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Cardinia Cultural Centre’s ‘Flourish’ Arts Exhibition goes virtual

Published: 11 May 2020

Cardinia Shire Council is hosting a virtual community art exhibition and residents and local art lovers are invited to get involved.

The virtual art exhibition will be held on Council’s ‘Creating Cardinia’ community engagement platform and promoted on the Cardinia Cultural Centre Facebook page from Monday 11 May to Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Entitled ‘Flourish’, the exhibition theme will explore how Cardinia Shire residents will flourish as the community moves out of isolation life and into a new normal.

All artforms will be accepted in accordance with the submission guidelines and all levels of artistic skill are encouraged to participate.

Council hopes to display selected ‘Flourish’ entries in a physical exhibition at the Cardinia Cultural Centre or other community art spaces in the Cardinia Shire (dates yet to be confirmed).

This community-led art exhibition is another way Council is ‘Connecting Cardinia’ during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

While individuals, businesses and the local community are all facing new challenges with the current physical distancing requirements, there are many people in the community who are seeing this time as an opportunity to look within and reflect on what they consider to be most important to them.

They are taking this time of social isolation to regenerate and refocus, to help those less fortunate or who are more vulnerable, and to flourish, in preparation for emerging from isolation renewed.

Art plays an important role in navigating unusual times like these, and all residents and local art lovers are encouraged to share their own creativity, whatever their preferred artistic medium.

Artwork submissions close 5pm, Friday 29 June 2020.

For more information and to enter your artwork, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/ConnectingCardinia or call Council’s Arts and Culture team on 1300 787 624.