Bollards along Geelong waterfront

Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar

The G21 Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar’s aims to foster artistic creativity, cultural leadership and involvement, as well as recognition and utilisation of heritage assets by:

  • promoting culture for all by engaging the community
  • developing artists, ideas and knowledge
  • building creative industries
  • acknowledging, celebrating and creating places and spaces
  • promoting cultural leadership.

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Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following Arts & Culture project as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:
  • An arts and cultural precinct comprising a new Library and Heritage Centre, expanded GPAC and Geelong Gallery and renovation of the Old Courthouse Building.

Pillar Projects

The G21 Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar projects support the objectives of ‘The G21 Geelong Region Plan – A sustainable growth strategy’ and are owned and delivered by a variety of regional organisations. Current Projects are:

Latest Pillar Activity

The State Government is bringing Geelong’s famous bollards to life with $2 million in funding for the Say Hello to the Geelong Bollards project.
More than 60,000 people are expected in Geelong’s CBD to celebrate White Night, a festival that will take over city streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions.
The City of Greater Geelong’s potential move to a new office building could have huge flow-on benefits for the Geelong Cultural Precinct, a G21 Priority Project.

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Pillar Leadership

Cr Margot Smith (Chair)
Surf Coast Shire
Kaz Paton (Deputy Chair)
Manager Arts & Culture
City of Greater Geelong
Barbara Abley AM
National Serviceman's Association
Susan Allsop
Osborne Park Association
Mark Beasley
Geelong Heritage Centre Collection & Heritage Centre Services
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Jennifer Cromarty
Creative Geelong
Paul Davis
General Manager
Shannon Di Lisio
Tourism & Community Development Program Leader
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cr Ross Ebbels
Borough of Queenscliffe
Padraic Fisher
National Wool Museum
Harriet Gaffney
Arts Development Officer
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Helena Kirby
Golden Plains Shire
Nada Malinac
Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO
G21 Geelong Region Alliance
Patti Manolis
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Cr Jim Mason
City of Greater Geelong
Una McAlinden
National Celtic Festival
Prof David McCooey
Personal Chair, Faculty of Arts & Education
Deakin University
Joel McGuinness
General Manager
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Alice Nash
Executive Producer
Back to Back Theatre
Ian Seuren
General Manager Development & Community Services
Colac Otway Shire
Jason Smith
Geelong Art Gallery
Melissa Stark
Development Manager
Back to Back Theatre
Leanne Stein
Arts Access Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe
Samantha Thompson
Community Development Officer
Golden Plains Shire
Damian Waight
Manager Community Relations
Surf Coast Shire