The Barossa Council is calling on schools, artists, individuals and community groups to channel their artistic and creative skills and participate in a Community Banner Competition to help celebrate the 175th anniversary of Local Government in Australia.
The competition is an opportunity for members of the community to positively and artistically promote the theme, “How our Community benefits from Local Government.”
Mayor Bob Sloane has praised the Local Government Association for this initiative and is pleased Council is supporting the arts project.
“What a fantastic concept. Not only does it engage the community, but it gives people a voice, allowing them to create a visual interpretation of how they benefit from the services offered by Council,” Mayor Sloane said.
“There are no age limitations on participants so I look forward to seeing the diverse range of interpretations about how Council is benefiting and assisting the community. It will be an interesting activity and I truly hope people realise Council is more about rates and rubbish!”
Mayor Sloane is confident the Barossa community will embrace the community banner concept and encourages people to think laterally about the essential services offered by Council and the positive impacts these have on the Barossa community.
Concept banner templates and associated guidelines are available from all Council branches and libraries. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, June 22.
A panel will shortlist the top five banner concepts and the artist(s) will be invited to participate in a workshop at the Barossa Regional Gallery to be facilitated by a local artist, where participants will be provided with the opportunity to transform their concept into a work of art.
The winning Barossa banner will be displayed in the city of Adelaide streets from October 18. People’s Choice Award voting will occur online from October 18-25 with the winner announced on October 30.
For further information contact The Barossa Council on 8563 8444 or visit www.barossa.sa.gov.au
Click here to view the banner template.
Click here to view the banner guidelines.