ACRE Project returns for 2024

Published on 30 May 2024

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The Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is pleased to announce that popular ACRE Project (Australia’s Creative Rural Economy) will return for 2024.

Since 2009 The ACRE Project has run on-farm artist residencies, seminars, workshops and exhibitions that look at how art and agriculture intercept with history, community resilience and planning.

This year, local creative and videographer Mitchell Barkman will take his opportunity as artist in residence at Manangatang.

Art Gallery Director, Ian Tully, said he was absolutely thrilled to have the talented Mr Barkman on board this year.

“Mitchell will spend his time in Managatang capturing footage, as material and inspiration to make a film-based artwork,” Mr Tully said.

 “Mitchell will interview locals, and catch epic skies and landscapes on film before presenting this work at a TWIG in Manangatang for the locals to celebrate, catch up for a bite to eat and a drink around a fire,” he said.

“The ACRE Project believes the immersion of art into rural communities can help foster an understanding of country, place, and those that live there – and this is a celebration of all of that,” he added.

The ACRE Project is an initiative of the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery with support from Regional Arts Victoria and South West Arts, and a local steering committee of arts workers and farmers.

For more information on this wonderful project, please visit



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