Love your Local Creatives

The City of Greater Bendigo’s $40,000 Creative Recovery Activation Fund has led to over 14 new creative projects being developed with more planned to support artists and creatives.

The local arts and creative industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Recovery Activation Fund was set up last October to provide opportunities for creatives to maintain and grow their skills and support those who have been unable to work due to cancelled public events and the closure of venues.

The City grants of up to $3,000 were made available and we received many imaginative and innovative ideas from applicants.

The brief was to support the local creative economy and activate our public spaces.  Many of these events and activation ideas have now come to fruition for the community to enjoy and see the breadth of creative work taking place in the region. More will be scheduled over the coming months.

Upcoming projects:

Hearts of Gold: Aunty Marilyne Nichols, Helena Read

  • May 15 to June 10
  • Rosalind Park Plaza

Hearts of Gold is a collaborative work between Indigenous artist Aunty Marilyne Nicholls and British migrant artist Helena Read.  Grounded in the traditions of their respective cultures and families this work combines traditional weaving, printmaking and sculpture to explore the complex and problematic local histories of gold mining and genocide.  

There will be a weaving workshop on 15 May 2.30pm – 4.30pm, meet at Rosalind Park Plaza

Bookings: www.helenaread.com/workshop

Exhibitions in Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo

Steel Life: Andre Sardone

  • June 16 to June 29

Andre Sardone Steel Life is an exhibition exploring the link between art and nature, consisting of sculptural works in steel by Andre Sardone and photographs by Bridget Finch.

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