Welcome to the Glenelg Shire Council
Glenelg Shire Council offers a comprehensive Arts Program.
The Arts Program annually features a diverse variety of touring performances, which are selected to cater for a range of interests in the community. Most performances are presented in the Portland Arts Centre, but some are also presented in the Portland Civic Hall, and in both the Casterton Town Hall and the Heywood Community Hall. In addition, the Program presents around twelve exhibitions per year in the Portland Arts Centre in two gallery spaces - the CEMA Gallery and the Woolcock Gallery. The majority of these exhibitions feature some of the many talented visual artists living in the region, but the exhibition program also includes artists from outside the region, and sometimes touring exhibitions of visual arts and/or social history.The Glenelg Shire Council Arts Program also provides advice and support for arts and cultural activities and projects initiated by local artists and various community arts organisations in the Shire, and where appropriate, works in collaboration with other units within Council, and with other local organisations to implement a variety of arts-related activities.
The Arts & Culture unit consists of the following staff: Susie Lyons, Arts & Culture Manager (full time) Lynda Cooper, Cultural Services Officer (part-time) Trevor Smith, Cultural Collection Officer (full-time) Nikki Pevitt, Community Arts Officer (part-time)
Rob Foard, Technical Service Coordinator (part-time) There is also a pool of casual staff responsible for Front of House duties and Technical Support.
To make on-line bookings for touring performances, please click here. For all arts and performance enquiries please contact Susie Lyons or Lynda Cooper at the Portland Arts Centre, ph: 5522 2263, or email:Susie Lyons or Lynda Cooper. The Portland Arts Centre is situated on the corner of Glenelg and Bentinck Streets in Portland and is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.for enquires regarding Council's Cultural Collection contact Trevor Smith on 55222319 or by emailFor Community Arts Enquiries contact Nikki Pevitt on 0400768 033 or by email