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LYN MILLS reports from the opening of the “Tone, Colour and Space” festival at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

“TONE, Colour and Space”, an annual festival of performing and visual arts by Lake Tuggeranong College, was opened by Arts Minister Joy Burch at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre last night.

It’s a new approach to give students the chance to perform and exhibit in a community space and is an ideal partnership with the Art Centre and a valuable opportunity to experience the transition from school to community.

And it would seem these students are doing just fine. Their enthusiasm well nurtured and harnessed with some exceptional work in the art exhibition with drama, music and singing on show and the most fascinating and thought provoking display of “book reconstruction”. It probably has a special name as an art form and let’s be honest it would be difficult to display around the family home, but I loved the detail and thought behind the de/reconstruction.

Amy Collins found a book from Hawaii in the 1920s called “Blood and Orchids” by Norman Katkov.

“Not very well written,” according to Amy, but with a South Seas décor, a bottle of gin and a some playing cards hidden inside – it was Prohibition time – it becomes a funky edition of a forgotten book.

The exhibition continues until September 13.

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