Arts and Culture

What is Culture?

Culture in its widest sense is about what matters to people and communities.

It is about relationships, shared memories and experience. It is about identity, history and a sense of place. It is about different ethnic, social and religious backgrounds found in our communities. Culture is: “Our sense of place, our values and our identity - culture is about a way of life and connections between people and between places and people.  The material products of creative processes – culture includes cultural assets and resources.

It is about the things we consider valuable for passing onto future generations. It is about our way of connecting the present to the past and the future.

Although small Boyup Brook has a rich, diverse and colourful arts and cultural community. On our Communities page under “Community Directory” you will find links to our creative people - our artists and arts organisations. For the size of our town Boyup Brook is home to many artists and art groups which buzz with creative energy. From theatre to textiles, from music to writing, from wood turning to visual arts - there are arts activity happening across the community and age sectors. So if you are interested in ceramics or singing, painting or scribbling there is plenty of opportunity for you to get creative.

Being able to experience art - either as artist or audience - helps keep us mentally healthy and is a measure of a civilised community.

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