Bigger and better festival will have Jervis Bay ablaze with art

HORDES of colourful flying sea dragons will put the heat into this year’s See Change festival.

The dragons will decorate the streets of Huskisson and all the exhibition venues in and around Jervis Bay during what promises to be an amazing event.

The festival, organised by the Bay and Basin Arts Group, has over 50 events planned and runs from Friday, May 16 until June 9. 

Committee members expect this year to be the biggest See Change Festival ever.  

Festival co-ordinator Jenny Robertson said there was something to see or do every day, right until the end.

“However, keep some energy in reserve for the closing ceremony, because this will be something special,” she said.

“I can say it will be a spectacle of light, sound, shape and colour – so don’t miss it.”

Mrs Robertson took the chance to mention a few of the highlights.

“There’s Synergy, a collaborative art competition held at the Lady Denman Heritage Complex,” she said.

“We have Art In The Park, an all-day event where artists will be demonstrating their skills and inviting the audience to have a go.

“On stage in the park will be some of our best known bands, musicians and some ordinary folk you never knew had such talent.

“Book lovers have a whole weekend set aside with Wild About Words, and there will be well-known authors to meet, plus local writers to share stories with, a trivia night and a good old game of Scrabble. 

“Tomerong Hall plays host to performances and music workshops on the first weekend of the festival and there will be some special guests mixed with some of our best local talent.”

JB Journeys, Yesterday Today will give people the chance to learn local history.

Times and all event details can be found at www.seechangefestival.org.au.

FOR ART’S SAKE: Tashi Cannon, Mishka Thompson and Nardia Thompson with their dragons.

FOR ART’S SAKE: Tashi Cannon, Mishka Thompson and Nardia Thompson with their dragons.

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