Creative Victoria has provided generous support for a proposal to transform Warracknabeal Court House into a space for art and artists. The $75,000, provided through the Creative State Commissions, will support the further development and exploration of the proposal to transform the historic building into a creative work and exhibition space and construct a new building on site to double as an artist residence and art hotel.
Ilbijerri Theatre Company were well-deserved major winners under the scheme.
This project – led by Matthew Bird, Charity Edwards and Tom Morgan of Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA) in partnership with Working Heritage – was shortlisted for funding in early 2018. Throughout April and May 2018 a team from Working Heritage and MADA visited the Wimmera Mallee to learn more about the builidng and its context and talk to local people about their ideas.
Work will now continue to develop the idea and secure additional funding.