About propelyoutharts

Propel Youth Arts WA is dedicated to propelling youth arts and culture through connecting, supporting and promoting young artists, arts workers and organisations in Western Australia.

Stallholder Spotlight: Laraisobel

Love quirky, one-of-a-kind inspirations? Well, then you will love the funky shoulder bags by Laraisobel. The creation of Lara Luscombe; these bags are a mixture of sourced vintage fabric, beading and anything else from doilies to souvenir tea towels. Lara first became interested in textiles as a child rummaging through her grandma’s cupboards. Since then she has studied soft furnishing at TAFE and set-up her own business. Describing her process as chaotic, Lara is often inspired by a certain piece of fabric, historical events or even childhood stories.

So if you think Laraisobel designs are your kind of thing, then make sure you come along to the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April and check out all the great stalls.

You can also see Lara’s wares on her etsy page.


Return to Sender

We’ve sent them out. You’ve had a doodle. Now we would love to exhibit them! 

Send your sketchbooks back to us or drop them into our office so we can exhibit them at the KickstART Youth Festival.

We know you love them, but if you would like them back after National Youth Week, we’ll happily return them to you.

This little gem is our first one back and is by Rhiannon Kennedy.

Stallholder Spotlight: Bec Farag

Have you met Bec Farag? She’ll be selling her incredible watercolour paintings at the KickstART Youth Markets!

Bec’s paintings are often inspired by doodles in her sketchbook or by short stories that she writes herself. You may have seen her art work exhibited in the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition and at the Beaufort Street Festival.

We’re very excited to see Bec’s work for sale at the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April- perhaps you can pick up a painting for your place!

Check out Bec’s blog here.

Stallholder Spotlight: Little L

Curious, intriguing treasures. That’s how Little L owner Lauren Mills describes her wares, which will feature at the KickstART Youth Markets this April. Little L will have jewellery, stationary, altered books and pages, paper art, magnets and pins, canvases and small items of up-cycled furniture for sale. 

Lauren originally studied law for two and a half years before discovering that her true passion had nothing to do with law and everything to do with being creative! She decided to study Interior & Spatial Design instead and she has never looked back.

Why don’t you Try a Little L? She’ll be selling her amazing pieces at the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April in the Perth Cultural Centre.

Stallholder Spotlight: Sam Lee

The wonderful Sam Lee will be selling cute bookmarks, handmade gift cards, original paintings and digital prints at the KickstART Youth Markets!

Inspired by her favourite music and manga artist, Kaori Yuki, Sam loves experimenting watercolours, inks, markers and digital media.

Sam produced the artwork for the WA Youth Awards in 2011 and we are very excited to have her back on board for National Youth Week in a different capacity in 2012.

You can buy Sam’s amazing art at the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April in the Perth Cultural Centre.

KickstART Youth Forums

National Youth Week is  just around the corner! The Department for Communities in collaboration with Perth Youth Advisory Council and Propel Youth Arts are putting together a series of forums discussing topics important to young people in Perth as voted by them.

The National Youth Week Forum Series is a three-part program consisting of forums related to Education, Urban Development and Mental Health. The forum series will take place on Monday 16th, Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th April at the KickstART Youth Hub, 200-206 William Street Northbridge from 6pm-8pm.

  • The Education Forum will consist of a number of panellists discussing the current make up of the education system and whether it is helping or hindering WA students.
  • The Urban Development Forum will be discussing the future of Perth in regards to the urban landscape and ways different people and organisations are working to make Perth a more vibrant and lively city.
  • The Mental Health Forum will be a showcase of the different organisations working in Perth to help young people live happy and fulfilling lives.

Follow the links for more information regarding the Forum Series and to register to come along.

Contact Jade@Perthyac.com.au if you have further questions.

Stallholder Spotlight: Bone Jacked Vintage

Love all things vintage? 

Ash Reader from Bone Jacked Vintage has you covered! At the KickstART Youth Markets she’ll be selling clothing and accessories sourced from all over the world as well as some awesome original artworks. What inspires her art? Everything and everyone, including beautiful textiles, found objects, unique design and incredible imagery.

Ash believes whole-heartedly in taking advantage of every opportunity that Perth has to offer. She’ll be making her mark on our KickstART Youth Markets on April 21st- come down and check out her stall!