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Free live music, live interactive graff art, projected film clips, Ableton live demonstrations, food and drink stalls will be launching the Creative Hub this Saturday at the Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate.

The hub is for 12 to 24 year olds and is being launched this weekend by One Vision Productions (OVP). Focussing on programs that include structured beat making, Hip-Hop and Ableton Live complete electronic music production courses, a DJ school and street art, acting and dance workshops the hub will provide a mix of free and payed courses for young people in the region.

Having worked with disadvantaged youth across Australia over the last ten years OVP founder Mark Robertson and his team have developed a range of programs that they use to engage with young people.

‘Our focus is on empowering our youth to explore their creativity in a safe and supportive environment,’ said Mark.

‘What we’re doing is offering young people a space where they can be inspired to create, explore their potential and be met with unlimited opportunity.’

One Vision Productions Founder, Mark Robertson. Photo supplied.
One Vision Productions Founder, Mark Robertson. Photo supplied.

A street kid himself, Mark understands the challenges of getting back on your feet and moving forward and has been inspired by some of the opportunities he has had working with people throughout Australia.

‘Working with remote communities in the Northern Territory – it breaks you a lot as there is so much suffering but the people and culture are so strong – it is amazing to be out there.’

Mark was recently awarded  the Churchill Fellowship and in July he will be heading to the US for six weeks where he will be visiting places including the Bronx and Los Angeles. He is on a mission to gain an understanding of established arts-based educational programs and pathways designed to empower disadvantaged youth by giving them a voice.

The Creative Hub open day will run from 12 to 9pm this Saturday providing people with a ‘sneak peak’ into the space that ‘aims to inspire and promote creative collaboration for young people, through OVP’s specially designed youth programs.’

‘The hub is where kids can come and be part of an environment where they can learn,’ continued Mark.

‘Working in the schools and getting this going – its been massive.

‘We’re really excited to be launching the new space and want to forge strong, long term partnerships with other local organisations who want to get involved.’

The open day will be held from 12pm through to 9pm on Saturday, June 17, at 4/10 Wollongbar Street, Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate. For more information or to get in touch check out the website

Check out the links below to view some of the recent film-clips produced by our One Vision Productions and the youth of the North Coast.


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  1. Step up to free the spirit of live music, graff art, film clips, Ableton demonstrations, and munch and drink in the food and drink at the Creative Hub, Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate this Saturday.
    Be there.

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