Regional Arts Victoria has celebrated its fifth year of the annual Home is Where the Hall is project, designed to shine a light on our regional community halls.
Participants from Victoria and Tasmania were joined by South Australian halls for the first time, with South Australia registering 6 events in the state’s south east.
It was also our biggest year yet, with over 73 events registered and 38 towns participating in Home is Where the Hall is for the first time.
Home is Where the Hall is reached even further into less travelled places, including towns from remote areas such as Murrayville, Tubbut and Goongerah.
Regional Arts Victoria ran nine events in community halls across the state including 5,000 poppies in Briagolong and across Gippsland, Frame by Frame in Swan Hill and the Regional Cultural Forum on Arts Health and Succession Planning at the Dunkeld Community Centre.
Through our Connecting Places program, Regional Arts Victoria also took Mikelangelo’s ‘Cave Waits Cohen’ on the road to community venues in Cheshunt, Charlton, Stratford and Narbethong.
We discovered some wonderful hall histories and helped shine a light on community events including art exhibitions, dances, markets, film screenings, festivals, yoga classes, bake offs, performances and fundraisers.
Regional Arts Victoria would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated and supported Home is Where the Hall is in 2015.
Photo: Kaarimba Hall by Gail Grinter