Shepparton Arts Festival 2011

Shepparton Arts Festival 2011

15 Mar 2011

People from Shepparton and surrounding regions can enjoy performances and exhibitions from Thursday, 10 March at the SheppARTon Festival 2011.  La Trobe University, the major sponsor for this year’s festival, will be holding various events on the Fryers Street campus.  

Shepparton arts festivalEnjoy browsing through the multi-media Portrait Exhibition on display from the 11 – 20 March 2011 around this year’s theme ‘Voices Connect’.  It will house artwork created by ‘Splinters Contemporary Artists’ in response to refugee stories collected by volunteers and the GV Writers Group.  

Hear the personal and amazing stories of Goulburn Valley’s newest residents at the ‘One on One: Goulburn Valley refugees’ launch. An ABC multimedia project curated and directed by ‘ABC Open’ producer Benj Binks. Stories are told through photos and films produced by the talented local photographers and writers who have recently resettled in Goulburn Valley.  Shepparton local Adam Kitungano also a former La Trobe student will share his personal story entitled: Africa is crying. Shepparton is learning: Adams story’.

Get up early Sunday morning 13 March 2011 and join one of Melbourne’s favourite community choir, the ‘Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir’.  Following the workshop Music Director Phil Heuzenroeder will conduct his choir of 70 gospel choral singers singing traditional, popular and cutting edge black gospel.

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Events held on the Shepparton Campus 210 Fryers Street

What: Voices connect community project exhibition

Admission: FREE

When: Friday 11 – Sunday 20 March

Time: 11am – 5pm daily  

Day Three

What: One on One: Goulburn Valley Refugee Launch

Admission: FREE

When: Saturday March 12

Time: 3pm  

MC Matt Dowling, ABC Shepparton breakfast host
Guest Speaker Ann Chesterman, Project Director ‘ABC Open’

Day Four
What: Gospel singing workshop

Admission: FREE

When: Sunday March 13

Time: 10am – 11.15am

Bookings essential participating choirs FREE after 11.15am $10 admission fee applies

For more information please contact:

Joanne Brown
Campus Executive Officer
T: 03 5820 8602 M: 0418 318 567 E:

Janet Congues
Administrative support Shepparton
T: 03 5820 8628 E:

Lisa Prowling
La Trobe University Media and Communications Officer
T: 03 9479 5517 M: 0401 044 784 E:





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