The Mallee is like no other place on earth. Our semi-arid landscapes combined with distances from major cities have built our communities tough. But long gone are the stereotypes of the sun beaten farmers and the drover’s wife. Our communities are diverse, they are progressive, and represent the very best of what our amazing country could be.
Cocktails and Dreams brings together different locals to talk about their dreams for our community all washed down with a range of local wines, beers, and cocktails.
Rather than focusing on what our communities lack or don’t do this event is about dreaming of the unlimited potential that lies perched on the edge of our great state, on the banks our grandest waterway, and at the doorstep of the outback—the Mallee.
Arts Mildura would like to acknowledge the Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, and Wergaia people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, along with their neighbours the Barkindji, Maraura, Mutti Mutti, Tatti Tatti and Wotjabaluk people.
We pay our respects to each of these communities and to their elders past and present.