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Ar t and Culture
DRIVING or walking about Mil-
dura visitors will notice a range of
sculptures, particularly in Deakin
Avenue, the Mildura Art Centre's
lawns and across Cureton Avenue,
at the Mildura Sculpture Park.
Many of these unique treasures
are a legacy of Mildura's strong
passion for promoting, supporting
and nurturing the visual arts.
The city played host to the Mil-
dura Sculpture Triennials, a series
of "contemporary art events"
from 1961 to 1988, attracting art-
ists such as Geoffrey Bartlett, Jan
King and Peter D Cole.
The sculpture, One Sun, One
Earth, One Peace, acquired in
1988, still stands in sculpture park,
perfectly aligned to the equinox
event in March and September
However, some of the pieces
have been on the move lately.
Mildura Rural City Council re-
cently lent one of its pieces, from
the Mildura Arts Centre Collec-
tion, to neighbouring Wentworth
The large, steel sculpture by the
late Australian artist Peter Bliz-
zard, is now located at the corner
of Darling and Wharf streets, in
The former Mildura Shire
Council purchased the piece
from the eighth Sculpture Trien-
nial in 1982.
"This is a wonderful example of
how we can work together with
our colleagues over the river to
provide a talking point for resi-
dents and visitors," Mildura Rural
City Council's Judi Harris said.
"Art often challenges people in
how they think, but ultimately it
is made to be enjoyed, and pub-
lic art can provide a tremendous
boost to our well-being.
"We are really pleased to be
able to bring this interesting
sculpture from the Mildura Arts
Centre collection out and into
the community where it should
A sign has been placed near the
sculpture outlining the loan rela-
tionship and also includes a quote
from the artist on how he created
Sculptures a legacy of passion for the arts
WHILE visiting Mildura's
riverfront take the time to
visit the Mildura Art Group's
Riverfront Studio located in
Hugh King Drive.
The Riverfront Studio, next
to Jaycee Park, is open to the
public every Tuesday and Sat-
urday, from 10am to 4pm.
Also, during the school
holidays the studio hosts
an exhibition of members'
art works, with all works for
There's also a range of
hand-made cards for sale.
Workshops are run for lo-
cals and visitors covering all
mediums from oils to pastels
The exhibition provides
visitors with the chance to
discover local talent and
purchase a memento of their
visit, including works featur-
ing the Mildura riverfront
The Mildura Art Group is
passionate about promoting
the arts, and encouraging
and nurturing new talent in
a supportive environment.
Riverfront studio a treasure
The Bushman's Rest Caravan Park
is located on the foreshore of lake
It is a 40 minute drive from
Mildura on the Sturt Highway.
(Travelling towards Adelaide)
This Spacious park is nestled in a
tranquil, shaded setting with lake
frontage and large grassed areas
AT LAKE CULLULLERAINE • VICTORIA
We have five fully self contained
houses providing comfortable
accomodation and ranging from 2-
3 bedrooms and 3-4 bedrooms. All
are carpeted with air conditioning/
heating, fridges, microwaves and
It is an ideal venue for the family
and group gatherings with a large
camp kitchen available to support
large numbers. We are also a pet
The beautiful lake frontage, the
safe swimming areas, canoeing,
boating and fishing combine to
make Bushman's Rest the perfect
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