Street performers: (Back, from left) Cassandra Ryan, Lacee Rawle, (front) Chrissy McPhee and Kirstin Payne entertain guests.
Street performers: (Back, from left) Cassandra Ryan, Lacee Rawle, (front) Chrissy McPhee and Kirstin Payne entertain guests. Warwick Daily News

Art of all sorts at La Pompa

THE audience members could not stop raving as colourful creations were paraded down the stage at the Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival's main event, La Pompa, in the marquee at Leslie Park on Saturday.

Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine said the event was comprised of a combination of wearable art, live music, dance and performance.

“It's just fantastic,” Ms Devine said. “It's a different sort of art.

“We put our art on trees and we put our art on people as well.”

“An amazing number of people have been decorating the trees and a lot of people are admiring the art.

“In my job, having people look at art, it doesn't get better than this.”

She said students from the Killarney School of Dance and Michelle McMurtrie's belly dance classes modelled the creations.

“We did La Pompa for the first time last year. It was a wonderful event and we thought we would just keep it going,” Ms Devine said.

La Pompa dancer and model Malinda Ballinger said the creations were fun to wear.

“I did the belly dance section in La Pompa. It was lots of fun,” Mrs Ballinger said.

“We did a show at 10am and we came back to do it again at 2pm.

“My mother-in-law created my outfit. I had confidence in what I was wearing.”



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