As part of the celebrations for International Day of People with a Disability on Friday 2 December, Art Matters gave two spectacular performances in Nhill and Horsham.
The Art Matters Tall Story Project was a large puppetry and performance project and the artists had been hard at work building puppets since July.
Cultural Development Officer with Horsham Rural City Council said the performances went so well. “It was really beautiful to see all the puppets up there on stage and the artist participants really owned the work they’d done and brought it to life,” she said.
The project has been facilitated by local visual artist Anthony Pelchen, dance artist Amy Anselmi and videographic artist David Bowe with special guest artists Mary French from Natimuk and Trevor Flinn from Dunkeld. Other groups supporting the artists are from Cooinda in Nhill, Woodbine in Warracknabeal and Grahams Bridge Road in Horsham.
The Art Matters Tall Story project was made possible by the Australian Governments Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practise and experience the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.
Art Matters is a Horsham Rural City Council initiative. The Art Matters Tall Story project is also supported through Wimmera Rural Access, Wimmera Health Care Group, Wimmera Uniting Care, Cooinda, and Woodbine.