Media Release - Black Bird Bushfire Recovery Project

Black Bird Creative Bushfire Recovery Project to offer free workshops in the Nambucca Valley, commissioned by Nambucca Valley Council

Black Bird Creative Bushfire Recovery Project will offer two half day creative arts  bushfire recovery workshops for residents of the Nambucca Valley. They will be held at Taylor's Arm 18th October and Utungan 1st November.
The workshops will be facilitated by multidisciplinary artist, Nancy Sposato and Creative Arts Therapist, Marg Coutts. Participants will be guided through accessible movement, visual art and creative writing activities. These activities are designed to support people who have no arts background as well as those with art experience.
In the aftermath of the bushfires this is an opportunity for people to take time to process, creatively respond and connect to others.
In February, the artists were funded by Regional Arts NSW to start the Black Bird Creative Recovery Project with an initial workshop in South Arm. It was a beautiful experience for people who had experienced various levels of impact to come together.

“Reflecting on the painting and imagery that arose has made me realise I need to do some deeper healing. It was a very nurturing day and wonderful to connect with community and share our experiences.” Participant

Nancy Sposato and Marg Coutts are local artists who bring to this process a wealth of creative experience and facilitation skills to support groups through a quality arts process. They are both passionate about the role an arts practice can play in supporting wellbeing and in fostering meaningful connections to others.

Workshop bookings are essential as capacity is limited: Contact Alison Laverty to register and for more information: 02 6568 0243

For interviews or more information about Nancy Sposato:
Contact: 0438 369 836
For interviews or more information about Marg Coutts:
Contact: 0403 529 178


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