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Sight Unseen x Project O

  • LOCATION: The Festival Hub, 46 Northbourne Ave : Civic
  • WHEN: 4:30pm to 6pm
    5 April 2017


Artist Elly Kent has been working with Big Hart’s Project O and together they will kick off the events in the Festival Hub on the opening night of the festival. Come along and draw in the fun!

Project O

Project O drives generational change by working with young women – building confidence and agency in their lives through skills-based workshops.

In partnership with the Canberra Theatre Centre and the Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Corporation, Project O is now rolling out in Canberra for 2017, with a small team of up to 10 young women volunteering on community and arts events putting workshop skills to use whilst building confidence and agency.

Project O is designed by Big hART, a national arts and social change organisation recognised for its violence prevention projects, and the recipient of 8 COAG awards.

You Are Here are proud to be collaborating with Big hART, Canberra Theatre Centre and the Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Corporation, to provide opportunities for the young women within Project O.

Sight Unseen

Don’t look! Just draw! Observe the Canberra you usually pass by with a different eye. Record what you see with your hand not your mind. Sight Unseen combines the blindfolded drawings you may have tried at school with “plein air” drawing, outside on custom-made drawing tables.  What will your drawing look like when you let it go? Joining this project is a chance for those who quit drawing after primary school to pick up a pencil again without fear, and for those who still draw (or are still in primary school!) to see where their hands go without supervision.  The results will certainly surprise you!

  • Photo: Elly Kent