Policies and publications


Art Collection Policy 2014-2017

The Nillumbik Shire Art Collection Policy 2014-2017(PDF, 2MB)  provides a curatorial framework based on Council strategy and sector best practice. The policy concerns the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection, which incorporates three collection areas, namely indoor visual art, outdoor public art, and memorabilia. With some 400 artworks in the visual art collection, together with 15 significant public art installations and over 50 pieces of memorabilia, this policy provides collection management guidelines for acquisition and de-accession, exhibition and display, conservation and maintenance. 


Cultural Plan 2018-2022

The Travelling Teapot-"Drink tea with a stranger and leave with a friend"

Arts & Cultural Development are writing the new Cultural Plan for 2018-2022. Community consultation was facilitated by creative consultants Evi van der Niet and David Adams through The Travelling Teapot, a unique series of roving creative focus groups. Over a cup of tea participants were invited to share what they value most in Nillumbik and how those values relate to local culture. Conversations covered the opportunities and challenges to arts and culture now and in the future, how to build capacity in the local creative economy, personal experiences of engaged vibrant communities and much more.

Thank you to all participants who attended one of the Travelling Teapot sessions or completed our online survey, your input will be instrumental in the development of our new Cultural Plan.

The community tea set used during the focus groups  was made by ceramic artists from Living & Learning Nillumbik along with Evi van der Niet and David Adams.  

Thank you to the ceramic artists: Melanie Anderson, Julie Barrington, Rae Bateman, Susan Carter-Nash, Carmel Ceglia, Dianne Collins, Ann Curry, Josephine Farrugia, Cathy Filed, Joanne Heriot, Judith Hoffmann, John Maude, Sue McCormick, Sherryl Orchard, Jodie Phelan, Anne Sfetkidis, Chantal Stewart, Lorraine Taylor, Jenny Wegner and Bee Yap.

Have your say on the Draft Arts and Cultural Plan for 2018-2022

Go to the Have your say page to comment on the Draft Arts and Cultural Plan for 2018-2022.

Submissions close 5pm, 29 November 2017.

You can also watch a video about the The Travelling Teapot focus groups.

Publications available

Both of these publications are available for purchase online with payment via credit card. Publications can also be purchased from the cashier at Nillumbik Shire Council. For further information contact artsinfo@nillumbik.vic.gov.au 

The Literary Nillumbik Anthologys of Writing are free publications that contain collections of winning stories and poetry from the annual Alan Marshall Short Story Award and the Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award. Copies of the Anthologies are available online or in hard copy, for further information contact artsinfo@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

  • Illuminations: The Alan Marshall Short Story Awards 2003-2010
    $10.00, edited by Rachel Hennessy, published by Nillumbik Shire Council, 2011

Illuminations contains stories from past Alan Marshall Short Story Awards with comments and quotes from the judges. To purchase contact artsinfo@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

$20.00, a collection of short stories written by local seniors about their lives in Nillumbik. This diverse collection of tales is about wonderful experiences and memories and includes stories of day-to-day life from the past 70 years featuring some colourful local characters.

Nillumbik Tales is available for purchase online with payment via credit card or from the cashier at Nillumbik Shire Council, for further information contact events@nillumbik.vic.gov.au