Main street, Yinnar is a unique centre for creativity
and CONTEMPORARY ARTS that combines a superb
gallery, VIBRANT MUSIC venue, studio spaces
for artists, and RESOURCE services.
The Art Resource Collective story
began in 1982 with regular meetings to form the
group; moving into the current premises in Main
Street, Yinnar in 1983. The group of artists (including
graduates from the Gippsland School of Art, Gippsland
Institute of Advanced Education) took the opportunity
to make use of and renovate the disused Yinnar Butter
Factory, making the building a CENTREPIECE
for the town and the surrounding district.
arc today provides both a
focus for creative talent in the LATROBE VALLEY
and environs, and a stepping stone to the wider
world of contemporary arts and career development.
arc is an artist-run, non-profit
organisation whose members are proud of the continued
development of the art centre which today houses
its administration base, gallery arc, retail outlet,
theatrette, private studios and public access areas
for printmaking, ceramics, metalwork, photography,
painting and drawing.
More detail on arc’s history can
be found in 'Making Space: Artist Run Initiatives
in Victoria', editor Din Heagney, Melbourne: VIA-N
– Victorian Initiatives of Artists Network, 2007.