Youth Reclaim the Lane for National Youth Week

Published on 20 March 2017

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For its sixth consecutive year, Reclaim the Lane returns to Rooke Lane for National Youth Week in Devonport on Friday 7 April, 3.30–5.30 pm. The free event transforms Rooke Lane into a vibrant celebration of youth arts and music for all ages to enjoy.

The event is organised each year by the Devonport Regional Gallery and their young members, the Droogs, in partnership with Youth, Family and Community Connections.

‘Reclaiming’ the entire laneway between Steele and Stewart Streets, the event showcases the talents of young people and features various art-making and music workshop spaces, young makers selling their wares, live music by young local performers, a photo booth and interactive stalls by youth service providers. Free food also available.

Street artist, KT Hollywood (aka Katie Houghton-Ward) is this year’s Reclaim the Lane artist and she will be creating a new work for the lane at Haven Yoga. Visitors to Rooke Lane will see KT Hollywood in action as she creates the work over the course of the day, completing it by 5.30 pm at the event.

This year, Reclaim the Lane will feature young performance artists Mr Inferno and Jayden Mineur, visual artist Rachel Kumar and young musicians from Don College and Geneva Christian School. Young musician Grace Maher will be joined by music veteran Brad Von Rock to deliver an interactive jam session at the Steele Street end of the lane.

About National Youth Week

National Youth Week is celebrated in towns and cities all over Australia. It is a week focused on highlighting the numerous and varied positive contributions young people make to Australian society.

History / About Reclaim the Lane

Reclaim the Lane is Devonport’s National Youth Week event, presented each year by Devonport Regional Gallery and Youth, Family and Community Connections. The event is co-funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Devonport City Council and Youth, Family and Community Connections. Reclaim the Lane is a youth arts and music festival, celebrating the contributions young people make to the Devonport community and providing a space for young artists and musicians to exhibit their work.


Where: Rooke Lane, Devonport
When: Friday 7 April, 3.30–5.30 pm
Who: All ages
Cost: FREE
More info:


Media Enquiries:
Dianne Sheehan, Education & Public Programs Officer
E. P. 6424 8296 M. 0407 308 416


Sarah Beckett, Project Officer, National Youth Week
E. P. 6424 8296