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Arts & Culture

Be inspired and sign up for Summer Art Camp at the Art Gallery

Published: 06 Jan 2023 11:38am

Get ready for four days full of fun and exciting art workshops, as Art Camp returns to the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Tuesday to Friday next week.

A range of workshops are on offer for children, teenagers and families who are keen to explore their artistic potential.

Gallery Curator - Learning & Engagement Linda Elliott said this is the third year the Art Camp program is being presented at the gallery in the summer school holidays.

“It’s a great way to kick start the new year as it’s such an exciting program for the team and presenters to deliver,” Ms Elliott said.

“We have a range of activities on offer, from art workshops or learning how to create your own zine, to a week full of dance and movement.”

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INSPIRATIONAL: Art Camp at the gallery will include daily dance workshops exploring Wiradjuri culture and storytelling through movement with contemporary dancer Ella Havelka.

The gallery’s current exhibition, the Sci-Fi inspired world of virtual reality (VR) exhibition Terminus, will be used for inspiration in the art workshop for teenagers as they create their own perspective drawing using augmented reality (AR).

Wiradjuri Elders and community will share their stories in mayinyguwalgu ngunggirridyu about the big fish, frogs and goannas  to inspire the creation of participants’ own creatures using raffia, sticks and wool, while contemporary dancer Ella Havelka will deliver daily workshops on dance and movement and rhythmic games using Wiradjuri language.

First Nations weaving of goanna, on the wall of art gallery

In their zine workshops, Halfway Print Fest Directors Kate Allman and Adele Packer will support and inspire students to make their own zine.

“The activities are designed to give participants, from children and teenagers to the whole family, the chance to get some hands-on skills building, while having a lot of fun,” Ms Elliott said.

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