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Renewable energy art exhibition recharges the Phee

Aimee Chapman smiling at the exhibition.

Take a look at a new art exhibition in the foyer of the Phee Broadway Theatre and Castlemaine Library.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

The Loddon Mallee Renewable Art Exhibition is on now at the Phee Broadway Theatre and Castlemaine Library Foyer until Thursday 23 July.

This touring exhibition is backed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and is the first of its kind in the region. Following a lockdown hiatus at Central Goldfields Gallery, the exhibition is now travelling through Mount Alexander Shire, showcasing a collective vision of a more sustainable future for Loddon Mallee communities.

Created by ten artists from across the region - each inspired by their vision of ‘Our renewable energy future’ – its arrival couldn’t be better timed as we welcome the community back to our public spaces.

Artist Aimee Chapman was awarded a $1,000 commission from DELWP to represent Mount Alexander Shire with her screen work Softer Currents.

“I am overwhelmed to be representing our community for this touring program at this time,” said Ms Chapman.

“I strongly believe that creativity is our most renewable energy source, particularly when we face adversity and require rapid change,” she said.

“Art has the potential to change perception in an instant and through it, we can communicate complex ideas and possible solutions.”

The exhibition includes representatives from nine municipalities including the City of Greater Bendigo, Rural City Councils of Mildura and Swan Hill, and Shire Councils of Loddon, Gannawarra, Buloke, Central Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander.

Council’s Cultural Development Officer Vicki Anderson is delighted to help welcome people back to the Phee and Library Foyer.

“Everyone at Council and Goldfields Central Libraries has worked so hard to help people feel safe and welcome as we slowly reopen our public spaces,” said Ms Anderson.

“Our cultural spaces are valued by the Mount Alexander Shire community and we know that a renewable energy future is something that they care about too,” she said.

Measures are in place at the exhibition to reduce the risk of spread and infection of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The exhibition is on in the Phee Broadway Theatre and Castlemaine Library foyer on Mechanics Lane in Castlemaine. For more information visit www.pheebroadwaytheatre.com.au.

Image: Aimee Chapman is representing Mount Alexander Shire in the exhibition.

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