Community painting and poetry on September 10
“The Rim” community art and ecology project is coming to Mt Barney Lodge’s Birdweek Celebration on Saturday September 10. Between 10am and 3pm visitors and guests to Mt Barney Lodge are invited to help create a giant community fabric painting that celebrates the birds, landscapes and geology of the Scenic Rim.
Outstanding regional artists John Jackson and Dave Groom will guide this hands-on painting and all ages are welcome to participate.
Regional poet and writer Sally MacKinnon will also work with visitors and guests to craft words, poems and stories that speak of our regional landscapes and creatures through fun creative writing processes.
Both activities are free and will be running between 10am and 3pm on Saturday September 10 at Mt Barney Lodge. Come for 5 minutes or 5 hours! All equipment is supplied.
The painting and poetry created at the Birdweek Celebration will contribute to “The Rim” 2012 community art exhibition and community publication which will celebrate our region’s ancient landscapes and the love our people and communities have for the Scenic Rim region.
For more information visit “The Rim” community art and ecology blog: http://therimartandecology.wordpress.com
This project is hosted by the Ethos Foundation and funded by Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund which gives artists and communities throughout regional, rural and remote Australia better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts. Community partners include Mt Barney Lodge, BADCAP, BOSS, Yugambeh Cultural Museum, SEQ Catchments and Goat Track Theatre.
To book for Birdweek contact Mt Barney Lodge: (07) 5544 3233
Camping for koalas at Mt Barney LodgeMums, dads and “little koalas” are invited to come camping under the gum trees and help save the native koalas at Mt Barney Lodge during September. September 7 is National Threatened Species Day and the whole of September is the Australian Koala Foundations “save the koala” month.