Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Philanthropic Dairy Farmer Builds Gallery and Theatre (and then gives it away)

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 town ship of Cororooke.

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

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. Continue reading

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