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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Event:
A fun day out for all ages, includes art and craft workshop
stART celebrates the launch of the Rockdale Arts Festival and it will be held in the Cook Park at Kyeemagh on Sunday the 10th of April from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Image supplied by Rockdale City Council.


It will feature a number of activities that you will be able to view and also take part in:

LEGO designs - There will be a large tent on-site with several LEGO displays as well as a play area full of LEGO bricks and blocks for kids to create and make their own designs with.

Get you kids to build their LEGO creation. Source: Alan Chia / CC BY-SA 2.0.


Calligraphy The Southscribers Calligraphy community group will be running tutorials the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush.

Take part in the tutorials . Source: CC BY 2.5


Sketch drawing Have you ever done sketch drawing? If not here is your chance to join in the live Sketch Drawing demonstrations by the St George Arts Society or maybe you would just like to watch how it's done.

Maybe join in the live Sketch Drawing demonstrations by the St George Arts Society. Image courtesy of the St George Arts Society.


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Recyclable art and paint tiles Are you into re-cycling? If not. you should be. This where The Bower comes into play, as they run a reuse and repair centre, upcycling anything and everything and reducing landfill and consumption.

See how it's done at the Bower Reuse & Repair Centre. Image courtesy of the Bower Reuse & Repair Centre.


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A Pop Art Library Living Room. If you are looking for a place to take a comfortable seat or just lie on the grass and read some of the best books the RCL has to offer - then this is your chance to do it.

Read a book. Source: Jann Glasmacher for PediaPress / CC BY-SA 3.0


Woodcarving demonstrations The Sydney Woodcarvers will be at it again carving up timber into amazing pieces. Come along and view some of their finished work and watch how it's done. Maybe you would be interested in joining their club!

Check out how these tools are used when carving wood. Source: Aerolin55 / CC BY-SA 3.0


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A circus playground Circus Works will be there is all their glory juggling away, doing tricks on stilts, unicycles, balancing challenges and much more. Come along and watch their death defying feats.

See the amazing feats of Circus Works


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All of this will be complimented by nearby sea side sculptures and installations as part of the Rockdale Arts Festival that will start on the 10th of April and finish on the 8th of May 2016.

Check out some of 2012 & 2015 artwork that was on display for all to see.

Taking the boat for a walk by Adam Garlea 2012. Image courtesy of Rockdale Council.


Stunning. Watching By Dillion MacEwan. Image courtesy of Rockdale City Council.


Image courtesy of Rockdale City Council


Stunning! Image supplied by Rockdale City Council.


To keep up to-date at what's going on at Rockdale City Council stART and the Arts Festival you can go to their Facebook page and like them.
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Why? Unleash your inner artist
When: 11.30am to 3.30pm
Phone: (02) 9562 1666
Where: Cook Park Kyeemagh, NSW
Cost: Free
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