ACT Natimuk’s last Friends and Community event is happening on Saturday 2nd December. This will be our Christmas/End of year gathering and as with all our previous Friends & Community nights we have something amazing to share with you from a local artist.D’Arcy Molan will share his creative project ‘The Wimmera Speaks’ through music, poetry, and digital projections, and via the voices of local artists he collaborated with.

The Wimmera Speaks is a literary and creative PhD project, and D’Arcy explains that it ‘focuses on the Wimmera region through my matrilineal family connection to the area, particularly to Apsley and Edenhope. The Wimmera has always been steeped in music and stories and I wanted to write about the diverse and exciting art that is being made here’.

D’Arcy notes that the project ‘investigates’ creative practices and cultural ties that are specific to places in the Wimmera, by both non-indigenous artists and First Nations Wotjobaluk artists. It is a case study of Natimuk, and ACT Natimuk, which looks into the processes and outcomes of community art in our town and region’

We hope you can join us for a little Christmas cheer and to share the launch of D’Arcy’s PdD project



Our inaugural Friends and Community event will feature ACT Natimuk Creative Lab 2021 recipient Anthony Pelchen’s project Signals from the Dark, which was documented and made into a short film by Jacqui Schulz. After the screening, join us for a lively Q & A session with Anthony and the project artists who will be there on the night, Jacqui Schulz, Grace Pundyk, and D’Arcy Molan. If that’s not enough, the event will include the opportunity to meet this year’s committee members and hear about key aspects of the ACT Natimuk 2023 program.

For a little more info about Anthony and the project, visit his website –

Check out the film trailer below!

Friends and Community event will be held at the Natimuk Soldiers Memorial Hall on Friday May 5th from 7-9 p.m. There will be a welcome drink and nibbles available.
There will also be a bar.

All welcome. RSVP’s are most appreciated.

Look forward to seeing you there!