The Preserves Project

A multi-arts project to celebrate the ways people from different cultural backgrounds preserve, share and pass on ideas about what matters to them. People who might not otherwise come to know each other from Clunes, Castlemaine and Footscray join a rolling conversation about culture and value.

INSTALLATION OPENING: 6pm Thursday 29 August


EXHIBITION: 30 August – 13 October
VENUE: Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland Street, Footscray

ARTIST TALK: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 14 September

Hear the artists discuss the art, ideas and community of The Preserves Project, and contribute to this ongoing conversation.

EXCHANGE DAY: 1pm – 4pm, Saturday 12 October

Join us for a special day of tastings, tea and talk. Meet people from different communities who have been involved in the project, join in activities and share your own stories.

Artists: berni m janssen, Alison Richards, Sarah Lloyd, Ros Bandt, Hoang Tran Nguyen and Gunther Wilhelm Workshop artists: Victoria Morphy Walsh, Shona Te Hau, Rebecca Russell and Carolyn Lewens

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts and advisory body, by Hepburn Shire and by the Castlemaine State Festival.

Community partners: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Barkly Arts Centre, Clunes Neighbourhood House, Castlemaine Community House.  Click here to view project information on FCAC website.