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Hobsons Bay City Council is developing a new Creative City plan to help inform and guide its direction for arts and culture in the city.
You can contribute to this plan by completing the below Hobsons Bay Creative City 2023 survey, or joining our online or in person workshop.
To find out more and to register for a workshop follow the links below.
Access to arts and culture is integral to a vibrant community. It makes a positive contribution to the very liveability of a city.
The arts enable the celebration of diversity, creativity and innovation, while participation in arts and culture can help create opportunities to build social connection, understanding and cohesion.
People in our community identify with the arts across a broad spectrum and the positioning of Hobsons Bay as a Creative City is aimed to create the most inclusive approach, empowering the makers and creators, artists and administrators, historians, designers, volunteers, producers, performers - and people simply enjoying the experiences that the arts can deliver.
Council acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and waterways, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Artist: Elverina Johnson 2018
Name of Artwork: Bandu Gaddaan
Pronunciation: Bun-do Gudd –arrn
Meaning: Come together as one mob
Language: Gungganji of Yarrabah NQ.
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