The Annual Children's Art Exhibition Clarendon Children's Centre
Gasworks Arts Park is delighted to host the Clarendon Children’s Centre, Children’s Art Exhibition from January 11-16th 2022 in the Foyer Gallery.
Clarendon Children’s Centre (CCC) is a small, community-owned, not-for-profit long day care centre in South Melbourne which has been providing excellent education and care for children aged 0-5 years since 1988.
For almost 20 years, the Children’s Art Exhibition has been held at the Centre but, after two long years of pandemic introspection, it is hoped that this new partnership between Gasworks Arts Park and CCC will ignite and strengthen the children’s connection to their local community and country. The exhibition shares the children’s creative expression of their experience of the last two years with the community in which they live.
Access to high quality, affordable early education has life-long, beneficial impacts for children – in terms of their health and wellbeing, further learning and work, relationships, and participation in the community. Importantly, it also delivers long term benefits for the economy, and our society more broadly, via the flow-on effects of greater workforce participation and productivity, reduced costs in health, welfare, unemployment, and crime.
It is only high-quality early education that delivers these substantial and sustained impacts. Gasworks Arts Park supports the excellent education of local children in the community by assisting their creative practice and re-connecting them to their local community.
Children need safe communities, access to green parklands and environments free from toxins. Many of these needs are beyond the control of individual families. This means children can only develop as well as their families, their community and our broader society enable them to.
Gasworks Arts Park and Clarendon Children’s Centre understand that the greatest capital of any society with its individuals - the leaders making decisions, the citizens living their daily lives and the children who are its new generations.