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Regenerate | RestART | Renew - Arts based healing after the bushfire disaster

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Regenerate | RestART | Renew - Arts based healing after the bushfire disaster

Wednesday February 12th, 2020

In response to the bushfires that significantly impacted communities in the East Gippsland region, East Gippsland Art Gallery (EGAG) initiated a program to assist community members who had suffered trauma as a result of the fires. The gallery's Regenerate | RestART | Renew program is based around the concept that art is always a form of healing. Working with Arts Therapist, Andrea Farley, the gallery developed a program to help deal with both the immediate need and a longer term response to healing trauma. The gallery offered casual drop-in art-based activities at the local library with a series of workshops to commence in a few weeks time in areas identified as having suffered the most including Bruthen, Orbost, Cann River and Mallacoota. 

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