Case Studies - Art Activations & Community Projects



Twine - Ideas That Bind has been excited to be part of The Lester Prize (previously the Black Swan Prize) Operations Management Team for 5 years. 


Held in the heart of Perth, it proudly showcases and promotes Australia's most talented professional and emerging visual artists.

The Prize plays a critical role in helping to diversify WA’s local economy, grow cultural tourism, and activate spaces through creative placemaking. Its annual Exhibition & Event Season has been attended by over 3.2 million people since its inception. 

We led the team in all aspects of marketing, communications and media management; event management; community engagement; and exhibition management. Our scope included successfully managing the rebrand from the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture to The Lester Prize from 2019 - 2021, providing full in-house graphic design services, the development and implementation of best practice management systems and team training to administer the Prize.

Artwork | Lori Pensini

2017 Finalist

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A big thank you to everyone who attended the launch of Brett's Meander, Triste and Awe: A Book Unbound Exhibition.


Giving artist talks at Team Digital's Epson Print Gallery, Brett shared insights on his approach and stories which contributed to the 200 pages of portraits, still lifes, landscapes, found objects,

poetry and thoughts captured as

part of his soon-to-be-published

visual journal project.

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Southlands Boulevarde Shopping Centre welcomed in the Chinese Year of the Earth Pig from 5 to 19 February.


Hosted by Lendlease Property Management (Aust), the “Lunar New Year Festival” program included:

  • Acrobatic lion dancing by Ging Mo said to bring you good luck and fortune

  • Live entertainment by the graceful Chung Wah Dancers

  • Ta-Ge Tang Dynasty Water Sleeve Stilt Walkers

  • Traditional folk arts and crafts (including lantern making, paper cutting, opera mask painting, Chinese knot bracelet making, and calligraphy)

  • Giveaways, beautiful Chinese lanterns and decorations throughout the Centre; and

  • A 4m inflatable pig on display, perfect for those Instagram selfies!


It was a great way for locals to celebrate this ancient and joyful tradition with family and friends. Gong Xi Fa Cai!



(and it's not

pop music)

What an amazing few years it's been for Twine's Creative Director who has taken out top honours for his portraits, landscapes and still lifes in photographic awards here in Australia and overseas.


This has included two prizes at the

National Portrait Gallery in Canberra; 

an abstract/ fine art award in London;

a fine art award in Paris; and finalist awards and exhibitions in New York, The Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur, India, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Townsville, Caboolture, Murwillumbah, regional NSW & Tasmania.

Nothing yet in Munich - but we're working on it!

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The Year of The Rooster was celebrated in spectacular style!

Twine - Ideas That Bind event managed this free public event in collaboration with AVID on behalf of the State Government's

Office of Multicultural Affairs.


The 10 day program during January and February featured:

  • Live performances

  • Theming that was lit for night activation

  • Giant lanterns

  • Interactive and digital activations

  • Animated projection on the GPO Building

  • A photographic exhibition

  • Activities and workshops

  • Asian cooking demonstrations

  • Tai chi and martial arts classes

  • Lion dancing

  • Asian cuisine and night market stalls

  • Traditional and contemporary Chinese music and dance acts.


25,000 people helped us celebrate at various locations throughout the Perth CBD including Elizabeth Quay; James Street, Northbridge; Forrest Place;

and Brookfield Place.

Click here to check out the video.

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Twine is proud to work with the Department of Communities and the

Bentley 360 Project Team.


This is one of the most significant medium-to-high density urban infill developments in WA. The transformation of the site into a vibrant, thriving and integrated community will deliver a contemporary residential development of at least 1500 new dwelli​ngs, high-quality parkland and recreation spaces, as well as community, commercial and retail offerings.

With a focus on community connections, delivery of new state-of-the-art facilities and support services, and new employment and training opportunities, Bentley 360 will provide a safe, inclusive community with a strong sense of place and belonging for all residents. 




Harmony Festival was held on 24 March. 


Supported by the City of Canning and the Department of Communities, this was a wonderful event celebrating the tastes, sounds and diversity of Bentley's multicultural neighbourhood.


Twine created a themed Information Booth and facilitated an activation activities space for the Housing Authority, which included:

  • "Kitchen Table Tales" — members of the community were invited to write a postcard to their family and friends telling them about their home and life in Bentley

  • "Australian Bush Fairies" — interactive storytelling and songs around the bush “camp fire”

  • World Map — children showed us which countries their families originated

  • Australian Bush Animal Hospital — children helped care for some of our endangered Australian bush animals (toys), and

  • Nature-inspired eco arts and crafts using recycled materials and gumnuts.




As a result of our recent Meander, Triste and Awe: A Bound Unbound 

Exhibition, we've been inundated with requests from people inspired to learn more about Brett's unique approach to his photographic and visual art practice. 


We are currently developing a range of Twine workshops and events to be held in beautiful locations around WA for those called to lead a more creative and individual life.


As Aristotle once said: "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."


Stay tuned via Facebook, Instagram

or our website, or sign up to our eNews for more info on our forthcoming interactive workshops and talks.

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There was something for everyone at the “Farmadale” event hosted by

Lendlease Armadale Shopping City

on Saturday 21 April!


The Twine team had so much fun helping local residents celebrate all things ‘food’ , from paddock to plate.


A feast for all the senses, the event program included sustainable gardening workshops by Lisa Passmore, healthy cooking chef demonstrations by Kelly Ramsay of Channel 7's MKR, free food tastings, a farmyard animal petting zoo, kids' eco arts and crafts, bush tales, farm games, live entertainment by the  talented Libby Hammer & Beth Sheldon with the Crazy Hat Day Show, and a Barn Dance.


The inaugural Farmadale Pie Contest was a great success with prizes awarded for the best signature savoury and sweet homemade pies, and food donations given to a worthy local community charity, Crossways Kelmscott.

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