Scenic Rim resilience portrayed in art exhibition at The Centre Beaudesert

BOUNCED BACK: The Habitat Tree by artist Dave Groom. Photo: SRRC
BOUNCED BACK: The Habitat Tree by artist Dave Groom. Photo: SRRC

THE resilience of the Scenic Rim region following the devastating bushfires during the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020 has opened at The Centre in Beaudesert.

Local artists who were impacted by Black Summer have collaborated to bring their works to the community to view for the exhibition, titled Regeneration - Bushfire Creative Recovery Project.

Division 3 councillor Virginia West, who will officially open the exhibition this weekend, said the artworks on display paint a picture of how a region survived and rose from the ashes following one of the region's darkest times.

"The bushfires that raged through our region back in the spring and summer of 2019-2020 are events that will live in the memories of many for the rest of their lives, and while it was a very difficult time for us as a community, we should be proud of the way we have moved forward since then," she said.

"We saw residents come together to not only rebuild our infrastructure that had been burnt, but also get back to nature to help rejuvenate our beautiful natural resources, which are now blooming once again.

"We are a community that is stronger when we work together, and that strength is highlighted in the artworks which are currently on display at The Centre in Beaudesert.

"I encourage both locals and visitors to come and see the resilience of the Scenic Rim region firsthand while this exhibition is open."

Regeneration - Bushfire Creative Recovery Project is now showing until October 22 at The Centre Beaudesert..

An official opening event will be held on Saturday with doors opening at 10.30am for an 11am start. It is free to attend, however registration is essential.

For more information about the exhibition, visit liveatthecentre.com.au