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25 October 2016

The Big Draw Festival comes to a close this Saturday, October 29, with a Symposium and Closing Party.

Presented by Vancouver Arts Centre, this month-long festival has explored the potential of the arts to change the world around us by inspiring innovation and technological advancements.

The Big Draw Festival Symposium features a Key Note Address from scientist, artist and TEDEX presenter Gary Cass. Gary is creator of Fermented Fashion – the first dresses in the world designed from the bacterial fermentation of wine and beer. He proposes that creativity is as important as numeracy and literacy.

A panel of Great Southern educators and scientists will respond to Gary’s address tackling the question ‘What’s Art got to do with it?’ As school curriculums drive a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths what role does Art play?

The Big Draw Party closes the festival with DJs, dance and live art performances plus activities including light painting and making art under microscopes. The Town Hall foyer bar will be open and the event is suitable for the whole family.


Big Draw Symposium – Saturday, October 29, 2pm – 5pm, Albany Town Hall, $10 from trybooking.com or at the door

Big Draw Closing Party – Saturday, October 29, 5pm – 8pm, Albany Town Hall, entry by donation, bar open

For further information go to www.amazingalbany.com.au/vancouver-arts-centre/