Pride in culture

Mural. A collaborative project which links cultural identity and history is being celebrated throughout Art About Town month. The Indigenous and Proud project was launched by Smithton Primary School and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation in June to coincide with National Reconciliation Week. The first of five elements of the Indigenous and Proud project is a …

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CHArtchibald winner’s labour of love

Art. A striking portrait of empowerment and decadence by Frances Joyce has won the annual CHArtchibald Prize. On Friday, the month of Art About Town started with a street festival in Smithton where people could wander the main street to view this year’s entries before the prize winners were announced at Time Out on Emmett. …

1 year ago

Art to the fore this September

Event. There’s a party in Smithton, would you like to come? Then bring your friends and join the fun! Tomorrow from 5pm, join others for a festival in the main street of Smithton to kick off the Art About Town festivities. Live music will spill out from Time Out on Emmett where there will be …

1 year ago
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Art for the ages

Community. Creativity is key when it comes to entering artwork in any of the Art About Town competitions. There are plenty of opportunities for budding artists and experienced creatives to showcase their talents in the various competitions now open for entries. The finished pieces will help create an atmosphere of art during the month of …

1 year ago

Festival for the people

Culture. A street festival will mark the beginning of Art About Town next month. On Friday September 1, from 5pm, the main street of Smithton will be closed to traffic as the road is transformed into a festival space full of colour, music and movement. Buskers, street performers, light installations and craft tables will adorn …

1 year ago

Mural with a message

Create. Smithton schools have come together for this year’s local Art About Town festival to create street art with real meaning. Smithton Primary, Smithton High, St Peter Chanel and Circular Head Christian School have collaborated with Rural Health Tasmania to create a new mural on the wall of St Vincent de Paul Society, facing Smithton …

2 years ago

Power of art

Inspiration. Stanley artist Jeff Power has won the 2016 CHArtchibald Prize for his portrayal of David Buchanan. A ‘Red Party’ was held at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton on Friday recognising all the artists who contributed to Circular Head Council’s Art About Town month during September. Having already done portraits of others from the …

2 years ago
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From the ashes

Creativity. Emboldened by devastation and regeneration, locals have used art to capture the fires which tore through the region earlier this year. Circular Head Council’s annual ‘Art About Town’ month held throughout September allowed residents to interpret their experiences through the ‘On Fire’ theme. The month of creativity culminated in the ‘Red Party’ at Time …

2 years ago

That’s Classic!

Concert. Smithton was alive with the sound of music last Sunday afternoon (September 25) as ‘That’s Classic!’, an instrumental concert put together for Art About Town, showcased musical talent from the Circular Head community. Local music teachers, Jan Krom and Josie Riches collaborated with Jodie Saville of Circular Head Council to organise the event that …

2 years ago

Pop in people

Experience. A themed pop-up gallery in Smithton is just willing locals to pop in for a browse. Reflecting on the bushfires of early 2016, the Art About Town feature is open until September 30 when the month-long affair culminates in a ‘Red Party’. Volunteering at the gallery on Saturday and Monday mornings was Sue Popowski, …

2 years ago