Youth art on show at Charlegrar­k

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - In The Picture -

West Wim­mera Shire Coun­cil has sent an open in­vi­ta­tion to young peo­ple across the re­gion to ex­pe­ri­ence a day of mu­sic, work­shops, art and colour at Lake Charlegrar­k near Goroke.

The coun­cil will present Youth Art @ Charlegrar­k on April 30 to pro­vide a public stage for young peo­ple cre­at­ing work in all artis­tic gen­res to ex­hibit and per­form their tal­ents.

The coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple from sec­ondary-school age up to 25 to par­tic­i­pate in the day’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

Coun­cil com­mu­nity sup­port of­fi­cer Amanda Munn said this year’s event was go­ing to be ‘big­ger than ever’.

“Jamie Austin is co-or­di­nat­ing the mu­sic for Youth Art this year and has or­gan­ised a tremen­dous line-up of lo­cal and re­gional en­ter­tain­ers,” she said.

“The Skat­e­goats, a punk-rock band from Mount Gam­bier, will be ap­pear­ing to en­ter­tain and suc­cess­ful Mel­bourne artist Tracey Mock, a for­mer Kaniva res­i­dent, will in­for­mally chat with our bud­ding artis­tic com­mu­nity. She is proof that grow­ing up in a small coun­try town does not limit your ca­pa­bil­i­ties or your suc­cess.

“Come and check out the high-cal­i­bre art that will be on dis­play in the W Crab­tree Hall and have a chat with Tracey.”

Ms Munn said or­gan­is­ers were also proud to wel­come renowned Clunes sculp­tor Janet Cameron.

“She will dis­play her limestone sculp­tures and lead limestone-sculpt­ing work­shops for peo­ple of all ages,” she said.

“Janet sculpts pre­dom­i­nantly in Mount Gam­bier limestone and her in­spi­ra­tion comes from ‘life, any­thing liv­ing es­pe­cially plants, but more so wa­ter’. Janet finds the sight and sound of it stim­u­lat­ing as well as re­lax­ing – it’s like mu­sic, good for the soul.”

Cameron’s work­shops will run from 10.30am to 11.30am, 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Book­ings are es­sen­tial.

“Heart­felt of Kaniva will lead felt­ing work­shops, ‘Waldo the Great’ will be rov­ing through the crowd show­ing off his mag­i­cal prow­ess and giv­ing peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to learn some of his great­est tricks, also through a work­shop on the day,” Ms Munn said.

She said Run Char­lie Run, or­gan­ised by Kaniva Col­lege Quest stu­dents, was a ‘colour run’ with a twist and this year in­cluded an ob­sta­cle course.

“It starts at 11am. Pre­pare to get coloured and mud­died, wear your whites and your old shoes. There will be hot show­ers avail­able af­ter the run so peo­ple can stay on and en­joy the en­ter­tain­ment,” she said.

“To top off the day we have the Coastal Fly­board com­ing. They are go­ing to give young peo­ple from the age of 12 and above turns on the fly­board in the mid­dle of the lake. Spa­ces for this are lim­ited so this event def­i­nitely re­quires you to book.”

Fly­board rides will start at 9am. Par­tic­i­pants need to book a time and can get a con­sent form and in­for­ma­tion about any other events from West Wim­mera Shire Coun­cil on 5392 7700.

The coun­cil, Kaniva, Goroke and Eden­hope col­leges as well as Desert Edge Art Gallery’s Karen Wise­man are key part­ners work­ing on the event, col­lab­o­rat­ing to bring a feast of art of all gen­res.

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