Arts grants for Childers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

AMONG the re­cently an­nounced re­cip­i­ents of the Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund grants for 2016 were two pho­tog­ra­phers and two writ­ers who pro­posed to col­lab­o­rate to cre­ate a guide for Childers pro­mot­ing the town’s high­lights with catch­ing im­ages and sto­ries of the past and present.

Childers lo­cal and writer Pe­tra de Jong said the guide aimed to show im­ages of our coun­try­side, her­itage town and the peo­ple.

“When I read the book­let by Mrs Iris Thom­son, there was such pride and co­he­sion in Childers as a com­mu­nity. The de­scrip­tions of build­ing the town in the early 1900s and the ini­tia­tive and re­silience of peo­ple were tremen­dous,” she said.

“By ded­i­cat­ing the new guide to Childers and the im­me­di­ate area, we hope to con­trib­ute in a small way to help grow so­cial co­he­sion.

The group of four will seek fur­ther fund­ing for the pub­li­ca­tion of the guide.

Pho­tog­ra­phers Sue An­der­son and Bill Fuller are pleased to con­trib­ute their time and tal­ent to the guide.

Writer Mar­i­anne Leth­bridge said she was look­ing for­ward to talk­ing to the peo­ple of Childers.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ARTS GRANT FOR CHILDERS: Mar­i­anne Leth­bridge, Bill Fuller, Sue An­der­son and Pe­tra de Jong.

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