informative and accessible way.

That’s the official line. Now for the real story.

Stephanie and 100 Story Building go waaaay back. She’s been a Pigeons co-author, an early harvest contributor, an In Other Words workshop volunteer and a champion of our programs. Our fond memories of Stephanie’s contributions to our programs include the time she met her Pigeon Letters co-author, Caitlin, at the Pigeons Stories in the Post launch. They had been exchanging letters and created a collaborative short story together, but this was their first meeting. Caitlin was so excited that she almost pushed Stephanie into the  Maribyrnong River.

Stephanie is also an multi-award winning artist whose work spans comedy, theatre, literature, live art, creative production and visual art. She is a co-founder (with Vachel Spirason) of Slow Clap Productions and loves creating interactive work specifically for young people.

Welcome to the hood (for real) Stephanie! We can’t wait to get storytelling together.

Stephanie Brotchie will be an artist-in-residence courtesy of an Early Career Residencies grant from the Australia Council.