Art in response to crisis: drought, flood and the regional community

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Mason, Andrew. 2015. "Art in response to crisis: drought, flood and the regional community." McDonald, Janet and Mason, Robert (ed.) Creative communities: regional inclusion & the arts. Bristol, United Kingdom. Intellect Books. pp. 121-134
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Art in response to crisis: drought, flood and the regional community

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2249
Book TitleCreative communities: regional inclusion & the arts
Authors
AuthorMason, Andrew
EditorsMcDonald, Janet and Mason, Robert
Page Range121-134
Chapter Number7
Number of Pages14
Year2015
PublisherIntellect Books
Place of PublicationBristol, United Kingdom
ISBN9781783205127
9781783205141
Web Address (URL)http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=5172/
Abstract

This chapter examines the role of art in helping sustain resilient regional centres. in 2007 drought threatened the iconic Spring festival, the Carnival of Flowers, the premier event in Toowoomba's calendar. Arts Council Toowoomba worked with local government to use community generated public art to replace the flower beds left unplanted due to drought. This application of public art in response to crisis built community capacity and was well received by visitors and locals. Over time the use of public art became more commonplace in Toowoomba and the city is now known for its vibrant arts scene and street art.

Keywordsregional arts; resilience; Toowoomba; flood; public art; Arts Council Toowoomba; Avant Garden; community; art as response; inclusive art
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360104. Visual cultures
470299. Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Griffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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