Hindmarsh Shire Council is a proud supporter of Australian Year of the Farmer and invites all residents and visitors to the region to visit Rainbow, when Kristin Diemer’s photo exhibition ‘A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots: Victorian Farming on the Fringe’ returns to Hindmarsh to help the Rainbow Players Inc celebrate their 30th anniversary. The exhibition had toured Dimboola, Jeparit and Nhill earlier this year in June, with strong attendance by the Hindmarsh community.
Melbourne-based photographer Kristin Diemer will exhibit her photograph collection ‘A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots: Victorian Farming on the Fringe’ in Rainbow from Friday 3 August – Sunday 5 August in the meeting room of the Mecca, Federal Street Rainbow. Opening times will be Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm.
Hindmarsh Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Mr Dean Miller said, ‘The photo exhibition is a great celebration of life on the land, promoting the area and the farming lifestyle to regional and metropolitan Victoria alike. Coinciding with the Rainbow Players Inc 30th Anniversary celebrations will allow guests to view the artwork while in town for the production’.
The exhibition documents the changing nature of the farming environment for one Hindmarsh family in the final 6 years of farming before retirement. The photographs have been taken between September 2005 and April 2011 around the Jeparit - Rainbow area. The exhibition has also visited the Creswick Woollen Mills and FortyFiveDownstairs Gallery, Melbourne.
‘If you missed the photo exhibition at Dimboola, Jeparit or Nhill, this is your chance to view the display in Hindmarsh. With such great support for the exhibition in June, the photo collection will be very popular over the first weekend in August in Rainbow’, Mr Miller said.
For more information on Kristin Diemer’s collection ‘A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots: Victorian Farming on the Fringe’ please call Katherine Colbert on (03) 5391 4444.