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Artworks that paint pictures of hope and resilience on display at The Centre Beaudesert

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Habitat Tree by Dave Groom
“Habitat Tree” by artist Dave Groom is one of the many artworks on display at The Centre Beaudesert as part of Regeneration – Bushfire Creative Recovery Project exhibition. Photo: Scenic Rim Regional Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council, Media Release, 6 September, 2021

A new exhibition that pays tribute to the resilience of the Scenic Rim region following the devastating bushfires that raged across the region during the Black Summer of 2019-2020 has opened at The Centre in Beaudesert.

A number of local artists who were impacted by Black Summer have collaborated to bring their works to the community to view for the exhibition, titled Regeneration – Bushfire Creative Recovery Project.

Division 3 Councillor Virginia West, who will officially open the exhibition this weekend, said the artworks on display paint a picture of how a region survived and rose from the ashes following one of the region’s darkest times. 

“The bushfires that raged through our region back in the spring and summer of 2019-2020 are events that will live in the memories of many for the rest of their lives, and while it was a very difficult time for us as a community, we should be proud of the way we have moved forward since then,” she said.

“We saw residents come together to not only rebuild our infrastructure that had been burnt, but also get back to nature to help rejuvenate our beautiful natural resources, which are now blooming once again. 

Regeneration Exhibition
Works by 12 artists can be seen during the Regeneration – Bushfire Creative Recovery Project exhibition, which is on display at The Centre Beaudesert until 22 October.
Photo: Scenic Rim Regional Council

“We are a community that is stronger when we work together, and that strength is highlighted in the artworks which are currently on display at The Centre in Beaudesert.

“I encourage both locals and visitors to come and see the resilience of the Scenic Rim region firsthand while this exhibition is open.”

Regeneration – Bushfire Creative Recovery Project is now showing until 22 October at The Centre Beaudesert, located at 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert.

An official opening event will be held on Saturday, 11 September with doors opening at 10.30am for an 11am start. It is free to attend, however registration is essential. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.liveatthecentre.com.au

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