We have decided to run a longer but reduced online program in 2020 due to COVID-19.  We've had to cancel some things and postpone others - As we get chance we will update the website with further details.  Please be aware that details are not completely finalised so you may have to check back in later for more details.  

What we have still happening.
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Not all of these work yet but they will... Please click on a picture/button below to sign up or for further info

The Art is... festival would like to acknowledge the five traditional owner groups of our beautiful Wimmera lands. The Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadwadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk people.  We take time to respect and consider the land, our environment, the Indigenous culture and pay our respects to all aboriginal people especially elders, past present and emerging.  

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Galleries on the Wall - our first online gallery production of our Galleries on the side exhibition.  Socially distanced and out of the rain - Vote for your favourite.   - the same but different.  Your art in our online gallery and in shop windows if you want.  Click the pic for more info


Animation and augmented reality with Hannah French - click for more info... Look out monthly in the Weekly Advertiser for The  Art is... Unexpected comic strip.  

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Saturday 6th June Unleashing your Poetic Voice Workshop with Amy Bodossian 

Get it out there! Poetry Slam

More info to follow:     Thursday 25th June 7-9pm

The Great Gizmo 

Circus Skills Workshop For Families. Online and at home

Sunday 21st June 

Times 1pm-3pm

The Art-is-Bald Prize -replacing the photo comp/photo muster of years gone by... Photos will be displayed on line so please ensure your subject is ok with this.  

Make your own floral solar garden with Nichola Clarke.

How to video and fact sheet to follow

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Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White - Workshop 

Saturday 4th July 

10:30 - 12 noon  

and on the 8th of August Maybe? . 


Online over 4 weeks - In August

Wednesday's in August 6pm -8pm

with Lorette Broekstra

Always Available:

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Trees Tell Tall Tales - Storytelling trees along the Wimmera river Click the photo to learn more. 

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Art Walk - Horsham has a plethora of public art and this beautiful quiz to keep your interest as you look at it.  Complied by Di Dale for the 2019 Art is...festival.  Click pic for more info

Tim Jones Scar Tree 2003 Eastgate Drive Horsham 

We are continuing our collaborating with the Horsham Agricultural Show this year by having an Art is... section in their program.  Everything you learn to create in these workshops you will be able to enter into this years Horsham Virtual Show.   

Art is... is proudly supported by: 

Creative Victoria, 

Regional Arts Victoria, 

Grampian Arts, 

HRCC and the Youth Council

The Weekly Advertiser Redrock books and Gallery and Shelton and Lane.  Thank you

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Accessibility:  We are trying to improve our festival's accessibility. 2020 is the first year we have made allowances for this in our budget and we acknowledge that we have a LONG way to go. If you have accessibility requirements please advise us on 0468 810 296 or at artis@artis.wimmera.com.au 

We can't do everything at once but we will do our best to prioritise our artists and participants needs so please let us know what they are.    Thanks 

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