Creating Albury’s own Ghost Story
AlburyCity Mayor, Kevin Mack has welcomed Federal Government funding support for the 2017 Write Around the Murray Festival through the Festivals Australia program.
Farrer MP Sussan Ley has announced funding of $25,000 to enable festival organisers to engage leading Sydney artist Anna Tregloan to present a localised version of her acclaimed ‘Ghost Project’.
Part installation, part museum, part story exchange the Ghost Project embarks on a discussion between audience and artists to unearth the phenomena of ghosts, spirits and hauntings.
“This funding will allow Anna and her team to research, develop and create a temporary installation and soundscape exploring our own local ‘experience’ with ghost,” Ms Ley said.
Is the truth out there? Anna’s team will interview local community members across the region to gather our own stories to help flavour the final work later this year.”
Write Around the Murray began as a community event surrounding the 2007 opening of Albury’s LibraryMuseum, growing to become a must-attend event for local story lovers. This year’s festival will be staged in Albury from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 September.
Mayor Mack said Council is “extremely pleased to receive the funding through Festivals Australia to support an exciting new project and performance at Write around the Murray 2017”.
Federal Minister for the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield noted the local grant is part of more than $880,000 supporting 20 cultural projects across regional and remote Australia.