Sunbury Cultural Commissions

“Honour the past - value the present – imagine the future"

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Stage one 

10 local artists worked throughout 2019 to develop works for the inaugural exhibition of the Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury. The works that were developed were inspired by research and access to the George Evans heritage collection.

Participants in the program:

  • Angela Dexter (dancer),
  • John Patten (indigenous artist),
  • Jacquie Blight (painter),
  • Simon Millet (digital artist),
  • Yelena Ashlapova (sound artist/painter),
  • Kay Abude (textile / performance artist),
  • Kathy Medbury (graphic artist/painter),
  • Gayle Humphrey (sculptor),
  • Shay Downer (graphic artist), and
  • Dr Peter Minard (historian/writer).

The artists participated in master classes to develop their skills earlier in 2019, working with public art mentors Fiona Hillary and Heather Hesterman, from RMIT’s innovative Community Art and Social Transformation (CAST) - team. 

The range of approaches and points of connection to Sunbury and the collection are widely varied. Covering themes of environment, social history, deep time, personal story and indigenous history,  the artist responses include, murals, installations, sculpture, textiles, dance and ceremonial performance, video, digital art, light and sound works.

The exhibition was on display at the Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury until Sunday 9 February 2020.

Watch a video about stage one of the program:


Stage two

Expression of Interests for the development of a permanent public artwork to be located within the building or grounds of the new HGLC-Sunbury are currently being assessed.

Enquiries: Hume Community Development Arts and Culture Team 

                  Ph: 9205 2694 or 9356 6117

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Updated : 9:51 AM, 30 April 2020

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