Pambula Art Project

Pambula Art Project

Public wall art is set to promote our local artists, beautify our village, increase tourism and engender local pride.

Six local artworks will form the first tier of the Pambula Art Project. Funding for the project was secured through Pambula Business Chamber’s grant application to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Recovery.

The Bega Valley Shire Council has given community project approval. What started as a suggestion from a chamber member will soon, with support from local businesses, landlords and community members become a reality. Just another example of the big energy of a small village.

The subcommittee is hard at work with input from South East Arts to keep the project moving forward, and are proud to present the first six artists, their work and the locations.

A third of the artworks will be painted directly onto the walls, the remaining works will be installed via digital matte prints over wall-mounted panels. The panels will be laminated, giving each artwork washable protection from the elements. Damaged panels can be easily repaired or replaced.

1. Toonku and Ngyardi by Cheryl Davison North wall of the Town Hall (belowleft)
2. Long Right by Stan Squire West wall of Pambula Tile shop (above)
3. Pambula Rivermouth Nicole Grimm-Hewitt East wall of Integrated Massage (below centre)
4. Gang Gang by Andrew Jeeves North wall of News agency (below right)
5. Bespoke mural by Simon Thomas North wall of Commercial Hotel
6. Bespoke mural by SueEllen Yates North wall of Penny Lane

(The artworks shown here have been watemarked to protect artist’s copyright.)

The Pambula Art Project subcommittee is presently working on the complex task of preparing the submission for the next grant application to help fund tier two of the project.

In the first phase the choices for the printed panels necessarily focussed on quality local artworks for which high resolution, print-ready images were available. As the project moves forward the net will be
cast wider to involve even more local artists.

It is hoped that a regular Pambula Arts Festival can eventually be held to celebrate our homegrown talent and actively involve the Pambula community in the artwork selection for public display through a ‘People’s Choice’ process.
Stay tuned for more information and updates. Please feel free to join a chamber subcommittee and get active in your town. There’s always something to do in Pambula Village!