CREATIVE: Sarah Lewis sits on her cardboard stool that was made as part of her Ikea furniture collection showcased at Saturday’s Full Tilt Film Festival.
CREATIVE: Sarah Lewis sits on her cardboard stool that was made as part of her Ikea furniture collection showcased at Saturday’s Full Tilt Film Festival. Allan Reinikka Rokacardboard

Talented artists go full tilt for festival

ABOUT 75 litres of PVA glue and a half a tonne of cardboard was needed to create Sarah Lewis' cardboard sculptures at the weekend's Full Tilt Film Festival.

For seven years, the Yeppoon artist has been creating cardboard sculptures out of cardboard boxes.

Sarah, 32, said the film festival, held at Rockhampton's Walter Reid Cultural Centre on Saturday night, was a vital event to the community.

"These events are vital to the community because it's a way of celebrating our town and the talent we have," she said.

"There are so many creative people here and I think the community is pretty excited to come out and share their creative experiences."

The festival was the final event to be hosted by Creative Capricorn and a celebration of all the creative and artistic people in the Rockhampton region.

Rockhampton was one of only two regions nationally selected by the Australia Council to premiere the project.

Rockhampton Regional Council manager of arts and heritage Peter Owens said the event was a great way to bring an end to the Full Tilt Film Festival project.

"It was the last major public event for Creative Capricorn and a great opportunity for people to see what the program has been all about over the past almost three years," he said.

"People responded well to the local stories told in the Full Tilt Film Festival. The films and the stories told in them will continue to be a great resource for our community."

AT A GLANCE

Creative Capricorn's achievements over two years:

322 artists have showcased their work

359 artists have participated in skills development

More than 25 projects have been commissioned

Almost 8000 people have engaged with the program through one or more of 46 events



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