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Artistic youth spaces provide for a jolly frolic

Gladstone Regional Youth Council chair Sarah Janson, Animating Spaces project coordinator Kristel Kelly, Gladstone Regional Council Youth Development Officer Vernetta Perrett, Animating Spaces Gladstone Frolic coordinator David Kingston and Ernie Beale from Ernie's Dingo Hire, the company doing the earthworks for the project.
Gladstone Regional Youth Council chair Sarah Janson, Animating Spaces project coordinator Kristel Kelly, Gladstone Regional Council Youth Development Officer Vernetta Perrett, Animating Spaces Gladstone Frolic coordinator David Kingston and Ernie Beale from Ernie's Dingo Hire, the company doing the earthworks for the project. Mara Pattison-Sowden

THREE sites around Gladstone are being revamped to provide a space for young people to express their creativity as part of a statewide project.

Work began at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre on June 25 to turn the grassy area into a creative and friendly space in preparation for an Animating Spaces event happening in September.

Members of the Gladstone Region Youth Council provided input into the final design of the pool project, while project co-ordinator Kristel Kelly developed plans which include a renewable art wall to give local high schools the chance to display large-scale artworks and a large-scale public mosaic installation within the area.

"It will be a permanent collaboration and we're hoping to get it done by the end of winter," she said.

Gladstone is one of five towns across Queensland participating in the project this year

"This new project is about attracting more youth to the centre by providing them with a specific area of their own."

Gladstone Regional Council recreation spokesman Graham McDonald said the aim was to revitalise and celebrate significant or unusual spaces within regional communities.

Frolic By the Pool, Frolic in the Park and Frolic with Light were possible through $60,000 in funding by Artslink Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund.

SPACES FOR YOUTH:

- FROLIC: By the Pool, the crafting of a youth space at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre;

- FROLIC: In the Park, the transforming of the parkland around the precinct, including the Gladstone and District Tennis Association centre, into an entertainment precinct for 14 year olds to showcase their talents; and

- FROLIC: With Light, which will complete the event with digital colour and movement to be projected on to the exterior walls of the Gladstone Squash Centre.

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