For the love of Braybrook
Published on 02 March 2020
As part of the Braybrook Community Engaged Artist in Residence Program, which provides an opportunity for artists to work with and celebrate the communities of Braybrook, Amanda Neville wanted to create a piece of public art for Braybrook Community Hub.
‘I think it’s really important for the local community to be involved with creating artworks that will be in their space,’ Amanda said.
Amanda started the project by asking the community what they love most about Braybrook. A number of themes came from the feedback that was gathered: people and community, diversity, friendliness and the opportunity to make new friends, nature, to name a few.
The community’s love for Braybrook Community Hub was another strong theme to come from the feedback, with the community saying that the Hub is a ‘well used and appreciated space’ that enriches everyone’s lives through human relationships that are based on support, respect, inclusiveness, and safety – everyone is given an opportunity to grow and flourish.
With these ideas in mind, Amanda went away and created four designs for the coffee table, incorporating universal symbolism and colour that reflect the atmosphere at the Hub and the strong sense of community in Braybrook. The community was then invited to vote on the four designs to decide on the final option for the table, and then work with Amanda during a number of workshops to create the mosaic.
‘It has been a great way for community members to meet new people, perhaps people they ordinarily wouldn’t meet, and find a common ground in learning a new skill and having the satisfaction and joy of creating something that will a permanent fixture in Braybrook Community Hub,’ Amanda said.
Following the final workshops in March, the finished product will now become a permanent piece in the foyer of the Braybrook Community Hub, to be enjoyed by those who use the space. If you would like to contribute to the creation of the mosaic table, head along to Braybrook Community Hub and join Amanda at the following times:
Tuesday 3 March, 10am-2pm
Wednesday 4 March, 12-5pm
Tuesday 10 March, 10am-2pm
Wednesday 11 March, 10am-5pm
Saturday 14 March, 10.30am-3.30pm
Tuesday 17 March, 10am-2pm
Wednesday 18 March, 12-5pm
Tuesday 24 March, 10am-2pm
Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter
It is fantastic to hear how much the community values Braybrook Community Hub, and I am thrilled to see the community coming together to create a piece of public art that will no doubt become a well-loved fixture within the Hub. I can’t wait to see the finished product!
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