Monday, January 24, 2011

Organisers needed - meeting Thurs 27th January 12pm

To make A Day in the Life of Deniliquin a success, we need some willing helpers. If you have a few hours to spare, come along to our first meeting on:

Thursday 27th January, 12 noon
Peppin Heritage Centre, George St, Deniliquin

The project has several facets and you may feel you can help with one aspect of it or another. Here's a quick outline of the different priorities:

School and community workshops with a photographic artist (Mid-late February)

The 'day' on 9th March - we need to:
  • promote the day when everyone will take photos, 
  • sort out the details of what, how, where and when, 
  • hold some information sessions for participants and then 
  • collect the images.
Exhibitions - we will have three 'exhibitions:
  • a website with a selection of images from all three days
  • giant street art prints displayed around town
  • projections of images, either indoor or outdoor (or possibly both)
If any of these things interest you or you just want to make sure this project happens, then get in touch and come along to the meeting. It might be a great way for you to get some experience with event management, exhibitions or websites. Even if you can just spare a few hours to distribute posters, it will be much appreciated.

You can contact Kate or Nina on or by phone on 0422 604 711

Monday, January 17, 2011

Regional Arts Fund application successful!

The (Three+Days) community collective has been successful in securing over $12,000 in funding from the Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund (RAF) under the auspices of Deniliquin Council. This will fund the '(Three+Days) A Day in the Life' project,  that will consist of workshops by a photographic artist, a community photographic event and a series of exhibition 'events' designed to bring the resulting visual art to the local community.

The Three+Days is geared around the 'Day in the Life of Deniliquin' community photographic project that ran in 1991 and 2001. On the 9th March in each of these years, locals, community members, students, amateur and professional photographers documented their lives and surroundings in Deniliquin and district. A selection of photographs was then exhibited and are now being stored by the Deniliquin Historical Society and the Peppin Heritage Centre.

This time, there will be workshops with the community and primary school children in late February 2011 to help them develop their photographic skills and understanding of how photography can be used as a tool to socially document and comment on our culture and community. A photographic artist is still being sought for these workshops.

Then, on Wednesday 9th March 2011, locals will once again take photographs from midnight to midnight, documenting who we are, where we live and what we do. Anyone who lives in Deniliquin and district or who feels a connection with the area is invited to be a part of this event. The district extends to the small rural communities that are linked to Deniliquin, including Pretty Pine, Wanganella, Conargo, Mayrung, Blighty, Tuppal, Booroorban, Caldwell and Bunnaloo.

In April 2011, look forward to a three-part exhibition of photographs from 1991, 2001 and 2011. More information about this later.

If you are interested in being a part of this project, either as a volunteer, an artist or a participant, please contact us by email at

This project has been made financially made possible by the Australian Government's regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practise and experience the arts.