Imagine if hundreds of little handmade creatures and a great big, glowing light took over the rotunda at Williamstown's Commonwealth Reserve. Now, imagine the children of Hobsons Bay were behind this transformation...well, that is exactly what's happening, and everyone’s invited to join in. Students from Seaholme, Newport Lakes, Spotswood, Newport Gardens, Williamstown, Altona North and Williamstown North primary schools are busily creating fantastic critters from recycled materials, under the guidance of their art teachers and local artists, Debbie Harman Qadri and Beka Hannah. Join Born in a Taxi’s Illuminated Angels on the Friday night or come down on the Saturday afternoon for artist workshops and make your own creatures, then join in the Ugly Bug Ball on Saturday evening with music from New Orleans brass band Hoodoo Mayhem and dance in the Glow.
This is part of Art and Public Places, a month-long, multi venue celebration of art and ideas, in all their forms, throughout Hobsons Bay. Everyday spaces become art sites as we discover artwork and artists from around the world and around the corner. Art in Public Places reminds us of the importance of public space for its ability to host diverse social exchanges and the communication of ideas to those who seek them, and those who happen upon them, in equal measure. Featuring a dynamic visual representation of sound, an augmented reality guided tour that takes care of you to, the international premier of a film about our very own Laverton, ‘Glow’ - by kids, for kids – and so much more.
For all the details, go to www.artinpublicplaces.com.au
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