About

Arts Mildura is a contemporary community arts organisation, and in 2020 is celebrating our 25 year anniversary.

We produce an annual program of art and creative practice, that seek to ask the bold questions of our time, interrogate our sense of place within both the Mallee and national landscapes, and bring awareness to our contemporary experience.
We do this through the management of an annual exhibition program, community festivals and bespoke cultural development projects.

Further, we enable community cultural leadership through auspicing and partnership with some of the regions most love community-led events including the Mildura Writers Festival, Walk Wentworth Sing, Gallery F, and the Murray River Music Festival.

Vision:

Transforming our community through exceptional art experiences

Mission:

to enable artistic opportunities for people, communities and organisations in order to empower and drive social change.

to encourage conversations to stimulate and extend critical dialogue within our communities.

to embrace place-based practice; to celebrate our uniqueness and our connection to the land.

Values:

Inclusivity
Imagination
Independence
Innovation
Authenticity
Sustainability
Regional engagement

2019 – in review

In total, 2019 saw Arts Mildura produce & enable:

9 contemporary exhibitions in the museum of innocence
15 exhibitions managed by Gallery F
3 Mildura Fringe festivals
10 workshops through Mildura Contemporary Practice and GalleryF
2 community dinners within the museum of innocence
15 events as part of the Mildura Writers Festival
5 events as part of Walk Wentworth Sing
4 classical music concerts through From Italy With Love
20+ community art project events in the Arts Mildura building

In total, we produced and supported 87 individual events across the year! Through this entire 2019 program, we welcomed over 7000 audience members into our galleries, at our festival, within our workshops at the table for our dinner events.

By collecting visitor data, we know that we draw on a vast geography for our audiences. Specifically, our audiences are:
73% local to Mildura
8 % from other regional Victorian locations 9% from Metropolitan Melbourne
8% from Interstate
2% from overseas