Art About Town on point

Art About Town a winning initiative: Circular Head Council’s Mayor Daryl Quilliam, youth and community officer Jodie Saville, community development officer Amber Power and general manager Scott Riley with the Local Government Award for Excellence.

Accolade. Circular Head Council has been recognised in the 2018 Local Government Awards for Excellence for an inclusive community project.

It was the local Art About Town initiative that earned the council the win in the Delivering Excellence – Smaller Councils category for populations under 15,000.

The month-long celebration of art and culture throughout Circular Head is delivered in a partnership between the council, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation, local artists, business owners, schools and community members.

The arty affair has grown over the years to include an art trail with an annual theme, murals and pop up galleries. It draws visitors to the region and many local and regional entrants into its art competitions, including the CHArtchibald Prize.

Read more about what’s new in this year’s Art About Town in an upcoming edition of the Chronicle.

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Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam congratulated locals on the win.

“I was particularly proud to receive this award for the hard work of our community development staff who organise this great event with the help of our local community,” he said.

“I’d like to say thank you to a number of people including our schools and local businesses for promoting this event each year. Again I look forward to this year’s event next month.”

The annual Local Government Awards for Excellence recognise and reward councils for their hard work benefiting local communities.

Brighton Council won the Delivering Excellence – Larger Councils (population over 15,000) category for their innovative development of CouncilWise, a wholly council owned subsidiary to develop, integrate and market the council’s in-house developed software platform to Local Government customers.

The annual LGAT conference was held in Hobart at the end of July.

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