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Art is... LAYERS OF TIME 3-12 JUNE 2016

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We look forward to another successful Festival in 2016 - this year is the third instalment of our theme Art is... Layers of Time. We will focus on stories, myths and legends. What is your legend, myth or story that makes the Wimmera so grand? We would like to hear your stories, share with us soon! Keep the first week of June free to enjoy the Art is... Layers of Time festival!

Art is... festival is produced annually over ten days in Horsham each June. It engages rural and isolated communities in high quality art experiences and art making. It strives to set a bench mark of how rural festivals can innovate and engage its' community, and provide opportunities for visiting professional arts companies to work with such communities.

Wimmera Myths and Legends filmed by Hannah French. Local participants were asked about their stories of Wimmera myths and legends.

Art is Layers of Time Festival 2016 - Artistic Vision
Stories, myths and legends

The land we walk is an ancient land.

It is full of memory and traces of stories, myths and legends. Whether a creation story, a family story, an heirloom brought from a distant shore, or a tale told around the kitchen table, we are the keepers of a shared knowledge. How do we pass this on? How does the next generation encounter these stories and make them their own?

From song lines to cyber lines, 'story' transcends time and place. Under the ever watchful gaze of Djurite and Gariwerd, we listen, share and learn from our communities stories, adding our voice to the layers of time.

Which part of the story do you keep?

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