History and Community Corner

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Launching the new History and Community Corner is a collaborative artwork between Bacchus Marsh Primary School students, Art Teacher Megan Fromholtz and author of "An important message from Mr Beaky" Cassie Leatham. The students of BMPS participated in several workshops with Cassie discussing the important messaging behind Mr Beaky before creating an artwork that was reflective of the book.

About the book: Mr Beaky has an important message about what it means to be an Aboriginal person in Australia. Mr Beaky is blue and white, not green and yellow, but he is still a native bird.

Cassie Leatham is from the Taungurung people from the Kulin Nation. She is an artist, master weaver, traditional dancer, bushtukka woman and educator. Read more about An Important message from Mr Beaky here.

This artwork can be viewed in the Arena space inside Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh during February and March 2023.

Interested in exhibiting in the History and Community Corner?

Overview: Applications are open to local Moorabool History or Community groups who wish to promote Moorabool Shire's rich history, its thriving community and/or provide opportunities for our community to reflect, learn and build knowledge of their local area. 

Location: The History and Community Corner is located centrally within the Lerderderg Library at 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.

Duration: The History and Community Corner will be allocated to successful groups for a 2-month period.  

Exhibition Space: Two display walls measuring 3m x 1.5m and 3m x 1.5 m.  This space has a metal railing system with hooks.

  • Artworks to use the hanging system available in the space. No hooks or nails are allowed on the walls.  

  • No alteration to walls and display tables and plinths, including painting.  

History and Community Corner - Terms and Conditions(PDF, 197KB)

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History and Community Corner

Submit your 2023 Expression of Interest here. 

Display Pedestals 

Display Pedestals are available for use with the Emerging Artist MAPP and/or the History and Community Corner. Display surface area each measuring 38cm x 38cm. 

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