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Country Arts Support Program Project | Action Day Workshops at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum

Good Friday is known as ‘Action Day’ at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and for 45 years it has been the event where many items around the site spring to life.

The next Action Day at the Park on Friday 14 April 2017 will see new activities added to the line-up thanks to Country Art Support Program funding.

“Griffith Pioneer Park Museum’s Action Day is one of the biggest events on the calendar and the expanding arts program will make it bigger and better,” said Tourism & Economic Development Manager, Greg Lawrence.

“This is a great opportunity to attract visitors to our town for a fantastic Easter weekend which will in-turn inject more funds into the local economy.  Action Day at Pioneer Park Museum is just one of many great events taking place during Griffith’s annual Griffith Easter Party 2017,” Mr Lawrence added.

Pioneer Park Museum Curator, Jason Richardson said four artists will be employed to run all-ages workshops in media including photography, sculpture and print-making.

“Griffith-based photographer Garry Bazzacco will run two workshops – the first will be introductory in nature, while the second will focus on camera functions,” he said.

“Melanie Baulch, also a Griffith-based artist, will work with Richard Green to engage visitors in sand sculptures to represent and discuss local flora and fauna.

“Wagga Wagga-based artist Christina Reid is a practicing print-maker and has experience teaching at Wagga Wagga TAFE, as well as having delivered a series of print workshops at Leeton’s Parkview Primary School in 2016,” he added.

Ms Reid’s workshop is designed to introduce the public to the variety of ways a print can be achieved. While exploring the possibilities of the material and equipment, the general public will gain an understanding some of the traditions and learn a bit about the history of print-making in general.

“Pioneer Park Museum has hosted many community-based arts groups and activities in previous decades and we’re looking forward to giving our patrons an opportunity to explore their creativity,” said Mr Richardson.

“We are really excited to be hosting these workshops in conjunction with Action Day and look forward to seeing what artworks will be produced. I would encourage you to come along and see what artistic talents are within you.”

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