Shae Indi, Jerome Williams, Sue Collins, Lorraine Lintern, Niall Fahy and Biku Wernick are getting ready for Ukitopia. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Shae Indi, Jerome Williams, Sue Collins, Lorraine Lintern, Niall Fahy and Biku Wernick are getting ready for Ukitopia. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

Uki creatives take the stage

THIS weekend, Uki will put its vibrant, diverse creativity on show for the Ukitopia Creative Weekend.

But it's "not just a festival", according to Ukitopia chairwoman Marlena Basser.

"People get to really celebrate their creativity and get inspired," Ms Basser said.

"It's an opportunity to celebrate creativity and the arts."

From Friday to Sunday, Ukitopia will showcase some of the region's best music, visual arts, dance, craft and more.

New this year will be a picnic under the stars, featuring an open mic night on the village green, Ms Basser said.

"It's a real community event," she said.

Yesterday, the Ukitopia team were busy installing the visual art exhibition.

Ms Basser said everything from painting, sculpture and woodwork to printmaking and wearable art would be on display.

She said the artwork would be representative of the nature of the "rich creative soup" that is Uki.

"It's a beautiful, picturesque village," she said.

"To me, the community of Uki is more than just a village of people.

"It's people that feel connected, and feel like they're part of something."

Ms Basser said Ukitopia went beyond being a one-weekend event, and sought to support local creatives to run their own events throughout the year.



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