The Scenic Rim Regional Council’s third Arts Dinner of 2022 next month will explore the concept of how public art connects people with places, builds community pride and reflects the space in which it resides.
Councillor Michael Enright invited the community to join in the free evening event at The Centre Beaudesert on Tuesday 2 August, and perhaps share a story from their own experience of living in the Scenic Rim.
“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 says.
“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.”
Speakers include Courtney Guerin of the 4275 Collective, cultural producer Grace Dewar, journal editor Susan Hansen-Nuart and painter Gus Eagleton, who will be working his artistic magic on a mural, beginning from a blank board, so guests can see his creative process in action.
Tickets for the Arts Dinner are free but registrations are required for catering. Visit the liveatthecentre.com.au website to book or telephone (07) 5540 5050.