Daylesford Rotary is taking the 2021 Daylesford Art Show and Sale “to the streets” in a first-ever, month-long, COVID-safe, audio-visual experience in shops, cafes and restaurants along Vincent Street!

Starting on Friday 29 October – the Melbourne Cup long weekend – and continuing throughout November, the Daylesford Art Show highlights the wonderful artistic talent of the central Victoria region and raises funds to support Rotary community projects.

The Daylesford Town Hall will host all 179 paintings over the Melbourne Cup long weekend from October 29 to November 2 from 10am to 5pm each day. From 3 November, select pieces will be placed in over 15 Daylesford shops and cafes until the end of the month as ‘Art on Vincent’.

Participating shops and businesses are:

  • Blooms The Chemist
  • Paradise Books
  • Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre
  • Creswick Natural Fibres
  • Sweet Decadence
  • Daylesford District Community Bank
  • That Bargain Place
  • The Magic Pudding Homewares
  • Daylesford Trading Co.
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Daylesford Clothing
  • Sew Good Company
  • The Daylesford Library
  • Winespeak
  • Cedar & Sage
  • Farmer’s Wife

‘Art on Vincent’ includes a unique audio-visual art experience with a self-guided art tour along Vincent and Albert Streets. Art enthusiasts can stop at participating shops displaying Daylesford Art Show signage. Before going into the shop to view the original painting close- up, simply scan the QR Code on the sign using on your mobile phone or other networked device to see and hear about the painting with the innovative new QRushMedia service (Auslan interpretation included!)

Paintings can be purchased online, then and there, via your mobile device (for collection at the completion of the show). Now repeat the experience at the next participating shop!

Paintings from seven categories – local landscape, other landscape/seascape/urbanscape, portrait, still life, abstract, nude and Animalia – are included. And for the first time, the Art Show includes entries in the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa Central Victorian Landscape Prize.

Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is a requirement to enter the Daylesford Town Hall.

Setting up for the 2021 Rotary Daylesford Art Show

This year’s art show is made possible by Daylesford Rotary and the following generous sponsors:

  • Blooms The Chemist
  • That Bargain Place
  • Community Bank Daylesford & District
  • Springs Medical
  • The Daylesford Meat Co.
  • The Local
  • Daylesford Home Timber & Hardware
  • Daylesford Equestrian
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • QRush Media
  • Verey Funeral Directors
  • Greenwood Strategy

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