NSWTOx Community Capacity Building

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Petersham Outreach

Petersham Outreach has been a leader in "community capaicity building" or "growing communites". Art on Water was a very successful program run throughout 2006. It was a fine arts course for young girls at risk of becoming disengaged learners. It involved painting their own designs on heritage timber boats and the unused figurehead of the James Craig (tall timber ship) culminating in exhibition at Boomali Aboriginal Gallery. The program provided pathways info into fine arts and arts curating/admin and opportunities for Work Experience.figurehead of the James Craig
Wilkin's Green is a major project running currently. It is an example of community partnerships in action.
The picture above is a reminder of how long Petersham Outreach have been flying high.