Local tourism experiences come alive with the newly installed ‘Pop Out Brochure’ now on show at the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre, featuring works by local artist Mel Cecotti.
The ‘Pop-Out Brochure’ is a new installation at the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre to encourage fun and engaging interaction. The ‘brochure in art’ concept provides a taste of the region to encourage the visitor to explore the area.
“This exciting and fun display features caves, sinkholes, sea and vineyards and utilises vibrant colours and quirky materials for an 'off-canvas' experience. The combined artwork and display both harness educational elements and encourages visits to various sites around Mount Gambier and the Limestone Coast,” City of Mount Gambier Manager Tourism and Economic Development Donna Foster said.
The quirky concept aims to take a different approach to sharing visitor information and encourages visitors to talk to the centre staff about what they want to see and do in the region.
There are multiple artworks by artist Mel Cecotti of Psycotti Art including ‘Simo’, ‘Stevie the Scuba Diver’ and ‘Ducks’.
“Simo is a fun take on the extinct short faced kangaroo whose footprints lead out of the cave and cheekily ‘photobombs’ anyone who takes a selfie photo on the designated seat,” Ms Cecotti said.
“The piece titled ‘Ducks’ encourages interaction with nature with a message about not feeding bread to ducks and wildlife while ‘Stevie the Scuba Diver’ prompts people to think about underwater activities including cave diving at sites like Kilsby Sinkhole,” Ms Cecotti said.
“There is something for all ages and the display includes hidden gems that can be found throughout the art including the flowers of each of the Australian states,” Ms Foster said.
The display can be viewed daily at the visitor centre during normal opening hours, closing thirty minutes before the centre shuts. The visitor centre is open seven days between 9:00am to 5:00pm weekdays and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.