Commemorative Flood Recovery Project

As part of the ongoing flood recovery efforts across our region, NSW Government provided funding to Ballina Shire Council to support Commemorative Flood Recovery projects until June2023.

NRCG & Ignite Studios used some of this funding to work with a range of artists to deliver free creative workshops in the community at Wardell Public School, Empire Vale Public School, Wardell Community Village, Wardell Core, and at Ignite Studios.

Participants worked with a wide variety of media including ceramics, sculpture, weaving, screen printing, photography, painting, and drawing. The project culminated in a Community Art Exhibition at Ignite Studios from Friday 30 June to Friday 9 July 2023.

It is becoming increasingly evident that arts and culture play a positive role in helping individuals and communities recover from traumatic events and the ongoing distress caused by them. The feedback from participants taking part in this project has only strengthened this claim.

The final report outlines the project deliverables, feedback from participants and highlights key recommendations for future projects.




This project has been made possible with funding from NSW Government. 

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Community Art Exhibition

Please join us on Saturday 1 July from 2-4pm to celebrate the opening of the Commemorative Flood Recovery Project Community Art Exhibition, ...


Print, Paint & Play - Screen-printing Workshop

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Finding Shelter - Handmade Artists Books Workshop

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Refuge - Mixed Media Workshop

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Threads of Life - Cyanotype Workshop

  Join artist Katie Alleva to learn the fascinating art of Cyanotypes. Participants will be led step by step through the fascinating technique ...

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