Connecting the Pieces – curating Murrindindi Shire’s COVID experience

Published on 30 October 2020

Connecting the Pieces

Do you want to reconnect with your community? Why not get involved in Murrindindi Shire Council’s new Shire-wide collaborative art project?

‘Connecting the Pieces’ is an art project that brings together all of our unique experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, telling the story of how COVID-19 has affected you, your friends and family, and your work.

Council’s Director Community Engagement Shivaun Brown says communities in our Shire have felt the impacts of COVID-19 in many different ways and it’s important to reflect on our experiences, express what they mean to us and how they have affected us individually and as a community.

‘We’re encouraging you to design your very own over-sized puzzle piece that represents your story. You might want to represent your story using paint, pencils or even a collage. There are no rules – so get creative!

‘Our individual pieces will come together as a complete puzzle to tell our collective story. And that’s what this project is all about. It’s about doing something together as a community. Creating something together helps foster greater connection and it also increases our sense of belonging’, said Ms Brown.

‘This can also be a great way to reconnect with your community group or organisation, your school or your club.

‘So, how do you get involved? You can pick up your piece (or pieces) from your nearest community and neighbourhood house or from one of our Library and Customer Service Centres from Wednesday 18 November. Alternatively, you can give our DindiLink team a call on (03) 5772 0333 or email customer@murrindindi.vic.gov.au to register your details. We can work out how best to get a puzzle piece to you’, Ms Brown added.

Connecting the Pieces is an initiative of Council’s Community Recovery Plan, proudly brought to you by Council’s DindiLink service, with support from the Victorian Government’s Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative

Please remember, if you need help connecting to local support services or know someone who does, give our DindiLink team a call on (03) 5772 0333 and we can support you to get the help you need - safely and locally.

 

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