Sunday, 18 April 2021

Call for objects, stories in The People’s Museum

Do you have something in your house or shed that has a funny, emotional, unbelievable or lovely story attached to it?

It might be a story from yesterday, last year or from 100 years ago.

If so, The ACRE Project and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery would love to hear from you.

A special exhibition is being put together at the Gallery, focussing on artefacts from farming families and the stories attached them.

Curator Kim Bennett encouraged farming families to think about some of their strange and special objects, and consider lending them to the exhibition.

“We all have things that are near and dear to us, and they are usually that way because of the special story attached,” she said.

“We hope to put some of these unbelievable objects and stories into an exhibition to help us tell the personal tales of our diverse local farming community.

“If you think you might have something that fits the bill, please get in touch.”

The exhibition will be on at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery from 25 August until 15 October, with the opening to be held at the ACRE 3 Seminar on 1 September.

To contribute to the exhibition, contact Kim Bennett on 5032 5269 or before 4 August.

ACRE 3 Seminar will be held on 1 September in Swan Hill, bringing together farmers, mental health workers, artists and community leaders from regional Victoria and NSW. They will share and discuss innovative and successful programs making a difference in rural communities. Find out more – or contact Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 5036 2340.

The ACRE Project is an artist network and project based in Swan Hill and covering the surrounding farming areas in Victoria and New South Wales. It has hosted seminars and artist residencies, aiming to encourage different thinking about what can happen on farms in the present and the future.

This post has been syndicated from the Swan Hill Rural City Council website and was correct at the time of posting. Read the original post here: Call for objects, stories in The People’s Museum

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