Kirsty Slemint, a science communicator and documentary filmmaker from North-West Tasmania, is the first Australian to be offered a place at the prestigious National Film and Television School in the UK.
PLACEMAKING is a process centred on the community's assets that focuses on its people, capitalising on their needs and aspirations with the aim of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness and wellbeing. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the importance of community.
Waratah-Wynyard Council has been 'walking the talk' in recent years and residents will be aware of a number of beautification projects taking shape, including improved walking tracks, more public art, beautiful seasonal garden tubs adorning the main street, and a new plaza complete with excellent facilities and beautiful public art in the town centre.
There are clear health and wellbeing benefits from our engagement with art and nature generally.
The Unconformity is an arts organisation that holds a unique festival every two years in Queenstown on the West Coast of Tasmania. After a break due to Covid in 2020, the festival is back, and will be held from 15-17 October 2021.
The Waratah-Wynyard Council, through its Public Art Advisory Group, has produced an illustrated map combining walking and art which is intended to communicate information about the Wynyard location, enabling a visual dialogue between the community, artist and viewer.
A transcript of this speech can be found at the link below:
It was a wonderful opportunity to sit down with Kym Goodes and my Parliamentary colleague Cassy O'Connor to chat about being frank & fearless! I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation last Friday.