Spring Ditch Creatives

Beechworth Arts Council members add their twist on Australian iconography for the Spring Ditch Festival, Stanley.

This unique art installation, titled Neds Heads is the brain child of Beechworth Arts Council’s Secretary, Jo Voigt. The project features corrugated sheets of iron decorated with the instantly recognisable Ned Kelly helmet letter box and idiosyncratic designs from contributing Beechworth Arts Council artists.

A hit at last years Spring Ditch Festival, Spring Ditch Creatives’ Neds Heads were later transformed into a popular Beechworth Arts Council float in the 2022 Easter Parade.

Spring Ditch Creatives‘ Ned’s Heads mounted on the Beechworth Arts Council float at the Easter Parade, 2022

A selection of Neds Heads installed at Stanley Show Ground, for the Spring Ditch festival 2022

Spring Ditch Creatives’ Neds Heads project 2023

The second installation of Neds Heads by Spring Ditch Creatives played a role in the annual Spring Ditch festival at Stanley Show Ground, Saturday March 04 2023.

Neds Heads, by Adrian Osborne

These distinctly decorated sheets of corrugated iron were once again proudly mounted around the Stanley oval to greet festival patrons on arrival. Spring Ditch Creatives promises an expanded art making workshop programme for Spring Ditch 2024. Watch this space for details.

Neds Heads 2023 as installed at Stanley Show Grounds for Spring Ditch
Neds Heads 2023, by Spring Ditch Creatives

Spring Ditch Workshop for young artists

Beechworth Arts Council conducted the popular painting workshop for young Spring Ditch Creatives 2023.

Young Spring Ditch Creatives 2023 – making their mark
Young Spring Ditch Creatives 2023

Spring Ditch Avenue of Honour

Images from Beechworth Arts Council’s Family Album project were on display at Spring Ditch 2023

Spring Ditch 2023, Avenue of Honour, featuring photographs from Beechworth Arts Council’s 1984
Family Album project
Spring Ditch 2023, Avenue of Honour
Spring Ditch 2023, Avenue of Honour
Avenue of Honour, Spring Ditch 2023
Avenue of Honour, Spring Ditch 2023

Full Spring Ditch 2023 program (click here)

Beechworth Arts Council Membership details (here)