BACONFEST crowds will be treated to an art display on a unique canvas: the iconic Kingaroy peanut silos.

A group of people was treated to a sneak peek at the weekend after artists from all backgrounds attended Kingaroy's digital and projection animation workshop.

The results of the workshop were projected onto the peanut silos on Sunday night, and dozens of residents stopped by for the show.

CQUniversity regional arts project officer Trudie Legio said she was thrilled the workshop attracted 13 artists from the South Burnett, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.

The artists mostly came from traditional art backgrounds and enjoyed the chance to explore the digital art space.

 

DIGITAL ART: Artists created digital animations to be displayed on the Kingaroy peanut silos.
DIGITAL ART: Artists created digital animations to be displayed on the Kingaroy peanut silos. Jessica McGrath

"For them to branch into the digital and play with stop-motion animation and projection, learning how to bring spaces like the Kingaroy silos alive at night-time is a bit of a first for a lot of people," Ms Legio said.

The artists were excited to have the Peanut Company of Australia's support for the project and access to the silos.

The digital animation workshop broadened the horizons of the artists and taught them key art business skills.

"We have a lot of talented artists right across the Wide Bay and Burnett, but not many are moving in using that technology to create their art," Ms Legio said.

"We really want to help foster that and start exploring the opportunities that are out there."

 

DIGITAL ART: Artists created digital animations to be displayed on the Kingaroy peanut silos.
DIGITAL ART: Artists created digital animations to be displayed on the Kingaroy peanut silos. Jessica McGrath

Festivals such as BaconFest present a chance for artists to display their work.

"Communities can become a more creative place through creating more opportunities for our artists," Ms Legio said.

South Burnett Regional Councillor Danita Potter said South Burnett Arts helped pay for the digital workshop.

They have also organised for the projector to be used during the BaconFest food festival weekend later this month.

She said the workshop allowed the artists to develop new skills in digital art so they could share it with others within their own networks.

"The different people that did the course are going to take it back to their groups and help them and expand on this type of art form, which is fantastic," Cr Potter said.

 

DIGITAL ART: Artists created digital animations to be displayed on the Kingaroy peanut silos.
DIGITAL ART: Artists created digital animations to be displayed on the Kingaroy peanut silos. Jessica McGrath
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