MISSION STATEMENT To be a centre of excellence, promoting all arts and crafts, to all age groups in Peterborough and surrounding areas, by facilitating exhibitions, workshops, community programs and events. HISTORY During 2005, the building, which previously had housed the Peterborough Kindergarten became vacant after a new facility was built at the State Primary School and expressions of interest were asked for by the District Council of Peterborough for the possible use of the vacant building. The Peterborough Art Prize Committee Inc. submitted the successful expression of interest and has now leased the building for 5 years commencing on 1 July 2005. This facility has given the Peterborough Art Prize Committee a venue for its monthly meetings, art groups, art classes, workshops and exhibitions. The outside sheds provide space for the storage of all the display stands and other art and general maintenance equipment. Workshops and small exhibitions by local artists are held regularly. Children’s Art activities are held during school holidays and drawing and sketching classes are held after hours during the school terms. Various local groups have shown interest in networking with the committee, and at the Regional Art Centre and Gallery. PETERBOROUGH ART AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL A group of community minded people have got together to promote and present the Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival which runs in conjunction with the Peterborough Art Prize Exhibition each year. The following activities are part of the annual festival

  • Quilt and Craft Show
  • History Group Displays
  • Local Markets