Arts and Culture Plan

Consultation has concluded

The Draft Arts and Culture Strategic Plan was placed on public exhibition in early 2015, following consultation including workshops and interviews in late 2014. The final endorsed plan can be viewed here.

We listened to what the community had to say and pulled all of the ideas into our plan. Did we get it right? Now is your chance to read through the draft and provide us with feedback.

You are invited to:

HAVE YOUR SAY before 9am Monday 1 June 2015.

For more information contact Council's Cultural Development Officer on phone 4868 0855.

In the meantime, if you would like to be kept up to date with local Arts and Culture events and opportunities subscribe to the free weekly newsletter ArtsInfo at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/whats-on-arts-culture

The Draft Arts and Culture Strategic Plan was placed on public exhibition in early 2015, following consultation including workshops and interviews in late 2014. The final endorsed plan can be viewed here.

We listened to what the community had to say and pulled all of the ideas into our plan. Did we get it right? Now is your chance to read through the draft and provide us with feedback.

You are invited to:

HAVE YOUR SAY before 9am Monday 1 June 2015.

For more information contact Council's Cultural Development Officer on phone 4868 0855.

In the meantime, if you would like to be kept up to date with local Arts and Culture events and opportunities subscribe to the free weekly newsletter ArtsInfo at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/whats-on-arts-culture

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  • as a longstanding knitter..it is disapointing to see that Knitting is NEVER included in arts in SH it is more than beanies and tea cosies?we never see beginners workshops to teach what is a valuable skill.If you do not think its an art form have a look at KAFFE FASSET one of my tutors and an intrepid knitter.Also the cost is low and many who do not paint/woodwork can afford a ball of yarn and pins??

    asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your question about knitting. I agree there is no doubt that knitting can be art and the work of Kaffe Fasset is amazIng. There have also been some public arts projects involving guerilla knitting/yarn bombing. And as we commemorate ANZAC and World War I, projects involving masses of knitted poppies are happening - I saw an example at Geelong Regional Gallery recently. And I believe it was in Launceston a number of years ago, there was an installation involving a complete knitted house.
    Although knitting is not specifically mentioned in the strategy, that does not mean it is not included.
    You are right, it is a very accessible art form, as well as being a useful skill. I do know of informal knitting groups around the Southern Highlands, where knitters get together and learn from each other, but I am not aware of any beginners knitting classes running currently. It would be great to promote them if they were happening!


  • Looks like a great document and a wonderful strategy. I am a gallery and retail store owner on the Southern Highlands and we exhibit and sell many works from local and regional artists and am glad to see things like cooperation of people in the art world. My questions are: 1. have you heard about the large group of business people that have formed a group working toward having a regional art gallery? 2. If you have is the council Arts group involved in the discussions? 3. Do you know if there is any plans to consult with people that already have galleries in the region to discuss impacts on what is happening now?

    SteveH asked over 4 years ago

    Hi Steve
    I’m glad you liked the document and thanks for your questions. I’ll take them one by one.
    1. Yes, Council is aware of the private task force called SHAPE – Southern Highlands Arts Precinct Enterprise – convened by Mr Peter Tyree and Shelley Boyce
    2. No, the Arts and Culture Committee is not directly involved at this stage but SHAPE has advised Council of its plan. SHAPE is completely independent from Council.
    3. You would need to contact SHAPE directly for information about their consultation plans. Contacts are Gail Heathwood 0417 230 866 and Kate Ingham 0414 321 641

    Regards, Jenny