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Junk Sculpture Festival
 
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NOW IS THE TIME TO GET CRACKING ON YOUR JUNK SCULPTURE

Got some junk that you want to funk? Some trash that you don’t want mashed into the earth?

Get your creative juices flowing with the 2018 Junk Sculpture Festival!

Everyone and anyone is invited to enter a piece; whether it be a sculpture, fashion outfit, headwear, or junky beat – let your refuse really shine this dry season.

 
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About

Community:

The Junk Sculpture Festival is a unique coming together of art, music, culture and environmental awareness in the town of Katherine, NT. 

The festival invites entries from the broad and diverse Katherine Region, to be exhibited and judged on Saturday 2nd of June 2018

 

Artistic Program:

Each year, Junk Sculpture Festival presents a bush band from the region, along with ‘Junky Moves’ dance project, a fashion parade, the 'Junky Bar' and a celebrity MC; to have you singing, dancing, and laughing all night long!

 

Environmental awareness:

Our festival encourages people to come up with creative solutions for reducing, reusing and recycling in their everyday lives. Read more about our waste campaign here. 

 

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Event Details

Festival time: Saturday 2nd June - The event kicks off at 5pm til 11pm

Location: Lindsay St Complex (Market Site), Katherine 

Food & bar: A selection of options will be available at the event. The Junk Sculpture Festival is committed to reducing waste, so we invite you to bring your own reusable plates, cups and cutlery. 

Community workshops: Join us for FREE workshops at the YMCA and KRA studio. Whether you want to shake it, weld it, build it, or glue it - KRA have got you covered! 

 
 

JUNKY CRAFTERNOONS

Join our group craft sessions to create your sculptures, fashion outfits and headwear. Local artists will open the KRA studio to help you make your junky dreams into a reality. Come to bounce ideas with experts, make stuff amongst friends and/or get assistance in metal work, wood work, craft, fashion design and sewing. 

Located at KRA Studio Training Centre, 19 Second St - enter from O’Shea Terrace. 

No bookings necessary

 

JUNKY MOVES dance

The deadly Ghenoa ‘G’ Gela is back, this time with friend and collaborator Danielle Micich to shake things up this Junk Fest! 

Join us for youth dance classes at the YMCA. 

For ages 12+

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Categories

 
Metal Masterpiece (Welded)
1st Prize : $2000
2nd Prize : $500

Mixed Media (Not Welded)
1st Prize: $2000
2nd Prize: $500
Functional
Prize: $500


Youth
Prize: $250



Under 5's

Prize



Class Group

Prize: $250



Fashion

Prize: $500


Headwear

Prize: $500


People's Choice

To be judged by the crowd on the night. Prize includes glory and mystery trophy!


Or goods to the value of
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How to Enter

  • Sculptures must be no larger than a buffalo and no smaller than a barramundi
  • All Sculptures are to be judged by an expert panel on their Aesthetics, Ingenuity and Use of Junk
  • Drop off at Lindsay St Complex on Sunday 27th of May between 10am - 4pm and Monday 28th of May between 10am – 12 midday
  • Judging will take place on Saturday the 2nd @11am

  • Judged by 4 independent judges, sculptures will be anonymous at time of judging

  • Sculptures will be on public display for two weeks following the festival at the Lindsay Street Complex (market site)
  • Sculptures must be collected by Monday 18th of June, 2018
 
 
 

Program

 
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Numbulwar weavers workshop

5-6pm

 

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Kids Junk Zone 5 - 6pm 

 

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bongiliny bongiliny dancers

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Junky moves dance

 

Mambali band, numbulwar

Ghenoa Gela MC

 

Get Involved

Junk Sculpture Festival relies on all of our wonderful volunteers to make it so darn good. There are many ways you can get involved. You could:

  • Join the Junk Sculpture Festival Organising Committee
  • Volunteer on the night
  • Donate junk
  • Do a poster run
 

Junk Sculpture Festival is committed to reducing waste and the environmental impact of its events. Hence, we ask applying stallholders to also review their current waste practices and pledge to:

  • Preference reusable serving options over disposable items
  • Use packaging that can be recycled or composted
  • Avoid using non-recyclable and unnecessary packaging including polystyrene

If you are interested in having a stall, please download the following food vendor application form, fill in and email to junksculpturefestival@gmail.com

 

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Waste Campaign

The Junk Sculpture Festival is committed to being 100% carbon neutral. Katherine Regional Arts have offset the emissions produced by their festival through the purchase of carbon credits from Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation for the past three years.

 

We are proud members of The Last Straw, an initiative to reduce the use of plastic straws in venues across Australia. To find out more about how you can prevent pesky, single-use plastic straws from choking our oceans and creating landfill, check out The Last Straw's campaign here. 

 
 

Contact

If you would like to get in touch, please email junksculpturefestival@gmail.com or call (08) 8971 0928.

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Sponsors

This festival is proudly brought to you by Katherine Regional Arts with support from:

The Northern Territory Government Department of Tourism and Culture through their Arts NT: Community Arts Festivals Funding Stream; Festivals Australia and Katherine Town Council.