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Food and art to bring seniors together

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Bundaberg Regional Galleries are looking forward to hosting a number of art workshops in partnership with Bundaberg Art Society, themed around the Art of Good Food.

As part of Queensland Seniors Month, Bundaberg Regional Galleries is looking forward to hosting a number of workshops in partnership with Bundaberg Art Society, themed around the Art of Good Food.

The connection of food and art will be celebrated as part of the workshops, which are free to the community, and will also highlight the Seniors Month theme of social connections.

Throughout October people of all ages, cultures and abilities will come together and connect, celebrating the essential roles that older citizens play in our communities.

With the support of a grant, Bundaberg Regional Galleries was able to facilitate a series of workshops to encourage seniors to come together and learn a new skill.

Each participant will choose their favourite recipe and bring along one key ingredient from that recipe to use as a still life object.

Under professional arts tuition, participants will be guided over two-hour specialised workshops from 10 am until noon.

A collective book of recipes and artwork will be produced at the conclusion of the program for each of the participants.

The workshops will be hosted by Bundaberg Art Society, with one session being held a week for the month of October.

  • 5 October – Pen and Wash Watercolour
  • 12 October – Advanced Printmaking
  • 19 October – Pastels and Smudging
  • 26 October – Graphite Drawing

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the workshops were a fantastic way for the community to enjoy both art and food.

“The Art of Good Food: Arts Workshops celebrates Seniors Month and invites seniors to come together for a culinary journey, to share their delicious heritage, traversing food memories, family recipes, cookery, and history,” he said.

“Whether you practice art regularly or have never picked up a paintbrush before, these sessions will provide the opportunity to learn many different art techniques while also meeting new people.

“The book that will be compiled at the end of the sessions is a fantastic resource for the entire community, with people sharing their greatest family recipes.”

The sessions will be held at Bundaberg Art Society Inc, 95C Walker Street, Bundaberg West.

To book into your session, contact Marilyn Batty on 0487 324 291 or email her at battymarilyn@gmail.com.

This project is funded by Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland.

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