Waste2art Competition and Exhibition 2017

Waste2art Competition and Exhibition 2017

Enter the Waste2Art Competition now!

Local students, artists, and creative groups are invited to take up the challenge to turn waste into art.

Waste2Art is an art competition and exhibition open to local residents of all ages. It showcases and celebrates creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials, and aims to challenge people’s perception of waste.

The annual waste theme for 2017 is Plastic Bags and Plastic Packaging however artworks can be made from any recyclable materials. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Entry forms are to be submitted no later than 10 May, 5pm.
  • Artwork entries to be delivered to Eskbank House and Museum on Tuesday 16 May between 12pm and 4pm.
  • Exhibition dates are Saturday 20 May until 4 June 2017.
  • Official Opening and Awards Presentation: Friday 19 May 2017 commencing at 6pm, winners in each of the categories will be announced and light refreshments will be served.
  • Winning artworks from each category will be transported to Orange City Council for the Regional Competition from July 8 2017 for a period of 12 weeks.

 

ENTRY FORMS  can be downloaded Here

Full terms and conditions can be downloaded Here

Alternatively, forms are available from

Lithgow City Council Customer Service

Lithgow Library Learning Centre

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

Summar Hipworth
Cultural Development Officer
Lithgow City Council
T: 6354 9999
E: council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

 

Eskbank Steampunk 2016

Lithgow’s Futuristic Victorian event, Eskbank Steampunk, returns to Eskbank House and Museum on Saturday 30 July 2016 with amusements, delicious victuals and merriment for all.

“Eskbank Steampunk is such a wonderful experience,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham. “The activities, displays, markets and high tea are all first class, but it is the visitors in costume that really win the day.”

The most important element of the event will be the splendiferous attire of guests which will turn Eskbank House into a true Victorian Village of the future. There will be a range of prizes for costume and accessories culminating with the crowning of the King and Queen of Eskbank.

For all of those who attend, costumed or not, the day will provide a range of experiences to participate in. Sporting activities will include croquet with the Lithgow Croquet Club, tea and parasol duelling, hoop rolling, badminton and quoits. There will be a penny farthing display with John Kitchen and the Eskbank House collection of blacksmith tools, saddlery and gadgets will be available to carefully handle. Visitors will be invited to add their Steampunked guns to the Lithgow Living History Firearms display, dating back to 1720.

Photography is always an important feature of the day and visitors will be encouraged to pose with Possum the Locomotive, the Pioneer Roller and the Buffalo Pitts Steam Engine.  Professional photographer, Kate Gluskie, will be available for photo shoots in the Victorian Antique Furniture Exhibit.

The Ladies of the Vale will once again be providing a magnificent High Tea.  Visitors can sit and enjoy their delicious cakes, scones and savouries while the Wandering Minstrels entertain them.

Pyrographer, Raine Doyle, will be burning calligraphy onto wood for those who bring their own wooden item or she will have decorated wood available for purchase. Specialty Steampunk Markets will be in the Courtyard for visitors to purchase a memento of their day

The finale of the day will be the inaugural Great Eskbank Tea Pot Race. Professional and amateur teapot drivers are invited to display their racers and compete in the race. Meanwhile bystanders will cheer for their favourite beautified vehicles as they negotiate the obstacle course and drag race each other to be the Eskbank Tea Pot Champion for 2016.

Eskbank Steampunk runs from 1-5pm on Saturday 30 July 2016 at Eskbank House and Museum, Bennett St Lithgow. Tickets cost: Adults $40, Children 5-12 $20 and Children under 5 free. All activities and high tea are included in the price. Extra money will only be needed for the purchases at the markets and pyrography.

Providing a range of programs celebrating the cultural diversity and rich heritage of our local government area is part of Council’s Caring for our Community strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Raine Doyle & Wendy Hawkes enjoying High Tea at Eskbank Steampunk.

Contact:

Wendy Hawkes
Cultural Development Officer
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

School Holiday Activities

School Holiday Activities

Check out the Winter School Holiday Activities Poster. Its jam packed with heaps of fun things for the kids to do in the School Holidays (2-16 July) at the Libraries, JM Robson Aquatic Centre and Eskbank House & Museum.

Winter School Holiday Calendar Poster

Eskbank House and Museum wins Blue Star Sustainability Cultural Heritage Award

Eskbank House and Museum wins Blue Star Sustainability Cultural Heritage Award

Eskbank House has just been announced as the state winner of the Cultural Heritage Section of the Blue Star Sustainability Cultural Heritage Awards for fostering community cultural heritage in the Lithgow area.

Eskbank House was nominated by Lithgow Tidy Towns for the Award with the announcement made at Gloucester on Saturday 7 November 2015.

“Congratulations to the team at Eskbank House on this award,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham. “Council staff and volunteers have put in so much work to provide the community with unique and interesting events so it is marvellous to see this acknowledged by Keep New South Wales Beautiful – the sponsors of the award. We all look forward to the new events and exhibitions Eskbank House has planned for next year.”

During 2014/15 Eskbank House conducted a coordinated and multidisciplinary program of cultural public events for the community. The program was developed to make the most of the historic Eskbank House and its beautiful grounds and aimed to attract a wide range of people to the museum. The program included art exhibitions, workshops, performances and themed events. Stand out events for the year included The Zombie Fashion Parade, Roaring 20s Garden Party and Eskbank Steampunk.

Special thanks is due to the Eskbank House team of staff and volunteers, Council’s outdoor garden staff who keep the Eskbank House grounds looking so beautiful and the community for the support they give to Eskbank House.

Providing a range of programs celebrating the cultural diversity and rich heritage of our local government area is part of Council’s Caring for our Community strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Eskbank House Team Members Jenny Fuller Wendy Hawkes and Zoe Coughlan (2)

Contact:

Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Wendy Hawkes
Cultural Development Officer
Tel: 02 6354 9999