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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Local creative industries boosted by latest artwork

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The creation of Orange’s latest public art work had direct benefits for locals employed in Orange creative industries. The Dancing with Bees artwork, to be launched 27 March features video shot by local production company, Little Image Co, working alongside award-winning artist Zanny Begg,

Orange Regional Gallery Director Brad Hammond said it was “inspiring to see this dynamic creative team in action as they captured the extraordinary footage of local and visiting dancers that will appear on the screens installed on the Civic building on Byng Street”.

“Kyle Manning, videographer and photographer at Little Image Co. has a passion for projects that celebrate and elevate the arts in Orange as well as contribute to cultural tourism,” Brad Hammond said.

Kyle Manning enjoyed the opportunity to work on Orange’s the latest public artwork.

“Zanny Begg is a wonderful artist with great ideas and the result is going to be a beautiful artwork” Kyle Manning said. “It was fun and collaborative.”

“Working with the dancers was really special, from our young local dancers through to some of the big names in Australia.

“They were all so easy to work with, were really prepared with their choreography and took direction really well. It was brilliant to see the local inclusion, which was a big focus for Zanny.

“Right from the outset she was determined to work with people from the region as much as possible and we were delighted to be offered the opportunity to work on the project. It’s great to see local businesses like ours being supported through these arts projects.”

Zanny Begg is looking forward to seeing the images that she created, with Kyle and his team, come to life later this month.

REVIEW: Zanny Begg and Dancers review footage with Little Image co team. Photo: Sarah Spagnolo.

Header image: Kyle Manning, Zanny Begg and Lucs Martin filming Ashlee Wilson/ photo Brad Hammond

“They are an incredible team to work with”, Zanny Begg  said. “They captured such beautiful footage and were indefatigable in working with me to craft new ways of filming all the dancers.”

Zanny Begg professionally engaged all of the dancers as well as the videography team. She majority-funded the project through grants that she secured from Creative Australia and Create NSW. Additional funding from a NSW Government Arts and Culture Infrastructure Grant awarded to Council for Public Art projects also ensured that the project could be realised.