Yenda Public project has something for everyone

IMAGINE a shop stocked with a vast array of curious wares such as aliens, giants, rainbows and even magic carpets.

Thanks to the students from Yenda Public School and their Everything Shop, locals won't have to wonder much longer.

As part of Night of Video Projections and Sound Yenda Rain on Saturday, November 9 residents will see The Everything Shop come to life.

The eager students have worked closely with artist Vic McEwan, who was selected by Museums and Galleries NSW to conduct a residency throughout 2013.

Using a shop that has been vacant in Yenda since the floods, the students are keen to show what they have produced.

Mr McEwan said The Everything Shop was the result of many weeks of work.

"Every window of the shop is a projection surface. The windows will come alive from the outside," Mr McEwan said.

"The kids have been making animations, writing scripts and recording it.

"An important part of this project has been teamwork.

"They have worked really well together. It is a good project for the kids because it shows them that art isn't just hanging in galleries.

"We are hoping everyone will come along and see what they have created."

Eleven-year-old Chloe Perez is one of seven students chosen to work on The Everything Shop.

"It's fun because we do a lot of art and all of us like art," she said.

"I liked working together and deciding what we should do.

"When we first started we were going to make it a clock shop or a pet jewellery shop.

"We had a big list of shops and then we decided to make it The Everything Shop with different sections."

Be at Yenda on Saturday, November 9 from sunset onwards to see the artworks Mr McEwan has made in collaboration with locals.

Projections can also be seen on the water tower and sand in the park.

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