New mosaic unveiled at Deerubbin Centre

Federal Member for Macquarie, Ms Susan Templeman, The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly and Councillor Emma-Jane Garrow joined community members at a special Be & Co. event today to unveil a special mosaic at the Deerubbin Centre in Windsor.

Funded by Hawkesbury City Council and KLS Outdoor Training, the ‘Reflections of the Hawkesbury – 2020’ mosaic was created at Be & Co. by community members and lead artist Marian Shapiro. Be & Co. is a pop-up social event run by Michelle Hookham to promote connection, support and wellbeing. The event is a COVID Safe event.

“Michelle is a qualified local mental health nurse and homeopath, who recognised that the community would benefit from a non-clinical setting where people could connect with each other and with local services,” Mayor Conolly said.

“Council has supported the Be & Co. project since its inception, and we are proud to have also been able to contribute to the creation of the mosaic.

“A total of 57 people have helped to create this mosaic, an amazing effort, congratulations everyone,” he said.

“The mosaic is a reflection of our Hawkesbury community. The design reflects the local area, with the river as a central linking motif and a patchwork of fields surrounding it. The process of its creation reflects the spirit of the Hawkesbury; individuals connecting with each other and making great things happen.”

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