The Creative Recovery Discussion at Bundaberg Regional Gallery on Thursday 11 May 2023 is open to anyone to hear more about the ongoing effects of community recovery in our region.
Guest speakers at the event will be Ainsley Gatley and Scotia Monkivitch, executive officer of the Creative Recovery Network.
On a hilltop overlooking the bay of Otsuchi Town in Japan sits a lone, white phone booth.
Inside is an old, black rotary dial phone. It has no connection.
Called the ‘Wind Phone’, this booth is a place for the bereaved to come and ‘call’ and speak to their loved ones, lost in the Japanese earthquake disaster of 2011.
By stepping in the booth and picking up the receiver, visitors find a meaningful and private way to connect with lost parents, children, siblings, spouses, and friends, as their message is carried through the wind. The wind phone has since received over 30,000 visitors.
This is a remarkable example of creative recovery and how it can support a community after crisis.
The Community Recovery Discussion event this week at Bundaberg Regional Gallery, aims to explore the role arts and creativity plays within disaster preparedness and response.
Currently on display in the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, the Sunken Houses exhibition by Brad Marsellos pays tribute to 10-year anniversary of the 2013 Bundaberg floods.
Create Recovery Discussion
When: Thursday 11 May 2023, 5.30 – 7 pm
Venue: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
For more information: Click here. Bookings are preferred for catering purposes.
If you or someone you know needs crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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