Art and culture is alive and well in Hindmarsh. The photo exhibition ‘A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots: Victorian Farming on the Fringe’ was a huge success whilst on display in the area. Depicting life on the farm in the lead up to the final clearing sale, the photographs were extremely popular throughout the 16-day exhibit in Dimboola, Jeparit and Nhill. The photo exhibition was part of Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Australian Year of the Farmer promotion.
Hindmarsh Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Dean Miller said, "It was great to see Kristin’s photo exhibition well-supported by community members in all three towns. It is events such as this that will entice other artists to exhibit their work and promote the Hindmarsh area as a regional art and culture hub."
The exhibition officially opened in Jeparit on Friday 8 June, coinciding with the Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum’s 5th annual Vintage Rally. Over 80 people attended the exhibition at Jeparit. Nhill hosted the photographic collection in the foyer of the Nhill Memorial Community Centre over the weekend Friday 15 to Sunday 17 June. Film buffs who attended the St Kilda Film Festival had the opportunity to view the photographs beforehand. The weekend in Nhill saw nearly 120 people attend the exhibition. Dimboola hosted the exhibition from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 June, with estimates of 200 people attending the display.
Photographer Kristin Diemer said, "It was a great opportunity to revisit the area, meet more of the locals and hear the stories around where the collection was photographed. I hope to come back with other projects in the future."
If you missed Kristin Diemer’s photographic collection ‘A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots: Victorian Farming on the Fringe,’ it can be viewed at http://kristindiemer.com/