Beechworth Arts Council is a local community art group established in the 1970s by a bunch of art-minded individuals.

An affiliated member of Regional Arts Victoria, Beechworth Arts Council has a strong commitment to strengthening community through engagement in the arts. The arts council founded the first Beechworth Arts and Craft Market in the 1980s, offered exhibition and studio space along with a host of creative workshops throughout the 1990s, produced the first local spoken and written word festival (WRAP) in the 2000s and a series of popular Spring Arts Festivals a decade later.

Over the years there have been countless Life Drawing, Printmaking, and Painting workshops, a town-widephotography project spanning four decades (Beechworth Family Album), events celebrating local literary stars such as Ada Cambridge and David Martin, and instigator of the now iconic Beechworth Tapestry, housed in the historic Beechworth Town Hall. In short, Beechworth Arts Council is an integral part of the Beechworth and greater Indigo arts community.

Our next big exhibition is titled, The COLOURS of Inclusion will be at The Empire Hotel in November for the 2023 Drag’d Out festivities

The Colours of Inclusion entry details (here)

Beechworth Arts Council Membership details (here

Beechworth Arts Council thanks Indigo Vineyard for their generous Sponsorship of ART in Autumn.

Indigo Vineyard, 1221 Beechworth-Wangaratta Rd, Everton Upper VIC 3678 (click here)

Beechworth Arts Council also acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Wilson Fabrics and Bruck Textiles. We thank them for providing the fabric covers for our exhibition display screens.

Acknowledgement of Country

Beechworth Arts Council acknowledges the original custodians of the Indigo Hills and surrounds. The people of the rivers and the hills of this extraordinary country have walked these lands for thousands of years and continue to do so today. We pay our respect to their elders of the past, present and emerging, and we direct our members and patrons to the constitutional recognition through a Voice to Parliament referendum later this year, as an important step towards reconciliation, truth and treaty.

From the heart – Voice to Parliament (details here)