Local children will be immersed in the story of a turtle’s journey from Mon Repos when they take part in Milbi Dreaming Stone Painting.
First Nations artist and Wattle Woman owner Lili Jacobsen will teach children the significance of visual storytelling during the event as a part of this year’s Milbi Festival.
Lili said she was excited to share her knowledge with the community’s younger generation during the annual festival.
“We are going to be doing something creative, and promote arts in our community, by using the dreaming stones,” Lili said.
“We are going to be telling the story of the journey of Milbi the turtle down to Mon Repos.
“It will be very simple for the kids – it’s a really good way to connect and tell the story.”
Growing up in the Bundaberg Region Lili believes sharing the connection to Country with the community is important.
“It’s so important to connect with our local area, connect with the stories and specifically connect to nature,” she said.
“It’s really important to understand how special we have it here.
“We are really lucky here on the coast and its really good to involve the kids.”
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said Milbi Dreaming Stone Painting would give children the chance to learn about and paint the journey of local turtles.
He said there would be four Milbi Dreaming Stone Painting events held at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park over two days during the Milbi Festival.
“This is a great opportunity to teach children of our community the significance of visual storytelling,” Cr Learmonth said.
“By telling the story of Milbi and its journey to our local Mon Repos beach the children will learn a greater understanding of nature.”
To find out more about this year's Milbi Festival click here.
Milbi Dreaming Stone Painting details
Date: Saturday 29 October and Saturday 5 November
Time: 10 am to 11.30 am and noon to 1.30 pm both days
Location: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Park, 1 Barolin Street
Cost: $10 (five to 18 years)
To book click here.