The inaugural exhibition at the Old Council Chambers Gallery

Have a piece of your art exhibited in the inaugural exhibition in our new and exciting Art Space!

The inaugural exhibition is open to anyone who works, lives or plays within the City of Tea Tree Gully. Artists are invited to submit an application to exhibit one piece of art work being either 2D and 3D. For more details please read the Information and Application Pack. If you are interested in applying or have any queries please email Michael Treasure or call 8397 7426

Don’t forget you can have your say and vote for the new gallery name on our website: voting closes 1 October 2012

Reconciliation Week 2012

"Carpet Snake"

‘Carpet Snake’-an acrylic dot painting mounted on an unframed canvas featured during the Tea Tree Gully Reconciliation Week Art Exhibition from local Aboriginal artist Tanya Sansbury.

The  Library and the Hive are celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2012.

What is National Reconciliation Week?
National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The chosen dates recognise two significant achievements in the reconciliation journey; the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The theme for this year is, ‘Let’s Talk Recognition’ with a strong focus on how all Australians can better understand and appreciate each other, the wonderful contributions, cultures and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Why are these dates significant?
27 May marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 percent of Australians vote to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders in the national census. 2012 marks the 45th anniversary of the 1967 referendum.

On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders  have a special relationship to the land which existed prior to the colonalisation and still exists today. The recognition helped  pave the way for land rights called the Native Title. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Mabo decision.

Check the Reconciliation Week webpage for details of upcoming events across council.

We all know the importance of recognition and how great it makes everyone feel. National Reconciliation week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize all Australians, and the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders  within this country. So get involved by attending an event and do your part for Reconciliation Week.

School Holiday Art!

These school holidays were brimming with budding young artists! With the aid of a wonderful professional, Hannah, as well as our resident Picasso, Megan, we ran two Manga Art Drawing classes where participants learnt invaluable techniques in drawing the unique Japanese style cartoon. The results were inspiring! Children and youth ranging from 6 years to 16 years proudly displayed their completed works. We will be keeping an eye out for the next Tite Kubo to emerge from Tea Tree Gully!