What’s your word?
Word Adelaide wants the public’s help to decorate a word wall set to appear in the middle of Rundle Mall tomorrow afternoon.
Favourite words are sought to fill the five-metre wall, which will be stationed on a stage under the Gawler Place canopy from 4pm on Friday 14 June.
Face painters will also be on hand for those keen to wear their word home, while a calligrapher will produce free mini artworks featuring participants’ words.
Word Adelaide creative director Jane Intini said everyone was welcome to help decorate the wall.
“We’re excited to be turning this blank slate over to you and can’t wait to see the words people come up with,” she said.
“It’s not every day you have the chance to help create a piece of art, so make sure you leave your mark.”
Words can be added to the wall until 9pm tomorrow night, with offensive language and personal names banned.
“Word Adelaide is all about starting a conversation, and we’re certain this will get people talking,” Jane said.
“We want your words – funny, weird, obscure, long or short – and look forward to showing off the finished product.”
Word Adelaide is a new festival celebrating the power of words. It will be held from August 15-18 this year and features a range of ticketed and free events.
Artists taking part in Word Adelaide include actor Matt Lucas (Little Britain), comedian Kitty Flanagan and musicians Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) and Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Icehouse).
Participation is a major part of the festival and everyone is encouraged to have a go at yarn spinning, soapbox, a freestyle MC competition and a poetry and short story competition, all with great prizes on offer.
Be sure to follow Word Adelaide on Twitter (@wordadelaide), Instagram and Facebook for updates on the word wall and all the latest festival news.
Visit www.wordadelaide.com.au for more information and to buy tickets.
Word Adelaide is proudly owned and managed by Events South Australia, a division of the South Australian Tourism Commission.