Cultural projects

The Cultural Development Officer works with local artists and community groups to develop and facilitate cultural projects in the community. The Cultural Projects in Queanbeyan for 2013 are: 

  • The Mental Health tile project involved local community members working with an artist in designing and creating tiles to install in the new Sensory Garden in Ray Morton Park. The project was completed and launched in May by the Mayor of Queanbeyan. Aboriginal Totem Poles in Ray Morton Park
  • A variety of community groups and school students have been working with a mosaics artist to design and make mosaic panels for installation in the outdoor seating in the Crawford St lifestyle precinct. Eight mosaic panels have been completed and installed.
  • A sensory sculpture of a large Snail was developed and fabricated by Neil Dickinson for the new Sensory Garden. Council was successful in obtaining funding from Southern Tablelands Arts for the project, which was installed in September.
  • The first stage of the Crawford Street laneway project has been completed, between the Morisset Street carpark and Crawford Street. Artist Neil Dickinson has installed a series of metal sculptures of local birds. Neil will now be working with local school students to design and fabricate a variety of artworks representing local flora and fauna along the laneway

For more information on these projects contact the Cultural Development Officer on 6285 6170 or email cultural.services@qprc.nsw.gov.au.