Creative Bushfire Recovery Project, Scenic Rim
Regeneration – Creative Bushfire Recovery Project was created in response to the 2019/2020 bushfires in South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim Region when The Little Pocket Association Founder Jessica Brown, called upon her neighbours, her community, to gather under the banner of Regeneration, to talk, to cry, to laugh and make art together.
With years of experience working across the education, arts, community, and not- for-profit organisations Jessica knew the value of art. A seed was planted for a creative recovery project and since, that seed has been nurtured and made possible by the support of The Creative Recovery Network and funding from QLD Bushfires – Category C- Flexible Funding Grant, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal News Corp, Commbank and Bendigo Bank Bushfire Grants.
The Regeneration Project is designed to celebrate connection to place, represent the communities shared experience and to create space for recovery and resilience within the community. A series of creative projects have been delivered including a series of community murals, an art exhibition featuring local artists’ response to the bushfires, a documentary and a publication about the creative recovery process and its impact on the community.