Creativity part of community connection puzzle

FOSTERING CONNECTION: Flynn and Evie Brough with their Connected Community puzzle piece, which is part of a broader Glenelg Shire Council art project.

DECORATED puzzle pieces will symbolise connection throughout the Glenelg Shire Council area as part of a new collaborative arts project.

The Connected Community Project, launched this month, encourages residents to decorate a puzzle piece to their choosing, which will be curated into a shared community puzzle collage, presented in both print and online formats.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the project celebrated and showcased the importance of connection, as well as the diversity of residents in the Shire.

“As we adapt to living through a pandemic, it is important to find opportunities to share positive and hopeful stories with others,” Cr Rank said.

“The Connected Community Project does just that, providing an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to connect and share their life experiences with others,” she said.

Participants can decorate their piece tot heir desire, including using short written responses, photos, images, drawings and painting.

Community members can collect a puzzle piece from any Glenelg Shire Customer Service Centre or by contacting the Glenelg Shire Aged & Disability Services unit on 1300


Puzzle pieces need to be submitted by December 1.

The Connected Community Project coincides with the Victorian Seniors Festival 2020 and Social Inclusion Week, and forms part of council’s International Day of People with a Disability celebrations.