Childers Festival takes a walk through art
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.