Arts & culture
Campaspe Shire has a thriving artistic and cultural community, with participation in the arts ranging from professional practice and being a source of income and employment, through learning and leisure pursuits and community engagement and development.
Arts and culture are important in building community identity and pride, creating a sense of belonging inspiring community and civic participation, creating a culture of inclusion, contributing to resilient local economies, promoting health and wellbeing, and creating liveable cities and towns.
Council is involved in the following key areas:
One important way Council supports the arts locally is by providing two fantastic performing arts venues, which are available to the community for hire.
They are the 393 seat Echuca Paramount Cinema & Performing Arts Complex, which is managed by Southern Star, and the Kyabram Plaza Theatre, which is managed by a Committee of Management.
Echuca Paramount Cinema & Performing Arts Complex
392 High Street
Tel: 5482 3399
Kyabram Plaza Theatre
243 Allan Street
Tel: 5852 3151
Council's art collection
Council's art collection is available to view through the eHive website.
Galleries and art spaces
Council provides support through providing buildings at low, or not cost, and offering community grants to support the development, promotion and activation of spaces. Current support includes:
- Alton Gallery, 111 Hare Street, Echuca - run by Echuca Moama Artists Inc., exhibition details are available through the Alton Galley Facebook page.
- The Foundry Art Space, 9-11 Murray Esplande, Echuca - run by the Echuca Moama Arts Initiative, exhibition details are available through the Foundry Art Space Facebook page.
- Kyabram Town Hall, 9-15 Allan Street, Kyabram - run by the Kyabram Town Hall Committee, exhibition details are available through the Kyabram Town Hall website.
Campaspe Shire is home to many talented artists, galleries, public art displays and outdoor murals.
An inspirational Arts Trail map has been developed to inspire adventure and creativity in us all!
Explore more than 50 murals scattered across Tongala, or browse Kyabram's three galleries at leisure - one of which is fully dedicated to fashion. If silo art is more your thing, head to Rochester and Colbinabbin and the amazing artwork will not disappoint.
Download the Arts Trail Map(PDF, 9MB) here.
Council has adopted a Arts and Culture Strategy, entitled Creative Campaspe, which outlines Council's strategic priorities and key actions for the next ten years. Download the Arts and Culture Strategy(PDF, 2MB).