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Recycled Art Prize SCRAPped - or at least postponed

By Simon Ruppert

Organisers of the ever-popular Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize, better known as SCRAP, have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Swanpool Arts Festival.

Swanpool and District Community Development Association president Peter Finney said a unanimous decision was made at one of the working group's regular meetings, which were being held via zoom.

“Whilst preparations have been under way for this major arts event in Swanpool for several months now, based on advice from the Commonwealth Government regarding social isolation, the decision was made to postpone this year’s event until August 2021,” Mr Finney said.

“This decision is also supported by a recent survey of many of the 80 volunteers who worked on the 2019 event, the majority of whom also decided we should wait until the all-clear is given.

“This decision has not been taken lightly and will mean that local community groups will not receive a share of the profits this event would have generated this year.

“But rest assured, SCRAP will be back in 2021 – from Saturday, July 31, to Sunday, August 15, with the Gala Night on Friday, July 30, 2021.

“Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked so hard so far to get our event to this stage.

“And thanks to the artists who have been busy at work creating ‘wow from waste’, And a big thank you to everyone who attended last year’s SCRAP.

“Stay safe, and we look forward to bringing SCRAP to north-east Victoria again in 2021.”

Since the community will be missing out on this year's Swanpool Arts Festival we have made articles from last year's events free on The Ensign website.

Find those at:

www.benallaensign.com.au/local-news/2019/08/14/752174/swanpool-fine-art-exhibition;

www.benallaensign.com.au/2019/08/13/752173/broken-river-painters-exhibition-showcases-local-talent; and

www.benallaensign.com.au/local-news/2019/08/08/728469/swanpool-scrap-art-prize-1