Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Focus on Costume Design; Expert to Share Tips of the Trade with Crafty Children and Adults

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Focus on Costume Design; Expert to Share Tips of the Trade with Crafty Children and Adults

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LOCAL designers have the chance to develop new skills and gain valuable insight into the exciting world of costume design when the Young Dancers Association presents four workshops with nationally renowned costumier Anastasia La Fey, at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, this Friday and Saturday.

A graduate from Swinburne University of Technology with high distinctions in all subjects, Anastasia's work has been featured in exhibitions and print media throughout Melbourne, Sydney and the USA.

The YDA is delighted to engage Anastasia to create costumes for its production of The Magic Toyshop in January next year.

An exhibition of Anastasia's work will also show at the gallery and museum later this year. YDA artistic director Wendy Barker spoke about the fantastic opportunity for the community to gain a greater understanding of costuming requirements.

"Dance and theatre are widely valued in the Gladstone region and there is always a need for costumes design and construction," she said.

"The opportunity to learn the necessities of costume design from such an accomplished designer is extremely rare and participants will benefit greatly from Anastasia's expertise."

The costume design/illustration workshop and Creating a Simple Wire Headpiece workshop, are suitable for ages 10--17, while the Sewing for Dance workshop and Drafting a Basic Skirt Block workshop are suited to experienced adult sewers.

The workshops are supported by the Gladstone Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership program that supports local arts and culture.

For further information visit www.gallerymuseum. gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

The gallery and museum is a community cultural initiative of the Gladstone Regional Council, open 10am--5pm Monday to Saturday, on the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone and admission is free.

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