John Thiering will create sand art during ArtWalk fresh from his work being featured in the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
The sand artist had a 30-second sand painting depicting the regions featured in the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
Mr Thiering’s ArtWalk sand art contribution will showcase a series of stories, improvisation works and some short pieces.
The artworks will incorporate sand and a light-box to tell stories with the backing of a soundtrack.
“It’s like you are watching an animation but it’s created in front of you as I move my hands,” he said.
Storytelling is an important component.
Mr Thiering has thrown his support behind ArtWalk.
“It’s great to get art out into the public arena,” he said.
ArtWalk will bring unexpected spaces to life in the Port Macquarie CBD on April 19 between 6pm and 9pm.
The ArtWalk theme will reflect the concept of journey in keeping with the region’s 2018 bicentenary commemorations.
The town centre will be a hive of activity as the buildings, galleries and restaurants light up after dark with digital and traditional artwork, live music and tasty ArtBites in a once-a-year cultural sensory experience.
An eclectic mix of live music performances, culmination of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Artsmarts program, street art demonstrations and unique community art installations will be on offer.
People can also enjoy live interpretive dance performances and browse more than 30 stalls at the Artists Markets.
Council’s group manager Lucilla Marshall said even if you’re not that familiar with art or its creation, Artwalk allowed you to dip your toe in the water of the local art and culture scene, and with a number of satellite events on offer, there would definitely be something for everyone.
“The best way to explore Artwalk 2018 is to download the Izi Travel App and check out the digital event map that lists what’s on and helps you plan your night out,” Ms Marshall said.
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