Mapping the Northside launched today

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Today I officially launched the 'Mapping the Northside' project along with Hannah Semler from the Belconnen Arts Centre.

Mapping the Northside is an exciting project where I've joined forces with the Belconnen Arts Centre to help people learn about more great places in our region.

An enormous map (3m x 2m) will be displayed in the Belconnen Arts Centre from today until Thursday 17 November upon which you can locate your favourite places in the Federal Division of Fraser - the northside of Canberra. This is your opportunity to tell everyone about your special, important places and environments and let your imagination run wild - you can include any kind of creative response, such as a drawing, photograph, story, poem or even performance work.

There will be three facilitated information sessions at Belconnen Arts Centre (Saturday 29 October 11 – 1pm), Gorman House Arts Centre (Saturday 5 November 11 – 1pm) and Gungahlin Library (Saturday 12 November 11 – 1pm), where professional artist Maryann Mussared will be available to help guide the creative process.

I encourage everyone to call into the Belconnen Arts Centre, see the big map and have a think about your favourite place on the northside. You can also suggest a favourite place to [email protected] or [email protected].

More information is available from the Belconnen Arts Centre (  or 6173 3300), or my office on 6247 4396

Many thanks go to both the Gungahlin Library and the Gorman House Arts Centre for their support on this exciting project.

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