Public art in focus

A mural at Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain. Photo by Mark Paddick
A mural at Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain. Photo by Mark Paddick

The topic of ‘placemaking’ will be on the table for discussion at the 2 August Arts Dinner at The Centre in Beaudesert.

 Set against the backdrop of the Life in Focus exhibition, which includes the Scenic Rim Story Marker Trails project, the event will explore how public art connects people with places.

Scenic Rim Arts Reference Group Chair Cr Michael Enright invited the community to the free event.

 “During the evening we will be looking at how installing public artwork helps to create a sense of community and makes a place more visually interesting and enjoyable for residents and visitors alike,” he said.

“The dinner discussion complements The Centre’s current exhibition, which features a selection of photographs of landmark locations across the Scenic Rim, showcasing remarkable stories of places of interest and heritage sites across the region.

“Guests have an opportunity to contribute to the more than 1000 Scenic Rim stories, which have already been gathered, by stepping into our recording booth and sharing something about a place, a memory or local history and, if they bring photographs, have these scanned in as a digital record of our region’s heritage.”

 The Arts Dinner discussion will include panellists who are nationally and internationally renowned ‘placemakers’ and Scenic Rim Cultural Officer Heritage Mark Paddick will discuss how the Story Marker Trails project has contributed to the Scenic Rim’s sense of place.

 Tickets for the Arts Dinner are free, but registrations are required for catering. Visit the  to book or phone 5540 5050.

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