Youngsters play instruments made from recycled material as part of the Whalesong: dream it, make it, play it program.
Youngsters play instruments made from recycled material as part of the Whalesong: dream it, make it, play it program. Contributed

It sounds like recycled rubbish at workshop

YOU have to see it to believe it - irrigation pipe off cuts making whale sounds, bells made from pieces of scrap metal and empty plastic bottles making the sweetest melodies.

These were just a few of the incredible instruments played at the initial public workshops that form part of the Whalesong: dream it, make it, play it program. 

Budding artists and musicians of all ages are invited to attend the next free workshops on Saturday, May 11, from 8am to 11am at the Burrum Heads Community Hall Markets and Sunday, May 12, from 11am to 2pm at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough. 

Jodie Muraca is co-ordinating the conceptual side of the projects and was excited at the different possibilities and ideas coming out of the previous workshops.

"The workshops have been marvellous, with lots of ideas from the children giving the design team, including artist Glenn Christie, plenty of inspiration to develop large community instruments in the coming months," she said.

"It will be interesting to see and hear what people at Burrum Heads and Maryborough come up with this weekend.

"At the workshops there will be a variety of recycled materials for people to design their own instrument and they can learn how to make and play a poly pipe flute or bottle bell."

The Whalesong series is part of a statewide Artslink Qld project Animating Spaces  that will revitalise places and spaces through community-led arts activities and events.

For more information about the workshops, phone Vanida Petts at the Fraser Coast Regional Council on 1300 794 929 or by email Vanida.Petts@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.
 



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