Moira Shire councillors voted unanimously to allocate $10,000 in the 2017-18 budget to the Yarrawonga Mulwala Arts Council as part of its support for the arts across the shire.
President Maggie McCafferty said the Arts Council, commonly known as Across The Arts Yarrawonga Mulwala, was thrilled to receive the funding from Moira Shire.
“We haven’t received funding like this before and in our submission to the proposed budget we talked about public art, holding workshops for young people and projects including the possibility of painting a grain truck,” Maggie said.
“We are also working on ideas for a sound shell for public use, there are many possibilities.
“Having a thriving art hub in the community encourages tourism as well as new residents to the town and it also engages and connects with youth in the community.
“Our recent photographic exhibition, held at the Railway Station over the June long weekend, was a great success and was our second event at this venue.”
According to Maggie, Moira Shire’s funding commitment was significant as it meant the Arts Council could now work to hold more events in the local area.
“This monetary support will allow us to actively promote the arts in our community,” she said.
“We are very excited by our next event which is a one woman show by Camilla Blunden entitled All This Living.
“It is a contemporary piece which places an older woman on centre stage.
“The Sydney Morning Herald reviewed it recently saying it was an intriguing account of one woman’s attempt to confront her advancing year which opposed the prevalent stereotypical attitudes towards our aging generation.
“Camilla’s show will be held at the end of July so stay tuned for all the details.”