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Community art project

Macleay Valley, NSW

Therapy art project for fire affected community

The Macleay Valley in New South Wales was torn apart by bushfires earlier this year, and is now facing unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kempsey Shire Council is supporting the community as they begin to recover from the recent drought and bushfires. Their Recovery Team is working in partnership with emergency services, government agencies and charities to deliver this assistance.

Council identified to GIVIT the need for a major art project, to help locals process the trauma of the past months, bring spirit back into the community and encourage local children to come together and attend therapeutic sessions. The art project consists of two dynamic public art pieces created by children of fire affected communities.

Donated funds will help purchase the supplies needed to create these artworks. 100% of funds received will go towards supplies, purchasing locally where possible.

- Blank tiles for children to decorate in facilitated art therapy sessions
- Paint and glazes to decorate the blank tiles
- Firing of decorated tiles to set them for outdoor display
- Clay for children to create 3D art forms in facilitated art therapy sessions
- Glaze to decorate clay 3D artforms
- Firing of 3D artforms to set them ready for outdoor display
- Adhesives to secure tiles and 3D artforms to outdoor display structures
- Project signage to commemorate the outdoor display, and acknowledge the contribution of all parties involved

Your donation will be incredibly appreciated by this wonderful community.

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