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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture in Yankalilla

The District Council of Yankalilla is a thriving hub of Arts and Culture. The District is full of practising professional artists, artisans, musicians, writers, poets, academics and historians. There are several private galleries, community groups and festivals that offer an array of cultural experiences.

The District Council of Yankalilla is a major sponsor of the Festival Fleurieu.

Four Seasons on the Fleurieu Coast are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local emerging and established artists, sculptors, photographers, ceramic and jewellery makers, poets aned musicians. For further information, or if you are interested in participating in the District Council of Yankalilla Council Gallery series of four exhibitions, please download the Artist EOI Pack from the link below. Alternatively you can pick up a pack from the Council offices or the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre.

Expressions of Interest are due for submission by 5.00pm on Friday 24 January 2020.

Four Seasons on the Fleurieu Coast EOI Pack(1989 kb)

Click here for a list of some of the other Arts and Cultural experiences in Yankalilla, we will soon be adding a What’s On link for you to see what’s happening in our district (watch this space!)

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Arts and Cultural Facilitator

In 2017 the District Council of Yankalilla and the City of Victor Harbor partnered with Country Arts SA to employ an Arts and Cultural Facilitator for two council regions.

The role of the Arts and Cultural Facilitator is to help to bring together, promote and support the local artists and activity in these regions.

Peta Johnston began in this role at the start of 2018. Peta has had a diverse career in the arts that has encompassed innovative experimentation, education and community cultural development. Completing a B.A (Dance) degree from Adelaide University, Peta has worked with numerous independent dance artists and companies in both Australia and Canada, created work with small community groups and directed a number of large-scale works commissioned for major arts festivals, including the opening of the 2008 Adelaide Festival of the Arts and the 2007 & 2009 Bundaleer Forest weekend.

Peta’s most recent professional roles within the arts have provided her with multiple opportunities to successfully initiate and manage a range of arts and community cultural development projects within both metropolitan and regional contexts. She was the Education and Projects Officer for Ausdance SA and, after relocating to Bathurst NSW, Peta worked for the Bathurst Regional Council within the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre as the Creative Producer of the 2012 & 2014 National Youth Circus and Physical Theatre Festival - Catapult, and the Smashed Arts Program.  Peta is very grateful for the opportunity to work with such a dynamic and active arts community and is excited by the potential and possibilities.

If you would like to contact Peta please email: petajohnston@yankalilla.sa.gov.au or call 0437 338 167

Arts and Cultural facilitator