Echuca-Moama’s Bridge Arts Project public awareness campaign was launched on Saturday.IVY WISE August 20, 2014 3:32am
Echuca-Moama’s Bridge Arts Project launched its public awareness campaign in front of a crowd of 300 on Saturday night.
Chair Barry Donchi launched stage two of the public support campaign at a function at the Palace Hotel, attended by Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh, Member for Rodney Paul Weller, Yorta Yorta educators and artists Clive and Judy Atkinson, district business identities and interested people from Perth, Melbourne and Canberra.
With the location of the second bridge recently announced, Mr Donchi said the committee had gathered momentum for the indigenous arts project and support from major stakeholders, including VicRoads.
‘‘We are now a fully-fledged registered incorporated body, we are tax exempt, we have a constitution and a strong committee up and running,’’ he said.
Mr Donchi said the next plan was to sign a memorandum of understanding with Yorta Yorta Nation, expected in mid to late September, before presenting it to Campaspe and Murray shires to map the best way forward.
‘‘We plan to gather as much interest as we can and hopefully get a corporate sponsor,’’ he said.
The Bridge Arts Project will see the second Murray River bridge and surrounding land become the world’s longest art gallery, telling the ‘‘story of Australia’’ through sculpture, paintings and trails, focusing on the traditions of the Yorta Yorta Nation.
The committee also aims to oversee the construction of an extra indoor contemporary art gallery, outdoor sculpture space and historic interpretive centre on the NSW side of the bridge, as well as an educational/conference centre.
‘‘I see this as the best possible use for that land .
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