Picnic in the Park

November 14, 2019

Picnic Portraits in Punchbowl Park was a summer event organized by MRC and attended by 150 people. It was part of a project called THRIVE, an early intervention program for multicultural families to counter the cause and effect of social exclusion in all its forms.

This free event took place at Punchbowl Reserve and various ethnicities within Launceston attended with their families, many appearing in their traditional cultural dress.

“The concept of the project was to invite everyone for a picnic and have their family portraits taken in a natural setting, by professional photographers”

MRC CEO, Ella Dixon

Three photographers, Jen Brown, Jim Jacob and Nigel Clarke all provided their services and expertise.

“Punchbowl Reserve is a wonderful community asset and an excellent family friendly space to hold these types of gatherings and community events. We extended the invitation to all families to come and enjoy an afternoon picnic in the park, whilst sharing food, spending time with family and making new friends”

THRIVE Program Coordinator, Louise Middleton

This event attracted numerous families and cultural groups, reflecting the cultural diversity of the city. All families who participated in this event were presented with their free printed family portrait.

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