Regional Arts Victoria has celebrated its eighth 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 South Australian registered 29 events across the month with everything from art exhibitions to music events, kinder ballet to film festivals, Mad Hatter’s Tea parties and everything in between. It was wonderful for us to experience and share such a great selection of regional talent.
For the first time ever a Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant funded project – Ultima District Uncovered – A photographic essay by Mick Cullin – joined Home is Where the Hall is. This project had engaged a wide section of the community in its creation, and the resulting exhibition got a great turn out with 240 people viewing the exhibition over the two days. Keep in mind that Ultima has a population of just 174 people and you start to get a sense of the great work being done in this town.
Regional Arts Victoria would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated and supported Home is Where the Hall is in 2018. No event can take place in communities without the work of a dedicated band of hall committees and volunteers. These are the people who activate and enliven their towns and make projects like Home is Where the Hall is such an overwhelming success.