28 January 2020
Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG), in partnership with Regional Arts NSW and Headspace Bega, will be holding art workshops for young people impacted by the bushfires later this week and into February.
“We are running the workshops in conjunction with the bushfire Recovery Centre mobile outreach service in Cobargo, Eden and Bermagui,” says BVRG Director, Iain Dawson.
“We hope these workshops will help young people process their experiences by providing a creative outlet and by offering a format where they can perhaps share those experiences or even collaborate with other young people in an artistic way.
“Partnering with Headspace Bega allows us to deliver these workshops in a safe space that allows young people to seek assistance if they need it.”
Art-based projects can help people in times of disaster by allowing people to express their feelings as they capture important moments in their lives and by providing opportunities for people to connect with each other.
“Creativity helps us make sense of our world, our communities and how things might have changed,” says Mr Dawson.
The workshops are free and all materials will be supplied thanks to funding from Regional Arts NSW. There is no need to book, just come along when you can.
Cobargo Hall, Thursday 30 January, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Eden Log Cabin, 38 - 40 Bass Street, Thursday 6 February, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Bermagui Community Centre, 9 Bunga Street, Friday 7 February, 10.00am – 2.00pm
The Bega Valley Bushfire Recovery Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
The Mobile Outreach Recovery Service operates each day between 10.00am and 2.00pm at:
Quaama Hall – Tuesdays
Towamba Hall – Tuesdays
Wonboyn RFS Shed – Wednesday
Bemboka Hall – Wednesdays
Eden Log Cabin – Thursdays and Saturdays
Cobargo Hall - Thursdays and Saturdays
Bermagui Community Centre – Fridays
Wyndham Hall – Fridays
Photograph: Supported art workshops will help young people express their bushfire experiences.