Octapod’s SeedPod recipient announced

20180201_100950Octapod is excited to announce the recipient of the Seedpod Youth Mentoring Program for 2018!  We will be working with awesome local artist, skater and super busy arts advocate Leeroy Chapman to get a grant to run a music, skate and art event at Mayfield’s Dangar Park in April 2018.  Stay tuned for info on whose playing, skating and making at the event!

Check out Leeroys profile:

Leeroy Chapman, visual artist from Lake Macquarie, explores the traditions and culture reflected in modern-contemporary society through a multi-disciplinary art practice. The constant philosophy explored in his work, is one of dualism, and his connection to the urban landscape enables him to relate his art practice to broader social issues and human conditions.

Leeroy is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Newcastle and shares his passion for the arts across a number of initiatives in the region, including with the Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Reference Group, Maitland Regional Art Gallery and as a Gallery Assistant with Newcastle Art Space.

Leeroy is currently being mentored by Octapod to coordinate the inaugural Seedpod Music and Skate Event at Mayfield’s Dangar Park in April 2018.