Earlier this year, Lithgow City Council invited artists and community members to submit artworks for a special exhibition documenting the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires.
The exhibition, titled ReNew, will be hosted at the Annexe building in Portland, opening this weekend. ReNew will present artworks by the local community that respond to the bushfires, capturing our collective experience and subsequent journey to recovery and resilience.
“The fires marked a major chapter in people’s lives.” Mayor Ray Thompson said. “As well as the extreme devastation, the exhibition will reflect upon and honor the remarkable displays of service, courage, hope and strength.”
The exhibition is a first for the recently renovated space at The Foundations, and artists and visitors will be treated to a fantastic exhibition displayed in a significant heritage building.
The Exhibition runs for the next 3 weekends, open Saturdays and Sunday from 10am – 3pm.
The Annexe can be found at the intersection of Wolgan and Williwa Streets, across the road from the Coronation Hotel.
This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.