A project to preserve Wellington’s cultural history has received a significant boost from Create NSW’s Creative Capital program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Wellington Information and Neighbourhood Services Inc (WINS) has secured $26,718 to establish the Wellovision Digital Media Hub.
“Wellington is a wonderful town with a rich history and a really vibrant community, but in recent years it’s got a bad rap,” Mr Saunders said.
“There’s so many amazing stories waiting to be told, from the Indigenous history of the Wellington Caves to the remarkable elders within the community, and Wellovision will create a collaborative and supportive ecosystem for these stories to be shared.
“I’m incredibly proud we’re able to support this project – we can’t allow these stories to be lost to history!”
WINS CEO Michael Peachey said the funding will enable the purchase of the necessary filming equipment and enlisting the expertise of The Project Zone.
“Wellovision is about art and cultural and trying to keep the stories alive, before a couple of the older generations are passed,” Mr Peachey said.
“We’re trying to change how some people see Wellington from a couple of years ago. There’s a lot of good people here and it’s a good little town.”