Murrurundi Arts and Crafts Council was founded in 1994, under the name of Murrurundi District Arts Council. In 2017, the name was changed to Murrurundi Arts and Crafts Council, to include a wider artistic representation.
Our current membership of 40 members, include painters, sculptors, printmakers and illustrators, as well as artists who work in metal, fabric, plastics and ceramics. While our members live locally, some are international exhibitors and have many years of artistic experience. We are affiliated with Regional Arts NSW and work closely with RADO.
The concept behind our vision statement is to ‘nurture, encourage and promote artistic pursuits in the Murrurundi area’, and with an increasing number of artists choosing to reside in our area, we have an increasing variety of artistic talent.
As a not‐for‐profit organisation, our committee has provided financial assistance, through fundraising, for various artistic events in the region. Alongside our annual Art Prizes, we have hosted performance recitals for emerging opera singers and are involved in community art projects, such as the Pages River Sculptural Walk.
The committee has also sourced and secured grants to conduct workshops in painting, photography, drawing, mosaic and sculpture. These workshops cumulate in the creation of quality artworks which are then displayed at our art exhibitions.