Gulgong Arts Council
Gulgong Arts Council started approximately 25 years ago, originally as the Gulgong Writers’ Group at the Henry Lawson Centre. Eventually this group morphed into the Gulgong Arts Council and began programming arts activities including street theatre and exhibitions.
At present the Arts Council boasts almost forty members – among them potters, painters, spinners and knitters, felt-makers and other crafts including candle-making.
The annual UNEARTHED exhibition has been held for the past 10 years at the Gulgong Memorial Hall over the June long weekend (to coincide with the Henry Lawson Festival). Entries are open to students, Arts Council members and the general public.
The Gulgong Arts Council organises the occasional workshop and has also held exhibitions at the Holterman Museum and the CWA Hall. These exhibitions give members the opportunity to show and sell their work.
In 2016 the Gulgong Arts Council received a grant which enabled them to hire the charming old NAB building (cnr Mayne & Herberts Streets) for a short term Pop-Up Gallery. A great success, the exhibition included works from world renowned ceramic artist Chester Nealie and varied works by local artists.