City hosts creative industries showcase

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The City of Greater Bendigo will host its second ‘Creative Conversations’ event with a creative industries showcase at Bendigo Pottery this Friday.

The free event is the second as part of the development of the City’s new Arts and Creative Industries Strategy.

There will be a panel discussion about how to make Greater Bendigo a more creative region, featuring:

  • Clare Bowditch (musician and singer/songwriter)
  • Esther Anatolitis (National Association for the Visual Arts director)
  • Ros Abercrombie (Creative Producer of Artlands and Moomba Festival 2018)
  • David Eedle (entrepreneur and programmer)
  • Professor Matthew Allen (Deakin University Head of Communication and Creative Arts)
  • Dr Kelly Donati (Founding Chair, Sustain: the Australian Food Network)

Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said work on the strategy had been underway since late last year.

“We have developed some draft themes for our new strategy, which are: Foster a culture of creativity, Create activated spaces and inclusive networks, Nurture and support talent and Show the world,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“We expect to be able to have a draft strategy to Council later this year.

“We’d love to see our community come along to our showcase and check out some of the great artists and creatives we have in our region.

“It’s set to be a great, free community event with music, food and drinks and plenty to see and do.”

The showcase is on Friday April 13, from 5pm to 8.30pm (panel starts at 7pm) at the Bendigo Pottery.

To read more about the draft strategy including themes, go to www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/artsandcreative

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