Natimuk: The Verj
A strong artistic community inspires the town of Natimuk, from the adventurous climbers of Mt Arapiles to the collaborators on Nati Frinj festival. It was this group who originally saw the creative possibilities in the median strip in the centre of town. Working with artists and town residents, the aim was to create a new space that was inclusive, social and imaginative.
The entire Natimuk community shaped the project as a whole, creating a gathering place on the verge that includes a communal table and play spaces, as well as a striking centrepiece: The Thing. This enormous sculpture needs your arms and legs to power it, and as it lights up, it focuses Natimuk’s new place for gathering and creativity.
Natimuk Population: 449
- Artists involved: 34
- Workshops held: 83
- New works presented: 41
- Total participants: 3261
For images of The Verj visit the Natimuk project gallery.
Artists Mary French, Dave Jones, Sam Deal, Melissa Powell, Eve Barnes, Pauline Barnes, Kane Hendy and Felicity Brown.
Natimuk gallery image credits: Carolynne Hamdorf image 3; Dave Jones title image and images 8 - 10; Joanna Gould image 1, 6 and 11; Pia Cook images 2, 4, 5 and 7.
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