2021 Yo Arts Exhibition launch goes open air!

The work of five young artists aged between 15 and 25 will be showcased at the 2021 Yo Arts Exhibition launch at the Williamson Street bridge underpass on the Back Creek Trail from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Saturday March 6, 2021.

New street art murals created by the young artists will be revealed on the underpass on the night of the launch which will also feature live music and refreshments.

While the launch is free to attend, you must book your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-outer-dimension-exhibition-launch-tickets-141083700145 as tickets are limited in-line with current COVID-19 requirements.

The City of Greater Bendigo’s annual Yo Arts – Young Artists project is designed to encourage and support emerging local talent.

Through the initiative young Greater Bendigo artists gain an opportunity to hone their skills, learn from professional artists and exhibit their work publicly.

Greater Bendigo Youth Council Mayor Jack Smith said Yo Arts is an exciting opportunity for young artists to explore local art galleries, meet with artists and participate in hands on workshops with professional artists.

“The participants were provided with mentoring and the art they have created will be available to view by everyone who travels along the Back Creek walking and cycling trail,” Mr Smith said.

“It’s been an exciting opportunity for the young artists and now they get to exhibit their work and receive public recognition for their skills and creativity.”

This is the sixth time the City has undertaken this initiative and all of the participants are to be congratulated for their commitment to the project, for following their creative vision and producing such excellent public art for all to admire and enjoy.

The YO Arts program is in line with the City’s Youth Strategy goals to provide innovative opportunities for young people to develop new skills by conducting creative arts workshops and life skills training.

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