Wingecarribee Shire Council celebrated the end of Children’s Week by hosting an event showcasing the artwork created by children enrolled in Council’s Family Day Care and Out of School Hours facilities.
Council’s Coordinator of Children’s Services Melissa Lefterys said the event held on the evening of Friday 28 October was the culmination of a month-long exhibition coinciding with national Children’s Week.
“This year Children’s Week ran from October 22 to October 30,” Ms Lefterys said.
“We thought we would celebrate the event by hosting an exhibition showcasing and celebrating the wonderful talent and creativity of all of our children.”
During the month of October Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre Foyer Gallery was transformed with the artworks created by the children of Council’s Family Day Care and Wingecarribee Out of School Hours Service (WOOSH).
Mediums on display included wood and wire sculptures, collage, finger-painting, bubbling, string and large brush painting.
“The different techniques used by the children were reflective of the diverse projects and programs that our educators offer the children while in our care,” Ms Lefterys added. “Some pieces were based on Indigenous art, some were the result of a group effort and others explored the concepts of reuse and recycling.”
All pieces displayed in the gallery came with photos documenting the learning process and words of explanation from the children. During the month-long presentation many of the children’s families and friends took time out to visit the public display.
Following the end of the exhibition Wingecarribee Shire Deputy Mayor Ian Scandrett attended the special final evening’s viewing to meet the young artists and their families.
“It was an absolute delight to see the smiles on the faces of the children as they proudly spoke about their vibrant masterpieces,” he said.
“It was without doubt one of the cheeriest and more colourful displays Council has featured this year.”
Council’s Foyer Gallery can be found on the ground floor of Council’s Civic Centre located in Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.