Tara Children's Project (TCP) is the only children's home caring for HIV affected orphaned kids in the state of Bihar, India. Children from the Tara Children's Project (TCP) recently worked collaboratively with arts therapist Karma Barnes to create a beautiful mural to enliven and beautify the entrance to TCP. The children developed the design of the mural based on themes from the 16 Guide Lines and drawings from their imaginations. All the children from the TCP contributed to the project from 5-17 years of age. The mural was an opportunity for the kids to see their ideas come to life, explore ways of working with each other as well as overcoming challenges, learning new skills and delighting in expressing their ideas in colour and paint. Karma is from Australasia where she works with young people both as an arts therapist and as a participatory artist, utilizing street art and installation art as a method of facilitating people working together.
Over an epic 8 week journey in partnership with Byron Youth Service a, <In.scribe> Youth Arts unleashed its first ever All Girlz Project. A group of 10 young people aged 12-15years developed themselves and their creativity, worked collaboratively and explored their imaginations, Over the 8 weekly sessions and 2 weekend workshops the participants explored art journaling, worked together to create a collaborative mandala, designed and created mandala stencils, studied inspiring female street artists, engaged in creative art games and team building activities and worked with each other to design and paint two street art installs. The second of which was commissioned by and supported by Byron Shire Council and Suffolk Park Community Association.