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Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, Cororooke

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Published October 29th 2012
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If you were to travel 11km beyond Colac, in a north-westerly direction you would happen upon a most unlikely establishment.

Surrounded by pretty undulating pastureland, Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is the first building to welcome the traveller to the little township of Cororooke.

Since opening in December 2011, Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery has proved a great success, and is now a community hub for a variety of arts groups, performances, exhibitions and activities.

[ADVERT]Philanthropist dairy farmer Andrew Beale was the driving force and financial benefactor for Red Rock Arts, and has named the Carolyn Theatre after his baby daughter who died in a car accident. The entire extension and renovation was completed in just six months.

Inside the old church dating back to 1903, white-washed walls lighten the space, providing a clean palette for art display, which is set off by a surprising, yet very effective chandelier.

Red Rock Gallery's latest exhibition, Angels: Faultless and Fallen, will be on view from November 1st 2012 until 27th January, 2013.

Artists from south west Victoria feature in the gallery, and Red Rock's 'Artists Development Program' aims to provide opportunities for emerging artists of all ages to exhibit their work in a supportive, professional environment.

The gallery foyer is dedicated as exhibiting space for developing artists, as part of this commitment to supporting local artistic endeavour.

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, a not-for-profit enterprise, is
located at 520 Corangamite Lake Road. It is open on weekends from 11am 4pm, and supported by volunteer labour. Admission to the gallery is free.
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Why? Experience the arts in an unlikely place.
When: weekends, 11am - 4pm
Phone: 52 331 030
Where: 520 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke
Cost: Free
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