Our drama class for 8 - 12 year olds ask 'What is art?'
One of the 2016/17 Platform Associate Artists, Geraldine Heaney is often to be found in the venue and this October will be no different as she is involved with at least four different projects that will be presented as part of the Made in Easterhouse festival.
Geraldine, how did you first get involved with Platform?
I was invited to deliver some workshops with a Beat-boxer for Lab Station in 2010. Since then I have worked on projects in Nurseries around Easterhouse, performed in Hansel and Gretel, the Platform Christmas Show in 2011 and created lots of new work with Creation Station.
What are you currently working on?
I’ve spent lots of time creating a film of a year in the life of this excellent building! I’ve been present at lots of events over the tenth year of the building and look forward to sharing what I’ve made at the Made in Easterhouse EPIC Celebration Day on Friday 28th October. I’ve also been working with Starcatchers to create a film exploring the Early Years arts sector in Scotland over the last ten years. This will be shared as part of the Platform and Starcatchers Family Day on Saturday 1st October.
I also work with Creation Station, the weekly 7-12 year old Drama group at Platform and together we are currently creating a show for 3-6 year olds called Pass it On that will also be shared at the Platform and Starcatchers Family Day.
I am Co-Director of KOR! Records, a record label that run music projects for young people with additional support needs. We have been working closely with Platform and Sensatronic Lab and are really excited about SWITCH, an experimental music event for everyone on Saturday 15th October.
And, if that wasn’t enough, Geraldine can also be seen performing in Wild Life as part of Made in Easterhouse on the 12th and 13th October.