People of all ages using tape to create artworks on a vinyl floor.
FREE FUN:  Council have partnered with artist Briony Barr to deliver free, collaborative art workshops over five days in the Autumn school holidays.

Arts & Culture

Let your imagination run wild these Autumn School Holidays

Published: 11 Apr 2024 11:36am

Many metres of brightly coloured tape will soon embellish the interior of community spaces in Tarcutta, Wagga Wagga and Uranquinty over five days of the Autumn school holidays with Tape It! 2652.

Young people – along with the young at heart – are invited to experiment with collaborative drawing artist Briony Barr, using Japanese ‘Washi paper tape’ to draw shapes and patterns on the floor, walls, windows and more.

Council’s Community Development Coordinator, Alex Osgood said collaborative drawing activities held as part of Tape It! 2652, would completely take over accessible and inclusive community spaces, with children and families invited to join in.

“The Tape It! 2652 participative artwork is suitable for children, families and adults alike – and anyone keen to let their creativity flow,” Ms Osgood said.

“It will feature both free-drawing and rule-based areas. At the last sessions of the installation in Tarcutta and Uranquinty, the un-drawing stage will begin. Participants will be invited to create objects and sculptures out of ripped up tape and recycled cardboard.”

People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can take part in Tape It! 2652 from Monday 15 April until Friday 19 April, from 10am to 3pm daily.

Young people during the workshop smiling.

Coloured tape and scissors are supplied so participants need only bring themselves, their inspiration, their imagination and creative ideas.

Tape It! 2652 will be led by artist Briony Barr, known for her innovative collaborative drawings that span from several hours to several months. These projects engage diverse groups, including children, families, students, artists, and scientists, all using the medium of tape.

Tape It! 2652 was made possible by the Australian Commonwealth Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

TAPE IT! 2652 Sessions

Tarcutta Memorial Hall

26 Sydney Street, Tarcutta

Monday 15 April, 10am to 3pm

Tuesday 16 April, 10am to 3pm

Ability Gateway Wagga

199 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga

All-abilities sessions for people living with disability and neurodiversity and their circle of care.

Wednesday 17 April, 10am to 3pm

Uranquinty Community Hall

Baker Street, Uranquinty

Thursday 18 April, 10am to 3pm

Friday 19 April, 10am to 3pm

Book your free spot now by calling  1300 100 122 or by booking online.