Echuca-Moama and district art will be displayed at the new Echuca hospital.CHLOE PICKARD July 16, 2014 3:12am
The walls of Echuca Regional Health are set to be brightened by around 70 pieces of art from around the district.
Collected during the past 18 months, the art reflects the community and bring cheer to those working and visiting the hospital.
Arts Acquisition Advisory group chair Kerry Williams said installing artwork was the idea of hospital chief executive Michael Delahunty and the board after seeing it in other hospitals.
‘‘They realised artwork in a hospital could make a difference and make it feel like a different place,’ she said.
Works range from those created by members of the Tuesday Junction Art Group, to St Mary’s Primary School students, whose monster drawings are in the surgical ward.
Stage two of the hospital’s development will see commissioned art from acclaimed local Aboriginal artists Judy Atkinson, Clive Atkinson and Vera Cooper, who already has work displayed in the Peter MacCallum Hospital, installed in the foyer.
Ms Williams hoped the art would act as a good way for people to find their way around and connect them with the community.
‘‘People coming in the hospital can connect in someway to a lot of this artwork,’’ she said.
The artwork from schools will change annually as different schools display their work and more art is still on its way.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.