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Cultural Development

Hurstville City is enriched by the diversity of our community in terms of multiculturalism, religion, age, outlook and ability. Hurstville City Council is committed to improving residents' quality of life and wellbeing by acknowledging and celebrating the contributions individuals and groups make to our community.


The Hurstville City Council Community Arts and Cultural Development Strategy, provides a framework for Council’s commitment to the development of community wellbeing, social cohesion, and cultural vitality, using arts and cultural tools.

You can view or download the Strategy via this link: pdf icon HCC Community Arts and Cultural Development Strategy (1.87MB)

Council works closely with local community organisations to create opportunities for people to celebrate Hurstville City's rich and diverse culture. Our Cultural Development Officer provides local community groups and organisations with advice and support in:

  • developing and presenting cultural activities
  • sourcing and writing cultural grant applications
  • finding and employing appropriate community artists
  • managing and documenting cultural activities.

1 Oct – 5 Nov 2016

The Discovery Festival of Community Arts showcases a range of creative initiatives that local community groups have developed during the year leading up to the spring festival period of October and November. This year we look forward to an hilarious play , “Grandma’s Getting Married” from Australian Macedonian Theatre of Sydney; a new screening event from our local film club, The Film Seen; an Indian theatre festival featuring plays in Hindi, Tamil and English from Abhinay School of Performing Arts; a second Australian-Macedonian Film Festival at the Civic Theatre; the Hurstville Discovery Writers Group’s Community Writing Afternoon at the new Mortdale Community Centre; a visual art Exhibition and art workshops at St George Creative Art & Craft Centre in Penshurst, the third St George Arts and Cultural Development Network’s Artists’s Forum; and the Fiestaville Multicultural Cabaret Café and Bazaar in the courtyard of Hurstville Museum Gallery. Further details, flyers and booking guidelines will be posted here closer to the Discovery Festival period as they become available.


An exhibition of your artwork:

To highlight REFUGEE WEEK 2016, Hurstville City Council and Advance Diversity Services (formerly St George Migrant Resource Centre) will present an art exhibition at the Hurstville Museum Gallery in June 2016. We are inviting people from across the St George region to submit artworks for this special exhibition which reflect upon perceptions and lived experiences of refugees.

A detailed information flyer can be downloaded here as well as the artists registration form in a word format:

pdf icon  Flyer - REFUGEEZ! (2.20MB)
docx icon  REFUGEEZ! Artwork Registration form (1.62MB)

More information

For further information contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Anne-Marie Wiles P: 02 9330 6097 M: 0411 744 730 E:

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