'No Talent Required' - But Plenty On Show


From street art and circus skills to hip hop and African drumming, young people throughout Bass Coast are invited to take part in ‘No Talent Required’.

Popular artists from Melbourne will join with talented local artists to provide workshops at the Youth Week Event run by Bass Coast Shire Council’s Future Leaders Influencing our Community (FLIC).

Free workshops on offer at the event will be street art with artists from Melbourne, circus skills by the National Institute of Circus Arts from Melbourne, hip-hop dancing by Limbs 2 Riddims from Melbourne, and African drumming by Wulaba International Drumming from Venus Bay, as well as photography activities and video games.

‘No Talent Required’ will be held on Saturday, 12 April from 10.00am until 4.00pm in Wishart Reserve in McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi.

Melbourne street artists, Mike Maka, also known as Makatron, and Paul Round, who have painted all over the world, will be joined by Phillip Island local Mr Meley to show the young people of Bass Coast what street art is all about.

Mike Maka is a painter who works in a variety of media and has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. At 20, he received a scholarship to study art in New York, and has exhibited extensively throughout Australia as well as group shows in Brazil, Japan, Miami and New York.

Paul Round is also a successful street artist, who has also painted murals in the interior of houses, including one in Phillip Island.

Together, they will be teaching participants to cut and spray paint their own stencil art on canvas as well as part of a mural.

The workshop runs from 11.00am until 1.00pm and places are limited, so turn up early with some pictures or ideas for your stencil.

Mike Maka and Paul Round will also be giving a street art demonstration from 1.00pm until 2.00pm, so you can experience professional street art in action.

The workshops will lead up to the community BBQ at 1.00pm and the Talent Show at 2.00pm, which will be showcasing the talents of Bass Coast youth.