Arts and culture

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Woollahra is recognised as the home of many of Australia's most acclaimed artists, authors and filmmakers, including poet Banjo Patterson, Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White, iconic opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland as well as internationally recognised visual artists Charles Blackman, Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, Fairlie Kingston, Margaret Olley, Lloyd Rees and Martin Sharp.

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Council's role

Our role is to facilitate a creative and vibrant community where people of all ages and backgrounds have access to lifelong learning opportunities and cultural activities. This is achieved through the development of policies, strategies, partnerships and events.

Our cultural programs include:

Through community partnerships and the Cultural Grants Program we support local creativity, cultural pursuits and creative talents including:

Find a local service or gallery

Download a printable list of local galleries, art schools, art prizes and services or take a DIY Art & Culture Walk.


For more information, please contact:

Cultural Development
Telephone: 9391 7135
Fax: 9391 7044