MPavilion x RACV :
Since 2019, MPavilion and RACV have shared a partnership of strong common values around community, advocacy, creativity and collaboration.
In 2020, that partnership responded to the challenges of a year beset by bushfire and a global pandemic with AMPLIFY—an uplifting and energetic cultural program that moves beyond the city to communities in regional Victoria.
Bounding into some of the biggest environmental, social and infrastructural questions facing people in Australia today, AMPLIFY is a lightning rod of discussions and insights, inviting people of all ages—in physical and digital attendance—to take an active part in the discovery and development of new ideas, new attitudes, and new, life-changing ways forward.
2020 saw a conversation with artist Kirstin Berg about her incredible exhibition Still in Love with the World, and community talks on the exhibition Regathering at Benalla Art Gallery.
So whether you live in regional Victoria, or you’re visiting online from elsewhere, stay tuned for AMPLIFY program updates…
Neil Haddon, “The First Time (Castra)”, 2014, enamel paint on aluminum panel,130 x120cm. Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, photographer Christian Capurro, RACV Art Collection
MTALKS Regathering resilience
After a trying 2020 where we have faced COVID-19, bushfires and economic upheaval, it was time to come together and discuss the ways that we got through it and built our resiliency. For some, it was through creative practice (art and baking), for others it was re-engaging with nature. ‘Regathering Resilience’ reflected on the skills we gained but also looks at the ways we can learn new ones as a community.watch now
Photo from Benalla Art Gallery
MTALKS KIRSTIN BERG IN CONVERSATION WITH MARDI NOWAK
To launch her Benalla Art Gallery exhibition Still in Love with the World, artist Kirstin Berg spoke with curator Mardi Nowak about the origins of the work, the processes that brought it into being, and her affinity with the community of Benalla.
Exploring ideas around resilience, transformation, and the making of strength from darkness, Still in Love with the World looks at the importance of using challenging times like these to slow down, find beauty in the ‘mundane’, and turn tough circumstances into new beginnings.