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Reclink Art Program Celebrates First Exhibition in Cann River

Reclink East Gippsland’s Afternoon Art program celebrated the artwork of Cann River and districts children with an exhibition held at the Cann River Community Centre.

The exhibition was an overwhelming success, with beaming students proud to see their artworks on display to the community, who came out in force to support the event.

More than 50 people walked through the exhibition, mingling with family and friends, and enjoying listening to the students show off their creative endeavours.

The Afternoon Art program invites children to a weekly art session, held after school, to explore different mediums.

The children have been busy all year working towards the exhibition, making a variety of different artworks including printmaking, drawing, painting and ceramics.

Sabine Amos, Reclink East Gippsland’s arts coordinator, created and facilitates the program called Afternoon Art. She says the program is about encouraging children to have fun with art, and she says the children enjoy spending time together being creative, and are always willing to have a go at the activities.

“When the children make the short walk across to the Community Hall from school, they seem to let go of the day and happily take hold of the brushes, paintbrushes and pens and let out the creations they hold inside,” Sabine said.

“They bring forth the loveliest artistic expressions and come back to the here and now – it’s what Reclink is all about… providing a space where people can relax, connect and find different ways to improve how they feel.”

Reclink was proud to host the art exhibition to celebrate the children’s hard work, with children excited to invite extended family, caregivers and community members to the curated space.

Reclink is grateful for the support of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing for this program’s success.

Article/Images: Callista Cooper.

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