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Arty Party - Kids Art Event presented by 100 Wonder Place

Watch, explore and create art

School holidays are almost upon us and 100 Wonder Place has sorted out at least one day of the break with its Arty Party children’s interactive art event on Thursday, 2 July from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Spinks Park, Lismore.

The event is aimed at children under 12, their families/carers and any other community members who want to go along.

The event is supported by Regional Arts NSW through a Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grant, Arts Northern Rivers, The Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore City Council, Roundabout Theatre, The CWA, Lismore Environment Centre and Ms. Browns Lounge.

100 Wonder Place is a new creative partnership of three local established visual and performing artists: Claudie Frock (Lismore Gallery Learning Officer and Peggy Popart), Valley Lipcer (Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre and The Village, Byron Falls Festival) and Gabrielle Griffin (award winning puppeteer and experienced disability dance practitioner).

The Arty Party will transform Spinks Park into a festive, playful wonderland of unique interactive art experiences and performance.

The vibrant atmosphere of the day will include specially-designed venues for drawing games, cubby house construction play with bamboo and fabric, giant Knitting Nancys, paper plane making, ‘book nook’ shelters for snuggling and reading in, spontaneous child-lead puppet shows and dress ups, plus more!

Performance and workshops will be presented by well-known local theatre company Roundabout Theatre, who will bring their Lollipop Ladies and The Colours Show; Marissa Treichel from the ‘The Cassettes’ dance Troupe; The Houndstooths (award-winning artist Rene Bolten, and Claudie Frock); and the renowned percussionist Greg Sheehan will share his skills and knowledge of body percussion with the community.

Spinks Parks ‘residents’ – The Lismore Gallery, CWA and Environment Centre will all be bringing love to the party with tailored art and craft events.

‘As parents and educators we saw a real need for quality arts experiences that both parents and children can engage with,’  said Roundabout Theatre’s Valley Lipcer.

‘ With The Arty Party, 100 Wonder Place are creating a template for future mini arts events that foster community, place-making, and inclusion and which can happen in any public space: a park, library, mall, showgrounds, or laneway,’ she said.

Organisers say the day promises to be a joyous day of intergenerational art making, story swapping, and side-by-side play, with a child-led focus, in line with the recent endorsement of a National Arts and Health Framework by all state and territory arts and cultural ministers for widespread participation in arts and cultural activities and a trend towards co-creation.

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