Childers Fes­ti­val takes a walk through art

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IN­DULGE your cre­ative side with art ex­pe­ri­ences avail­able as part of the 2016 Childers Fes­ti­val.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil’s spokesper­son Judy Peters said fes­ti­val at­ten­dees were able to draw on in­spi­ra­tion from the range of public art on dis­play through­out Childers and workshop their own cre­ations with the help of lo­cal vol­un­teers.

The Public Art Tour and Me­mo­rial Talk from 3-5pm on July 30 would pro­vide a unique in­sight in to the art freely ac­ces­si­ble within Childers, with in­for­ma­tion pro­vided di­rect from artists in­volved in the projects.

“There are some beau­ti­ful pieces of art­work to be found on the main streets of Childers with 53 mo­saics and five nodes in­cluded in the streetscape en­hance­ments,” Cr Peters said.

“Ev­ery­one ad­mires th­ese works and they all tell an im­por­tant story en­com­pass­ing the his­tory of Childers.

“The tour will end at Childers Art Space where artist Sam DiMauro will share the emo­tional jour­ney he em­barked on when em­ployed to cre­ate the Childers Back­packer Me­mo­rial.”

A free Arts in the Park event will also be staged from 9am-2pm on Satur­day, set among the metal art­work found in Mil­len­nium Park.

Arts in the Park or­gan­iser Meredyth Cas­tro said the event was hosted by Childers Art Group vol­un­teers who wanted to show­case lo­cal art and en­cour­age res­i­dents and peo­ple in town for the fes­ti­val to awaken their cre­ative side.

“Arts in the Park is a free and fun op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to try a range of art ex­pe­ri­ences that they may not be fa­mil­iar with,” Ms Cas­tro said.

“Chil­dren and adults are wel­come to come along and paint an old fence pal­ing or get their hands dirty and have a play with clay.

“This is an event which en­cour­ages peo­ple to find their in­ner-cre­ativ­ity when they weren’t even sure they had it.”

Arts in the Park is a free event and no book­ings are re­quired.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial for the Public Art Tour and Me­mo­rial Talk and can be made by phon­ing CHARTS on 4130 4876 or BRAG on 4130 4750.

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