ON EXHIBITION @ The Centre Beaudesert

REGENERATION

WE RISE. WE ARE STRONG.
WE LISTEN. WE BELONG

3 SEPTEMBER - 22 OCTOBER 2021
 

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert,

82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert 4285

Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm

Closed public holidays 

FREE ENTRY  |  ALL WELCOME

 

RSVP

5540 5050

 

Join the artists to celebrate the Launch and Meet the Artists event for this significant exhibition on Saturday 11 September 2021 at 10.30am.  

REGENERATION

new life rises from the ashes
that was once black and bare
our experience connected us deeply
as we gather around the fire to share
we rise
we are strong
we listen
we belong 

The Wildfires that raged across our Scenic Rim communities in Spring 2019, left homes, farmland, bushland, business, and spirits charred.

These fires were the opening chapter of what became a national narrative of unprecedented fires and devastation across 2019-2020 black summer. 

After the fire, communities were firstly numb with shock and grief over what had been lost, but then more recently this has been transformed into a determination to both rebuild and honour resilience as a way to learn from the experience. 

The lived experience of fire ignited a deeper understanding of human connection and belonging to place. This sense of belonging and connection has been celebrated through community initiatives and projects such as the Regeneration - Bushfire Creative Recovery Project. 

Not only are our communities, homes and local infrastructure recovering, the bushland which was blackened is now showing signs of rejuvenation. Bright green shoots are springing from the ground, leaves are emerging on what we thought were burnt out husks of trees. Nature is reasserting her endless bounty and resilience. This is indeed worth celebrating. 

Regeneration is an exhibition that is both witness and celebration to recovery while paying respect to the transformational quality of fire. Local artists impacted by Black Summer will be showcasing their work under the umbrella of regeneration and tackling themes of belonging and regreening, recovery, resilience, and regeneration of our human and nonhuman communities.