Renew Fest have launched a youth-artisan campaign and are on the lookout for six young artists to create a piece featuring the word Renew to express one of the six key themes of the 2017 festival.
These themes are renewable energy, nature’s biodiversity, our food, human habitats, humanity renewal and ethical economics.
Renew Fest’s creative director Ella Rose Goninan says the stories of each of the six chosen artists and their experiences of personal renewal will be shared in the lead up to this year’s festival, which will run May 6 and 7 at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.
Youth co-ordinator Jaiia Cerff said the festival organisers want to ‘celebrate what inspired each artist to contribute a work, how they connect with the theme they chose, and why it is important to them when they consider renewal.’
Material expenses of each of the six chosen artworks will be covered, and the chosen artists will receive two full festival passes and the opportunity to exhibit personal works in the gallery space at the festival.
The six winning artworks will be on display at the festival in the venues relating to their theme and will become an iconic part of the festival for years to come.
• Submission forms are available on the youth artisan page at www.renewfest.org.au.