Building on the 2021 event and with input from community groups from around Thomastown and Lalor, the event continues to explore themes of indigenous connection, German farming settlements and contemporary cultural diversity. Featured installations include artwork: by Uncle Herb Patten; lighting across the Westgarthtown reserve including the Lutheran Church, Cemetery and Ziebell’s Farmhouse; neon sculptures from Clara O’Brien and moving projections from Caroline Packham all under the guiding hand of eminent lighting designer Bronwyn Pringle. Live performance is also a huge part of the event, please check the program list below for more information. We’re thrilled to host plenty of art material from local schools, presented as projections and illuminated prints.
Walking Thomastown is hot on the heels of the Promisetown Picnic, which takes place at the Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre (TRAC) from 2pm with music and activities for young and old. More information can be found here. At 5.30pm there will be a parade across the Main St Reserve to Walking Thomastown’s Hub at the Main St playground.
A huge thanks to all the members of the Thomastown Precinct Action Group for their contributions to Walking Thomastown, and we look forward to welcoming local residents and those from further afield for this one-night-only event!
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