I am writing this a day late as yesterday (Sunday) I just ran out of time after being at the Scotsburn Bushfire Art Relief project all day and then visiting friends who live in Scotsburn, and just managed to save their property, for dinner.
The Scotsburn fires happened a week before Christmas last year (2015), and burnt through 4,000 hectares, taking livestock, shedding, homes and precious memories.
The Victorian government appointed a bushfire relief officer to facilitate healing in the community and as part of that initiative an arts program was established.
This is the second art session we have held in the community – you can check out the first session HERE.
And here are some pics of the finished works from the first session:
There will be a third session in mid November culminating in an exhibition to be held for a week and coinciding with the Anniversary Family BBQ being held in December to bring the community together and commemorate the bushfire.
The session included clay (me), drawing, felting and jewellery making, and the community had a great day with a BBQ lunch between sessions.
Following are some pics from the day and go to show how art is integral to bringing communities together and healing 🙂