Paint jam creates vibrant art space

Paint Jam Leanne Wise

Urban artists are invited to put their mark on one of Hobart’s most awe-inspiring laneways at this weekend’s Bidencopes Lane Paint Jam.

A joint project between City of Hobart and Vibrance Festival, the Paint Jams provide an opportunity for emerging artists to showcase and develop their skills, while celebrating the art genre.

“This will be the third Paint Jam at Bidencopes Lane and we’re thrilled to be able to support Vibrance Festival in holding these events,” Community, Events and Culture Committee Chair Cr Zelinda Sherlock said.

“The previous two events have produced some amazing artworks and we’re looking forward to seeing some new works created this weekend.

“Even more importantly, it fosters this great community where young people, in particular, have the opportunity to learn and to have their talent recognised. It legitimises street art and the artists behind it, and provides an outlet for creative expression.”

As the event coincides with the International Women’s Day weekend, organisers are hoping to attract a strong contingent of established and emerging female artists.

“This is a great chance for artists to get together and support each other,” Vibrance Festival co-organiser Jonny Scholes said.

“We know there are some outstanding female artists in and around Hobart and we’d love to see more girls and women pick up a paint can and get involved. That’s what these paint jams are all about.

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