Starting in July and running for 6 months this community arts project is with CPL (Choice, Passion, Life) a local organsiation for people with disability, and Conservation Volunteers Australia where the participants in each workshop will learn how to make handmade paper, which will be formed into pin wheels and have native seeds (Kangaroo Grass, Brady Grass and Lovegrass) embedded into the handmade paper.
The project intends to spark conversations about the environment, creativity, sustainability and conservation of energy.
Gladstone Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund Committee has supported these works to be public art installations which will be located at Canoe Point, Tannum Sands and Joe Joseph Park, Gladstone. These conservation project sites are managed by Conservation Volunteers Australia and Gladstone Regional Council.
Plans to have a large community launch for the installation at Canoe Point are in preparation, with dates proposed to be in December this year.
Some of the completed handmade paper pinwheels have been installed for National Tree Day on Sunday the 28th of July at Lake Callemondah, Gladstone.
This project has been funded by Fitzroy Basin Association and the Australian Governments Landcare Program.
For more information on the project, and updates on my other community arts projects, please visit my Facebook page @acountryartspractice