Banyule City Council supports the thriving arts and cultural scene for which the city is renowned. They create inspiring, relevant and entertaining arts experiences for all, collaborating with the Banyule community to promote the value of arts and culture, and enrich the city.
There are numerous community arts programs throughout the municipality, supporting the preservation and celebration of our city’s diverse heritage and cultures. Community events include Twilight Sounds, Kids Arty Farty Festival, Malahang Festival, Carols by Candlelight and Boulevard Lights. The Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe is a dedicated cultural hub, supporting thought provoking and high quality exhibitions. The council also manages Banyule’s public art program, the Banyule Art Collection and ‘Pinpoint’ – our local artist register and development network.
The Banyule Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (BACAC) plays an active and strategic role in setting priorities for arts and culture in Banyule. It operates a number of Working Groups which contribute to planning and management of the arts and culture program.