Bushfire Anniversary: Art Exhibition New Leaves, New Lives

Journeying with nature's recovery

This free art exhibition is a local community initiative that is sponsored by Lifeline South Coast. The vision is for the art exhibition to be a part of the recovery process for our community, timed to coincide with the anniversary period of the worst of the fire devastation in the Shoalhaven. Rather than focus on personal material loss, the vision reflects our shared “eco-grief” at the devastation of the beautiful bush habitat and the creatures lost with it. The artwork will not so much focus on the fire event, but instead  draw attention to the resilience and recovery that we see in nature and help us draw encouragement for our own recovery journey.

We have recruited local artists from around the Shoalhaven and also the Eurobodalla to contribute to this exhibition. There will be a variety of media – paint, pottery, photography, textiles, timber and natural objects will all be part of the exhibition. The artists will also share in writing their personal experiences of the fire season and their own journeying  with nature’s recovery. Some of the art will be available to purchase at the end of the exhibition.

Free community art workshops

A series of art therapy workshops will be provided by Lifeline South Coast for adults and children to create their own nature art, under the guidance of artists and art therapists.

Each workshop has space for 6 children between the age of 5 – 12 and one accompanying parent.

To secure your spot in one of the workshops please register here www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-leaves-art-exhibition-and-community-workshops-tickets-129949246695

There will also be displays and educational workshops from nature conservation groups such as Birdlife Shoalhaven, Landcare Shoalhaven, Wildlife Rescue South Coast. They will showcase what has been happening since the fires for key species of flora and fauna and with it the opportunity to turn our grief into positive action.

Upcoming Events

Register your position in one of the workshops running from 4 - 10 January



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