May/June Workshops 2015
The central west was a hive of activity last week with the second round of Shockwave workshops for 2015 taking place.
The workshops were a resounding success with upwards of 150 young people attending 25 workshops and 2 Showcases over 6 days. Winton and Blackall hosted workshops packed with Music, Hip Hop, Movie Making, Photography, Weaving and Visual Art.
Facilitators included Shockwave regulars Melinda Wells and young facilitator Ebz Christopher, newcomer Dan Baebler and Local Artists Kylie Britton (Winton) and Leah Baillie (Blackall). School based workshops were undertaken at St Joseph’s Blackall and Blackall State School with.
The workshops commenced in Winton on Friday 29th May for 3 days. Young people spent their time singing with Melinda, learning hip hop moves with Ebonee, making short movies with Dan and creating festival site art with Kylie. The successful 3 days wound up with a Showcase highlighting the hard work of the young people who attended.
Tuesday 2nd June saw the workshops head to Blackall for a further 3 days of creativity. Young people embraced the chance to engage during school based workshops, with many attending the afternoon sessions as well at Blackall Memorial Hall & Skate Park. Thursday evening’s Showcase was a highlight of the trip with friends and family taking the opportunity to view created artwork and enjoy a free sausage sizzle.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our regional delivery partners, sponsors, funders, arts workers and the Winton and Blackall Communities.
Our next event will be the Shockwave Festival held on August 1st & 2nd 2015. The Shockwave Festival is a FREE community event designed for and by young people of the central west.