Arts and Culture
Council is committed to enriching the lives of community members by arts, culture and history. We are proud to support many wonderful creative offerings run by community members, art groups and Council. Please see below for details of some of the events on offer. If you have an idea for your own creative event please contact our Arts and Culture Advisor for assistance.
Arts and Culture Strategy
Golden Plains Shire Council's Arts and Culture Strategy 2018-22
Arts & Culture Golden Plains Facebook Page
Follow this page for opportunities, artists' call outs, event information and project information.
Zoom Me A River
Facilitated by Council, the five-minute film is a creative response to the social isolation and how communities came together virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic in Golden Plains Shire. The project was a multi-media collaboration involving multiple individual artists and groups from all corners of the Shire. The final video product was brought together and animated by film maker Leonie Van Eyk from Castlemaine, who worked with each group and artist to develop the content.
The film was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund Recovery Boost program for the project. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.
Great news for local creatives, the free ArtsACTION workshops will now go-ahead online:
1. Being Market Ready: 7 May
2. Working Together Effectively: 30 July
3. Digital Communications: 27 August
These workshops by Pop Up Art are designed to connect and strengthen networks, encourage market-readiness, provide opportunities to broaden reach, and gain new skills through working collectively. Residents can still also sign-up to the six-part email course. Find out more, and to register for the workshops or email course here.
GP Arts Inc. Arts Trail
Local community group GP Arts Inc. manage this popular event.
Spring in the Shire
Spring in the Shire Photography Competition and Exhibition
Following on from the successful 2017 and 2019 events, Council will deliver this event again in 2021. Further information will be provided closer to the date.
LOLA - Linton On Literary Arts
LOLA - Literacy on Linton Arts
Due to the success of 2018 & 2019 LOLA Festivals the community hope to run this event again in October 2020. This event celebrates the local stories of Linton and it's people through literacy, events and the arts.
Golden Plains Arts Inc.
An independent group of artists and arts supporters who partner with Council to plan and deliver arts and cultural events across the Shire. Please contact us if you would like to become a member.
Arts in Dereel
An independent group of artists based in Dereel working to establish and support a vibrant arts culture in the region. The group regularly holds workshops, events and exhibitions
The BOP Arts Co-Op
An independent group of artists and creatives with headquarters based in Meredith. This group offers school holiday programs, workshops, exhibitions and room hire for any creative offering that the local community would like to present.
Exhibit at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre for free
Download the guidelines and application form and exhibit your work at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre!