Who was involved: Children, families, and educators residing close to the South Hobart rivulet.
The City employed two local artists, Rosie McKeand and Leigh Tesch, to run several creative workshops with children, families and educators, using creative recovery and play as a means to help children deal with change, adversity and associated feelings. These workshops culminated in a community event, a year on from the May 2018 floods at the base of the rivulet, to connect families together, share stories and celebrate community resilience, as well as to support the ongoing process of community recovery and to deal with the impacts of climate change.
One of the outcomes of this project was the Afloat - Everything Changes booklet(PDF, 5MB), which documents the creative process and community day. The City of Hobart would like to thank everyone who participated and supported this project and for those who continue to build resilience and recovery in their communities.
For more information visit the Afloat - children and families community resilience art project page.