Workshop contributors (from left) baby Bernie Krebs, Emily Booth, Elizabeth Leigh and Anna Krebs help create a festival collage. Photo: Claudia Baxter
Workshop contributors (from left) baby Bernie Krebs, Emily Booth, Elizabeth Leigh and Anna Krebs help create a festival collage. Photo: Claudia Baxter

Image creation mere child's play

PREPARING for the Ipswich Festival Parade on May 5 is obviously a community effort.

Children at workshops held in Queens Park during the school holidays have created a wonderful collage with images of Ipswich.

Recycled materials have been used in the artwork, which will take pride of place on Ipswich City Council's parade float.

Workshop co-ordinator and co-owner of the Cultiver store Rebecca Lewis said the collage would be photographed and printed onto a large banner for the centre of the float.

"I sketched up the backdrop and we had the kids cutting and pasting the different colours," Ms Lewis said.

"It's predominantly from old magazines and wrapping paper."

The theme for this year's Ipswich Festival from April 25 to May 6 is Tales of Discarded Treasure.

Giant trash puppets, marching bands and instruments made from recycled materials will make the parade a must-see attraction.



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