Arts and Culture Centre
Following several decades of community requests, Singleton Council is progressing construction of an Arts and Culture Centre to be built adjoining the Visitor Information Centre in Townhead Park.
The $4.08 million project is funded by a $2.787million NSW Government grant from Create NSW (announced by Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP in December 2018) with the remainder by Council.
The Arts and Culture Centre has been designed in keeping with the Townhead Park MasterPlan, and in conjunction with existing facilities on the site including the Visitor Information Centre, café and playground. It will transform this important location off the Hunter Expressway and New England Highway into a hub for visitors, the Singleton community, arts and culture, recreation and leisure.
The final design has now been received, and includes a substantial exhibition/gallery space and two artists’ workshops. The building will connect to the existing VIC via an outdoor courtyard that will also be a space for sculptural artworks and a place for people to meet. The design is customised to be a state-of-the-art art and exhibition space, and incorporates a number of sustainable and environmental elements including solar.
FIND OUT MORE AND GET INVOLVED
The final design is now available and members of the community are invited to talk through the plans with Council staff. From Monday 7 September 2020 to Sunday 27 September 2020 you can find out more and get involved by taking a guided tour of the site with Council's Specialist Arts and Culture - email firstname.lastname@example.org with arts and culture centre tour in the subject line to register your interest and we'll get back to you.
HELP US TO NAME THE NEW ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE
If you have a name or suggestion for the name of the Singleton Arts and Culture Centre, or ideas for exhibitions or activities to utilise the space, we want to hear them! Simply use the survey link below by 27 September 2020.