WORDS FROM OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Before there are any words, there really must be a very big WOOOO HOOOOO! Can you imagine the excitement and the pride of our Arts Collective to discover that your Community Garden won the Shire of Moora “Event of the Year”? Head Gardener, Cindi Brassington, was at the awards to accept this incredible honour and to share the Gardiner Street Community Garden message of doing and caring in the garden. Congratulations to the diggers and planters who have created a welcoming, inclusive Community Garden here in Moora.
“Music is a piece of art that goes in the ears and straight to the heart” (Anon). Clearly whomever wrote this quote had spent time with our wonderful in-house music teacher, Judy Barrett. We welcome back our music students in 2022, and are offering beginner lessons in flute and recorder, and a full suite of lessons for piano. If you or your children are aspiring musicians, please get in touch with us here at your Arts Collective and we will help you out.
2022 promises to be full of wonderful opportunities here at your Arts Collective. We encourage everyone within our region to pop into the Collective, follow us on social media and join us in our creative journey.
The Gardiner Street Arts Collective plays host to the Regional Arts Networks’ Creative Leadership Program in March. The Creative Leadership Program (CLP) has its foundations in neuropsychology and neuroscience literature on creativity. This expansive body of research provides a robust framework through which to enact creative practice, facilitate creative enterprises and come leaderful in the creative industry. The CLP seeks to identify and develop leaders in the regions; connect the knowledge of artists and arts organisations to invigorate creative communities; build regional collaboration through shared learnings and; create feedback mechanisms to further promote community-driven arts activities and feed into Local and State government policy. The Gardiner Street Arts Collective is now taking enrolments for this course through their social media channels and their website.
The Gardiner St Gardeners are buzzing with joy after being awarded the Shire of Moora Australia Award for “Event of the Year” and are tenderly nursing the garden back to health following a harsh, hot summer. The construction of shade shelters over the garden beds has moderated temperatures, but some plants have suffered, and new plantings are required. Head Gardiner Street Gardener, Cindi Brassington encourages anyone with an interest in gardening to head down to the garden, water the plants and harvest some herbs. As per Ms Brassington’s acceptance speech “this garden is run by the community, for the community”.