Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Art Work Takes Pride of Place at Festival; Marburg Set to Show Its Community Spirit This Weekend

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Art Work Takes Pride of Place at Festival; Marburg Set to Show Its Community Spirit This Weekend

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Byline: Peter Foley peter.foley@qt.com.au

THE centrepiece of the Black Snake Creek Festival this weekend is a work of art that embodies the spirit of the festival and its community.

The annual festival named after the creek that runs through the town started with creating a community snake jigsaw to adorn the side of the Marburg Community Centre.

A casual suggestion by Marburg State School principal Kirrily Newton was taken on board by the school's community liaison officer Brenda Berry and local artist and fellow school parent Tanya Weier.

The Black Snake Creek Festival Group provided a timber panel with an outline of each group's section of the snake to decorate with their interpretation of this year's Festival theme Celebrating Our Community. The enthusiasm and effort that went into the project was inspirational, with 21 groups working to get it ready.

The artwork is already a talking point in the town and has generated positive community interaction. …

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