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 68 members, includes painters, sculptors, printmakers, and illustrators, as well as artists who work in metal, fabric, fibres, plastics, ceramics, and those who have a passion for the arts and crafts. While our members live locally, some are national 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 Arts /Crafts and Photographic Exhibitions & 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 continues to secure grants to conduct workshops in painting, photography, drawing, mosaics, and sculpture. These workshops cumulate in the creation of quality artworks which are then displayed at our art exhibitions.
Our vision is to: nurture, encourage and promote artistic pursuits in the Murrurundi area.
The objects for which the MURRURUNDI ARTS & CRAFTS COUNCIL Inc (MACC Inc) is established are:
(a) To always acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are gathered on prior to the beginning of any exhibition and workshop
(b) The pursuit, promotion and enjoyment of all arts and crafts or such of them that may meet the interest of our members.
(c) To provide an organisation for artists and artisans and those persons interested in the arts and cultural activities in the Murrurundi District.
(d) To arrange for the management, operation, maintenance, and supervision of the MACC Inc’s Centre in Murrurundi.
(e) To organise arts, crafts, photographic exhibitions and affordable creative arts and crafts workshops for our members and the community.
(f) To enter into other contracts and agreements in keeping with these objects and approved at a general meeting.
(g) To purchase, lease or otherwise hold and maintain land, buildings, furniture, furnishings, fittings, and equipment to meet the needs and objects of the MACC Inc
(h) To raise moneys by entrance fees, subscriptions, donations, sponsorships, exhibitions, and other sources as the Committee determines.
(i) To invest and deal with the moneys of the MACC Inc not immediately required upon such as securities and in such a manner as may from time to time be determined and to redeem such investments as and when required.
(j) The income and property of the MACC Inc however derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the Council and no portion shall be paid or transferred by way of bonus, dividend or otherwise by way of profit to the members of the MACC Inc