Bathurst Public Art Community Peers Announced

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Three Community Peers have been shortlisted to sit on the Bathurst Public Art Program Committee (BPAPC) and endorsed by Bathurst Regional Council on Wed 15 July.

The BPAPC is designed to assist council as it develops a strategic approach to the creative activation of the region’s public spaces in line with the Bathurst Public Art Policy.

Members of the community with professional expertise or demonstrated interest in public art, visual art, the built environment, heritage, and /or community engagement were encouraged to nominate. We are very happy to see Tracey Callinan, executive director Arts OutWest is one of the nominees selected!

Congratulations to those who have been selected

Tracey Callinan, CEO, Arts OutWest: Tracey will bring a strong set of professional skills and sector knowledge including administrative skills, extensive networks, funding and sponsorship advice, cultural tourism perspectives, arts health insights, and an understanding of the creative industries landscape in the Central West and beyond.

Dr Peter Wilson: Peter has extensive experience as an educator having worked as senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Campus, and as a primary school teacher in NSW. As a professional practicing artist, Peter has undertaken numerous public art commissions and will bring this experience to the Committee.

Dr Kate Smith: As a creative producer with over twenty years’ experience, Kate has an innate understanding of the transformative role storytelling plays in our cultural life. Kate’s work across stage, screen, radio, communication, and education will bring a broad perspective to the role public art can play in defining place and community.

Bathurst Regional Council’s 20 Year Cultural Vision, the result of extensive community consultation, will build the Bathurst region’s reputation as a premier inland centre of culture and creativity.

A copy of the Bathurst Region: A Cultural Vision 2036 is available on the Bathurst Regional Council website: here

We look forward to seeing more wonderful public art in Bathurst!

Image: Tracey Callinan, executive director Arts OutWest.
Photo: Kerry Fragar AOW / Media Associate.

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