The ACRE team have itchy creative feet!
Even though you may not be able to see much of a ripple on this webpage, we’d love you to know that some great things are about to happen in 2014.. and we are planning another gathering of rural art and agriculture minds in 2015. Below is just a tiny taster of what is to come..
The ACRE team [via Regional Arts Victoria and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery] has a partnership with Victorian College of the Arts, to deliver another two artist on farms residencies in September/October this year. These residencies will be an extended form of the TWIG model, and include public workshops with schools or community groups around the Lalbert and Ultima district!
There were some beautiful projects in the district at the beginning of the year, facilitated by the Arts and Culture team at Gannawarra Shire, and funded by Regional Arts Victoria’s Regional Arts Fund in the communities of Quambatook, Murrabit and Leitchville. Artists in residence in those communities included our ACRE artist Dave Houston, Lake Charm artist Angela Frost and Kurt Saggers from the Cats Pyjamas. Congratulations to all involved in delivering some fantastic community workshops.. On facebook? Check out these magic photographs taken by Quamby local, Laura O’Dwyer. Photos of Quamby residency
We’re currently gathering ground with our ideas for an art and agriculture seminar for 2015! Previous seminars have included international and interstate speakers who tackle the topic of how art can rejuvenate rural communities. It’s too early to say much about what we will be focusing on in 2015.. Our last two seminars 2009/2011 had quite a dusty drought aesthetic.. not sure what the key issues will be next year.
We are writing up some of our projects in a newsletter [which will be posted here in the next few weeks], and updating our Facebook site when we can.. so do keep visiting us!
[there will be MORE on the 2014 residencies over the next few weeks – we are meeting our potential artists TOMORROW! exciting!!]