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North Burnett works on SmARTing Our Environment

Dec 8, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

The SmARTING Our Environment project is a partnership between North Burnett Regional Council’s Arts and Cultural and Environmental units, incorporating the Arts as a vehicle to help educate the community about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle issues and how each community member can help reduce waste going to landfill by simply repurposing materials into arts and craft activities.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers advised that the project, funded by Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund and delivered through Reverse Garbage – a not-for-profit organisation, has been in the North Burnett over the last few weeks week to deliver a series of workshops with adults and children, demonstrating how one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure.

“The items used during the workshops can easily be found at home, and have produced usable and decorative artworks,” Mayor Chambers said.

A series of “pop up” workshops have also been hosted throughout the region, where Council has made use of their newly acquired Arts Trailer.  Their activities proved to be popular at the Monto Dairy Festival Carnival, the Mt Perry Arts Week celebrations, the Eidsvold Heritage Day, the Gayndah St Joseph’s Parish Fete and the Mundubbera Christmas in the Park.  The Arts Trailer and pop-up workshop will also feature at Biggenden’s Festival of Small Halls on Saturday, 9 December.

For further information please contact Council’s Community Development team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

The RADF Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and North Burnett Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.