Silo Art Fest Something New For Harden Murrumburrah

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

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IMAGE: The first ever Silo Art Fest will take place on Sunday, October 9 at Mill Park in Murrumburrah.

Harden Murrumburrah is fast positioning itself as a real artistic centre for the region.

The Harden/Murrumburrah Arts Council secured a NSW Government Grant to paint the reverse side of the Murrumburrah Silo Artworks. Those artworks will commence in mid-September, but that grant has also made a new event possible.

The first ever Silo Art Fest will take place on Sunday, October 9, just one day after the annual Harden Kite Festival on Saturday, October 8. Harden/Murrumburrah Arts Council is encouraging people to stay over and experience both events.

The family-friendly arts day concept encourages people to get involved with art. This event will be a hands-on experience for parents and children alike, with artists on hand to encourage learning and action techniques. There will be many instant art competitions for youngsters and oldies throughout the day.

A huge array of activities will be available to entice the artistic among us, from First Nation weaving, sculpture, paint pouring, painting, wood-turning, Pattina Alchemy and to reflect on our historic past - gold panning, bush bands and hot dampers.

The Silo Art Fest will take place at Mill Park in Murrumburrah and will reflect the community’s move towards a higher level of artistic achievement and encourage our local artists and musicians.

Already this year, the twin towns have welcomed Aussie pianist, Emma Stephenson, from Brooklyn New York; Bach in the Dark with nationally acclaimed musicians including Dr Deborah De Graaff, Australia’s leading flautist.

This move toward internationally accomplished musicians has been backed by HRDC and Silo Sounds Inc, and the Silo Art Fest is sponsored by the State Government.

KP Carmody

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