YWCA National Launch - Child Protection Week Installation Project 2017
In a monumental public art installation project Karma Barnes and Imagine the Land Project worked with the Lismore community and peak the Northern Rivers peak social services providers to produce this stunning piece of collaborative art to mark the launch of National Child Protection Week 2016.
Thousands of women, men, and children along with truckloads of regional soils and sands worked together to make this massive art installation on a roundabout in the central business district of the town. The project drew the community together and helped to draw public attention to spreading the message both locally and nationally through the public exhibition, media and the artwork going viral as part of the national campaign. as part of the 'Play Your Part – Stronger Communities; Safer Children campaign.'
Community groups and local schools were invited as part of the project to create small clay pinch pots in the lead-up to the event. They represent a safe community vessel for our children to be held in and were placed around the art installation in a ceremonial manner at the end of the event.
The central design was constructed by Karma Barnes and a team of volunteers on the morning of the event and then the outer designs and patterns were created freestyle by the community during the Child Protection community event. The installation was installed for a week in the center of Lismore.