Taste Coleambally - it's all about the arts!
With a little less than a week to go the Coleambally Food and Farm Festival the organising is full steam ahead. The program of the biennial event is bigger and better than ever and the visitors can expect a wide variety of entertainment, arts and agriculture in and around Coleambally from the 21st to the 23rd of October.
Artists of the region were able to enter their original artwork in the Taste Art Prize 2016. All mediums were welcome and the artists were meant to create an original piece that interprets the theme “Flora, Fauna and Farming” in the local area. Melbourne artist Linda MacAulay and Western Riverina Arts RADO Derek Motion will be judging the art competition with winners announced at the opening Cocktail Party off the art exhibition this Friday night. The winner will be rewarded $500 by Western Riverina arts.
You can also book a place in Guest Artist, Linda MacAulay, watercolour and acrylic painting workshops or watch Linda and other artists at work with the collaborative art piece on Sunday during the Mainstreet Festival.
On Sunday Festival-goers can start the day with the Poets Breakfast and enjoy a fantastic line up of bush poets. Followed by the Indigenous Welcome Dance, cultural workshops, dance classes and a bush tucker expo.
This year there will be a new addition to the festival the Taste Coleambally Art Precinct, which will showcase a range of artistic events, dance classes, workshops, open mics and an art exhibition. The Festival also invites regional artists to showcase and/or sell quality handmade original wares at there "Meet the Makers" Stall to create an interactive art space. Spectators will be able to watch varied artists at work.
Sounds like fun? Well then you better head out to Coly next weekend - we will see you there!