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City of Marion is home to Marion Cultural Centre, Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Gallery M and art in public places.
Marion Cultural Centre officially opened on 23 November 2001 with an average of approximately 1000 visitors per day with design features that reflect the councils strong commitment to environmental awareness and energy efficiency, the Marion Cultural Centre comprises of a theatre, meeting rooms, art gallery, cafe, foyer, plaza and the Marion Library.
Warriparinga is a unique site in the heart of Marion, known for its natural beauty, outdoors recreation, native plants and animals as well as a place for cultural and environmental education.
It is significant for its Kaurna, European and environmental features. The Kaurna Aboriginal words Warri Parri means “windy place by the river”.
Warriparinga is home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, which interprets Kaurna culture and heritage. The centre hosts cultural tours and can be hired for functions and community activities.
Gallery M is available for visual arts exhibitions for groups, individual artists or community projects, and provides a versatile exhibition area which is the ideal setting for both local and touring art exhibitions. A gallery shop selling a wide range of hand crafted items by local artists is adjacent to the gallery. Gallery M is proudly operated by the Red House Group on behalf of the City of Marion. A City of Marion Cultural Development Project.
City of Marion believes that public space and places are enhanced significantly by artistic expression. Public art helps to create an environment that reflects pride, activates and creates a sense of place and generates a sense of ownership of public spaces.
Public art is a way of interpreting local issues, celebrating local stories and traditions, expressing community aspirations and exploring new ideas. Art in public places can be chanced upon by accident; it is free and it enriches our everyday experience.