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Dottie Lottie inspires children through online art fun

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Dottie Lottie is bring Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery activities online for children to enjoy.

Popular children's character Dottie Lottie, from Bundaberg Regional Galleries, has been busy creating online videos to keep connected with children during Coronavirus restrictions.

With art galleries across the region closed, Dottie Lottie decided now was a great time to put together online storytelling, art and learning videos for kids to enjoy.

The videos are being rolled out on the Arts Bundaberg site and shared on the Bundaberg Regional Galleries Facebook page with the first featuring a reading of the popular Dr Seuss story, The Cat in the Hat.

“I know many families were looking forward to the live on-stage production of The Cat in the Hat at the Moncrieff so I have made a video of reading this book and an activity for families to enjoy at home,” Dottie Lottie said.

“To have some more fun, I’ve added a hidden code word for people to find.

“If people add the code word into comments of the Facebook post and they will go into the draw for a The Cat in the Hat book!”

Dottie said being able to bring some arty fun into children’s homes while Coronavirus restrictions were in place was important.

“Art is wonderful at any time, but when we can’t go out, it is particularly wonderful to stimulate the imagination,” she said.

“Thankfully, we have many fantastic resources at BRAG that we are able to feature on our online platforms giving families free and easy access to enjoyable content.”

Dottie Lottie first joined the Gallery team in 2017 and since then she has taken our littlest art lovers on many great art adventures.

Every month at BRAG, she shares one of her favourite books and associated art activity in her Dottie Days Out Session for under 6s.

The Cat in the Hat book winners will be drawn by Dottie and announced on Friday, 17 April.

Find out more by following the Bundaberg Regional Galleries Facebook page here.

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