Picture perfect neighbours


Sunshine sisters Ruby, 9, and Willow, 7, have turned their passion for their neighbourhood into works of art to be featured in the Gallery Sunshine Everywhere Neighbour Day Exhibition.

The exhibition celebrating Neighbour Day features works by 20 young local artists, including drawings and a moving image projection, and opens at The Granary cafe, in Sunshine, on Sunday 25 March.

Ruby and Willow are proud to have their drawings of their neighbour Alan and his two dogs, Rowdy and Paddy featured in the exhibition.

“Alan’s dogs Rowdy and Paddy are super cute and they always walk past – they used to come in our yard to say hello to our guinea pigs,” Willow said.

For Ruby, the exhibition is also a chance to celebrate all the things she loves about living in Brimbank.

“I love the great parks we have everywhere – there’s a lot to choose from,” Ruby said.

The Exhibition features works by students from independent art program, Inspiring Kids to Create, and will be open until 25 April.

Neighbour Day will be held on Sunday 25 March 2018. This year Brimbank Council has so far awarded 27 grants of $250 each to local residents and not-for-profit community groups to organise Neighbour Day activities in their local communities.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said this is the fourth year that Council had supported Neighbour Day and we’re delighted to participate in the program again this year.

“By all accounts, the Brimbank community love this program and we are pleased to offer the $250 Neighbour Day grants to residents to organise activities to bring people together in their neighbourhood.

“Building strong communities is incredibly important. As a Council, we are proud to support residents to get to know their neighbours, welcome newcomers and encourage healthy, safe and well connected neighbourhoods,” Cr Giudice said.

Further information about Neighbour Day is available by contacting Council on 9249 4000 or visiting or