Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery Inc
Throughout 2012, 2093 visitors were recorded, with many theatre goers also viewing the artistic displays. The visitor demographic was diverse, covering all age groups with a balance between local community and tourists.
Invitational Art exhibitions provided saleable artwork by established and emerging artists with a commitment to professionalism. In March/April ‘Changing Seasons’ exhibited 40 paintings and sculptures plus silk scarves, glassware, books, jewellery and unframed prints. During May, 'Minuscule' exhibited 200 small canvases with 280 visitors. Special Exhibitions were led by artists working in particular mediums. These themed exhibitions of saleable work offered a broader spectrum of artwork and community involvement. The ‘Flights of Fancy’ textile exhibition & runway show in July attracted 326 visitors with artists exhibiting brooches, designer gowns, wall hangings and textile sculpture. The Artist Development Program (ADP) was formed to encourage artistic development in the local community and created opportunities for both young artists and new, emerging artists from all age groups to exhibit their work in a supportive, professional environment in the 'Outer Gallery'. The Gallery was open on a number of occasions through prior bookings during the week for bus tours from service clubs and other groups. The bi-monthly ‘Meet the Artist’ wine and cheese afternoons provided valuable networking opportunities for artists, and for local community members to talk to artists.
The 'Carolyn Theatre' hosted book and Cd launches, plays, various musicians, storytellers, dance groups and school music/drama productions. In partnership with 'Greening Australia' the ‘Volcano Dreaming’ workshop and exhibition highlighted our local threatened species and volcanic heritage. The Theatre also played host to the newly formed and fully subscribed, Red Rock Film Society. Films from around the world including limited release, foreign language, classic and thought provoking selections were shown once a month with post screening discussion and supper in ‘The Gallery’.