Yours and Owls

The Disability Trust was approached by the organisers of ‘Yours and Owls’ music festival, who said that they would like to work with us to put together some artworks for an installation at the festival site, to bring some inclusiveness to the event.

We arranged some workshops with the artist Eloise Cleary and our participants from our Club Trust,  Arts and Crafts and Get Away Saturday programmes. The School Leaver Employment Supports program (SLES) from North Wollongong helped out as well. Participants decorated different sized plant pots based on their own unique designs and experiences.

On the Friday before the weekend of the event, the teams from SLES and Sport and Recreation went along to help set up the pots for the festival. The plant pots were hung upside down in several tents around the site with plastic plants in them. The bigger buckets were filled with soil and planted up with live plants before they were put on display for the weekend.

Following the successful weekend of entertainment, the pots were collected so that the participants who designed them could take them home and put plants in them or hang them up in their rooms for decoration as a keepsake.

As for the bigger containers, they are now enjoying a second lease of life, as Michael Norris, Manager from our Sport and Recreation programme explains, “we picked those up yesterday and we’ve taken them to the SLES program in North Wollongong, where they are using them as a display to add a bit of colour to the area.”

It’s always good to get multiple services of The Trust involved through a project with everyone working together.

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