The ACRE Project is based in communities across northern Victoria and southern NSW.

The ACRE Project [Australia’s Creative Rural Economy] hosts art residencies, seminars and events looking at ways that art and agriculture intercept with history, community resilience and future planning.

Headed up by the team at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, The ACRE Project is a collaboration between artists, farmers, community development workers and arts workers from across the region.

TWIG – an exhibition

Six artists, 11 residencies, two states. It was all brought together at this exhibition at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery…. Read more

TWIG 10

In this round of TWIGs, The ACRE Project teamed up with the Victorian College of the Arts. We selected two… Read more

Yak Yak

Yak Yak was a curatorial project featuring newly commissioned and existing works by artists whose practices address rural contexts as sites… Read more

TWIG 9

The sound of drums rang out over Cohuna when Melbourne percussionist Dave Houston lived and worked at the Bowles’ farm… Read more

TWIG 8

Video inside a silo and a giant alpaca – pretty unique outcomes from this TWIG! Dunkeld artist Trevor Flinn worked… Read more

TWIG 7

Dunkeld artist Trevor Flinn worked with the Martin family at their property Cropwell, between Barham and Deniliquin in New South… Read more

TWIG 6

It was a huge weekend at Nick and Kerry Lowing’s property, Burrindi. There was great food, live music and artist… Read more

Yak Yak

Yak Yak was a curatorial project featuring newly commissioned and existing works by artists whose practices address rural contexts as sites… Read more

TWIG 5

Speewa is unique little place north of Swan Hill that straddles the Victoria/NSW border. The Speewa Ferry is the only… Read more

TWIG 4

This TWIG was one of a kind. Artists Trevor Flinn and John Britten worked with the Caccianigas at their Manangatang… Read more

TWIG 3

Andrew Dowling and Tarsh Rodda run a 60,000 acre Merino sheep stud near Balranald, New South Wales. It is here… Read more

Clay basics workshop

Swan Hill ceramic artist Lynne Rice led eight Moulamein locals in hand-built ceramics workshops. They learnt a variety of ceramics… Read more

TWIG 2

Dunkeld artist Trevor Flinn lived and worked for five days at the Bowles’ dairy farm at Meade, just south of… Read more

NSW Film Commissions

South West Arts and The ACRE Project produced two short documentaries to highlight the resilience of local communities. Hit Me… Read more

ACRE 2 Seminar

The drought had ended, and our region had succumbed to overland flooding. The context was different to ACRE 1, but… Read more

Bibliobox

BIBLIOBOX is a small box with big stories. A travelling arts archive, it made its way to Swan Hill thanks to… Read more

ACRE Seminar 1

Farmers, rural leaders, councillors and small town community members came together for this ACRE Seminar, the seminar that ultimately kicked… Read more

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