Skate parks to be transformed in holiday workshops

YOUNG people will have the chance to contribute to the design and construction of murals at skate parks during the September school  holidays.

 Interactive workshops, for people aged between 12 and 25 years old, will be held at Hervey Bay, Howard and Tiaro as part of the Smart Arts program.

Councillor for community George Seymour said three interactive workshops would be run by professional street artists to reshape, colour and transform some of council's public spaces.

The workshops will be held at:

  • Hervey Bay Skate Park on September 24-25
  • Tiaro Skate Park on September 26
  • Howard Skate Park on September 27

Cr Seymour said each mural would have a specific theme.

"In Hervey Bay, Howard and Tiaro we're encouraging those interested in participating to come up with a few different themes featuring different sports, music, skating, people and community events," he said.

"We're also going to host a workshop at the Maryborough Showgrounds from October 15 to 18 and were thinking of incorporating ideas including dogs, cars, racing, horses and equestrian and community events.

"These are just ideas and we want local youth to come forward and show us how you want your space to be represented.

"We want people to submit samples of their own artwork for consideration and inspiration." 

Registration forms are available on council's website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/smart-arts or phone the council's youth and community development officer Kristy Lenon on 1300 794 929 for more information.
 



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