Day on the Bay: Golden Bay foreshore comes to life this weekend


Artist Dan Duggan. Picture: Jon Hewson
Artist Dan Duggan. Picture: Jon Hewson

ENJOY spray painting, bike repair and tie dye workshops at the Youth Day on the Bay on Saturday .

Graffiti artist Dan Duggan will run a series of spray painting workshops and participants can help create a series of giant mural installations.

“We are going to do something quite different,” he said.

“I am going to use heavy duty plastic wrap, the kind you use to wrap pallets for transport, and wrap it between two trees, maybe around a gazebo or along a wall, to create a series of giant temporary art installations and surfaces for mural painting.”

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Mr Duggan has more than 15 years experience as an urban artist, workshop facilitator and project co-ordinator specialising in large-scale murals and public art projects.

“We want as many people to get involved as possible,” he said.

“We’ll be working with eight kids at a time and running 30 minute workshops on the basic techniques and skills for spray painting.

“We then want them to get loose and get creative and see what they can do.

“I’ll be on hand to help and demonstrate techniques such as how to create a simple image with layers but it’s all about getting stuck in.”

The event is aimed at young people aged from 10-years and up.

Local DJs and musicians will provide entertainment. There will also be food trucks.

Representatives from Headspace will be there handing out free merchandise and raising awareness of the important free contact and guidance services offered for youth.

Day on the Bay
WHERE: Golden Bay foreshore on Marillana Drive
WHEN: Saturday, March 25 2pm to 5pm