ARTBOX coming to Strathbogie Shire
Strathbogie Shire Council is excited to announce a portable exhibition space, ARTBOX, will soon be circulating around our region.
Mayor Cr Laura Binks said the initiative, currently undergoing the pilot program in Huon Valley Council in Tasmania, is a unique method to promote professional and emerging artists and makers.
“While providing a professional exhibition and performance space, ARTBOX also gives opportunities for regional and remote communities in Strathbogie Shire to experience and engage with arts and culture.”
“This project has been based off the successful program offered by Tasmania’s Huon Valley Council’s pilot program in Tasmania of the same name and allows for resource sharing relating to programming,” Cr Binks said.
“The box’s design has been improved to enhance its sustainability and features. Once installed, the shipping container design – ARTBOX – will support community arts and culture projects throughout Strathbogie Shire. The schedule and rotation of locations is currently being considered by Council staff,” she said.
Cr Binks said Council was excited to see how ARTBOX could build capacity and cultural enjoyment for our communities.
Council was successful in acquiring this infrastructure project funding though Creative Victoria under the Creative Neighbourhoods Infrastructure Program.
Cr Binks said ARTBOX comes after results from a 2021 arts and culture survey showed community support for micro galleries and public art.
“Council looks forward to any feedback and suggestions from the community, especially local artistic and cultural practitioners of all mediums and community arts groups who may express interest in utilising this opportunity and the program development,” Cr Binks said.
For more information about the pilot program, visit https://www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/services/my-community/arts-and-culture/artbox/