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Welcome to Regional Arts Victoria’s May e-newsletter.
It’s hard to believe we’re already a third of a way through the year, and things don’t seem to have settled down at all – however, if it’s busy in the office, it’s a good sign that there’s lots happening in the regions.
Which, of course, there is!
For those of you lucky enough to be in beautiful Gippsland at the moment, I hope you’re enjoying the fruits of the Creative Gippsland festival. Currently in its second week, it’s an exceptional display of the power of regional arts, and the cutting-edge work that is being produced across a huge number of artforms – as you’ll see above, the inflatables are one of our favourites.
In this issue, we also wanted to explore how Victorians are recovering from the floods of earlier this year. We have a special article below on the progress of a regional arts icon, the Rex Theatre in Charlton, and how this art-deco theatre is managing the clean-up, a process that is still ongoing.
There’s also a lot happening a little closer to home. Things are gearing up for the installation of the Illuminated by Fire projects at Fed Square from 29 June- 2 July as part of The Light in Winter festival. Further details are below, but don’t miss this opportunity to see an exquisite statewide project installed in one place. We’d also love to have your company at the launch of our new initiative Home is Where the Hall is (Saturday 14 May Dunkeld). The project will be launched by The Hon Ted Baillieu, Premier of Victoria, and it’s sure to be a fantastic event. You can download your invitation below.
Eco-Cubby, our architects in residence project is continues to kick goals, and will be featured in the State of Design festival. In other exciting education news, RAV has recently partnered with AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School) – the premier media school in the country - to deliver a 5 day workshop and filmmaking project Storytellers of the Flood to Charlton College and Kerang Technical High School in May. These workshops will provide intensive, hands-on experience to budding filmmakers in the regions. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from world-class teachers working in the field.
We would also like to thank you all for the lovely feedback that has been provided on our new brand. A huge (virtual) round of applause goes to our Graphic Design Partners Studio Brave for all their generosity and assistance – it’s exciting to be working in partnership that is already making such an impact.
There’s even more giveaways, events, news stories, and opportunities below. We hope you enjoy this edition of the RAV enewsletter.
The RAV Team.