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Creative Vic grant shows Art Matters

Creative Vic grant shows Art Matters

Horsham arts group Art Matters has secured $20,000 funding for its third project, “The Island”, under the Victorian Government’s latest round of Creative Victoria VicArts Grants.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced support for 87 projects, totalling $1.8 million, across a diverse range of artistic styles late last month. On the back of a very successful 2016, which saw Art Matters undertake two projects – “The Collective Swab” and “A Tall Story Project” – the group will now launch “The Island”. The project will see two utilitarian objects, industrial pallets and wheelie bins, used in an innovative way. Industrial pallets will be transformed into a series of personalised islands which will become a series of individualised art objects, performance spaces and film sets for a wheelie bin Camera Obscura to create a photographic exhibition, performance moments and screened outcomes.

The  Art Matters series provides ongoing meaningful arts participation for adults living with a disability for whom there are no other arts opportunities offered in the Wimmera region. The project will continue to be supported by local visual artist Anthony Pelchen, dance artist Amy Anselmi and videographic artist David Bowe and this year introduces Arts Access Victoria artist Rhian Hingklys’ Camera Obscura practice.

”The Island” will commence on Monday 6 March from 4-6pm at Jubilee Hall. For enquiries, please contact Jillian Pearce, Community Development Officer at Horsham Rural City Council at

The Island is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.