Networks, Events & Volunteers
Great Western Tiers Art Award (GWTAA)
This annual art award in non-acquisitive and is open to local artists with work that is focused on Meander Valley. A number of prizes are awarded in various categories and participating artists also have an opportunity to sell their work. GWTAA is delivered through a partnership between the Launceston Art Society and Meander Valley Council.
The Great Western Tiers Art Award (GWTAA) is an art exhibition for local artists of all persuasions with works focused on Meander Valley. The Award aims to inspire skills, confidence and friendship through art – encouraging novice and experienced exhibitors alike.
GWTAA was established in 2018 through a partnership between Meander Valley Council and the Launceston Art Society. It has a non-acquisitive main prize of $1,000 with five additional award categories and no commission on sales. The theme for 2020 is ‘close encounters’.
The GWTAA exhibition will run throughout March 2020 at the Deloraine Creative Studios. Applications close 1 February 2020 with works being required by 25 February 2020.
Council Community Forums
Council holds quarterly forums throughout the year in different townships across the municipality. Forums provide an opportunity for residents and members of the community to discuss local issues and achievements with Councillors and Council officers. Upcoming forums are advertised in local papers and on Council's Facebook page.
For more information on the next scheduled Council Community Forum, phone 6393 5300
Festival of Small Halls • Mole Creek • 9 January 2020
Each year, Council sponsors the Festival of Small Halls which brings internationally and nationally acclaimed performers to our rural community halls offering an amazing family-friendly night of food and entertainment. This community concert will be held at the Mole Creek Memorial Hall on Thursday 9 January 2020.
The show will feature one of Scotland’s foremost folk singers, Siobhan Miller and her band, plus nationally acclaimed Australian songwriter, Jack Carty and local legends, the Meander Men’s Choir. It promises to be a rare evening of music and song in a beautiful rural setting. Tickets are limited and subsidised by Council, so secure yours as soon as you can. Tickets can be purchased from Council's office in Westbury or online at https://festivalofsmallhalls.com/mole-creek-2020/
Future planning for community groups
Council offers free, practical 2-hour sessions in organisational planning. Sessions are designed to help community groups identify their main direction and what they want to achieve. Organisational planning assists with the practical skills required to guide activities and remain focused on achieving objectives.
For more information or to book an organisational planning session phone 6393 5300
Meander Valley has a large network of organisations, community and special interest groups. There are also a range of resources available to assist with community initiatives and not-for-profit ventures. For more information, click here
For information about opportunities to volunteer in Meander Valley or to nominate someone who deserves to be recognised for their contributions, click here