Sketchbook Project 2017 [Graphic by Ming Ng]

Sketchbook Project 2017 [Graphic by Ming Ng]

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.


Sketchbook Project 2016, image by Rebecca Mansell

Sketchbook Project 2016, image by Rebecca Mansell


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