It’s been a HUGE year for us !
We have delivered: White Shoe Box Gallery for the Castlemaine State Festival; ART Postcards for Bendigo Marketplace and continued to lobby hard for the necessary funds to implement the Pop Up Art concept in full.
We are looking forward to a great 2016 and in the meantime wish you, your family and your community a safe, happy and delicious holiday season !
THE CREATION OF SWINGBRIDGE ARTS
Former directors Rosalind Price and Elizabeth Honey have moved on to create Swingbridge Arts, a separate company, with a division called Jump Leads Productions focused on performance work. We wish them the best in all their endeavours.
JUMPLEADS NFP AND MAKE A CHANGE AUSTRALIA HAVE JOINED FORCES
Sharon Seyd and Kevin Pierce continue to head the original company, and new director Karen Corr has come on board. In this, Jumpleads NFP has joined forces with Make a Change Australia: we have forged a new formalised partnership to expand our reach and our impact. This integrates two existing offices and teams, between Melbourne and Bendigo, who have been working together for nearly a year now. It provides for: a larger team; specialist expertise; Not-for-Profit legal structure, DGR status and greater positive impact.
Make a Change Australia will continue to run an independent division, based in Bendigo, and for Pop Up Art this means: strong local representation with people ready to realise opportunities for the project and efficient support for regional artists.
ART POSTCARDS EXHIBITION October 12th – 31st 2015
What was it?
Open to all artists from Bendigo and the partnering shires of Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges & Hepburn.
EVENT DESCRIPTION: An exhibition of small postcard sized artworks. It’s a non-selective visual arts event to encourage young and emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work. Artworks can be paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, collage – 2D images of any media are suitable but must adhere to the size criteria. Dimensions and technical guidelines available on request.
Connecting Creative Communities
AT: BENDIGO MARKETPLACE
Mitchell Street, Bendigo
WHITE SHOE BOX GALLERY EXHIBITION March 13 – 22nd, 2015
what was it?
A group exhibition by the artists of Hepburn, Mt Alexander, Macedon and Bendigo shires of their Art and Artefacts.
We have wrapped up the White Shoe Box Gallery Exhibition which was presented within the Castlemaine State Festival program.
Within a very busy festival season: 70 artists participated, 30 more expressed an interest & 940 visitors attended!
our primary intention: was to encourage artist participation inside a non-selective environment. The artist mix included established artists, student artists, emerging artists, Create-abilty artists (the artists loved the ‘all in’ community vibe of the show.)
Our secondary objective: was to test the technical parameters of the Pop Up Art concept, presenting the art in a tiny floor space (totalling 8 square metres) above the Ice Creamery at The Theatre Royal.
Artistic mediums varied greatly between sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers, jewellery makers, potters, installation artists. ALL exhibiting their work within a small standard size white shoe box format.
Our resources were very thin but a host of people and organisations got behind the show and helped us deliver…