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March Workshops 2014

The towns of Longreach, Tambo and Blackall have been a hive of activity over the past week, with the first round of Shockwave Workshops for 2015 taking place. A fun time was had by all with an amazing turnout of young people attending 20 workshops from the 20th to the 27th of March. Longreach, Tambo and Blackall held workshops that were crammed with group performances, music, rag rug making, movie making, hip hop classes, storytelling and photography. Facilitators included Melinda

Workshops May 2015

Shockwave will be in Winton and Blackall from the 29th of May – 4th June  for our second round of workshops for 2015 Winton Dates: Friday 29th May – 3.30pm to 7pm Saturday 30th May – 10am to 4pm Sunday 31st May -12pm to 5pm Blackall Dates: Tuesday 2nd June – 3.30pm to 7pm Wednesday 3rd June- 3.30pm to 7pm Thursday 4th June – 3.30pm to 7pm   Music with Melinda Wells. Professional musician, songwriter, music teacher, creator and facilitator

Hypercolour 2014

HYPERCOLOUR is an exhibition featuring artworks created by young people from the Central West who have attended Shockwave Workshops from 2013 to 2014. Exhibition Opening Event FRIDAY 21st NOVEMBER Starting at 5:15pm to 6:30pm Outback Regional Gallery Waltzing Matilda Centre Generation Next Hypercolour will run from Friday 21st November until Thursday 6 March 2015.  

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

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