"Unique opportunity" allows community members to immerse themselves in art and nature

INTRICATE: A mosaic completed by community members is now on display at Tolderol Game Reserve. Photo: Supplied.

INTRICATE: A mosaic completed by community members is now on display at Tolderol Game Reserve. Photo: Supplied.

Participants in SA Murray-Darling Basin’s ‘Art in Parks’ program have packed away their art supplies after spending the last few months creating works of art from silver metal clay jewelry to watercolour paintings, all while learning about the science behind park management.

Natural Resources SAMDB District Manager Sarah Lance said the program had provided community members with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in art and nature.

“Art was a tool that was well received and brought us an audience of new community connections,” she said.

Experienced art teachers ran a variety of classes which covered jewellery-making, watercolour, graphite and mosaic. 

Natural Resources SAMDB District Officer Sophie Harrison said the program had been an excellent way to showcase some of the wonderful natural spaces available to the community.

“Conservation parks are fantastic places to relax and recharge in, as well as providing invaluable habitat to many threatened plant and animal species,” she said.