The group occupying the former ambulance station in Bacchus Marsh has an emergency of their own.
They need a new home.
The Bacchus Marsh Arts Council has turned the space into a visual feast of colour and texture before the State Government property goes under the hammer in the near future.
The group launched a new exhibition in the vacant government building tonight (Friday) dubbed ‘Dare to Dream for a Wonderful Community Gallery’.
It includes locally created painting. drawing, metalwork and mosaics on display – and on sale – every day between now and Monday March 8.
More than 100 people were at tonight’s launch including musicians who had not performed since the start of the pandemic, Moorabool Mayor Tom Sullivan and councillors Moira Berry and Tonia Dudzik.
“It was a celebration of Bacchus Marsh’s arts and music culture after a year in hiding,” Cr Dudzik said.
“BMAC is a dedicated hardworking group of volunteers keen to showcase all that local artists can do.
“I hope the BMAC has every success in finding a permanent gallery space in Bacchus Marsh because it would be a wonderful tourism drawcard for the area and a boost for our local creative economy.”
The two councillors bought mosaics.
The event was also one of the first events outside the lockdown period for Bec Carey-Grieve (above) – who is Moorabool’s first stand-alone Arts and Culture Officer.
Looking to the future. This is important if the Arts is ever to be a sustainable, community-affirming sector in Bacchus Marsh! Get involved and engage with this project.Posted by Bacchus Marsh Arts Council Inc on Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Main image: BMAC Mosaic artist Bev Baker. Image: Emily