Ouyen: Mallee Up In Lights
In the heart of Ouyen is the iconic Roxy Theatre, The Jewel of the Mallee. It’s also the central point for Ouyen’s transformation, creating a vibrant centre for the town through art, architecture and landscape for a new public space. What began as a focus on one site rapidly stimulated satellite projects that built a strong creative momentum.
A wall garden, terrazzo artworks, a historically researched performance in the hundred-year-old Ouyen Courthouse, a movie heralding the zombie apocalypse: these works are original, cross-generational, meaningful and fun. Ouyen has embraced the power of art to bring people together, with a legacy of collaboration that will carry on.
Ouyen Population: 1061
- Artists involved: 41
- Workshops held: 65
- New works presented: 56
- Total participants: 3548
For images of Mallee Up In Lights visit the Ouyen project gallery.
Lead project artists Dimitri Nickas. Hells Heroes - Ouyen Courthouse Centenary project leader Merle Pole wiht the Ouyen and Districts History and Genealogy Centre and Ouyen Youth Film Project Leader Rose Vallance.
Ouyen gallery image credits: David Brown image 9; Fleur Ruddock image 14; Joanna Gould image 10, 12 and 13; Pia Cook title image; Tracey Lawson image 1 - 8
Project Management Committee (cont.)
Project Lead Artist
Project Management Committee