Yalgoo Arts Program

The Shire of Yalgoo has developed the Yalgoo Arts Centre Program to introduce a variety of art genres, to encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in our remote township.  By engaging both professional and emerging local artists to conduct workshops we raise the profile of regional artists; develop partnerships and encourage ongoing collaboration.

The Yalgoo Arts Program focuses on local themes and events via creative workshops that will value add to the profile of Yalgoo while developing the art skills of the community for future cultural, financial and social benefit.

The opening of the new Yalgoo Arts Centre and the employment of an Arts Centre Coordinator, illustrates the Shire’s quest and investment in the encouragement of community capacity building via creative based tourism which will empower the community to be a part of the arts and realise benefits of upskilling creatively, while strengthening other community groups via the proposed YAP workshops and partnerships.


Shire of Yalgoo CEO Silvio Brenzi welcomes Arts Centre Coordinator Emmaline James

Yalgoo Strengthens Community through Art

The Shire of Yalgoo is strengthening the bonds of its community and offering new learning, social and economic opportunities to its residents thanks to the employment of a new Arts and Cultural Centre coordinator.

The shire has secured Artist / Coordinator Emmaline James to run its new Arts and Cultural Centre and offer arts training, workshops, spaces and exhibition opportunities to locals, while welcoming visitors to view and purchase their works.

To start the role, Ms James will seek input from the community regarding the kind of arts programs they are seeking before providing training, workshops and exhibition opportunities for participants.

She will welcome interested creatives, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to drop into the Arts and Cultural Centre. “I’m happy to teach people whatever I know, and we’ll also look at holding workshops in topics people are interested in,” Miss James said. “We’ll consult with the community regarding workshop selection and it will be interesting tosee what skills community residents can teach each other.”

Artists will also have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work through the centre.

Ms James comes to the position after working as Administrator for the Arts and Cultural Development Council in Geraldton for 16 months. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Edith Cowan University.

The Yalgoo Arts and Cultural Centre is open from 9am to 3pm from Thursday to Saturday.

Ms James said she was particularly thrilled to be working in Yalgoo.

“I just love the charm of Yalgoo – it’s a really special place”.

28 August 2019.


New Yalgoo Arts & Cultural Centre

At the Ordinary Meeting held on the 27th October, Council awarded the tender to supply and deliver the new Arts and Culture Centre to Yalgoo.

This new facility is now located on the corner of Gibson St and Milligan St.

The Centre will provide space and the opportunity for artists throughout the Shire to display and sell items

Timing for completion will be approximately 6 months and we are awaiting further funding options for the fit out and landscaping components. 

The contractor appointed is Ellis & Sons Constructions:
0439 828 774


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