Recording and Collecting Black Saturday

Art of Response presents a selection of objects and artworks from bushfire affected communities in a new, temporary exhibition which asks visitors to consider how art and collecting have been used by individuals and institutions in response to the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.Art of Response Vase

The exhibition features objects from the Victorian Bushfires Collection, on loan from Museum Victoria, as well as items from the Dax Centre, Victoria Police and various Yarra Ranges artists.

Yarra Ranges Mayor Fiona McAllister said the 2009 bushfires affected and devastated so many people in our community as well as broader Victoria and Australia.

“Five years on from the horrific fires, this exhibition explores some of the ways that the community, individuals and institutions have responded to this significant event,” Cr McAllister said.

Contributors share their personal experiences with art and collecting, exploring the events and emotions that led to their creative responses.

Art of Response: Recording and Collecting Black Saturday will show at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale. The exhibition opens Saturday 8 March 2014 and runs to Sunday 15 June 2014. Entry is FREE.

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