The Art of a Naturally Connected Community

  • Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government’s One Good Community Wellbeing Grants Program
  • 2020/21
  • East Gippsland
  • Current

Research Question

The Art of a Naturally Connected Community will see Far East Victoria Landcare (FEVL) and Southern Farming Systems (SFS) working together with the Gippsland rural community to build partnerships, share passions and enhance social connectedness through a visual arts project. This project aims to create a light-hearted “no skills required” activity that will bring people together and harness their passions into an educational and fun activity for all ages.

Research Information & Objectives

Engage a local artist to draw 15 local fauna and agricultural images and using the images create a series of children’s activity pages, greeting cards and an interactive informative webpage.
Host 2 children’s colouring competitions across the Gippsland region involving locals pre and primary schools.
Exhibit the artworks produced at Bairnsdale and Orbost.
Work together with other like-minded people committed to an integrated approach for a mutual goal to address the impact of drought (and natural disasters) and build community resilience. The project linked over 20 organisations.
The project was funded by the Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government’s One Good Community Wellbeing Grants program to help address the long term impacts of drought and bushfires in the region by promoting healing and recovery.

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