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Council launches new look arts and culture website

28 October, 2019Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week launched a new look website to support our thriving arts community.

The Southern Highlands Arts Festival website has been rebranded as the Southern Highlands Arts File (SHAF).

Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams said the website will keep residents in the loop with what’s happening in the local arts and culture sector.

“The website will provide a convenient source of information for readers to find out what’s happening in the local arts scene,” she said. “We’ll also feature guest blog posts and highlight upcoming events and funding opportunities.”

New to the website is the opportunity for artists, businesses and community groups to upload their arts and cultural events to a self-serve online events calendar.

Also on the website are details on the Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail.

“This year we’ve got a record 46 studios displaying works from more than 100 artists joining us as part of the trail,” said Erin.  “This includes 15 new studios joining us for the first time.”

Mediums on display will include both traditional and contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles, photography, sculpture, printmaking, book binding and metalwork.

“All studios will be open free to the public but be prepared to be tempted and make some special purchases along the way,” said Erin.

The Art Studio Trail will be held over the weekends of 2 – 3 November and 9 -10 November from 10am to 5pm.

To view the SHAF website, including details on the Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail, visit www.shaf.com.au.

The Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail will be launched by Ben Quilty, acclaimed contemporary artist at 6pm on Friday 1 November at the Southern Highlands Artisans Collective in Robertson.

“Tickets for the launch event are booked out but residents can contact Council to register for the waitlist,” said Erin.

For further information contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams on phone 4868 0888 or via email to erin.adams@wsc.nsw.gov.au.