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Creating new employment opportunities and boosting the regional Victorian economy through this complementary nature tourism destination.
• 37,500 Visitors expected per year
• 23 Jobs created (13 during the construction phase, 15 once operational)
• Estimated $45 million injected into the local economy over the first 10 years of operation
Attracting domestic and international visitors, strengthening the Grampians overall visitor experience by expanding the cultural tourism offerings within the region.
Environmental art is ubiquitous and fundamental to our culture: as a record, for reflection, and to deliver a message through cultural stories.
There is no other existing national centre for art inspired by the natural environment in Australia.
The Grampians is one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in Victoria.
WAMA will showcase some of the most rare and endangered flora and fauna species with a focus on preserving and conserving for visitors and researchers alike to engage with.
Linking nature with art and science by providing experiential learning experiences for all ages that will broaden visitors cultural and environmental awareness.
Provide the community with a space to hold functions and events within outdoor spaces and within our multi-purpose learning centre.
Spread over two stages, $14 million must be raised through a combination of philanthropy, State Government and Federal Government funding.
There are many ways you can support WAMA’s national centre for art inspired by the natural environment in Australia. Whether it’s through a generous donation, joining our volunteer team or purchase an item from our shop, your support will bring this unique project to life.
Donate your time and share a passion! Join one of our art, native gardens, wildlife or learning and culture teams. WAMA is supported by a dedicated network of volunteers who give their time, skills and experience to the WAMA organisation.
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Offering $25,000 in prize money to Australian artists whose work is inspired by nature
Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply.
The major prize is an Acquisitive Prize of $15,000
Three Awards of Excellence, of $2,500 each (non-acquisitive)
The People’s Choice Award of $2,500 (non-acquisitive)