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Art & Culture

The Community Art Framework provides a framework for achieving a creative and artistic community.

It recognises and supports artistic creativity and uses art to create a sense of place and identity.

The Framework will set the direction for high quality arts outcomes that will be appreciated by the local community and developed over the next ten years

Community Art Framework(14368 kb)



Community Art Fund

To encourage the community to be creative and artistic Council has funding available through a competitive grant round known as the Community Art Fund. 

The Community Art Fund provides funding to artists, community groups and non-profit community based organisations for projects which support the achievement of the Community Art Framework and Strategic Plan 2016-2026 including the following key strategies: 


  • Using Art to Create a sense of place and identity
  • Supporting activities that enrich the cultural identity of our district
  • Creating a place to reflect on the indigenous heritage of the district

There is up to $8,000 available for Public Art Project(s) and placemaking activities that create a sense of identity.  The fund is competitive and will be allocated on merit.


Applications open on 2 March 2017 and close on 7 April 2017.  Future rounds are subject to funding availability.

Click the links below to download the guidelines and application form or collect a copy from Council offices.

Community Art Fund Application and Guidelines(1165 kb)

Community Art Fund Application and Guidelines(199 kb)



Naracoorte Art Gallery


Naracoorte Art Gallery

Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery is the oldest Regional Gallery in South Australia and is accommodated in a beautiful Georgian home once owned by the Pavy family. The Gallery houses a permanent Collection of Australian Art including etchings by John Goodchild, Australian Contemporary works on paper, Aboriginal prints, paintings and ceramics.

The Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery’s vision is to preserve, maintain and develop the Gallery for the benefit of the local community and all visitors, with the aim of encouraging appreciation of the arts, and the promotion of local artists.

The Gallery provides quality exhibition spaces, a retail shop, a workshop space, and venue hire. The exhibition programme includes an Annual Art Prize, a yearly SALA (SA Living Artists) exhibition, regular children and adult art workshops, and high quality travelling exhibitions from CASA (Country Arts South Australia).

Opening Times:

Wednesday to Friday – 10am to 4pm

Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 3pm

The Gallery is situated on the corner of Ormerod Street and Riverside Drive

91 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte SA 5271

Phone 08 8762 3390


The Naracoorte Art Gallery Ibis Art Competition is held annually and includes 2 Dimension, 3 Dimensional, Photography and Student sections.


Ibis 2018


Naracoorte Art Competition Ibis 2018 is now open.

$3000 in cash prizes to be won.

Sections include 2D, 3D, Photography, Student - up to and including Year 4, Student Year 5-7, High School Student

Entries close 16 February 2018.

Official Opening to be held 23 February 2018.

Download the Ibis Conditions of Entry and Entry Forms for 2018 at the following links:

Ibis Conditions of Entry 2018(77 kb)

Ibis Entry Form 2018(183 kb)