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Sun, 11 Sept



Planet Earth Day at Reveries

Artist studio, guided bush walk, waste and recycling demonstrations 'on the tram', vegan picnic, house tours and a chance to talk to the artists who built this off the grid home built outside the money economy.

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Planet Earth Day at Reveries
Planet Earth Day at Reveries

Time & Location

11 Sept 2022, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reveries, Indigofera Rd, Marong VIC 3515, Australia

About the event

Come for the day or call in for a visit. Artists Deidre Outhred and Ray Pearce built Reveries as a place for community to gather and share art, ideas, music, laughter and friendship. Situated near the city of Bendigo but in the middle of the bush it exemplifies the 'best of both worlds' only a regional city can provide. Being close to nature, living outside the money economy, being off the grid, developing their art and avoiding waste and over consumption have been Ray and Deidre's main drivers. For their most recent project they have  made a home for a recycled Melbourne tram and transformed it into a performance space. The City of Greater Bendigo Waste and Recycling Team will be using it for their demonstrations. 

The studio will be open and works will be for sale. House tours are scheduled for 2 and 3pm. Wander through this natural house, get a glimpse of life without plastic, chemicals ang energy guzzling machines.

Check out the separate event listings if you want to book into the guided walk or find out more about the waste and recycling demonstrations and vegan picnic. 

'We feel strongly that this place has evolved via a sort of defiance. Sustainability was an acknowledged factor when we started, but just getting it together meant we built with whatever we could get our hands on within our budget. I came home from the vineyard one day to find Ray had laid the beams of an upper floor extended, counter balanced, to create a verandah. Brilliant.  But,extending to the other side would have been better. My idea of winter sun penetration for the bottom of the tower was just negated! It might have been more vanity and available finance than  planet awareness that declared no pulp wood, or similar building materials. Most stuff needed attention before it could be used, windows releaded, trusses and staircases disassembled to be reassembled, crummy old doors hung until a better one could fill the space. Broken windows installed, something covering the gap until we could replace the glass. The bricks kept being made in small bursts through the project.We are pleased we have roofed the original idea.  It is a continuing project. There have been some pretty bleak times. And fun' - Deidre and Ray .

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