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Nillumbik to launch youth art project tonight in Eltham

Launching tonight, Friday September 14 at 7pm, Nillumbik will project  two digital artworks nightly between 7pm and 10pm on the side wall of Platform 3095 and opposite Little Drop of Poison, Main Rd, Eltham.

The works were created through the Nillumbik Digital Agora Youth Project, which consisted of a series of workshops hosted by the newly opened Banyule Nillumbik Tech School.

At the workshops, six young Nillumbik artists from different schools had the opportunity to work with and be mentored by digital artist Yandell Walton.

The young creatives brought a range of skills to the project including design, animation, gaming, photography and illustration.

Mayor Peter Clarke thanked the businesses, property owners and the Eltham Chamber of Commerce for their support.

“This project demonstrates the immense potential of Council working together with artists and businesses in new ways that provide innovative attractions to bring people to our Shire,” Clarke said.

Councillor Karen Egan, chair of the Shire’s Arts Advisory Committee, encouraged residents and visitors to view the projections.

“Creativity is deeply woven into the fabric of the Nillumbik community and Council is proud to expand that tradition through opportunities for digital artworks in public spaces created by our young people,” Egan said.

 The youth program is the first part of the wider Nillumbik Digital Agora project, which will see even more projection in public spaces throughout Nillumbik in 2019.

The Nillumbik Digital Agora project is supported by the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria’s Creative Suburbs Program.

Platform 3095 is located at 965 Main Rd, Eltham. A Little Drop of Poison is located at 937B Main Rd, Eltham.

The program concludes Monday, October 1.

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