Youth artworks to be featured in empty shop fronts

Published on 25 February 2021


Bland Shire Council has announced an exciting youth art initiative to add new life to West Wyalong’s central business district.

Selected paintings and photographs created by local youth will be featured on window decals for display in selected empty shop fronts lining the Main Street.

Young people aged between 12 and 25 years are invited to submit photographs and paintings showcasing the Bland Shire for possible inclusion on the new decals.

Thanks to support and funding through Eastern Riverina Arts and the NSW Government through Create NSW's Arts Restart Package, young artists with artwork chosen for the project will be paid a fee for the use of their images.

Decals will be applied in portrait style measuring 90 centimetres by 1.5 metres and artist submissions should be proportionate to these dimensions and of sufficient quality and clarity to ensure the artworks are not compromised.

The Bland Shire theme is open to interpretation and can include representations of our people, places, past, present and future.

The project is an initiative of Council to add to the aesthetic appeal of the Main Street, support local youth and the arts and to promote and celebrate the wonderful aspects of life in the Bland Shire.

Young artists can enter an unlimited number of submissions and further information is available by contacting Marina Uys at Council on 6972 2266 or via email at

Submissions close on 31 March and images of the work can be emailed to and titled “Youth Art Initiative” or by prior arrangement.

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