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Getting Crafty for Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival

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~ Getting Crafty ~
Sunday 14 April, 4pm – 6pm &
Monday 15 April, 2pm – 4pm
KickstART Nook, Ground Level, State Library of WA

Craft is for everyone! Or at least, that’s what Leah Vlatko thinks.

Join her for a low-press and anti-expectation opportunity to make something crafty. This drop-in workshop allows you to participate as you please, and to spend as much or as little time crafting as you desire with plenty of different materials and processes to work with, including collage, crochet, felt puppets, knitting, sketching, and clay work. Come join a gentle revolution of creative freedom. This is craft on your own terms.

About Leah Vlatko
Leah Vlatko is a textile artist passionate about redefining what craft means in a contemporary setting. Slowing down and making things by hand, using ethically sourced yarns, and empowering handmade and DIY as a resistance to consumerism and slave labour. Through her practice Vlatko is contributing to the changing narrative of craft as a form of public interaction and collaboration, rather than a tool limited to the domestic woman's sphere.

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~ About the Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival~
13 - 20 April 2019

For nine consecutive years, the Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival offers young people aged 12-26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, installations, talks, special events, and mentorships.

KickstART takes place on Noongar Boodjar. We acknowledge and are grateful for the custodianship of the people of the Noongar nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Communities and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The KickstART Festival is also sponsored by Lotterywest and the City of Perth, and supported by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Blue Room Theatre, PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the State Library of Western Australia, and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.