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Winton Workshops – October

Sue Loveday is back in Winton this week facilitating more visual art workshops in preparation for a BIG exhibition coming up at the Winton Outback Gallery next month. Generation Next ‘HYPERCOLOUR’ – a local youth exhibition opens on Friday 21st November at 6pm and will offer a wide selection of artwork produced by young people from all over the Central West Region. Some artworks will even be for sale, so save your pennies and put it in the diary. We want

Shockwave 2014 – The best festival yet!

400+ young people from Barcaldine, Tambo, Charleville, Winton, Longreach and Blackall came together to push their own boundaries, learn new creative skills, build confidence and perform in front of their peers. 76 workshops have been delivered in the Central West region this year for Shockwave. Each time a young person attends a Shockwave workshop they learn skills in small business development, event management, leadership, communication, arts practice, facilitation as well as increase their confidence and self esteem. “Express to Impress!”

Blackall Heartland Festival

On Sunday 25th May 2014 the Shockwave team were in Blackall participating in the annual Heartland Festival. A feature of the Heartland Festival is the Blue Light Billy cart races in which individuals make and design their billy cart and compete against others in their age group. For the first time Shockwave entered a billy cart, the ‘Shockmobile’. Great fun was had by everyone but unfortunately we did not make it to the finals. We also had a workshop site

Shockwave Blackall: Hyper Colour

Since 2011, the young people of Winton and the surrounding area have participated regularly in the Shockwave Program program. This includes kids from all towns in the West (and further beyond) coming together once a year to showcase their creativity and leadership at the youth run Shockwave Festival, held in Blackall. The overall aim of the program is to support rural youth to develop confidence, leadership, resilience and self worth. This year, however, is extra special as Shockwave Program launches its first professional