Glenarm residents, visitors benefiting from Council's art collection

Published on 23 June 2022

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Glenarm aged care facility residents and visitors to this Kerang District Health resource are benefiting from the recent installation of artwork from Gannawarra Shire Council’s art collection.

Five pieces, loaned from Council’s extensive art collection, were installed earlier this month, with residents and visitors already commenting on the new additions.

The works on loan to Kerang District Health are:

  • Geckos (Esther Kirby, acrylic)
  • Rehearsal Break (Orchestra) (Lorraine Lenitzka, water colour and pastel)
  • Blue Cockatoo (Paul Oswin)
  • Peace on the River (Rhonda Willoughby, water colour)
  • The Long Blow (Chris Harrison, colour)

“It was noted recently in the Partnering with Consumers Committee meeting that the Glenarm walls were a bit bare. This led to a partnering opportunity with the Gannawarra Shire Council to showcase local artworks much to the joy of our aged care consumers.” Kerang District Health Chief Executive Officer, Kellie Byron-Gray said.

“We plan to rotate artworks to keep consumers engaged and stimulated. We will ensure that our consumers participate in evaluating the artworks and providing valued feedback.”

The pieces were installed following the development of a Memorandum of Understanding between Council and Kerang District Health, enabling Council’s extensive art collection to be viewed by the wider community.

“Council is pleased to support our local creative sector through the signing of this MoU, which will enable the community to view these special works,” Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.

“Our collection features works acquired through the popular Rotary Club of Kerang Easter Art Show, as well as other pieces acquired through donations and purchases.

“Council hopes Glenarm’s residents, staff and visitors get as much enjoyment out of viewing these works daily as what we do in expanding our support of the creative sector.”

ABOVE: Gannawarra Shire Council Coordinator Community Partnerships, Katrina Thorne (left) and Glenarm Lifestyle and Leisure Coordinator, Angela Teasdale (right) with residents Marg and Geoff in front of Aunty Esther Kirby OAM's piece, Geckos - one of five works on display at Glenarm.


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