Podcasts, panel discussions, studio tours and one-on-ones.
The stories we tell each other and the world help shape our understanding of our environment and our place in it. Our ‘Stories’ series will play host to a number of live and pre-recorded events that will provide an insight into creativity and the creative process.
Join our Surf Coast artists and creatives in a series of facilitated discussions throughout July and August. Or drop by for a virtual studio tour and hear artist’s thoughts on space, place and artistic influence.
The Stories program and video resources will be launched here from 1 July.
A curated series of responses by artist and PORTAL LAC Miranda Jarvis. Join Miranda as she walks the glorious landscapes of the Surf Coast with artists for whom walking is key method for their creative practice.
To see this project, click on the link above.
Throughout July and August, we invited the Surf Coast community to become a creative pen pal by sharing some artwork on a postcard, which we then sent to a vulnerable or isolated member of our community. In return, each artist received their own PORTAL Postcard from an anonymous postcard artist. An online exhibition of a curated selection of the postcards will be held here via PORTAL in October
Short and Sweet Conversations is a series of intimate chats between children's book authors about the inspiration behind their books and the process of writing them.
Local children's book authors Kaye Baillie, Renee Treml and Stef Gemmill hosted these chats via Facebook Live every Thursday throughout August, and they are still available for viewing via our Facebook page. Click on the image above to find them.
Community members from across the Shire have answered the call to create a collaborative art piece.
Participants from Council’s Cafe Program have contributed individually-decorated puzzle pieces, with 68 pieces fitted together to make a single beautiful work.
We’ve chatted to many of our contributors, and to see the stories behind the creation of these pieces, go to the Council’s website by clicking on this link.