Lane to light up for Youth Week

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Mathers Lane will be bathed in colour this Friday evening as the City of Hobart celebrates Youth Week.

The annual Light up the Lane is a celebration of youth art and music, presented by the City of Hobart’s Youth Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC).

Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds Digital artworks from young artists across Hobart will be projected onto buildings in and around Mathers Place to create and open-air gallery of youth art.

“More than 70 young visual artists have created artworks that will be showcased as large-scale projections that light up entire walls,” Cr Reynolds said.

“It’s a great opportunity for young people to showcase their works in a public space, while activating the city’s lanes and alleyways.

“Sadly, last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID, so there’s a real air of excitement around this year’s event.”

A new creative works space will showcase live digital art and music production talents where artists will create in a live setting.

The event also features live music from local musicians in Mathers in the Mathers Courtyard, and Criterion Lane will be transformed into an electronic DJ hotspot with feature performances from local KPOP dancers

A space-themed kids’ room will offer hands-on activities for younger attendees and there will be stalls and food vans on site.

The event is drug and alcohol free, family-friendly and COVID-safe. Check-in via the Check In TAS app is required upon entry.

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