Young artists look Over the Fence

GRAFTON Regional Gallery will launch a new book today, called Over the Fence.

The book showcases original artworks by young people in the Clarence Valley.

Nymboida artist Pamela Denise conducted workshops in Lawrence, Wooli, Iluka and Copmanhurst, as well as with young people from Caringa Enterprises.

She asked them to produce drawings inspired by the weirdest, scariest and most beautiful things they had seen over the fence.

“I laughed a lot at the quirky stories. Some were sad or strange, especially as they were true,” Denise said. “I was impressed with the overall quality.”

Ms Denise said the inspiration for the book came from four American artists who each did a piece in a book before sending it to the next artist to respond with their own work.

“Thirty-seven youth artists contributed 170 artworks between them. About 70 pieces were selected.”

The event starts at 4.30pm and is free to attend, however, RSVPs are essential – phone 66423177.

Live Entertainment will be provided by local band Auribus.



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