BREAKING NEWS: $400 prize for Open Category!

We’re so pumped, this Saturday’s free Lanterns From Waste workshop at Art Central is shaping up to be a fun half day out and everyone is invited!

The goal of the day is create a sea of lanterns for Luminous: Celebrating Place at Moruya Showground on September 23. There are cash prizes for youth aged 16 to 25 too, along with free entry to see the final installation at Luminous!

All materials and lunch are provided – winning! We have intercepted some fun materials which were on their way to becoming landfill, including colourful textiles, wire and plastics. You can learn the art of lantern making from fabulous teachers, with folks from Repurposing for Resilience, Creative Spirit and Art Central who will also add the light to your lantern. Artists who are having Open Studios and Exhibitions will also be dropping by to catch up ahead of the River of Art festival in September.

That’s not all, we’ll also be making a big octopus lantern using a fabric mache technique!

The workshop is open to all ages, please register by Friday, August 11. Workshop hours are 11am to 3pm.

Part of the Lanterns from Waste Youth ART Comp, open to folks aged 16 to 26 and their collaborators. Entries close on September 9. There is a whopping $650 for first place, $450 for second and $250 for People’s Choice.

It’s amazing what you can do with up-cycled art! Credit: Creative Spirit.