A new art exhibition showcasing a collective vision of a more sustainable future for Loddon Mallee communities is now on show at the Mildura Visitor Information and Booking Centre.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Community and Partnerships Regional Manager, Mark Costello, said the DELWP Loddon Mallee Renewable Energy Art Award is the first of its kind in the region.

“Ten local artists were asked to produce one art piece each inspired by their vision of ‘Our renewable energy future’,” Mr Costello said.

“This has resulted in an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience the creative expressions of local artists across multiple art media including paintings, sculptures and electronic pieces.

“We hope the exhibition generates awareness and conversations about the current and future transition from fossil fuels to carbon neutral renewable energy in our local communities.

“Moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will affect everyone so we thought art would be a different way to start people talking about the issue in communities across the Loddon Mallee.

“It is interesting to see how local creative minds have interpreted a renewable energy future in their communities.”

The artists are from nine municipalities across the Loddon Mallee region: City of Greater Bendigo, Mildura Rural City Council, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Loddon Shire, Gannawarra Shire, Buloke Shire, Central Goldfields Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Entry to the exhibition is free and it is on display from now until February 23, 2020. The exhibition is touring the region throughout 2020 stopping in all 10 municipalities.