The Gunning Festival Will Go On!

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Due to the risk posed by COVID-19 in our regional communities, the current plan is that the Gunning Festival will be online again this year, and is scheduled to be held on the 30th and 31st October 2021.

BJCE Australia, which owns Gullen Range Wind Farm, Gullen Solar Farm and Biala Wind Farm, are Gold Sponsors of the Gunning Arts Festival.

Ian Lawrence from BJCE Australia said, “We are proud to support local creatives and audiences through the Gunning Arts Festival as once again they demonstrate community spirit and resilience and transition to online.”

Amongst the activities are:

  • The popular online Art Exhibition sponsored by Derivan is back, and everyone can vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award.
  • Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, the mother of contemporary dance in Australia, will be conducting a virtual lunch, and deliver an uplifting presentation about her work creating dance in Nature.
  • Two interactive live Zoom art and craft workshops. Participants will be sent everything they need for the workshop beforehand and then can create their work of art in a Zoom group with live feedback from tutors.
  • The results of Gunning Arts Festival’s SnapWrite Facebook group, where locals post picture stories that capture living in our beautiful region. A highlight sample of these will be selected and made available on the Gunning Arts Festival website. Professional audio recordings of selected FlashWrite stories will be available.

Further information on the full schedule of events as the Festival weekend approaches on the festival website: https://www.gunningartsfestival.com/

The Gunning Arts Festival project has received a grant from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal via its Tackling Tough Times Together program. The Festival is proudly sponsored by Bailey’s Garage, BJCE Australia, Upper Lachlan Foundation, and the Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

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