Wairewa Town Hall, East Gippsland


Bushfire Recovery Programs

Wairewa Town Hall, East Gippsland

Bushfire Recovery Programs

Monday December 21st, 2020

The PGAV is pleased to announce we have secured funding for East Gippsland Art Gallery and Wangaratta Art Gallery to deliver bushfire recovery programs to their communities. 

Wangaratta Art Gallery will appoint a Public Program Officer and deliver a tailored program for people in the north east of Victoria affected by the bushfires. The funding will enable the gallery to commission an art therapist to assist in the development of a specialist program over an extended period to address the trauma of the bushfires and deliver longer term recovery.

“Healing through the arts can be a powerful process,” noted Simone Nolan, Director of Wangaratta Art Gallery. 

East Gippsland Art Gallery will expand its highly successful "Regenerate, RestART, Renew" program, a bushfire recovery initiative for the region of East Gippsland.

The PGAV will also deliver a workshop on Disaster Preparedness Planning which integrates the impacts of Climate Change (bushfire, drought, floods). 

Image: Wairewa Town Hall, one of the locations where the "Regenerate, RestART, Renew" program was delivered.

The funding has been provided through the Creative Recovery Program, which is managed by Regional Arts Victoria and jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 


The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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