ARTS GRANT TO LIGHT UP PAINE RESERVE LANEWAY IN NEWPORT

Renowned local artist Donna Jackson joins a roll call of 62 artists and creative organisations to receive support through the Victorian Government’s latest round of VicArts grants.

Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced a total of $120,000 to Ms Jackson’s Hubcap Productions to support the development and presentation of the Art & Industry Festival’s Outside Gallery project.

Mr Noonan visited Hubcap Productions on Monday to be briefed by Ms Jackson about the program and theme for this year’s Art & Industry Festival and to learn more about the light-box instalment which will be launched in Paine Reserve to coincide with the Festival’s opening in mid-November.

The light-box gallery will be created by Victorian artist Bindi Cole and feature a further three exhibitions across 2019 – 2020.

The Art & Industry Festival will be held over 10 days, between 16-25 November 2018, and feature 20 different events. The Festival will be presented by Hubcap Productions in Partnership with Hobsons Bay City Council. For more information, visit: artandindustryfestival.com.au.

This round of VicArts grants totals $1,558,560 for projects that will provide employment opportunities for more than 1,500 Victorian artists and associated professionals across the state.

The supported projects reflect the diverse nature of Victoria’s dynamic creative community, and include new exhibitions, theatre and dance works, books of poetry and literature, podcasts and more.

Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan MP

“Funding for the light-box exhibition will bring vibrancy and interest to a relatively dull public space.”

“This piece of public art and exhibition will showcase the talent of local artists whilst celebrating our rich and proud industrial history.”

“Our entire community benefits when we support local Hobsons Bay artists like Donna Jackson.”