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Community Recovery Arts Project


You are invited to participate in the 'Super Rough Seas'; an artist-led Community Recovery Art Project, bringing together our stories and experiences of COVID-19 in a Street Art Story Montage. The work will be a visual storytelling of our communities compounded lived experiences through the challenging times of COVID-19  as well as recent fires, drought and floods. Super Rough Seas will explore our narratives around how we may all be in the same ocean during these challenging times but our boats are all different shapes and capacities.


Community members of all ages and creative abilities from around the Northern Rivers are invited to submit images of their artworks/drawings/sketches created during or in reflection of the isolation period of COVID-19 as well as artworks in relation to the recent fires, drought, floods, social justice/ injustice and climate change. The project is open to the whole community, you don't need to be an artist to participate. 

The foundation of the artwork will be a body of artworks that I have created in regional soil pigment paints and inks during the isolation lock-down period around the themes of the pandemic, the bush fires, local animals and my own and the communities lived experiences of these.

The artworks will be photo-shopped & collaged together and then printed to produce the large scale street art storey montage. The work will be installed on a wall in the public space in our community. The location will be announced soon!

The projects seeks to connect our community and make sense of our personal and shared experience through art. Collaboration and community are key as the process builds towards shared experiences in the making; embracing impermanence and change. The artwork will weather and decompose naturally on the wall over a six-month duration. The work will be documented as a time capsule of shared and lived experiences. 

Submission guidelines

Artworks must address at least one of the following themes:

- Artworks created during the COVID-19 pandemic isolation period. Artworks that made in reflection of COVID-19 pandemic, the recent fires, drought or floods, social justice/ injustice, climate change.

- Artworks for hopes and visions for the future as we move forward from these experiences.


- Please submit the quality images of your work as you can, sharp images with good lighting with a minimum of 1MB in size at 100 dpi

- Artworks will be predominantly printed in Black and White please choose an artwork that you feel will work well in Black & White if possible, however some works will be in colour so just submit what you have  & I'll make it work!

- Images can be submitted via the upload section below or by emailing to karmabarnes@live.com

- Images must be G rated as the artwork is being displayed in the community and images that contain racism or violence will not be excepted.

- Please only submit one artwork per person.

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Terms and Conditions- By submitting your artwork to the project you are authorizing to have your artwork reproduced and documented by the artist and exhibited as part of the 'Super Rough Seas' Street Montage Project. Your artwork may be edited, photo-shopped or only part of your image used by the artist to produce the "Super Rough Seas' montage, your artwork will not be used for any other purposes. Additionally, your artwork & first name may be used for promotion of the project.

Submissions can also be emailed to karmabarnes@live.com

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