The vacant shop windows of central Ringwood are now home to a new exhibition of artworks as part of the Moving project.
The project aims to transform these vacant shop windows into works of art as Ringwood makes the transition into a vibrant Central Activities District (CAD).
Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Alex Makin, said the success of the first round of artworks – displayed from November 2009 to March 2010 – had given Council confidence of receiving an equally enthusiastic response to the second phase of the Moving project.
“The show of community interest in the first round of works was staggering so we’re hopeful even more people will take time out to appreciate the newest art installations on show,” Cr Makin said.
“This second exhibition can now be seen in central Ringwood’s vacant shop windows and features the works of 12 artists and art groups,” Cr Makin said.
“If this exhibition is as popular as its predecessor Council may consider facilitating a third instalment of the Moving project. Artist interest is already high,” Cr Makin said.
The project aims to improve the amenity of the area in the lead-up to major works in central Ringwood. Exhibition space in the shop windows has been provided by QIC.
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