The Oberon Blue Tree Project, supported by Arts OutWest and with Create NSW Arts Restart funds has officially been unveiled on May 28 2022. The Blue Tree Project is a nationwide initiative acknowledging those who’ve committed suicide.
A large metal tree sculpture made by artist Harrie Fasher, was painted by community members at Oberon Common on May 21. The non-living tree is a powerful symbol recognising mental health issues that can lead to this.
The blue tree project’s mission is to help spark difficult conversations and encourage people to speak up when battling mental health concerns.
By spreading the paint and spreading the message that “it’s OK to not be OK”, we can help break down the stigma that’s still largely attached to mental health.
This is a project of the Oberon Blue Tree Committee supported by Oberon Council, Oberon Arts Council and Arts OutWest.
📷 The official unveiling of the Oberon Blue Tree.