Energy company puts spark into Byron Bay Art Project

Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.09.08

Country Energy has put a fresh spark into the Byron Bay Community Art Project by becoming its major sponsor.

It comes after months of voluntary work by artists and organisers, Byron United and the Beautiful Byron Committee.

Over the last few months, indigenous and aerosol artists have given generously and voluntarily of their time to create two stand-alone prototype artworks on Country Energy electricity poles and sub-stations.

Byron United president Ed Ahern said he was very pleased to acknowledge the generosity of Country Energy in supporting such a wonderful community initiative.

"The $4000 Country Energy is providing ensures that we can continue the great work of these artists," he said.

"Their artwork has added such much-needed colour and character to the town."

Beautiful Byron Committee organiser Sevegne Newton said the response from Country Energy and the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Town assessor to the project justly reflected the enthusiasm, passion and dedication of the artists.

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