Arts and Culture

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Sutherland Entertainment Centre Refurbishment

Council has commenced planning for the upgrade of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Our vision is to create a vibrant cultural venue which provides all in the community with accessible opportunities to appreciate, practice and actively participate in the performing arts irrespective of age, background or ability

This is a significant project which will be undertaken over a number of years. Keep up to date with the progress, announcements and Frequently Asked Questions on this page. For further information, please contact us on ph: 02 9710 0333.

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This Friday night we have double the amount of talent at Music in the Park!

Sharnielle Hartley will be on stage at 6.15pm and Luke O'Shea at 7pm.


Join us, at 6pm Friday 22 March for more end of week al fresco dining and live music.

On site bar for gourmet food and drinks open from 6pm.

Pick a spot on the grass or book yourself a table (get in early - tables book out quickly).

For the full program and to book your table, visit the Sutherland Entertainment Centre

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Be sure to save the date for Hazelhurst’s upcoming Eco Art Fest, celebrating current exhibition ARTEXPRESS, with a focus on sustainability.

Enjoy free exhibitions, recycled art making, live music, live mural painting, pedal powered smoothies, composting & worm-farming workshops, artist talks, guided tours, face painting, sustainability workshops, sustainable market stalls, speciality food & drink by Hazelhurst Café and much more!

Sunday 24 March, 10am-4pm.

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Image: mural artist Hayley Mischief Lord


Last year’s Mayoral Debutante Charity Ball was a lot of fun for debutantes, partners, and guests alike. The Mayor celebrated his 50th birthday, our debs sparkled, our partners glowed, and together we raised a lot of money for Kookaburra Kids!

It’s time to start the ball rolling (yes, pun intended!) all over again. We’re helping the Mayor search high and low for our 2019 Debutantes, Partners, a local Charity, and event partners.

So, if you know someone who...

✔️ Loves meeting new people and making new friends?

✔️ Is up for some fun and lots of laughs?

✔️ Likes to have a dance and get all dressed up?

✔️ Wants to give back to the community and support a local charity?

Send them our way because they could be just who we’re looking for!

Debutantes and Partners need to be in Year 11 or 12 at high school or up to 21 years of age. Info packs for interested students (and charities) can be downloaded from council’s website:

Important dates:

Deadline for charity applications is Wednesday 20 March

Deadline for student applications, is Wednesday 27 March

And the Ball is on Saturday 25 May!

Put it in your diaries now! Tickets go on sale at the beginning of May.

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Are you an artist? Do you love to work with paper?

Now’s the time to enter our biennial Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019.

Entries are now open, with a prize pool totalling $26,000, including the major prize of $15,000. This award aims to promote both excellence and innovation in the field of art on paper, and all finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Arts Centre during our exhibition later this year. Hop online now and enter – entries close 1 July 2019.

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Enquiries can be directed to Arts & Culture on 97100993 or

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