The Barwon Heads Arts Council is located on The Bellarine in Victoria, Australia. This beautiful peninsula is where the Barwon River winds its way from the Otway Ranges behind the Great Ocean Road through Geelong and the wetlands to arrive at the ocean between the townships of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove. We recognise the significance and richness of this coastal area, its environment and cultural history and we acknowledge its First Nations people, the Wadawurrung.
In 2012, a community meeting was held to discuss whether the community saw the need for an arts organisation in Barwon Heads and The Bellarine. After a resounding yes, it led to the establishment in 2013, of the Barwon Heads Arts Council (BHAC) as a not-for-profit incorporated organisation. Today the Barwon Heads Arts Council represents our local Bellarine artists, visual, literary and performing through the management of the Barwon Heads Arts & Community Hub, The Bellarine Arts Trail and the coordination of arts programming. To find out more about our plan for managing the Arts Hub VIEW OUR PLAN
Now with the help of the community, state and local government the arts on The Bellarine has a new home. The Barwon Heads Arts & Community Hub is now available for use and is home to a growing program of art exhibitions, creative workshops and events.