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16-December-2016
16-December-2016

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A sculpture commemorates the 10th year of Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.

Conceived by a group of locals in 1989 as a way to attract visitors and raise the profile of the town, the first Wangaratta Festival of Jazz (as it was then known) was staged in 1990, with attendances at around 2500.

Since then – with blues added to the program in 1994 – it has grown to become an internationally renowned event, attracting around 25,000 visitors, and more than 200 jazz and blues artists from the USA, the UK, Europe and Australia.

Location

Address:Ryley Street, Merriwa Park , Wangaratta, 3677
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.357591
Long: 146.322783
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1989
Approx. Event End Date:1999
Monument Designer:Ann Ferguson-Durkin

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-1999
Front Inscription

To celebrate the 10th year of the
WANGARATTA FESTIVAL OF JAZZ
"Tin Kan 2"
created by Ann Ferguson-Durkin
funded by Arts Victoria
unveiled by the Mayor of the Rural City of Wangaratta  
Cr G. Dinning
October 1999

 

Source: MA
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