Jill and I attended the Junction Arts Festival press conference and official opening in Launceston with some regret; not about being there but because the information came to us too late to offer any advance publicity attracting local, off-shore and international visitors prior to the events.
words by Len Langan and photos by Jackie Cox
The Junction Arts Festival organisers and their many volunteer helpers can more than justify their obvious pride in this vital cultural and artistic event as clearly as the sponsors can feel confident that their patronage has been put to good use. The opening was well attended and the atmosphere was sparkling on a beautiful clear night in Launceston’s Civic Square.
Junction Arts Festival presented a wide range of events inviting a high level of participation in a bright modern style that worked to the obvious delight of everyone. The atmosphere was as Tasmanian and as international as the program. It bodes well for a bright future for this event and we look forward to working with it in years to come.
This festival was a credit to Launceston. It deserves public acknowledgment and we hope it invites and receives additional cultural and business support.
We’d like to congratulate Natalie De Vito (Junction Arts Festival Director) and Ian Pidd (Artistic Director) and their new Chairman, Steve Henty who with their many generous helpers have added another star to Launceston’s growing cultural stature.
We must also acknowledge the bright, pleasing and efficient hard work of Marian Suau Riera the festival’s Communications Coordinator. Marian seemed to be everywhere and one might have thought she was one of triplets and all three of her so helpful.
The photography in this article was provided courtesy of Jackie Cox of Espectra Photography and Design. Jackie can be contacted via email and her work viewed online at the Espectra Photography and Design website. If you admire talented work your discerning nature will invite you to visit the website.
Len Langan lives in Longford with his wife Jill. They are both passionate about Tasmanian heritage and tourism and things that can be done in this industry. Len writes about Tasmanian history for both The Courier in Longford and the magazine Sagacity, and works with Virtuosi taking music to rural areas.
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