THE City of Ballarat B’You Youth Development team have joined forces with Ballarat youths and local artists to brighten the city’s streets.
As part of the Unique Message Maker (UMM) Paste Up Project, a group of Ballarat youths worked with local artists Kat Barrand, Jay Rankine and Karl Woodward to create four paste ups to coincide with the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s Romancing the Skull exhibition.
The two-day workshop provided youths aged 14-25 an opportunity to explore different techniques, develop their artistic skills and design paste ups which were installed in three prominent locations across the CBD on Saturday.
The youths developed the paste ups to coincide with the skull and stencil themes of the Romancing the Skull exhibition. The paste ups were installed at Police Lane, Federation University’s Arts Academy Campus and the Hop Temple Lane, and each paste up features a QR code which can be scanned for information on the youth participants and artwork, as well as location details of the remaining paste ups.
The Paste Up Project is part of the City of Ballarat B’You Youth Development’s Unique Message Maker (UMM) Program, and is funded by the Victorian Government Engage! Program.
The idea behind the Paste Up Project as a temporary art installation is to encourage young people to explore the concept of ephemeral art, and learn how to create messages with longevity.