Art - Upcoming exhibitions
The 2015 program includes new categories of artists that all celebrate the rich and diverse creativity of the hills. Individual artists and Collectives will be joined by Emerging artists and Odd Balls (You have to come along to find out more!). The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios program provides a unique insight into our artists' work environments as well as their art.
For more info on Open Studios visit www.openstudios.org.au
16 May - 28 June
Based on original documents, photographs and oral history recordings the exhibition places the Sherbrooke Forest Protest of 1971 in the context of the growing land rights movement and commemorates it as a significant part of Koori heritage, Victorian and Australian history, a history that we all Australian share.
A reconstruction of the protest’s ‘roundhouse’ will set the scene for the exhibition. It will present edited versions of the oral history recordings as audio-visual installations and once again become a space for learning, contemplation and discussion.
Curated by J.D.Mittmann, Burrinja. A Touring Exhibition.
Image: Lin Onus at ‘roundhouse’. Public Records Office Victoria; Herald & Weekly Times