Artlands Victoria is presented as an integrated conference and cultural program, designed as a multi-art, cross industry and inter-generational event that provides regional connections.
It aims to combine a curated program of exhibitions, dance, music and performance, alongside works in progress, explorations and commissioned projects with an engaged speakers program. Designed to reflect and respond to emerging trends and needs of regional artists, Artlands Victoria seeks to stimulate critical reflection on practice and provide much-needed opportunities for artists to gather, present work and enter into meaningful exchange.
“Dja Dja Wurrung People learned much from land and shared their knowledge,traded resources and exchanged gifts with neighbouring clans and mobs during times of ceremony and gathering together to mark special times.”
The Artlands Victoria tagline, sharing knowledge, trading resources and exchanging gifts at a time of ceremony and gathering, is inspired by Trent Nelson, Chairperson of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, welcome address in the Dja Dja Wurrung Country Plan 2014 -2034.