In a previous blog we talked about our Magnetic Places Art in the Park Project where NCNS Community Development Worker, Justine Reynolds held a number of painting and installation workshops with local community members, bringing their ideas to life at the Illawong & Kareela Avenue Reserve in Kingwood Park.
We had so many local community members come along and participate in this project so to celebrate all the hard work that these residents had done alongside artist Angela Paqua, we held an Art in the Park launch on Saturday 29th June.
We had over 100 residents come along to the launch where we had a visit from Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, who came to talk to the residents about how this space has become so vibrant.
Noah, a local teenager who had been part of the entire project from design to implementation, spoke on behalf of the local children, expressing how the park felt more like their own now and also made a promise to do the best they could to protect and respect the space that they helped to create.
NCNS Workers, together with community enjoyed a delicious feast provided by Dino’s Mobile Pizza, along with coffee and other tasty snacks.
Highlights from the launch were air brush tattoos, a visit from gecko the sustainability lizard and the silent disco. The whole day was very relaxed and fun for all who came along.
NCNS Community Development Workers, together with a group of local kids hope to keep the space alive by putting on other enjoyable activities each term. Watch this space!
To contact the NCNS Communities Team contact (02) 4729 0442.