Putting together a successful festival is a work of art in itself, but within that are many individuals creating their own.
This is Lindi Ortega, performing at Canberra’s National Folk Festival. She’s written some great songs, worked on her performance and appearance. The instrument maker put a design on the scratchboard on the guitar, the tattoo artist created a design on her arm.
For most people, a major national music festival is an opportunity to listen to some great music festival, watch amazing live artists and catch up with friends. This was, initially, my plan for the Easter weekend in Canberra, but as I started browsing the National Folk Festival’s website something else caught my eye.
The Community arts projects! I could have a go at weaving, Batik, tye dye, puppet making, wet felting, needle felting, making jewellery. How would I have time to fit in seeing some concerts, perhaps do some singing of my own and my volunteering spots? Well I’d find a way somehow.