Writers, Readers and Poets’ Weekend  ¦  Beechworth  ¦  2018

BEECHWORTH Arts Council’s Writers, Readers and Poets’ Weekend 2018 will be staged at Beechworth’ George Kerferd Hotel late in autumn or early in winter 2018 — a change from February 23-25 as previously planned.

Writers, Readers and Poets’ Weekend 2017 attracted more than 190 people to explore ‘The way of the world’. The program for WRAP 2018 will reflect demand for more panel discussions with writers.

The 2018 program will be launched early in autumn.


Indigo Gold  ¦  Beechworth  ¦  opens March 31, 2018

BIG WHEEL: Wallaby Mine relics, Nine Mile Creek Historic Area. IMAGE: Jamie Kronborg

A SHEPHERD named Howell and a pair of companions are said to have been the first to find gold in what fast became Beechworth in 1852. Discoveries quickly followed in the Woolshed Valley, Snake Gully or the Nine Mile – later named Stanley — and Yackandandah the same year. Finds followed near Chiltern in 1854 and at Rutherglen in 1860.

Beechworth Arts Council is seeking interest from visual artists across Indigo Shire to create, show and offer works which tap the gold lead in a major exhibition to coincide with Beechworth’s Golden Horseshoes’ Festival at Easter 2018.

Please email your interest to curator Daren John Pope.