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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The Warragul Region Arts Trail is here!

Warragul Region Arts Trail

The trail showcases 16 local artists who have studios throughout Baw Baw Shire and welcome visitors throughout the year. Check out the interactive map on the Visit Baw Baw website for all the details at https://www.visitbawbaw.com.au/interactive-…/arts-trail-map/ If you would like a hard copy of the map, feel free to email tourism@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au and they will send…

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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…

Bollywood

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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Dr Crask and His Swingin’ Elixir

Dr Crask and His Swingin’ Elixir

There is nothing quite like the sound of swing music you get your feet tapping or even gliding across the dance floor.  The next show in the Cafe Culture Series 2019 is all about swing.  With “Just Shows To Go”celebrating its 20th birthday program, we have splashed out on the full sound of the seven…

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Creative Gippsland Travel Bursary: EOI closing date extended

Artlands Victoria

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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