Shepparton Festival evolves

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WINNING ARTWORK… From left, Shepparton Festival creative director, Jamie Lea, winning call to create artist, Rachel Doller, general manager, Louise Tremper, board member, Bruce Hunt-Hughes and administration officer, Sian Lewis. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

The Shepparton Festival is back on, now its 24th year. The program launch displayed a program of 60 events to run over 17 days beginning March 13.

Festival general manager, Louise Tremper says “Over the past 24 years the Shepparton Festival has gone from strength to strength because of the Greater Shepparton community. People of all ages and backgrounds help us put these events together to produce exciting celebrations of art and entertainment, for people from all walks of life.”

The program delivers a diverse range of events including visual arts, comedy, music, workshops, films, performances, feasts and a line-up of unique events you won’t want to miss. Whether you crave a taste of culture, want to experience unusual places, are keen to explore art through your senses or simply love time with friends and family, EVOLVE 2020 has something for you.

The festival committee are equally excited to launch their new brand. A visual brand that represents the festival’s motto ‘unique events, unusual places’. It highlights a geographically diverse program and symbolises the human interaction.

Festival chair, Fiona Smolenaars says “It’s quite apt that the theme for 2020 is EVOLVE and we launch a new brand for the Shepparton Festival. We want to recognise the diversity of our community and those interested in art in a regional setting.”