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Homes, Halls and Heritage

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Quite often in small towns in regional Victoria, the one place that is available for communities to gather is in the local hall.  In many instances, that is the main reason that they were built! They were originally the centre of towns. The gathering place. The hub of a...

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Artlands Dubbo 2016

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The adventure of Artlands Dubbo 2016 commenced when five of us piled into two cars to make the trek to what we were hoping would be an inspiring conference and festival. The occupants of our car (two of us) decided that a country playlist would be suitable and the...

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Why do we take work out to schools? Reflecting on how art shapes us

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Throughout May and June, Regional Arts Victoria is raising funds to help disadvantaged regional school students experience high quality art. In this blog series, Regional Arts Victoria staff reflect on why a good arts education is so important for children and young people.     Growing up the child...

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Sharing Victorian stories: Home is where the hall is

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I’ve been driving around country Victoria a lot of late. Many trips to visit staff, to be thrilled by Small Town Transformations and to talk about the serious matter of disaster recovery. I don’t so much love the driving but as a country girl, I do enjoy getting out...

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