The Adelaide Hills Council values the vibrant arts culture of our region, working with local artists and the wider community to facilitate and promote activities that enhance culture and strengthen the sense of place.
To see what arts events are on the horizon in our district, click through to our major events listing and filter the event category at the top of the list to "Arts & Culture".
ARTS ACTION PLAN
Fostering creativity in the district is a strategic priority for Council. Our role in this space was considered in the report Adelaide Hills Council's Role in Supporting the Arts - Considering the need for Arts Hubs (August 2017). This report led to the development of Council's Arts Action Plan 2018-2021, available under Council Documents.
ARTS AND HERITAGE HUB, "FABRIK"
We are currently developing an arts hub called 'Fabrik' at the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill site in Lobethal. Whilst it's early days for Fabrik's final structure, things are already happening on the site, with exhibitions, art classes, and community connections.
Click here to view the Arts and Heritage Hub Business Development Framework.
Click here to read about how the name 'Fabrik' came to be.
ADELAIDE HILLS INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
This bi-annual event created a lasting public art legacy across the Adelaide Hills. The first symposium in 2012 resulted in three of the original eight sculptures being placed at Balhannah, Lobethal and Stirling. A further eight were created and placed in sites across the Hills in 2014, and a final eight during 2016. Click here to discover the completed sculpture trail.
COMMUNITY MOSAIC COUCH TRAIL
The Community Mosaic Couch project brought together residents affected by the 2015 Sampson Flat Bushfire to produce a legacy celebrating their resilience and community spirit. Click here to learn more about this project and the couch locations.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIVING ARTISTS FESTIVAL (SALA)
The Adelaide Hills is strongly represented each year in the SALA Festival as numerous galleries, studios, restaurants and businesses liaise with and exhibit local artists. We are very excited to see our region's representation in this festival grow year on year, and we look forward to being a driving force during SALA again in 2019.
COMMUNITY ARTS GROUPS
For further information about community theatre, dance, singing, music, arts or other such groups please click here.
Click here for more information about arts and culture in the Adelaide Hills region.