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Arts and Cultural Development in the City of Canada Bay
Arts and Culture is becoming a significant component for the City of Canada Bay. The aim is to foster the economic activity which the arts can generate, and to provide a lifestyle that the residents can enjoy embracing the many opportunities that a thriving arts sector can bring.
Canada Bay Council aims to develop an understanding of the cultural needs of the community and to identify and support appropriate services, programs and infrastructure. This will be achieved by consulting residents, artists, social and commercial groups and by identifying key partners such as other levels of Government.
We have developed and continue to implement:
- A Cultural Plan- a strategic plan for the city
- An Artist Register
- A Public Art Policy
- Cultural facility identification
Cultural features of the City of Canada Bay include:
- Five Dock and Concord libraries that present artists exhibitions and literary events. Artists are encouraged to contact council about the artist of the month program which displays and promotes local artists works.
- The City of Canada Bay Museum which was officially opened on Saturday, 16 May 2009 and features an exciting collection that has been sourced from all over the City and ranges from 1915 to the 1970's. Included in the collection are items that uniquely represent the history of Canada Bay, such as Arnott's and Bushells memorabilia as well as an extensive collection of toys, material from World War I and II, fashion, household and office items, silver and china collections, sports memorabilia, local industry items such as Victor and the first firefighters helmet made in Australia. The City of Canada Bay Museum is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and is located at 1 Bent Street, Concord. For more information, please visit this website
- The monument La Famiglia is the result of collaboration between the Basilicata Region, the City of Canada Bay and Associazione Lucania of Sydney. This work symbolizes the presence of Italians in Australia and the contribution given by them to the material and moral growth of this Country. The monument was unveiled on 15 August 2008 and is positioned at Stevenson's Reserve, Fairlight Street, Five Dock.
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