Tagged: Community Event

2020 Arts Trail success despite the odds

January 11, 2021Posted in: Community, Events

Two women posing for photo in Artists studio

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Southern Highlands Arts Trail has been hailed a success with close to 12,000 visitors flocking to studios and galleries throughout the Shire. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams explained that despite COVID-19 challenges, visitation and sales were both significantly higher than previous years. “We saw a 77 percent increase in the...

Be drawn in to Council’s Community Art Project

May 25, 2020Posted in: Community, Events

Woman painting portrait

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to participate in a community art project that will feature in Council’s Civic Centre Foyer Gallery. Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Erin Adams, explained the concept behind the project. “We’ve teamed up with a local artist to help residents create self-portraits in a paint by numbers effect,” she said. “Submit...

Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

February 3, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Vessels of Change, © Heidi McGeoch

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in this year’s Earth Hour celebrations. This year’s celebrations will include an inaugural Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition. Council’s Coordinator Environment and Health Systems Cecilia Kemp said the competition was designed to change the way...

Community Services Expo returns for 2018

September 28, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Thomas-Andrew Baxter welcomes participants to the 2016 expo

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host the annual Wingecarribee Community Services Expo on Thursday 11 October from 10 am until 1 pm at Bowral Memorial Hall. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, explained that the Expo provides a unique opportunity for residents to discover the wide range of services and groups that contribute to...

Council awards funds to 59 community projects

June 28, 2018Posted in: Community

Kangaloon Hall

Service providers, schools, sports clubs and volunteer organisations are some of the local community groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2018/19 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. A total of fifty nine local community projects totalling $129,200 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the 59 grants...