Latrobe Regional Gallery and Warrnambool Art Gallery are the latest grant recipients to b e announced through Creative Victoria's Engaging Audiences program.
Latrobe Regional Gallery will receive $26,400 in funding to host a triple bill of free exhibitions and public programs; Kylie on Stage, developed by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault; a major exhibition of video-based artworks by Melbourne artist Daniel Crooks; and Code Breakers: Women in Games, an exhibition from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Exhibitions will be paired with artist talks, tours and educational projects.
Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) will receive $50,000 in funding to launch a new digital art program that aims to give female identifying students the skills and confidence to forge careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM). The program will be a partnership between the WAG team and leading technology educators, including the Melbourne-based Geek Girl Academy and Academy of Interactive Entertainment, along with Robotics Academy Warrnambool. Participants will learn skills in digital and 3D printed jewellery design, coding, animation, game development, film visual effects and entrepreneurship. They will create digital artworks that will be shared with the community via an exhibition on the digital display wall outside the gallery. Professional development programs will also be offered to local educators about the ways STEAM learning can be integrated into all areas of the curriculum.
Full details via Creative Victoria.
Image: Latrobe Regional Gallery. TM PHOTO / Tanja Milbourne