Expressing who we are is one of the most vital elements for happiness. Each of us is unique, and to express that uniqueness and have it be accepted and celebrated (by us and others) brings us an enormous sense of belonging. So make something… anything… and find your joy!
“Enchanted Forest” is the work of around 150 people including students from Yeppoon State High School, St Brendan’s College & St Ursula’s College as well as individual community members. Our lead artist Phill Jenkins guided participants through our free community workshops, teaching techniques for wire sculpting.
Participants were encouraged to freely express their inner sense of identity, creating oversized wire sculptures to transform the landscape. We ignited passions and inspired confidence through bold creation of all forms of creatures... everything that an enchanted forest needs!
Through our community workshops, over 20 large scale sculptures were created. Yeppoon State High School students (and teachers) created over 80 enchanted pieces, St Ursula's and St Brendan's Colleges both created mystical wire trees, and a group of yarning enthusiasts added to it all with a wild flower meadow made up of over 300 crochet flowers.
You can find all of our photos on our Facebook page right here.
Hey There Happiness partnered with the CQUniversity Village Festival and installed these magical pieces in Beaman Park over the festival weekend. To add to the atmosphere, we had an enchanted forest soundscape by Keyjfreely and night time lighting by Tlu Creative Studio. Over 1500 people came, interacted with the pieces and soaked up the ambience.
This project is supported by the Livingstone Shire Council through the Placemaking Program, Keppel Coast Arts & CQUniversity. Thank you for supporting positive action in our community!