Bass Coast,

Youth Event To Celebrate ‘Any Art’


Young people in Bass Coast are preparing to strut their stuff again as they plan the National Youth Week event, to be held on Saturday, 18 April.

The Youth Week Event will feature art exhibition Any Art, cultural and performance activities and workshops at the Wonthaggi Town Hall.

This years’ event theme is Bass Coast Youth, and the Any Art exhibition will provide an opportunity for young people to make their voice heard through art and performance.

FLIC member, Jayden Mendola, said whether it’s sculpture, cake decorating, photography or drawing, the event will give Bass Coast young people an opportunity to express what they think or feel about living and growing up in Bass Coast.

“It’s about youth talking to other youth,” Jayden said.

Bass Coast Shire Council’s General Manager Healthy Communities, David Elder, said the event would be facilitated and performed by young people themselves, and would be a free event open to the whole community.

“The coordinating group, Future Leaders Influencing our Community (FLIC), come from a range of backgrounds and interests, and are looking to engage other community groups, organisations and young people in the delivery of workshops, the display of art and performances,” Mr Elder said.

‘We’re looking for facilitators who can run artistic or performance based workshops and community groups and individuals to perform on the day.”

Last year, FLIC was named a finalist in the Tidy Towns Young Leaders category for their No Talent Required National Youth Week event which provided a great opportunity to develop event coordination skills, have fun, make friends and express the talents, interests and passions of Bass Coast’s young people.

If you’d like to get involved or find out more information, contact Council’s Youth Planning and Policy Officer, Geraldine Archibald, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.