Wangaratta has a passionate arts community with a diverse range of visual arts experiences offered through the Wangaratta Art Gallery and many other local Galleries along with regular innovative cultural development initiatives delivered throughout the municipality.
The Culture Victoria Project was funded by Arts Victoria and aims to capture the local history of Wangaratta through a series of short films and photographic images. Those stories include:
The Rural City of Wangaratta Council has presented the CURRENT Sculpture Event six times since 2003, the award is now a biennial sculpture project.
The award was designed primarily as an outdoor sculpture award with the winners sculpture being placed in public spaces throughout the municipality.
Sculptures from the Award have been placed in the King George Gardens, Merriwa Park, the Arts Precinct (next to the Wangaratta Art Gallery) and in the Rural town of Milawa.
The sculpture Award also comprised a ‘ephemeral’ (meaning- ‘existing only briefly’) sculpture display in Merriwa Park, along with children’s activities, artists workshops and food and wine vendors.
For further information about Cultural Development please contact Council's Cultural Development Officer on (03) 5722 0847