BRIGHTON Reserve will be temporarily transformed into an outdoor art gallery and beach party this month to welcome the warmer weather.
The event is organised by Camera Story, a charity organisation founded by Sarah Landro and Jacqueline Warrick, which aims to empower at-risk and vulnerable people through photography.
Ms Warrick said the event would bring life into the area, currently under construction for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s (MRA) $75 million redevelopment.
Ms Landro said the Camera Story Art and Beach Party was a free family-friendly event with a range of activities on offer.
“We encourage the entire family to come on down. Parents and friends can relax with a cool drink and a bite to eat, whilst the little ones can participate in supervised and engaging activities and the older kids can enjoy the free Iphone photography workshops, art projections and life-size digital camera,” she said.
“The whole family can get a free professional studio portrait done at the free Camera Story photo booth.”
The event will also feature a sea container art gallery, an outdoor bar, market stalls, food and DJs.
Based in Highgate, Camera Story have previously worked with the City of Stirling on a number of programs for at-risk youth.
“We did a massive project last year with City of Stirling youth called See the Whole World in the City of Stirling, which had public art exhibitions at Scarborough Beach, Mirrabooka Bus Station and Beaufort Street,” Ms Landro said.
They have recently returned from the Kimberley, where they were working alongside the Artists and Arts Workers of the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre teaching photography, studio and editing skills.
The Camera Story Art and Beach Party is supported by the City of Stirling and the MRA.
When: November 26 from 2pm till late.
Where: Brighton Reserve, The Esplanade, Scarborough
More info: www.camerastory.com.au/art-beach-party