Last month, with the proviso that the decision would be reviewed, SCRAP's Peter Finney advised artists or budding artists to spend the extra time at home working on an entry for the SCRAP art show "so that if we do go ahead, you will be ready and not have to have a last-minute rush to get ready for this fabulous event which turns recycled materials into wonderful artworks " Peter has now advised that SCRAP has been postponed to August 2021.
"On Monday 4 May 2020, the Swanpool Creative Recycled Arts Prize (SCRAP) Working Group had their regular meeting. In these times of social isolation, the group has been meeting via Zoom, an on-line tool that enables us all to call in from home using video-conferencing technology.
Whilst preparations have been underway for this major arts event in Swanpool for several months, and based on advice from the Commonwealth Government, the working party has unanimously decided to postpone this year’s event until August 2021. This decision is also supported by a recent survey of many of the 80 volunteers who worked on the 2019 event, the majority of who also decided we should wait until the all-clear is given. This decision has not been taken lightly and will mean that local community groups will not receive a share of the profits this event would have generated this year.
But rest assured, SCRAP will be back in 2021 – the actual dates will be published after the next S&DCDA Committee Meeting. Thankyou for all the volunteers who have worked so hard so far to get our event to this stage. And thanks to the artists who have been busy at work creating WOW from Waste.
Stay safe, and we look forward to bringing SCRAP to North-East Victoria again in 2021.
NEWS Update - SCRAP 2020* - At this stage SCRAP 20 is going ahead from August 1 to 19 2020 as planned
"Since our last update on the Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize (SCRAP) in January this year, the world has changed enormously. We are currently in the amidst of a global pandemic that nobody could have imagined, so please do your bit to stay safe. Whilst I do normally work from home in Lima South, even I am getting cabin-fever during this lock-down. Plenty of time to plan for the future…
The threat of Covid-19 is all around us, and we ask that you remain diligent; stay home over Easter and socially isolate yourself. These are the things that we can all do to bring this virus under control so that our health system does not become over-whelmed and collapse under the strain.
The Swanpool Community, whilst isolated itself within regional North-East Victoria, is fully aware of what we all need to do to stay safe. And the SCRAP Working Group is putting the health and safety of volunteers and visitors to our annual are exhibition as the number one priority right now.
Earlier this week we all met via Zoom, an on-line conference call tool that allows us to not only see each other on-line, but also talk through the possibility that we might need to cancel this year’s event, scheduled for August 1 - 19, with the Gala Opening Evening on Friday July 31. The working group has decided to continue with planning this event until we next meet in four weeks - so this is good news!
AT THIS STAGE SCRAP 2020 IS GOING AHEAD FROM AUGUST 1 TO 19 2020 AS PLANNED
If you are an artist or budding artist, we encourage you to spend the extra time at home working on an entry, so that if we do go ahead, you will be ready and not have to have a last-minute rush to get ready for this fabulous event which turns recycled materials into wonderful artworks . Visit Swanpool and District Community Development Association's website for entry details and online entry form, and keep your creative juices flowing.
We will review our decision as we get closer to August, depending on advice from our government and health authorities. We will however, not compromise the health and safety of our volunteers and visitors.
We will also keep you informed each month now leading up SCRAP, and you can give use feedback via our Facebook Group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/2474466172784350/ ) as well - we would love to hear from you.
I will send out another update early in May - in the meantime, have a safe and relaxing Easter.
Swanpool & District Community Development Association
Sunday April 12 2020
Exhibition: Saturday 1 August - Sunday 16 August 2020
Gala Opening Friday evening 31 July 2020
Hearty congratulations to Red Road Cafe Saturday morning regular Tim Butler, winner of Swanpool Arts Festival's inaugural Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize!
"For the past five years the Bald Archy Prize has come to the small community of #Swanpool, but this year locals got some bad news: a change of sponsor meant the exhibition was returning to the city. The community got together and decided to turn a negative into a huge positive. They decided to start their own prize - for art made from recycled materials. It was a gamble that paid off with some wonderful work submitted by artists who might not usually exhibit.
#Tatong’s Tim Butler was named the inaugural winner of the SCRAP (Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize) tonight for his piece ‘Tin Man Begs for Ore on Yellow Cake Road’ which he made from materials he found under his 100 year old house.#euroastories"
Steph Ryan for Euroa - Facebook Post 4/8/2018
'SCRAP' - Swanpool's Creative Recycled Art Prize, is Swanpool’s fabulous, fearsome, funny and frolicking art challenge to Australian artists in the use of recycled materials. Please join the Swanpool Community in August for Swanpool’s inaugural exhibition of scrap art presented by some of Australia’s artistic leaders in the use of recycled materials.’
The Swanpool Community Development Association is moving on from their successful involvement in the Bald Archy Touring Exhibition to deliver their own exhibition own exhibition and art prize in 2018 'SCRAP - Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize'.
'SCRAP' The Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize
Saturday 4th August to Sunday 19th August 2018 10 am to 4 pm
Gala Opening Friday 3rd August
Swanpool Memorial Hall 2386 Midland Highway, Swanpool Vic 3673
Cost - $5 per person, Students $2
Morning and Afternoon Teas; Light or Main Lunches; Wine, Barista Coffee and slices available
Merchandise will be on offer, including the popular Swanpool Cookbook $15
Exhibits will be for sale, unless the artist chooses not to do so.
SCRAP's “Call for Entries” poster and entry form are now available online!
Community Art Exhibitions held nearby -
Benalla Camera Club – Swanpool Bowls Club rooms – Entry by a gold coin donation.
Update: The Broken River Painters exhibition is not part of the Festival in 2018.
For Group Bookings - contact Rob Collins mobile 0422 370 389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Broken River Writers
Wots4Me Benalla Youth
Art Gallery on Ovens
Bush Gatherings -Violet Town
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)