Artist in Residency: Five funded residencies across Gippsland

2019 Wellington Artist in Community Ulla Taylor and her goanna – Image credit Glen Taylor

The Creative Gippsland team will partner an artist with a town in our shires: East Gippsland, Wellington, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Baw Baw and Bass Coast. This is an opportunity for an artist to spend 10-14 days (to be negotiated with host community and artist), during May in a beautiful, small town and create a piece…

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Expression of interest: Creative Recovery Artistic Facilitator

Creative Recovery Artistic Facilitator

An opportunity has been established to develop of a creative program to support recovery and build resilience following the east-region bushfires of February and March 2019 in the Bunyip State Park, Walhalla and South Yinnar areas. The program will be facilitated by the Creative Recovery Network in partnership with Baw Baw Shire Council, Cardinia Shire…

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Girls Own Space – Gender Equity through the Arts

Isley Sutherland and Jenneke Kjilstra-Shone

South Gippsland Shire Council has been successful in receiving a grant of $85,000 under VicHealth’s innovative “Gender Equity through the Arts” program. This program has been developed in response to the community concern about violence against women and aims to encourage women and girls to feel more secure in public places. Only seven such projects…

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Make an Art Play Date for May

Ulla Taylor and her goanna - Image credit Glen Taylor

This May, Gippsland comes alive with artistic endeavours, as part of the Creative Gippsland – ‘Come and Play – All of May’ celebration of the Arts of Gippsland. Now in its ninth year, this celebration shines the spotlight on our creative communities and is spread across six different Gippsland regions.  It will feature a dazzling…

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Get a little BOLLYWOOD into your life…


There is a colourful & exotic end of year treat planned for the final show of the Café Culture Series 2018. The show is simply entitled “Bollywood” has been specifically developed to cater to the audiences across regional Victoria.  Bollywood is the sobriquet for India’s extremely successful Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly…

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Bass Valley and Hinterland Public Art

Bass Coast Public Art

Commission value – $47,000 Bass Coast Shire Council is extending an invitation to suitably experienced artists to create a contemporary public artwork to be situated in the Bass Valley and Hinterland Region. Artists are invited to submit design concepts which will deliver an innovative and engaging creative artwork. The Bass Valley and Hinterland Region Public…

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Creative Gippsland Travel Bursary: EOI closing date extended

Great Opportunity!!  Extension of time to get your Expression of Interest in to attend the Artlands conference 2018. Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts. Artlands Victoria will be delivered in Bendigo from October 10-13, 2018 as an integrated conference and cultural program,…

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Creative Custodians – listening to the wild song

Basket Weave Group

The 2018 Creative Custodians workshop May 26/27 was designed and led by Mae Adams at her beautiful Venus Bay property, on the edge of Cape Liptrap Coastal Park.  The nine participants were greeted with a cheerful outdoor fire and rosemary tea on the sheltered veranda of the Eco Lodge. Mae warmly welcomed us to country…

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Dargo Winter Festival

Graeme Myrteza

Creative Gippsland’s Karen Whitaker-Taylor recently received a lovely letter from Rosalie Campbell of the Dargo Winter Festival Group. ‘The Dargo Community is coming up to its 4th Dargo Winter Arts Festival on the 21st and 22nd of July this year. On reflection of how we got to this point, to yourself at the Baw Baw…

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Art Workshops and Talks along the Great Alpine Arts Trail, 5 & 6 May

Great Alpine Arts Trail

Here’s a treat to make your Great Alpine Arts Trail weekend complete – get creative with one of the fabulous workshops and talks on offer on 5th and 6th May, all in the beautiful Tambo Valley between Ensay and Omeo/Benambra. Learn to use local native plants to dye yarn and fibre, try your hand at…

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