Work Safe- A work of (rural) art
Bronwyn Lisson

Bronwyn Lisson
Posted on 25 August, 2022

Work Safe- A work of (rural) art

Work Safe Tasmania are showing off their artistic side at Agfest this year by painting a healthier rural picture.

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Visitors at Agfest are being invited to participate in a collaborative painting project with an on-site artist.

Event manager at Work Safe Tasmania, Stephanie says, “this year we’re encouraging individuals to come in and help the artist to create five rural scenes, focusing on issues relating to agriculture and rural life.”

Everyone is welcome to help the artist finish the painting and many school groups, kids and parents have been dropping by the tent.

“Our number one goal at Agfest is health and safety for the agricultural industry, this includes physical and mental health.”

Some of the issues Work Safe is addressing include asbestos, silicosis, movement of vehicles, and farm safety.

In conjunction with their healthier rural picture work, Stephanie says they are encouraging kids and students to take a colouring book and start the conversation about safety with their friends and family.

“We see Agfest as a great opportunity to have those conversations and engage with the agricultural industry.”

The five paintings will be completed at Agfest this year and then donated back to the community.

Become a part of the work of art at site 903 on Ninth Ave.