Bass Coast,

Art Swap For Gippsland Festival


Art will be exchanged as part of this year’s Gippsland Arts Festival, with the theme for 2015 being ‘Swap’.

The Gippsland Arts Festival features exhibitions, events, music, performances, workshops and more, and is held throughout the entire region from Phillip Island all the way to Mallacoota.

Artists will be busy swapping concepts, mediums, thoughts and opinions all whilst showcasing Bass Coast’s creative community for the entire month of May.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said Bass Coast will be trading exhibitions and workshops with Latrobe artists.

“Visual artists from Artspace Wonthaggi will be exchanging walls with the artists of Arc Yinnar in an exhibition called Sea Change to Tree Change,” Cr Brown said.

“This way, there’ll be no need for Bass Coast residents to travel long distances to see work by Latrobe artists – they can let the art come to them!”

Cr Brown said a variety of interesting workshops will be held around the region for all ages and skill levels to join in on during the month long festival.

“Inverloch artist Regina Dudek will hold a wire workshop at the Inverloch Community Hub on 16 May, and Latrobe musician Jane Coker will be inviting the community to join in a sing and strum workshop in the afternoon on 17 May,” Cr Brown said.

“Arc Yinnar will also host Play for Australia by Vessel; a workshop to write an ultra-short play which will be performed on the weekend of 23 and 24 May in Yinnar.”

Bass Coast will also showcase local artists who have open studios, workshops, gallery showings and other events celebrating our creative community.

The community will be encouraged to share their festival experiences on social media, with pop-up workshops on Instagram to help those less tech-savvy to get going.

For more information on the festival, contact Bass Coast Project Coordinator, Andy Kemp, on 0429 943 391 or visit

Brochures will be available after 20 April from all Council Visitor Information and Customer Service Centres, and will also be available online at