Circus, art, music replace classroom for Carnivale of Arts

THE Byron Bay Public School P&C is excited to host the 2015 Carnivale of Arts in the school grounds next Friday.

The Carnivale will celebrate students' achievements in visual arts while raising the profile of arts at the school. The event will bring together students, their families and the broader Byron Bay community.

Carnivale of Arts combines the Biennial Art Show - featuring some amazing work by the students - alongside a silent auction of artworks by notable local artists. Add to this fabulous food, live music, circus performers and market stalls and the atmosphere will be very much Carnivale!

Local performers, Tim and Tyler Sponder, Children of Moscow, Josh Lovegrove, Garrett Kato and Dancing Tommy Franklin as well as Byron Bay Circus Arts, will provide entertainment.

The school is grateful to the local artists who have donated works for the silent auction, including Jai Vasicek, Charlie Wrencher, Caitlyn Reilly, John D'Errey, Craig Rochfort, Paul McNeil, Kate Ford, Zani McEnnally, Kristel Warton Brent Wayling, Chrissy Huntsman and Martine Gudgeon. More artists are expected to contribute.

Byron Bay Public School principal Geoff Spargo said: "The creative and performing arts play a key role in the academic, creative, cultural and social development of every student at the school and our program reflects the rich and vibrant Byron Bay community.

"The Art Show provides our students the challenge to produce art across a range of media. The event will showcase students' painting, drawing, sculpture and multimedia productions.

"Funds raised will help build a much-needed covered outdoor learning space.

"Byron Bay Public welcomes everyone, not just school families, to come along and enjoy our Carnivale of Arts. Bring the whole family and join in the fun."

The event will run from 5pm to 8.

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