As part of Child Protection Week Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is hosting a free Outdoor Art Room session this Saturday in BRAG park.
From 10am until noon visitors can take part in free activities including a daytime blue light disco, chalk the walk and make and take.
Bundaberg Regional Galleries have supported the Child Protection Week Action Group for a number of years by running events in the park beside the gallery during National Child Protection Week.
Council’s community services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said the acknowledgement of the week was important to raise awareness within the community.
“This event in the park is promoting family connection and connection with the arts as an important aspect for every child’s health,” Cr McPhee said.
“We know that the Arts are important for childhood learning, although they are especially beneficial for children who have suffered trauma.”
Along with the range of art-based activities, the Blue Light Disco crew will also be joining in the morning bringing plenty of music and dancing to the park.
Council’s art, culture and events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the event was the perfect opportunity to take part in art activities while creating community connections.
“The arts can provide a platform to discuss and deal with different things that have happened in our lives and can provide an opportunity for children to express and understand their emotions in a non-verbal manner,” Cr Learmonth said.
“We will have opportunities for children to draw and write messages about their community; and create a small memento that celebrates their family.”
This year’s Child Protection Week theme is “Every child, in every community, needs a fair go” meaning to treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.
You can find out more about the activity here.
When: Saturday 11 September
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park – 1 Barolin Street
What: Outdoor Art Room