Council calls on residents to attend Regional Art Gallery workshops

1 September, 2011Posted in: Community, Development
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to attend a series of workshops to have their say on a proposed Regional Art Gallery for the Shire.

The workshops form part of a preliminary Feasibility Study Council is undertaking to investigate the potential of the former Mittagong Bowling Club as the site for the proposed Gallery.

Wingecarribee Shire Council has commissioned the Australia Street Company and TZG Architects to undertake the preliminary study which will investigate the benefits, costs, issues and opportunities of the Bowling Club site.

Councillor Juliet Arkwright, Chair of the Arts and Culture Board said the workshops would play a valuable part in the Feasibility Study.

“Council understands that modern art galleries play an important role in community cultural life,” Clr Arkwright said.

“Some galleries support local artists including new and emerging talent and some would argue that regional art galleries also introduce the joys of creativity to children.

“Discussions may include what gallery partners need to be involved, should studio space and community workshops be included and even what type of programs and exhibitions the residents would prefer to see,” Clr Arkwright added.

The workshops will be held at:

  • The Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley Street, Bowral on Tuesday 6 September from 10.30am to 1.00pm, and
  • The Mittagong Community Centre, Queen Street, Mittagong on Saturday 10 September from 1.00pm to 3.30pm.

“These public meetings are a valuable opportunity for the community to put forward their ideas and suggestions on the proposed Art Gallery. Consequently, we’d like to see as many people as possible attend the workshops.”

Residents unable to attend the workshops can participate in an online forum by visiting

To enable Council staff to cater for the event please RSVP your attendance for either workshop by phoning 4868 0761 or via email at:

For more information on the workshops or online forum contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on phone 4868 0855.