Creative arts go online during COVID-19 pandemic
While the COVID- 19 pandemic has meant the shutdown of many venues and services, there are still opportunities for Greater Bendigo residents to get involved in the creative arts.
The City of Greater Bendigo’s Creative Communities team has created an online exhibition called ‘What I did last week’ which is open for everyone to contribute to and is accessible at https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/what-i-did-last-week
The City’s RAW Arts Awards are still going ahead and will be presented online this year. Winners will be announced on May 14 and there will be an online showcase of the work for all categories: visual art, literature, digital media and performing arts.
Entries for RAW are open until April 20 and young people are strongly encouraged to keep creating work for this event. For information and guidelines, go to www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/RAW
The EmergeD exhibition presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Culture Hub Bendigo and supported by Bendigo Venues & Events is also available to view online. The exhibition features the work of First Nations and ethnically diverse artists. To view the catalogue go to www.multiculturalarts.com.au and look under Events.
Bendigo Venues and Events Manager David Lloyd said the arts have always played a vital role in health and wellbeing, especially during times of crisis.
“We believe that staying connected and creative is really important,” Mr Lloyd said.
“We will continue working to find ways to support creatives and offer opportunities for our community to share their work during these changed circumstances.”