Bibliobox at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
location AUSTRALIA, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery,
host Ian Tully
about the travel
After the one day at Forbes in January 2010, the Bibliobox was chauffeured to the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in Victoria by gallery Director Ian Tully. There it was displayed for a week, and on Tuesday 19th January, was the focus for an evening of discussions at which more than thirty guests participated. They found particular inspiration in Kultivator’s Dinner With The Cows, and Pothole Covers by Sharyn Walker, which had journeyed down from Mangrove Mountain in New South Wales together with the Bibliobox.
The Bibliobox visit to Swan Hill became the second in a series of events organized by ACRE (Australia's Creative Rural Economy). The first ACRE seminar, Re-connecting the arts, rural culture and farmer creativity, was held on the 25th of November 2009, and examined the success of partnerships between agriculture and the arts industry, and creative culture’s role in stimulating the economy and growing communities. It also provided an opportunity for a range of community members such as councillors and farmers to come together, as well as arts and agricultural business people to discuss what the arts can do for rural communities.
Image #1:(above left): Work by Sharyn Walker (Hogarth) - crocheted country road pothole covers. Image #2 (above right): Box installation at Swan Hill Regional gallery. Image #3 (below): Installation detail with rural postcard series by Trisha Flanagan.
about the host Gallery Director, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria