Vacant shop becomes hub of art for festival
Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty will launch Horsham’s 17th Art Is… festival at 6.45pm in Wilson Street tomorrow.
Mr Delahunty will speak on behalf of Premier Ted Baillieu and Horsham mayor Mandi Stewart will represent Horsham Rural City Council.
Art Is… volunteers have transformed a vacant Rise ’n Shine store in Wilson Street which has been a hive of activity over the last few weeks.
The site has provided a home for the festival’s Future Present project which involves five ‘emerging’ district artists being mentored by three established artists with works covering dance, visual art, drawings and videos.
Horsham Rural City Council cultural development officer and one of the mentors Jillian Pearce said the creativity from the five artists had been ‘truly amazing’.
“Art Is… has a long history of providing great art to the region in different mediums that creates conversation about what art is, while encouraging and developing new arts skills for our local artists,” Ms Pearce said.
“They should be applauded with many people coming to enjoy the many facets of the festival,” she said.
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Posted on May 31 2012