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Or­gan­is­ers of the Vast project are invit­ing peo­ple from across the Pil­bara to Cos­sack for Vast Com­mu­nity Ses­sions and to meet some of the artists and see the project in ac­tion.

Funded by the City of Kar­ratha, the Vast project will bring more than 25 artists from all over Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing mu­si­cians Paul Dempsey and Bernard Fan­ning, to Cos­sack for three days to cre­ate, record and col­lab­o­rate to pro­duce an al­bum, paint­ings, film, a photo se­ries and other works in­spired by the Pil­bara.

On Sun­day, from 9am-12.30pm, sev­eral of the project’s par­tic­i­pat­ing artists will fa­cil­i­tate a se­ries of work­shops and Q&A ses­sions.

Scott Wise and Rowena Wise will be talk­ing about lutherie, the art of mak­ing wooden string in­stru­ments, Pan­ics front­man Jae Laf­fer will talk about getting mu­sic from your head to the ra­dio and singer-song­writer Olympia will host a Q&A ses­sion and speak about her ca­reer. Aimee Chap­man and Qynn Beard­man will host a talk about in­de­pen­dent mu­sic ca­reers and al­ter­na­tive jobs in the busi­ness, and Lis John­son and Baby Guerilla will speak about their art forms, ap­proach and ca­reers.

There will also be a gen­eral meet-and-greet and open chat with the Vast artists and crew.

City of Kar­ratha mayor Peter Long said the city is ex­cited to sup­port the com­mis­sion.

Pic­ture: Matthew Tompsett

Vast project pro­ducer and the Pan­ics’ front­man Jae Laf­fer.

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