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Manningtree community comes together

A night of fine art and wine was the drawcard for the Manningtree community to gather on a cold Friday evening in July.

The destination?  The Rotary Club of Camberwell’s annual art show held in the modern steel and glass ATC building at Swinburne University in Hawthorn.

Over 30 of Manningtree’s future residents enjoyed the opportunity to view the exhibition and strengthen their connections with each other.  There was certainly plenty of chat, laughter and discussion about their emerging community.

Now in its 53rd year, the Camberwell Art Show, is recognised as Australia’s largest and most prestigious community art event, attracting works from over 500 of this country’s leading and emerging artists.  And with the scale and quality of the 1,350 works on display, it’s no surprise the event has become a major fixture on the Australian art calendar.

With the funds raised from the art show supporting local and overseas aid initiatives to improve people’s lives, Manningtree Hawthorn was proud to be a silver sponsor of this year’s event.

Building and empowering communities is a vision shared by Uniting AgeWell.

Speaking at the event, the GM Marketing & Community Relations for Uniting AgeWell Rebecca Ryan told guests, “We’re building communities for older people to live and age well, and Rotary are supporting communities to do likewise.

“There’s a great synergy here, and it’s wonderful to be actively involved in community initiatives such as the Camberwell Art Show.”

A sentiment echoed by many within the Manningtree community.