Good Friday is known as Action Day at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and for 45 years it has been the event where many items around the site spring to life.
The next Action Day at the Park on April 14 will see new activities added to the line-up thanks to Country Art Support Program funding announced by Arts NSW.
Griffith City Council Tourism Economic Development Manager Greg Lawrence agrees the museum’s Action Day is one of the biggest events on the calendar and the expanding arts program will make it bigger and better.
“This is a great opportunity to attract visitors to our town for a fantastic Easter weekend, which will in-turn inject more funds into the local economy,” Mr Lawrence said.
“Action Day at Pioneer Park Museum is just one of many great events taking place during Griffith’s annual Easter Party.”
Pioneer Park Museum curator, Jason Richardson said four artists will be employed to run all-ages workshops in media including photography, sculpture and print-making.
“Griffith-based photographer Garry Bazzacco will run two workshops - the first will be introductory in nature, while the second will focus on camera functions,” Mr Richardson said.
“Melanie Baulch, also a Griffith-based artist, will work with Richard Green to engage visitors in sand sculptures to represent and discuss local flora and fauna.
Wagga-based artist Christina Reid is a practicing print-maker and has experience teaching at Wagga TAFE.
She will also contribute to the activities after delivering a series of print workshops at Leeton’s Parkview Primary School in 2016.
Ms Reid’s workshop is designed to introduce the public to the variety of ways a print can be achieved.
While exploring the possibilities of the material and equipment, the general public will gain an understanding some of the traditions and learn a bit about the history of print-making.
“(We’ve) hosted many community-based arts groups ... we’re looking forward to giving our patrons an opportunity to explore their creativity,” Mr Richardson said.