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 email@example.com. 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.