I have recently become a recipient of Round 1 2018-2019 of the Regional Arts Development Fund. In collaboration with five community partnerships – Rosella Park School, Gladstone Community Linking Agency, Gladstone Regional Libraries, Crow Street Creative and C.P.L, where I will coordinate and facilitate a community arts project for Gladstone over 9 months that will result in a large-scale installation, to be exhibited for World Community Arts Day in February 2020.

Participants in each workshop will make handmade paper cubes and be invited to draw on them with ink. 

These cubes come together to form a large collaborative community art installation, inviting passers by to take the individual, environmentally friendly sculptures with them on their journey.

The workshops are designed for people of all ages and abilities and will enhance and celebrate community engagement, social relationships and communication between the diverse residents of the region. 

Each part making up the sculpture, born of individuals self expression will then be available for appreciation by its audience. 

World Community Day Arts 2020, a collaborative community arts project for the Gladstone region presents an opportunity to experience a sensory based, sustainable arts project which can deliver an environmentally friendly message to a wide audience.

The project will be launched at EcoFest, Central Queensland’s largest, free environmental festival on Sunday the 2nd of June, 2019. 

Supporting the launch will be students from Rosella Park School who will perform live improvised theatre in response to the drawings created on the handmade paper cubes. 

”Local visual and performance artists working with the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, have collaborated to present eight pop up performances throughout EcoFest, 2019 during “Take pART”. (Di Paddick, Cultural Projects Specialist at GRAGM)

Supported by the Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), “Take pART” artists will use their talent and ingenuity to deliver the 2019 message: “Slim Your Bin With a Low Waste Diet.”

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is a community cultural initiative of the Gladstone Regional Council.”