Cultural Workshops open for inspection

Published on 31 January 2023


Residents will get their chance to have first glimpse at the region’s all new creative space, the Mudgee Arts Precinct Cultural Workshops, at a special open day on Saturday, 11 February.

Located behind Mudgee Arts Precinct, and the former site of a preschool, the building has been reimagined as a multipurpose education, conferencing, and collaborative working space.

Council is inviting residents to come along to this free event that will include facility tours, artist demonstrations, creative workshops and activities for all ages, barbecue and face-painting.

Council’s Manager Community and Cultural Services, Fiona Shearman said the facility provides a new creative learning centre that aims to meet the diverse needs of our community.

“The MAP Cultural Workshops are the perfect space for leading creative thinking, education, collaboration and creative development,” Ms Shearman said.

“This purpose designed facility is fully accessible and offers a series of hireable spaces for the community including a digital classroom/technical suite with recording and editing facilities, large and small workshops/meeting rooms, co-working spaces, internal and external breakout areas and a kitchenette, all serviced by high-speed wifi.

“We encourage all residents to come down and take a look at the great community facility.”

The open day will include a series of free drop in activities and demonstrations by artists and educators including a screen-printing demonstration by Fiona MacDonald, architectural drawing with David Holm, life drawing and sculpture exploration with Caz Haswell and video portraiture with MAP Portrait Prize winner, Gus Armstrong.

Demonstrations will also be hosted by Dwayne Labbe, a renowned animator who has worked with film companies including Hanna-Barbera, Disney and Warner Bros and has animated famous characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Aladdin.

The Mudgee Arts Precinct Cultural Workshops Open Day will be held from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, 11 February. The workshops are located behind the Mudgee Arts Precinct on the corner of Douro and Short Streets.

This event is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Mid-Western Regional Council.

The Mudgee Arts Precinct has been funded by the NSW Government, the Australian Government and Mid-Western Regional Council.