Monday, July 23, 2012

community grants awards night

What a terrific night tonight at the Mooroolbark Community Centre. Tonight was the Grants for Community Awards night and it was wonderful to celebrate the diversity of projects successful for shire funding through our Community Grants program.
Some of the Lyster Ward Community Grant recipients.
From left to right: Sue Clisby - Dandenong Ranges
Music Council, Cr Samantha Dunn - Lyster Ward,
Marina Dennis - Belgrave Buskers Festival, Dave
Millar - Selbyfest and Renate Crow - Belgrave
Lantern Parade.
I was delighted to be able to personally hand out certificates to successful applicants from the Lyster Ward.
Local artist, Pauline Molenaar, Kallista Kindergarten Director
Lu-Ann Randall and Cr Samantha Dunn - Lyster Ward.
Kallista Kindergarten are very excited about their
artist in residence project to develop a community mosaic.
I was impressed by the breadth of projects being undertaken in 2012/13 throughout the hills. It's a place a great creativity and this is reflected in the grants awarded.

Peter McIlwain is the creative behind Imaginary Ornithology,
a project that centres on computer generated sound art
that includes software models of birds. These models
 create a range of bird sounds but have the curious property

that none of the sounds exist in the real world.
Lyster Ward recipients include:
  • Dandenong Ranges Music Council - Sunnysiders, a celebration in Kallista
  • Pocket Bonfire - Three One Six Oh! Film Festival no. 8
  • Belgrave Community Arts Partnership - Belgrave Lantern Parade
  • Belgrave Trader's Association - Belgrave Buskers' Festival
  • Selby Community House - Selbyfest
  • Belgrave Survival Day - Belgrave Survival Day 2012
  • Southern Dandenongs Landcare Group - Awesome Ornithoryhynkids Festival 2012
  • Peter McIlwain - Imaginary Ornithology
  • Kallista Kindergarten - Kallista Kinder Art Incubator Project
  • Kierea Brew Kurec - Belgrave Temporary Art Gallery
I look forward to seeing this fabulous range of community projects develop to provide wonderful opportunities for people in the Dandenongs.

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