Budding artists streets ahead

Local artist Linda Fish with Albury Public School year 5 students Annabelle Henderson, 11, Charlie Byrne, 10, and Claudia Murphy, 11. The ceramic sculpture they made is called 'The Budding Young'. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Local artist Linda Fish with Albury Public School year 5 students Annabelle Henderson, 11, Charlie Byrne, 10, and Claudia Murphy, 11. The ceramic sculpture they made is called 'The Budding Young'. Picture: TARA GOONAN

YOUNG people are learning about street art and having their skills put on show in a new exhibition.

Paste-Up Pop-Up is an interactive project at Arts Space Wodonga which targets children and young adults aged 14 to 24 about stencils, paste-ups and street art techniques.

Artist Linda Fish, who is holding youth workshops, said attendees had been keen to be involved.

“They’re designing their own stencils and putting them straight up on the wall,” she said.

“The kids are really taking a shine to it.

“There are children who have attended several times already and they’re going home to try it.”

Melbourne artist Kirrily Anderson installed a large black and white artwork at the venue on Saturday.

“It started with an illustration,” she said.

“This one’s roughly A4 and it’s done in ink with fine liners.

“It’s blown up and printed out in strips, then it’s just a case of cutting them out and pasting them up bit by bit.”

Ms Anderson, who has had work displayed internationally, said installing the art could be tricky.

“It is pretty technical,” she said.

“You really need to get to know your materials — you need the right glue combination and the right type of paper.”

Workshops continue during the school holidays.

Free sessions are scheduled tomorrow, Friday and July 10 and 11 from 10am to noon.

While the sessions are aimed at people aged 14 to 24, all are welcome.

An opening celebration will be held on July 25 at 5.30pm.

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