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Pompoms, possums, bats and books at the Conservatory

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The Children’s Art in the Conservatory will return to Rosalind Park for the school holidays, featuring a spectacular Whirrakee wattle pompom tree, a big book of ideas, a possum nest and hanging bats.  

Now in its tenth year, Art in the Conservatory program sees an artist transform the space into an interactive display for children.

Kathy Holowko has been chosen this year after her concept Let’s Reimagine Bendigo Creek was selected by students from Specimen Hill Primary School.  

The installation encourages observation and wonder for the natural world. Children can learn to make yellow pompoms and add them to the special wattle tree to help make it grow.

A giant book is filled with fun facts about Bendigo creek, its history and features a variety of animals and plants. Children are encouraged to write in the big book of ideas on what they would like to see along the creek.

Children are also encouraged to wander, explore and hear the sound of the creek with birds calling and frogs croaking.

City of Greater Bendigo Capital Venues and Events Manager David Lloyd said the program was always popular with young families.

“Art in the Conservatory coincides with the school holidays and is a great, free and fun activity for children,” Mr Lloyd said.

“The City is very pleased to be able to support art programs like this across Greater Bendigo throughout the year.”

Art in the Conservatory is free and will be open daily from Friday September 27 to Sunday October 6 from 11am to 3pm


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