Final call for art submissions

TIME is running out for artists to enter their submissions for the inaugural Lighthouse Festival later this month.

Entries for the art section close tomorrowand organisers are hoping for a final push of work.

Media co-ordinator David Wise said the festival already had a fine selection of work to be featured at Jack Norgate Oval on October 30.

Interested artists can find more information and nomination forms on the festival's website, www.burnettheads.asn.au/LighthouseFestival

There are a number of categories with cash prizes on offer, including the People's Choice, landscape or seascape, artists with a disability, artists with an intellectual disability, artists with a visual impairment, photography, indigenous artwork and children's age groups.

He said people could learn the spectacular art of fire twirling at free workshops at the festival, provided by the Pyro-Illumina Dance Troupe, led by Burnett Heads woman Tanya O'Shea.

Attendees will learn the basic twirling techniques used by the group's professionals in fire-twirling displays such as Bundaberg Regional Council's Chinese New Year celebrations.

“The workshops will teach participants how to practise twirling with sticks and poi in a confident manner, which allows you to feel the thrill of playing with fire in a safe way,” Ms O'Shea said.

“Twirling also provides a great workout and our instructors will be able to help anyone learn to let go.”

Bookings for fire twirling can be made at the festival website or by calling Ms O' Shea on 0407 150 364.



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