A Wahluu-Mount Panorama-inspired performance project is starting to make waves in the local community, with the first two Fast Cars and Dirty Beats lantern workshops held over the weekend at Tremain's Mill.
The workshops, led by Ikara Celebratory Events' Phil Relf and local sculptor Harrie Fasher, saw members of the community create car and bird-shaped lanterns, which will be used as props in Fast Cars and Dirty Beats when it premieres next year.
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre [BMEC] Local Stages producer Kylie Shead said the workshops were well received by the local community.
"We had quite a few families come along over the weekend to make lanterns, and it proved pivotal in the further development of this wonderful project," Ms Shead said.
"The finished lanterns were paraded on Sunday night as a test run, and we also created and trialed a series of fire sculptures to go with the production."
Ms Shead, alongside writer/director Kate Smith, are working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of creatives on Fast Cars and Dirty Beats, which aims to tell the story of Wahluu- Mount Panorama and its many dimensions of significance to Bathurst.
"We have more lantern workshops scheduled for June and July, so we encourage the Bathurst community to keep in touch with BMEC for further information," she said.
"There will also be a series of drumming workshops starting on Mondays with local musician Rob Shannon, with more information to follow shortly."
For more information, email Ms Shead at email@example.com or call 63336144.
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