Echuca Moama has a strong arts community, however the region lacks an art gallery to do justice to the array of talent in the district. The Bridge Art Project Committee is committed to changing that with the establishment of a breath-taking, ground-breaking arts precinct in Moama.
As well as a conventional gallery and exhibition of contemporary art, the project will utilise its eight-hectare site to create an immersive experience where the cultural history of First Nations people will be represented through sculptures, installations, nature-based programs and digital technologies.
The overall vision for the precinct will include a new gallery on Meninya Street and a raised walkway from the gallery to the Murray River, as well as an arts trail, sculpture park and the ability to host events like star and bird gazing and digital light shows. The proposed plan will see five different walking and cycling paths which wend their way through the forest. Previously farmed land will be actively rehabilitated and there will be scope to grow indigenous food and fibre to give visitors a multi-faceted view of the local Yorta Yorta people and their continued guardianship of country.
The gallery will house a permanent collection as well as showcase visiting exhibitions, providing either a free or a paid experience. The gallery building will include a large multi-purpose space for events, as well as a café and gallery shop.
The Bridge Art Project began in 2011 and was incorporated in 2012. It is a registered charity with Donor Gift Recipient status. To date, it has raised over $1 million in land and financial contributions towards the project. For more details, visit their website Bridge Art Project | Home