Artwork created at the Creation Station

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives scrapbook club members (from left) Liam Sommerfeldt, Charlotte Monaghan and Giovana Lins (all 9) with the artwork they created at the Invercargill Public Art Gallery's Creation Station recently. Photo: Amy Johnstone

THE Creation Station complemented the Invercargill Public Art Gallery’s recent exhibition Gifted: Works from the Collection.

The cutouts will be turned into a collage which will be gifted to the children’s ward at Southland Hospital.

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives scrapbook club member Liam Sommerfeldt said taking part in one of the Creation Station sessions was fun.

“I find that it is very kind to donate to a children’s hospital because then those in need will be happy while recovering.”

The after-school scrapbook club is one of the library’s many activities for children and teens, including book, hands-on and digital clubs.

Community connections co-ordinator Jay Coote said the theme of the session was using textures to put in their scrapbooks. The children were able to apply this while creating their cutouts.

“Getting them to experience coming to a real art gallery hopefully can inspire them.”

Library staff were encouraging children to register for its art clubs, so they could keep offering them to the community, he said.

Registrations are open during the school holidays. For more information, go to

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