Youth arts showcase of Bathurst's best and brightest

STEPPING OUT: Dancer Jason Massey, pictured with his haul of trophies from the Bathurst Eisteddfod, is a Youth Arts Awards finalist.

STEPPING OUT: Dancer Jason Massey, pictured with his haul of trophies from the Bathurst Eisteddfod, is a Youth Arts Awards finalist.

BATHURST Arts Council’s Youth Arts Awards celebrate the work of young people in the Bathurst region who’ve distinguished themselves in their particular field of the arts.

The following monthly award winners will be applauded at the Youth Arts Awards annual showcase concert next Monday, December 5 at 6pm in the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre City Hall:

  • Tayla Mutton, piano.
  • Sarah Walls, violin.
  • Harry Morrissey, speech and drama.
  • Tula Foster, clarinet.
  • Will Hazzard, visual arts.
  • ASC Senior String ensemble, string instruments.
  • Luke Furbank, vocals and guitar.
  • Nikki Collins, speech and drama.
  • Jason Massey, dance.

In addition to a $100 cash prize towards their artistic endeavours, these winners now compete for the 2BS Youth Arts Awards $1000 Scholarship, announced at the Bathurst Regional Council Australia Day Awards in January 2017.

IN THE FRAME: It's going to be a big few days for young local artist Will Hazzard with the Youth Arts Awards showcase and first Artshed exhibition.

IN THE FRAME: It's going to be a big few days for young local artist Will Hazzard with the Youth Arts Awards showcase and first Artshed exhibition.

First exhibition

YOUTH Arts Award winner Will Hazzard will also have work on show in the Natural Spaces and Faces exhibition, opening at BMEC from 6pm-8pm on Friday, December 2.

This is the first group exhibition of ‘Artshed’, an Artist Run Initiative of artists with and without disability supported by Arts OutWest and Accessible arts.

“I thought it would be a great opportunity for me as a young artist at the start of my career,” said 15-year-old Will, the youngest member of the group.

“I am looking forward to the exhibition and the chance for lots of people to see my work.”

The ‘Artshed’ artists are involved in a 12-month program of professional development including workshops, training and day trips to arts organisations or exhibitions.

This exhibition includes photography, painting, weaving and cartooning. Artists involved are: Heather Burdette; Nicole Cullen; Alesha Elbourne; Stefan Elbourne; Ian Hazzard; Kelly Hazzard; William Hazzard; John Jones; Lanny Mackenzie; Allegra Salter, Claire Woolmington and Peter Wolsely.

The exhibition will run until December 16.

Griffin and Fox

MICHELLE Griffin and Cindy Fox’s Siblings and Spouses, this Saturday, December 3 at 7.30pm at Mitchell Conservatorium, explores the complexities of life in a musical family through the work of Fanny and Felix Mendlessohn (siblings) and Clara and Robert Schumann. 

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