MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (13:17): I rise today to congratulate two organisations that are doing a fantastic job in extending creative opportunities in south-west Victoria.
Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery at Cororooke has received $75 000 to create a space for workshops, rehearsals and performance plus a cafe and food preparation area. This space will incorporate a decommissioned W-class tram from VicTrack. The funding will enhance their vision of developing a state-of-the-art small theatre and gallery that will continue to showcase the work of local artists as well as those from further afield. Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is a volunteer-run, community-based, not-for-profit organisation that aims for diversity in its productions and exhibitions. I was really pleased to see that their most recent gallery display featured South West TAFE visual arts diploma graduates.
One Day Studios in Warrnambool encourages skills in filmmaking and animation, and they received nearly $75 000 to offer mentorship and training in digital technology. One Day Studios targets young people, beginning with late primary school students through to young adults. Their most recent courses cover filmmaking and acting, 2D animation and illustration, and hand-drawn animation.
Creative Victoria’s regional co-working spaces and creative places program is proving to be really helpful for regional Victorians, giving people a chance to develop a range of creative skills at a local level—at a community level. Across Victoria the pilot program has shared over $830 000 between 13 regional organisations. I congratulate all recipients on the fantastic work they do in their community. Great work!