Reflections: making memories matter
When Hastings Street was a dirt road, when you came to Australia by ship and when your whole family sat around the piano on a Sunday night - these memories and many others have formed the basis of a creative exhibition that explores the lives of senior citizens, the history of Noosa and people's memories of journeys to the Shire.
REFLECTIONS: making memories matter is the creative outcome of an 8-week series of visual arts workshops run by Creative Noosa with 14 local seniors. Individual memory box artworks have been created by the participants, showcasing photos and mementos from their lives.
Katie Edmiston from Creative Noosa, said "Neal Price, the Reflections arts worker, created a safe space for the participants to share their stories, memories and histories which has allowed for the final creative works to be personal and touching reflections of peoples lives".
The exhibition will be held at The Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre from 22nd - 29th March. Gallery Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am till 4pm.
• Reflections is a project of Noosa Council delivered by the Creative Noosa Unit in partnership with The Noosa Respite Centre, St Luke's Nursing Service, Suncoast Video Club & with funding from The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Neal Price has received support from the Australia Council for the Arts Community Cultural Development Fellowship.
• Photograph to the right: Completed Memory Box Artwork by Boyd