The art event was to be carried out from 10-30am-4pm on Saturday 8 October 2011. But that plan went awry slightly when unseasonal morning thunderstorms swept from the west and drench the Sunshine Coast hinterland and Caloundra where the festival was happening. The storms and rain cleared by midday; and with the promise of a fine afternoon art4place artists set up in shade covers by 1pm and created art with children and parents until 4.30pm.
|Barry Smith © art4place-SC Sister Cities art station|
|Barry Smith © Fans, puppets and headbands|
|Barry Smith © Some children were very precise|
|Barry Smith © Even the little ones got into dragon decoration|
|Barry Smith © More dragon decoration|
|Barry Smith © HMMM! Dragon scales?|
|Barry Smith © HMMM! More dragon scales?|
|Barry Smith © Exquisite dragon colour palet?|
|Barry Smith © Biege dragons become exquisitely coloured|
|Barry Smith © More coloured dragons|
|Barry Smith © Dragon carriers at the ready|
|Barry Smith © Fearsome creature at sunset|
Big thanks to the art4place artists: Christine, Edith-Ann, Carol, Noela, Fiona, Jenny, Kim, Mieke and Barry for their work in preparing for and on the day. Thanks to Festuri for inviting us to share art with children. Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Sister Cities Association for sponsoring the art4place community art event to promote the knowledge of the sister city relationship with Japan and China. And thanks to Fiona for most of the photos used in this post.