|"The Rim" Community Arts & Ecology Project|
|Thursday, 26 May 2011 14:51|
“The Rim” Community Arts Project Exhibition
Love Letters across The Rim was a community arts and ecology project celebrating the love between the people and landscapes of the Scenic Rim region. The project was developed and presented by Ethos Foundation, Sally MacKinnon poet & writer, Dave Groom landscape artist and John Jackson geoartist
The project enabled the forests, rivers, mountains and rocks of this region to speak through paintings, poetry and stories that are a collection of community love letters. It seeks to deepen the connection between our communities and the region’s landscapes through collective creative expression.
An exhibition of the work was held in July at Beaudesert showcasing a series of large scale banners and poetry produced throughout the Scenic Rim region during community festivals and with school children in 2011 and 2012.
Most recently, the paintings created during "The Rim" were part of the launch of the Healthy Waterways 2012 Report Card launch on 24 October at Boonah.
"The Rim" was an arts and ecology community-based project that is enabling the world-renowned landscapes of the Scenic Rim region to speak and be celebrated through painting and poetry. Much of the work that is developed through a number of project phases (see below) will be included in a community art exhibition and publication in mid 2012 at The Centre, Beaudesert. There may also be potential for part or all of the exhibition to tour other venues in the region. When the project is fully completed, it is intended that the community-created artwork will be donated to the Beaudesert And District Community Arts Project (BADCAP) so it can be lent to regional schools and other venues for ongoing display.
“The Rim” Project Partners
The Rim art and ecology project was made possible by:
3 regional artists from the Scenic Rim: Dave Groom (landscape painter); John Jackson (geoartist); Sally MacKinnon (poet)
Phases of the project are: