Families flocked to Lake Liddell last Wednesday 4 October to take part in Arts Upper Hunter’s inaugural workshop event, Create By The Lake.
The school holidays creative program provided the community with the opportunity to work alongside artists engaged with the LiddellWORKS project and other local talents in a diverse range of mediums, from blacksmithing to crochet, clay and cartooning. There was a steady line-up all day to experience the 3D virtual reality tour of the Liddell Power Station.
At noon, the Waagan Galga dance group had the crowd spellbound with a smoking ceremony, Welcome To Country and a series of dances telling stories of the Dreaming.
The feedback was very encouraging, with families asking “Will you be doing this again?… please? and when?” The artists enjoyed themselves too; they loved the opportunity to share their skills with the community.
Create By The Lake was made possible through the generous assistance of the NSW Government and AUH’s existing partnership with AGL.
Arts Upper Hunter also wish to thank our vendors who kept the crowd fed and watered, Muswellbrook Rotary Club and Double Picc, and the wonderful support of Ged and his team at Lake Liddell Recreation Area.
Image: Jakeob Watson created this mural of the soon-to-be-demolished power station with the assistance of Merriwa and Cassilis kids, and finished the artwork on the day. We’re still deciding where it will go! Photo by Grace Barnes.