New Creative Regions project The Hatching will see the Bundaberg Railway Museum come alive with singing, dancing, media and visual arts later this month.
Creative Regions Producer Jacqui Smith said the initiative aimed to provide opportunities for young performers and artists affected by Covid to showcase their art in the local region.
“Creative Regions wanted to give local emerging artists the chance to create and present new work to an audience at an exhibition,” Jacqui said.
“We hope The Hatching becomes an annual event that supports emerging artists to push the envelope of creativity and challenge their own creative practice and encourages audiences to be immersed in the experience.”
Jacqui said a number of local artists were participating in the project, each performing small sets every hour as part of the event.
Contemporary Theatre Producer and Storyteller Rhys Williams said he was excited to be involved in the project.
“It means a lot to have this opportunity because now I have a chance to show what I can do as a writer and also a chance to improve, learn and hone my craft,” Rhys said.
“I got involved in this project as it gave me the opportunity to showcase my writing and my stories and work with amazing young people to make interesting, multidisciplinary work.
“This will be a show that Bundaberg hasn’t really had before, with performances, experiences and art scattered around the station, ensuring there is always something to find around the next corner.”
After taking part in Dancing in the Rainbow earlier this year, dancer and choreographer Kasey Hess a said the chance to now participate in The Hatching project provided her another opportunity to express herself.
“It means a great deal to be a part of the project because I am able to share what I love, explore new realms of dance and push myself to be as creative as I can be,” Kasey said.
“I have been dancing since I was seven which is actually quite late, but it has been great to be a dancer for the past 10 years and I have now fallen in love with it.
“I would heavily encourage people to attend the event because it is new and modern and something never seen before.”
Jamelia Field, a local singer and performer, said it was fantastic to have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of other local artists.
“When I saw the opportunity to be part of The Hatching I saw this as an incredible show I was desperate to be a part of,” Jamelia said.
“I was so excited to collaborate with other artists of all kinds to come together to create one big work of art.
“This project for me means that I can learn, explore and develop myself as a singer, performer and myself as a whole.”
Entry to the event is a gold coin donation at the Bundaberg Railway Museum, Station Street, North Bundaberg on Saturday 20 November.
You can register to attend the event here.
This program is supported by the Westpac Foundation, giving paid opportunities for emerging artists in our region including both financial and pro bono support through Westpac’s Changemaker program.
Other stories: Bundaberg Furniture Court takes home gold in awards