Each year, Propel sends sketchbooks to participants across Western Australia, ready to be cut, painted and inked, filled with designs, stories, drawings from young people across our vast State.
All completed sketchbooks are displayed in the State Library of Western Australia as part of the KickstART Festival.
After KickstART, the sketchbooks embark on a tour of regional and suburban libraries, sharing our young people's stories in an ongoing event called The Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition.
2017 SKetchbook PROJECT
Propel Youth Arts WA invites young people, aged 12 to 26, from across Western Australia, to participate in The Sketchbook Project.
From DaVinci, to Dickinson, to Hemmingway, to Kahlo, sketchbooks have provided a space for the greatest works and stories of our time to grow.
What will you find in these sketchbooks?
Images: drawings, collages, photographs. Language: poems, recipes. Numbers: scientific formulae, mathematical equations. The sky is the limit and the young people who participate are free to express themselves in their own unique ways.
The Sketchbook Project is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA as part of the KickstART Festival, which is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities.
The Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition is presented in partnership with the State Library of Western Australia.
The 2017 Sketchbook Exhibition launched on Friday 31 March at the State Library of WA throughout the duration of KickstART Festival which concluded on April 23.
THE TRAVELLING SKETCHBOOK EXHIBITION
The Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition is an extension of The Sketchbook Project, where the sketchbooks returned to Propel are then toured across Western Australian rural and suburban libraries, for the whole State to see.
In 2017, we received over 100 sketchbooks from all across WA and they are all varied and unique works. Some are lighthearted and funny, others are deeply personal, and we have some really creative interpretations in the mix too.
This year’s Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition itinerary encompasses libraries from Busselton to Northam, Derby to Katanning, and Esperance to Port Hedland.
The Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and is proudly supported by the State Library of Western Australia.
TRAVELLING SKETCHBOOK EXHIBITION
2017/2018 tour ITINERARY
11 October - 8 November 2017
22 November - 20 December 2017
Derby Public Library, Clarendon Street, Derby WA 672
10 January - 7 February 2018
21 February - 14 March 2018
Karratha Public Library, Dampier Hwy, Karratha WA 6714
To find out more about The Sketchbook Project or the Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition, contact Cecile Vuaillat, Project Development Officer on 08 9328 5855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org