Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

GI­ANT mar­i­onettes, mu­si­cals, fierce di­nosaurs, con­certs, work­shops, art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tions and po­etry com­pe­ti­tions are just some of the fan­tas­tic things on of­fer in the Town of Vic­to­ria Park dur­ing the Town’s 2017 Arts Sea­son in April.

Af­ter trans­form­ing its an­nual Art Awards into an Arts Sea­son last year, the event will now show­case lo­cal, re­gional and in­ter­na­tional artists and ex­hi­bi­tions through­out April in many dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions.

Town of Vic­to­ria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said he was amazed at the level of di­ver­sity in this year’s pro­gram.

“We re­ally do have some­thing for ev­ery­one, from chil­dren’s art work­shops and ex­hi­bi­tions that ap­peal to lit­tle peo­ple, like Crown’s Juras­sic Crea­tures, through to events for adults and fam­i­lies such as an ex­hi­bi­tion from lead­ing Bri­tish artist and film­maker John Akom­frah, a world mu­sic con­cert, in­ter­gen­er­a­tional com­mu­nity art projects and a fash­ion show,” he said.

“The Arts Sea­son is a cel­e­bra­tion of ex­cep­tional ta­lent that we have on our doorstep and pro­vides our lo­cal and wider com­mu­nity with an op­por­tu­nity to see and do things they wouldn’t nor­mally.”

Among the events tak­ing place will be a Na­tional Youth Week event with artist Phil Don­con at ei­ther John MacMil­lan Park or in the Drama Room at the Leisure­life Cen­tre, depend­ing on weather, on April 7 be­tween 4pm and 5pm.

Don­con is an artist and a per­former who is both en­er­getic and in­spir­ing.

His unique ‘live’ paint­ing per­for­mances are vig­or­ous and dy­namic, as well as be­ing highly en­ter­tain­ing. He cre­ates rapid-fire images in uni­son with di­verse styles of mu­sic, in­ter­spersed with dance and gym­nas­tics.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial through the Town’s event cal­en­dar at vic­to­ri­a­park.wa. gov.au or call 9373 5500. For a pro­gram, visit www.vic­to­ria park.wa.gov.au/events.

Artist Phil Don­con will hold an event as part of the Town of Vic­to­ria Park's Arts Sea­son.

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