An innovative community arts project to promote environmental awareness along the Hunter River has begun in Singleton, with four more days of planned workshops to follow. The River Stories workshops, supported by Hunter Councils environment division, are offering classes in painting, mixed media, illustration, oral history and multimedia. Works produced, including those in Singleton on Saturday and Sunday, are destined for Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG). Natural history illustrators, Trevor Weekes and Tallulah Cunningham, mixed media artist Judith White, and oral historian Janis Wilton have led the workshops. ABC Open One On One: River Stories workshops have also taught people storytelling skills in photography and audio recording. For full story click here.