THE LAUNCH FESTIVAL
10TH TILL 12TH APRIL - CIVIC PARK, BROWNS MART & HAPPY YESS
National Youth Week 2015 will officially kick off this April 10 across the country, and right here in Darwin, LAUNCH festival is gearing up. This is our program teaser just to get you all excited!
pop-up arts space
10 to 6 daily
brown's mart courtyard
Unleash your creativity and let your imagination run wild with some cool creative workshops.
The Brown's Mart courtyard transforms into an open, friendly and interactive Pop-Up Art Space. Workshops are designed for those wanting to try something new, while meeting likeminded people in a relaxed atmosphere.
Pull up a cushion and try your hand at one of the open craft projects or sign up for a workshop!
open craft projects
Participants will be encouraged to create works of art that visually express the ambient noise of the festival. The outcome is not intended to be a recognisable object or image, but a series of patterns and almost scribbles in time to the noise. This activity can be done in a range of mediums and initiates thought into colours and shapes in respect to emotion, as well as the influence music/ sounds can have on feelings.
Have you ever tried to draw something without looking at your paper? By selecting an object, person or scene around you you'll be asked to draw your chosen subject without peeking. This is a bit of fun and encourages muscle memory as well as furthering kinetic spacial awareness skills.
National Youth Week Clothesline
The Clothesline Project will be run by providing new and used t-shirts that will be situated near a myriad of craft equipment that participants can use to decorate a shirt in response to the prompt it Starts With Us. Once decorated, the shirt will be hung on the make shift clothesline available to be displayed and later added to the on going 2015 Community Conversations Clothesline to be exhibited later this year.
A typewriter sits in the festival hub - a trailing train of paper spilling from its top, asking to be typed on. This tactile installation allows festival-goers to add to the Frankensteined Monologue, a surreal and disjointed story comprising thoughts, dreams, jokes, confessions and good ol’ human error. It all stays. It’s all great. It’s all Glorious Nonsense.
ALTER EGO YOUTH ART EXHIBITION
10TH APRIL - 2ND MAY
DVAA, WOOD ST GALLERY, FROGS HOLLOW CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
Woods Street Gallery & Rollerdoor Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 12-5pm Sat 10am-3pm
Talented Young Things draw inspiration from anime, fan art, manga and video game characters to create ALTER EGO, an exhibiton with super human qualities.
Young artists express and share their alter egos as part of City of Darwin LAUNCH Festival and National Youth Week Celebrations. See work by young and emerging Darwin Artists.
EXHIBITION OPENING: 6 PM FRIDAY APRIL 10TH
DRESS: ANIME & MANGA INSPIRED SUPER HERO OR ALTER EGO
10th & 11th April
Are you a Saltwater Diva? Divas is a music program run by MusicNT for Indigenous girls and women who write songs and sing, and would like to build their music skills and perform.
Two days of workshops with fantastic female mentors on April 10 & 11 will teach you how to be a professional Diva on stage. Then you can perform your original songs at the Saltwater Divas showcase at Happy Yess at 7pm on April 11.
The program is free and open to Indigenous girls & women of ages over 12.