Supporting and developing Creative Recovery work across Australia, showcasing strong practice, relevance and embedded research.
In my experience, arts plays a critical, but hugely undervalued role, in this process (disaster recovery). However, I don’t believe it is art as a spectator activity – it is the participation, the involvement in the creative process that makes the difference.
– Bruce Esplin, Emergency Services Commissioner, Vic 2011
“Taking time out to be part of such a thing I think although it’s a challenge it’s such a wonderful learning and growing opportunity”
– Linton Brimblecombe, Land Art Project
Arts-led Community Driven Programs
Farmers and Artists across Lockyer Valley came together to creatively explore resilience and community identity.
While celebrating creativity and the arts within a rural framework, art projects like this bring together individuals in a supportive social environment and offer a new perspective of our landscape and our interaction with it through the eyes of farmers and artists.
“He cried with us, he celebrated with us. In other words, he got to know us, he got to know our stories where we been where we’re going, where we’ve come from”
– Linton Brimblecombe
The design and installation of a flood resilient playground, led by children 0 – 6 years of age, that is a community gathering space marking and memorialising community resilience.
Research into effects of a disaster on community particularly emphasises the gap of support for young people between 0 – 6 years old. This demographic is often overlooked within capacity and psychological support post-disaster, people assuming that they do not have a high need for support. This has resulted in many issues arising for this group as time progresses post-disaster.
Drought Impact and Resilience Research
Beginning research and partnership development to look into the development of a project framework to support communities impacted by drought.
“It’s very subtle but very important, its about feeling emotionally connected to the land that you are on and seeing the beauty of what can be a very hard environment.”
– Janne Dipple, Bare Essentials Farm
Connecting locals – new and old – into the history, culture and people that have created the life and energy of this town through stories and play through the generations.
Engaging playful interactive stories that draw you into our past, our present and our future…
Creative Recovery Network is working in partnership with Arts House in the development and presentation of REFUGE.
Refuge explores the role of artists and cultural institutions in times of climate catastrophe. Each year until 2020, we’re bringing together emergency management, artists and local and regional communities to prepare Arts House as a relief centre for 24 hours, in an imagined climate disaster.