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Arts and Culture Strategy

Golden Plains Shire Council's Arts and Culture Strategy 2018-22

View the Arts and Culture Strategy here.


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Council Run Facebook Page - GP Creatives

Follow this page for opportunities, artists' call outs, event information and school holiday activities.   


MECHA - Experimental Arts Festival

Inaugural 2019 event run by artist duo Cake Industries supported by Council.  This weekend fesitval should be an exciting addition to the arts offerings in the Shire.  January 2019 on a private property in Scarsdale.

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Rockin' Rokewood with the Arts

Inaugural 2019 weekend arts festival run by local artists and supported by Council.  This creative weekend will offer live music, food, children's entertainment, performance and a craft arts market.  

Click here for further information


GP Arts Inc. Arts Trail

Local community group GP Arts Inc. manage this popular event.

The 2020 Arts Trail will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2020.


Spring in the Shire Photography Competition and Exhibition

Following on from the successful inaugural 2017 events, Council plans on delivering this event again in 2019.  Further information will be provided closer to the date.


LOLA - Literacy on Linton Arts

Due to the success of the 2018 LOLA that community members in Linton managed, funded by Regional Arts Victoria and supported by Council, community will again be running this event in October 2019.  This event looks to celebrate the local stories of Linton and it's people through literacy, events and the arts.

For further details about LOLA click here.


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Arts Atlas

A fantastic arts resource and free-to-use listing service for the Geelong and Central Highlands regions.  Visit Arts Atlas Geelong and the Central Highlands Arts Atlas for more information.


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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.


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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

Link to Arts in Dereel


The BOP Art 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.

Link to BOP Art Co-Op.

Exhibit at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre

Exhibit at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre for free

Download the guidelines and application form and exhibit your work at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre!


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Thursday, 4 July 2019 - 2:52pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.