Those shopping in our CBD during January enjoyed a colourful atmosphere thanks to the Outdoor Art Room provided by the team Bundaberg Regional Galleries.

Part of the #lovebundy campaign, the display was a great example of how the community can join together to create projects that enhance our city.

The Outdoor Art Room consisted of ‘knit bombed’ trees decorated with hundreds of crocheted and knitted squares donated by the community; colourful birds crafted by local school students hiding amongst the greenery; a Free Little Library with booked donated by Bundaberg Regional Libraries; and a community piano in the pavilion for those inclined to share beautiful music.

Children were also invited to take part in various art and craft activities throughout the last three weeks of the holidays.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson, Cr Judy Peters, said the gallery staff had reported plenty of interest from the community.

“The community are very much in support of more activities like this as it livens up our town and brings some fun and a smile to people’s day,” Cr Peters said.

The Outdoor Art Room is one example of how Bundaberg Regional Council will be developing events and place activations throughout the Love Bundy campaign to make our CBD a more attractive and vibrant place to enjoy shopping and dining.