The popular Katherine Junk Festival has landed a $28,000 grant from the Federal Government.
The Junk Festival is held in May each year and features sculptures made from recycled material.
The festival, attended by almost 1000 people each year, encourages people to be mindful about waste and consider changing their consumer habits
NT Senator Nigel Scullion today announced grants for two NT festivals.
“I am pleased to announce that the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek has received $44,000 and the Katherine Junk Festival $28,050,” Senator Scullion said.
“The funding for Katherine Junk Festival, will go to The Junky Moves project which will engage young people through a series of contemporary dance workshops held by two Indigenous contemporary dancers over three weeks.
‘The choreography will be influenced by the theme of industrial waste and equipment that is left scattered around the country side,” he said.
“Multimedia sound and images will be used to capture this theme during the performance to be held at the 2018 Katherine Junk Festival.”
Senator Scullion said money is also being given to the Tennant Creek Desert Harmony Festival.
“The Desert Harmony Festival will present the Festival Fauna- From Junk to Funk project, and will see musical sculptor, Steve Langton, conduct workshops over six weeks to make six musical seat sculptures each incorporating a stylized tuned percussion with a local fauna theme,” Senator Scullion said.
“Each seat will have its own acoustic voice and sculptural form and when installed together will be capable of orchestral harmony.
"The Federal Coalition Government's investment in these significant regional Territory festivals is proof of our strong commitment to both Katherine and Tennant Creek.”
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