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Arts in East Gippsland

The Shire recognises that arts and culture contribute to our prosperity from a sense of community engagement, economic development and health and well-being.

 

As part of the Arts and Cultural Development Program, the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub presents a public program of performance, music, exhibitions and workshops.

 

The Arts and Culture unit resources and produces a variety of programs and projects. A monthly arts e-newsletter is produced and distributed to local artists, arts groups and interested individuals. The guide to Art, Culture and Heritage in East Gippsland is 'Up Close and  Personal'. For further information on these publications contact Council.

 

A small pool of Arts and Heritage  funding is available twice a year through Councils Community Grants Program, to encourage local arts and heritage groups to produce projects in the community.  


Community Cultural Development

 

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Vic Health Everyday Interventions Program

 

This program uses the Arts to help people talk about the impact of race based  discrimination. It also celebrates diversity. 

 

It includes:

  • Professional development program for early years and Library workers across the region;
  • Workshops with Artists from Black Cabaret: Song writing with Kutcha Edwards and dance with Nikki Ashby; and,
  • A performance of Beautiful One Day from Ilbijerri Theatre in April at the Forge theatre and Arts Hub.

 

Everyday Interventions is an arts project that creates opportunities for communities to express their own stories.

 

A series of workshops have been held to develop short performances exploring fear, uncertainly, love, loss and difference. People have been working through a series of words within in an anagram, exploring ideas of difference, identity, culture and life.


Among the other projects, three short films have been made and are presented as part of the Gippsland Arts Festival, which is held annually throughout Gippsland is a collaboration of Councils and communities working together to promote the artistic talent of Gippsland.


A series of videos have been produced about the program and competition. These videos are accessible below:


About the Everyday Interventions Project


The About video is a behind the scenes documentary, with insights into participants responses.

About is part of Everyday Interventions a project produced by Kirsty Ellem,(Artistic Merit) with Catherine Simmonds, Nicholas Hansen (Mutiny Media) and Steve Stelios Adam.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

The project is supported by VicHealth, East Gippsland Shire Council, Noweyung, Fedsquare and Creative Gippsland.


See the 'About' Video here!


Competition Information


During May 2015 you can submit your own everyday intervention video and be in the running to win $2000 AUD.

To enter go to everydayinterventions.com


See the 'Competition Information' Video here!


How To...


Catherine Simmonds offers some tips and hints on making your successful anagram video here



Dis the Dis


Made with the Noweyung literacy group, Dis the Dis is a take on the bias experienced by people with disabilities. These guys tell it with strength, energy and fun. They’re firm in their view that it’s time to Dis the Dis in Disability.

Dis the Dis is part of Everyday Interventions a project produced by Kirsty Ellem, (Artistic Merit) with Catherine Simmonds, Nicholas Hansen (Mutiny Media) and Steve Stelios Adam.

The project is supported by VicHealth, East Gippsland Shire Council, Noweyung, Fedsquare and Creative Gippsland.


Dis the Dis - See it here!


Past and Present


Made with members of the community in Lakes Entrance, Past Here Present is a powerful representation of the experience of discrimination by Aboriginal people. While representing the challenges, there is also a strong experience of positive life, identity and welcome.

Past Here Present is part of Everyday Interventions a project produced by Kirsty Ellem,(Artistic Merit) with Catherine Simmonds, Nicholas Hansen (Mutiny Media) and Steve Stelios Adam.

The project is supported by VicHealth, East Gippsland Shire Council, Noweyung, Fedsquare and Creative Gippsland.


Past and Present - See it here!


Friends


Made with members of the community in Lakes Entrance, Friends? explores the difficulties we face in letting go of our perceptions, our myths and the challenges of finding a path together that removes discrimination from our communities. This is a group open to travelling that pathway and bring others with them.

Friends is part of Everyday Interventions a project produced by Kirsty Ellem,(Artistic Merit) with Catherine Simmonds, Nicholas Hansen (Mutiny Media) and Steve Stelios Adam.

The project is supported by VicHealth, East Gippsland Shire Council, Noweyung, Fedsquare and Creative Gippsland.


Friends? - See it here!



Documents

Art and Culture Policy  

Art and Culture Strategy 

 

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