S3 Episode 7
In Conversation with Melinda Rankin
Melinda Rankin is the Director of Fabrik Arts & Heritage, located in Lobethal, a small regional town nestled in a picturesque valley on Peramangk and Kaurna Country in the Adelaide Hills.
Fabrik is an arts and heritage hub, run by Adelaide Hills Council. Its public program started in early 2019 and at the end of that year, the Cudlee Creek bushfire devastated the area.
As a newly established arts organisation with a remit covering both community and economic development goals, the team at Fabrik immediately looked to ways the premises and public program could play a role in supporting the community in its recovery.
Arts organisations play a vital role in communities they operate within. Fabrik’s considered approach to this work is a strong example of the meaningful impact arts organisations can have as a connector within their communities, in times of crisis and beyond.