“The Rim” is a project that comes from the heart of the living landscapes and communities in the Scenic Rim. It revolves around a series of painting and poetry workshops which will enable the region’s forests, mountains, rivers, creeks and fauna to speak, through the creativity of the residents of the Scenic Rim.
It engages the Yugambeh Cultural Museum to work with Mununjali Elders to collect stories about the connections between the Yugambeh people and the landscapes of their Country.
It will collate information from ecological research about the region’s landscapes and create a discussion paper for use by the project, the community and Council.
It will create an interactive project blog to document the project’s development and invite engagement from people across the Scenic Rim.
And it will culminate in 2012 with a community art exhibition at The Centre and a poetry publication that celebrate and honour our region’s natural environment.
“The Rim” has received funding from Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and its Environmental Grants Program. Project partners include the Yugambeh Cultural Museum, BADCAP, BOSS, Goat Track Theatre, Mt Barney Lodge and SEQ Catchments.
The project will be led by a team of regional artists – nature painter Dave Groom from Binna Burra: www.davegroom.com; geological painter and storyteller John Jackson from Boonah: www.therockdoctor.com.au; and writer and poet Sally MacKinnon from Beechmont: www.sallymackinnon.com.au