• aboriginal
  • regional
  • visual

4 January 2021

Two major new creative drawcard projects are set to be developed in regional Victoria, celebrating local stories and culture and providing new attractions for tourists.

The projects, based in Horsham and the Grampians, will build on the popularity of the Silo Art Trail in the Wimmera Mallee, which has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors and reinvigorated regional towns.

Horsham Rural City Council will collaborate with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council and the Traditional Owners of the area to develop a large-scale public artwork, Found on Country Reimagining of Lost in the Bush. The project, to be displayed on a local silo and a flour mill and illuminated at night, will tell the story of three children who went missing in the Wimmera scrub in 1864 and were found by Traditional Owners nine days later.

In the Grampians (Gariwerd), a project led by Parks Victoria will create five outdoor public artworks to be located in the Brambuk: National Park and Cultural Centre. The Brambuk Reconnection project will engage artists who are Traditional Owners and will celebrate the Gariwerd culture and landscape.

The projects are supported through the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Creative Activations Fund, a partnership between Creative Victoria and Regional Development Victoria.