LET US SPRAY: Local artist Ash Johnston is inviting the youth of Coffs to come and learn how to spray paint during Youth Week on Saturday.
LET US SPRAY: Local artist Ash Johnston is inviting the youth of Coffs to come and learn how to spray paint during Youth Week on Saturday.

Graffiti artist encourages youth

YOUTH week 2010 will leave a lasting and fresh impression on the Coffs Harbour city centre this week.

Activities in Pioneer Park on Saturday will see a wall of the local museum become the canvas for an aerosol art mural.

Local graffiti artist Ash Johnston will be running demonstrations, encouraging youth to take up the challenge of freehand spray painting.

“While there’s often mixed opinions about graffiti out there, when it’s done the right way it’s art, so it’s good for the public to see the youth doing something positive and artistic to celebrate Youth Week,” Ash said.

“The reason for running these graf demos is due to the constant influx of people wanting to due workshops.”

Special guest TV presenter Gretel Killeen will also host a day of live music followed in the park by a fashion parade.

USA Breakdancers Wil ‘Il Will’ Sanchez from the Bronx, Chris Merriman and Stephen Gow will also perform while roaming circus performers from the Australian Institute of Circus Arts will also be on hand.



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