EVENTS    Regional Victoria Living Expo 2015

Public Galleries Association of Victoria

01.05.15 to 03.05.15

Image: Families taking part in Art in Your Backyard, the PGAV and NGV stand at the 2015 Regional Victoria Living Expo.  Image courtesy  of the PGAV.



EVENT: Regional Victoria Living Expo 2015
WHEN: 1 – 3 May 2015
VENUE: Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre


The PGAV partnered with the National Gallery of Victoria to present Art in Your Backyard at the 2015 Regional Victoria Living Expo.


Visitors to our stand experienced short films about Ararat Regional Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Bendigo Art Gallery, Geelong Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery and Warrnambool Art Gallery, and pick-up the latest information about the 19 galleries located across regional Victoria.


Kids and adults were able to take part in NGV Kid’s activities – from decorating a beard or necklace created by fashion designers Romance Was Born or assembling a ringtail possum by paper engineer Benja Harney. Our stand also featured a chill-out zone replete with pebble cushions, benches covered in fabric by Romance Was Born and artist Kate Rohde and a Hills Hoist Bush Canopy.


Over 10,000 people attended the Expo, which was held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from 1-3 May 2015.


Activities featured in the Expo were drawn from the exhibition Express Yourself: Romance Was Born For Kids, held at the National Gallery of Victoria from 17 October 2014– 12 April 2015, generously supported by Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax.


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