During Foster and Kinship Carer Week, our Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team commissioned a lovely piece of artwork featuring thumbprints of carers, handprints of staff and Child Safety members (some of our little people got in on the act), on canvas
The artwork is called ‘Our Village for Our Children’ and is about everyone playing a part in keeping children safe.
Foster and Kinship Carer Week was held in May, but the painting has been recently completed by Warlpiri artist Jane Nungarrayi Blunden who is also a practitioner with Anglicare Southern Queensland.
Jane said she had to do the painting in small portions then walk away for clarity, before coming back for connection and that is how the piece came together.
The painting will be hung in the coming weeks on the wall of the Gympie Anglicare office.
The Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team celebrated Foster and Kinship Carer Week with a delicious morning tea at the Gympie RSL.