At the end of August, Community Vision was invited to participate in the Book Week event held at Woodvale Library. We were delighted to share the display with local schools, kindergartens, and other organisations from within our community, and to celebrate the joy of books and reading.
The theme for Book Week 2022 was ‘Dreaming with eyes open,’ where the focus was on stepping into your own story and inspiring a sense of curiosity and imagination. It featured artwork by Jasmine Seymour, a hugely talented indigenous author and illustrator. One of her elders tells the story that in the beginning, the birds came first, then the animals, then the people, and so her artwork includes an array of native Australian birds.
Community Vision’s own qualified Art Therapist, Lisa Kempster, worked with our Woodvale customers to create bright and colourful birds to showcase in the display. Once assembled, the eye-catching exhibit included pictures of birds in flight, birds perching on branches and a huge 3D tree made entirely from collaged paper birds.
Another concept running through this year’s Book Week was learning from friends who help you on your way. With Lisa’s guidance and support, our customers felt comfortable expressing themselves through art and creating beautiful masterpieces.
Reflecting on the success of the event, Lisa said “it was an honour to be invited to the Woodvale Library Book Week. It was truly wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of all the children, the library-goers, and most especially, our Community Vision customers. Being able to help bring together such a vibrant and colourful display for the entire community to enjoy means so much to me”.