Drought conditions across the Riverina in the years leading up to 2020 imposed not only a high financial toll on rural communities in the region, but it was also clear that there was a staggering emotional price to pay, as the land that so many families called home continued to become more barren and dry.
This project aimed to encourage participants to come together and create artworks of the landscapes around them or their properties. Participants were encouraged to explore various aspects of their state of well-being and mental health, through explorations of how they see and feel about the land around them. The importance of the project was to focus on seeing the beauty in our environment through the tough times.
Through the use of art, the group expressed these emotions and found beauty within the landscapes. The workshops were also a time for community members to come together and celebrate positive aspects of our region and bond with other members of the community.