Feature image by CABBI artist Dave Ramsland
An exhibition of photographs sharing stories of heartbreak and hope.
Conceived by Mark Blumer (Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers), who felt compelled to help the community reconnect after such a traumatic experience.
“In the face of the fire, we were alone (with others, but alone). Many people took photos of what the fire made of our world. This is an invitation to share those photos with each other, to see what others saw, to feel, if we can, what others felt, to not be so alone. We hope to build a community of people who understand each other better and are not afraid to care about each other. In the face of the fire we can come together and find strength, and love, and healing.” said Blumer.
Take a 360 degree interactive tour of the “Postcards from the Fire” display that was at The Gallery Mogo
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Visualised by Mark Blumer, an artistic initiative aiming to build resilience and emotional healing on the Far South Coast was launched by Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc.
The program was supported by the Commonwealth-funded ‘Supporting Communities in Recovery’ program, to aid in the post trauma recovery.
Here are a selection of the postcards
Sound recordings follow photographs
Click on these 2 links to listen to Katrina’s poem and Robyn’s story.
More Stories From The Bush Fire Crisis.
CABBI sculptor Nick Hopkins who lost his home in the fires talks about that event along with others.
This podcast has been brought to you by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and is supported by The Judith Neilson Institute.
This is the trailer only, full length version online.
Page compiled by Suzanne Shelley for Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc.