Space for arts to open with arrival of shipping containers
KEPPEL Coast Arts are opening a whole new avenue for the arts on the Capricorn Coast with the arrival of two shipping containers to be permanently placed near the Information Centre in Yeppoon.
The containers were originally used by Juggling Arts Brisbane for the 'Containerval' exhibition.
KCA president Leanne Smith said the containers were already decked out with lighting, power and hanging capacity making them ideal for their new home and planned use.
"Livingstone Shire Council has given permission for the containers to be located right next to the Information Centre making the perfect location to visibly enhance the profile of arts on the Coast," Ms Smith said.
"Council will assist us in the correct installation and when that is done we will have a whole new space to have pop-up exhibitions, workshops, bands, performances, activities and a place for emerging artists to display their work."
The containers will be placed under a fixed roof with a space between creating more than 30 metres of area to be utilised by the community.
Ms Smith said the new art space would be a fabulous spot for visitors and residents to enjoy with a range of activities planned for their use already.
"The space will compliment our monthly Fig Tree Creek Markets with resident artists of the month having a place to hold activities and workshops," she said.
"It will be an interactive creative space that will open itself up to a range of uses."
The shipping containers were self-funded by Keppel Coast Arts and will be available for use by the community when installed.
Livingstone Shire Arts Portfolio overseer Cr Nigel Hutton is thrilled with the new art space soon to be erected on the Coast.
"This initiative creates another indoor/outdoor space that will offer more opportunity for more users more often," Cr Hutton said.
"The location is ideal to keep the arts in our region in the forefront of people's minds and will be able to be used by the community for many different genres.
"We have such a wealth of talent in the Livingstone region so it is fabulous to see a project that will further enhance the arts for our community."