Dethridge wheel community art project

Our region’s irrigation legacy runs deep, nourishing the land and weaving stories through generations. Now, we’re breathing new life into the remnants of that history—the dethridge wheel! These iconic symbols, retired yet resilient, are ready for their encore.

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Our region’s irrigation legacy runs deep, nourishing the land and weaving stories through generations. Now, we’re breathing new life into the remnants of that history—the dethridge wheel! These iconic symbols, retired yet resilient, are ready for their encore.

How will the wheels be designed?

Unleash Your Creativity! Imagine the possibilities as each organisation takes the reins in designing their wheel, transforming it into a captivating masterpiece that reflects their unique identity. Empowered with the freedom to decide, the wheels will become the canvas for an exclusive artistic statement, tailor-made for your organisation. Get ready to witness the extraordinary unfold as creativity knows no bounds in this journey of transformation!

Submit your application

Applications are now officially open!

Submissions to own, decorate & display a wheel will be open until Friday 31 May 2024.

Submit your Dethridge wheel application.

Process for reviewing applications

Lower Murray Water will be reviewing applications as we receive them.

Any requests for Lower Murray Water sponsorship for your project will be assessed in July 2024, as part of the 2024-2025 Sponsorship and Donation program.

Submit a sponsorship and donation program application

Community workshop – Thursday 8 February 2024

On Thursday 8 February, we held a community workshop with community members who expressed interest in being involved in the art project. The workshop informed where the community wanted to see the retired wheels and what wheel designs they would like to create.

For the full summary, see community workshop summary.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this project, the application process or applying for sponsorship, please contact us at comms@lmw.gov.au or 1800 808 830.