Friday, August 14, 2015

Art for all

I had a Banyule Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee meeting last night with the Banyule Arts and Culture team from Banyule Council, including the newly appointed curator Steph Neoh.  There was no update regarding the future of Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe nor will there be until council meets in early September to make a decision following the outcry from the local community against selling off the building and land.  Nominations for the advisory committee itself are up for renewal and I will share more news about that in due course.  The current exhibition WE: A Space to Explore Art, Disability & Inclusion is looking fantastic and Hatch has really come into its own as a community access gallery that celebrates art for everyone - apparently something like 150 people attended the opening last week.
Image via Banyule Youth Services
It is an artistic weekend in that the annual Artists on Were Street in Montmorency is on tomorrow featuring live music from the Sisters and Misters vocal group at 11.15am.  I do love the village feel in Monty and many of the artists I've been lucky enough to meet since moving to the burbs all hail from Montmorency.
Image via www.craft.org.au
The Ivanhoe Makers Market is also on tomorrow at The Livingstone Centre in Ivanhoe - another great space for the community in Banyule and while I'm on the topic of all things handmade - Craft Cubed - Australia's biggest festival of all things handmade is currently on at the moment until 22 September.

Have a great weekend - not long now until Spring arrives!

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