Meredith residents might have noticed some little hums of activity at the old information centre over the past few months and wondered what was brewing. We can now confirm that after many months of planning and working out details, the building has found a new lease of life as the BOP Arts Co-op headquarters.
The BOP is a supportive, cooperative group of professional and hobbyist creatives hailing from Geelong through to Ballarat. The BOP has been working to promote the rich artistic potential of the region since its inception in 2016, but given the regional focus a permanent meeting place in the middle has always been the goal. The old information centre is perfectly located. By working closely with Golden Plains shire, BOP Director and founder Samantha Thompson has managed to secure a safe place for the community to come together to create art, learn from professionals, and inspire one another.
Keep an eye out in coming months for even more activity as the BOP starts to work on making the space fit for purpose. Expect workshops, exhibitions, and special events. And feel free to get involved – come and say hi, pitch your creative ideas, get inspired!
Written By Sarah Hart