Daylesford and Macedon Ranges arts scene gets funding boost

Louise Asher. Picture: SIMON O'DWYER

Louise Asher. Picture: SIMON O'DWYER

The arts scene in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region received an injection of funds from the state government on Tuesday.

Tourism and Major Events minister Louise Asher went to the Tim Jones Gallery at Newham to announce $15,000 in funds for the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios (DMROS) program.

The program runs over three weekends in November and is an opportunity for artists across the region to invite the public into their studios. 

Painters, print makers, ceramicists, jewellers, sculptors, and textile and mixed medium artists from Gisborne, Mount Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton, Malmsbury, Glenlyon, Trentham, Musk, Daylesford and Yandoit will be participating in the program.

Established in 2012, the DMROS program is open to artists with a permanent studio in the Daylesford-Macedon region.

Member for Northern Victoria Region Amanda Millar said the program would appeal to a wide audience and reflected the quality and range of fine arts and craft practised in the region.

“The program demonstrates local artists’ connection to their environment and enables artists to support and encourage each other, develop new working relationships and provide mentoring," Ms Millar said.

“The Daylesford Macedon Ranges region is already highly regarded as one of Victoria’s leading well-being and food and wine tourism destinations."

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