Get into Groove with urban art and more

Claudia Leahy, Izzy Ridley and Steph Camilleri with Jarrad Martin.
Claudia Leahy, Izzy Ridley and Steph Camilleri with Jarrad Martin.

This is why he was so impressed with the talent on show during a youth spray-painting workshop he led with the Seen and Heard program on April 5.

‘The group only had a bit of time to practise and were already doing some really great, creative things,’ he said. ‘What’s great about these events is the kids are always energetic and keen to get into it.’

The 22-year-old first picked up a can of paint a few years ago, and has since designed everything from public murals to the commissioned tree frog painting on display at the Swan View Youth Centre.

To celebrate National Youth Week 2013, Seen and Heard will host its annual Swan Groove at the Swan View Youth Centre on April 12, 5-10pm. The $5 entry will buy entertainment, including monster balls, temporary tattoos, superhero suits and DIY pizza making, as well as another opportunity for urban artists in the making to show off their spray painting skills.

Live music by local bands will also feature.

Swan Groove is sponsored by Healthway and promotes the Drug Aware message and Propel Youth Arts WA.

For details, email seenandheard@eftel.net.au.