04 Oct Public art and spaces bringing people together
Funding secured for new creative community art project
We are thrilled to announce that we have secured a grant from FRRR Strengthening Small but Vital grants in the 17th round. The grant will fund our new project in partnership with local Terang-based artist Michelle Shearer.
The project is called “Public Art and Spaces Bringing People Together”, and will involve Michelle leading a series of community workshops where we will all create our own individual art tiles. These tiles will be used to create a paved area under the “Sharing Tree” in the Camperdown & District Community Garden Hub. This paved area will share our art and stories with our community, and will create an intentional community space for the Swap & Share Stall, a space for individuals and community groups to use as a recreation space, and an area where we can run outdoor workshops and group activities.
The workshops will be run in early-mid 2024, and we aim to have the art tiles installed in the community garden hub before September 2024 ready to use!
About Michelle Shearer
Michelle is a qualified and practicing studio artist with a diverse and interesting working history across the Visual Arts, Education, Training, Local Government, Manufacturing, Process Management and Aerospace/Engineering industry sectors. She brings a mixed bag of professional and creative skills & experience coupled with an innovative ability to think outside of the box to any project she undertakes.
Michelle has been a professional artist for over 20 years, alongside being an exhibiting artist, she has been the owner operator of two arts based small businesses – Sand and Fire Glass Studio (11 years) and currently Halcyon Bounty. Her studio practice covers a broad cross section of skills and techniques and includes painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and working with less conventional materials like kiln formed glass and concrete.
Michelle has a passion for connecting people and communities through engagement with the arts and creative processes. She has developed several independent community arts projects and served on the committee of various community arts organisations.
About Camperdown & District Community Garden Hub
We have a wonderful and thriving community garden hub, with various community garden projects such as our amazing Indigenous Plant Garden in parntership with Friends of Mount Leura, sensory garden and more.
The hub hosts the Swap & Share Stall which now has over 300 members!
You can download the printable information brochure about our Indigenous Plant Garden HERE.
We now have a parnership with Inner Bloom Garden Therapy, who is now running theraputic garden programs from the community garden hub! Read all about the partnership HERE and download the printable Inner Bloom Flier HERE.
We will be working with Michelle to secure workshop dates in the next few weeks, and will provide more details about this project and the community workshops in due course, so watch this space!
Thank you FRRR!
Thank you to FRRR for making this project possible.
For more information about grant sand funding available through FRRR, go to: https://frrr.org.au/funding/