The Place of Art initiative - follow up workshops

To celebrate Burnie Arts Council Inc’s 70th Birthday, on the 22nd October a forum titled The Place of Art in the Art of Place was held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Guest speakers included Saul Eslake (independent economist), Professor Kate Darian-Smith (Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania), Lindy Hume (Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island) and Vic McEwan (contemporary artist and Artistic Director of The Cad Factory). The forum was designed to be a provocation, the beginning of a process that will lead toward building a plan for the future direction of arts and culture in our region. Follow up consultation sessions have been announced so that you can have your say. As an arts practitioner, arts administrator, or art lover residing in this area, what are your burning issues? Three meetings have been scheduled along the coast. 1) Ulverstone, Tuesday 27th November, 3 - 4pm Montgomery Room (off Woolworths Car Park. 2) Burnie, Thursday 29th November 12 noon - 1pm at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. 3) Wynyard, Tuesday 4th December 10am - 11am, Artscape, Jackson St. If you would like to be included on the email list send a message to The Place of Art in the Art of Place was generously supported by Ten Days on the Island, Burnie City Council, Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.


70th Birthday Burnie Arts Council Inc Membership Offer

On the 22nd of October, Burnie Arts Council Inc celebrated our 70th birthday with an inspiring forum titled ‘The Place of Art in the Art of Place’, held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. To mark this momentous occasion, we are offering a super special membership offer. New members can join for just $7.50 single, $11 family or $4 student. We would love to hear from you. Any enquiries call Lyndal on 0438 313 045


'paper on skin' Award Winners Announced

The paper on skin Gala Parade and Award evening was a stunning display of colour, creativity and masterful use of Burnie's signature element, paper. Awards are as follows: $5000 Betta Milk Major Award: Svenja 'Lichen Morphology'. $1500 Friends of the Regional Gallery Runner Up Award: Polly Crowden 'Adira of Aberlone'. $500 Cocoon Design Public Vote Award, Cynthia Hawkins, 'Empress at Forbidden City'. Image: Grant Wells Photo. Svenja - 'Lichen Morphology'


Diary Contributions Welcome

Burnie Arts Council Inc are happy to share upcoming arts events on this page. If you have an image or web-link they can also be included in the post. Send items to or call Lyndal Thorne on 0438 313 045. Selected items can also be shared on our Facebook page, with the contributors permission.