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Social Clubs & Classes in South West

Clubs Associations in Australias South West


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Balingup Progress Association

Balingup Progress Association meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Balingup Community Centre.

  • Other:Special Interest

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Meetings start at 7:00pm
All members of the Balingup and Mullalyup Communities are welcome.
Annual membership is only $1.

The Balingup Progress Association was established in 1979 to fight the issue of planting pines on former farming land.  The Association enjoyed a major victory when they negotiated with CALM to have land vested in the Balingup Community for the development of the Golden Valley Tree Park.

The Association has now evolved into a community group of interested residents, meeting monthly to discuss any proposals affecting the town. It is a dynamic community forum enabling residents to participate in the direction and planning of the Balingup community. New residents are very welcome.

The Balingup Progress Association was instrumental in developing the annual Medieval Carnivale and the Small Farm Field Day events, and provides them with public liability and rain insurance. As an Incorporated Association, the BPA is the umbrella organisation for the following groups and activities, and provides support where required.

  • Balingup Small Farm Field Day
  • Balingup Medieval Carnivale
  • Small Farm Field Day Trust
  • Balingup Carbon Neutral Group
  • Men in Sheds
  • Telling Tales in Balingup
  • Liaison with the Shire
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Choose Respect
  • Balingup Catchment Group
  • Fruit Fly Baiting
  • Australia Day Breakfast
  • Fox Baiting
  • Various other Action Groups and Workshops
  • Addresssing Community Concerns
  • Community Meetings


President:  Bryan DeGaris   9756 2085  

Secretary: Marsha Wachala  email: [email protected] 

Treasurer:  Sharon Smith     9764 1587  

Blues At Bridgetown

Blues at Bridgetown Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the Blues genre along with Blues Artists and enthusiasts across the Globe.

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  • Arts:Music

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Busselton Runners Club

Busselton's local running club

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The Busselton Runners Club (Incorporated) supports the local community, club members and visitors, through the organisation of and participation in a range of sporting, recreational and social activities that relate to running, jogging and walking.

The club welcomes members with all levels of fitness and ability.

The club meets for a run at 5:30pm each Wednesday at the King St car-park near the Geographe Bay Yacht Club.

Collie Gallery Group Inc

Collie, located 230k south of Perth might be best known for its coal mines and power station but has quickly developed as a centre for the arts since Collie Art Gallery officially opened.

  • Type:Clubs

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  • Arts:Industry,Visual Arts

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The Art Gallery was the realization of a dream of Mrs Jan Wallace, now a life member of the gallery, who first began lobbying the Collie Shire Council in the 1970s for a home for the town’s significant art collection. Local legend has it that she would take her baby in a bassinet to Council meetings. That baby was in his 40s when the gallery opened.

The Collie Gallery Group Inc. was formed in 2013 to lobby for the construction of the gallery and manage its operation. The group worked to raise funds for the project. Funding was provided through Royalties for Regions, Lotterywest, with a half million dollar contribution from Collie Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Additional funds were raised for the fit out of the gallery with grants coming from Lotterywest and the Coal Miners’ Welfare Board.   Bunbury architect Kent Lyon was employed to design the building which was constructed by local builder White Building Company

The design includes 150 square metres of gallery space, a 50-square-metre studio and storage and working space, designed to allow the gallery to host exhibitions of national and international significance.

Collie Art Gallery was built as part of the Shire of Collie’s SuperTowns program and was made possible with funding from the Shire of Collie, Royalty for Regions and a half million dollar donation from the Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Funding was also provided by Lotterywest and the Coal Miners’ Welfare Board to assist with internal fit out.

The Arthur Boyd exhibition was followed by an exhibition of the Collie Collection.

The Collie Collection comprises works from renowned Australian artists Norman Lindsay, Guy Grey Smith, Elizabeth Durack, Arthur Boyd (senior) and a host of others.

The cornerstone of the collection is the Claude Hotchin bequest, 36 works of art gifted to the people of Collie by Claude Hotchin in 1954.

Claude Hotchin was a self-made man from humble beginnings who left school at the age of 11 and went on to become one of the most significant art benefactors in WA history. It is claimed that over the following forty years, he purchased an average of one painting each week to give away to some other gallery or institution.

From 1947-1964 he was a board member of the trustees of the Perth Public Library, WA Museum and was the first Chairman of the Art Gallery of WA.

In addition to his generous bequest to the people of Collie, Hotchin launched the art collections of other regional towns including Katanning, Northam, Narrogin, Kalgoorlie, Manjimup, Busselton Wagin, Kojonup and Fremantle. Hotchin ultimately donated an estimated 2000 paintings to public art galleries, local governments and other institutions.

Today the Collie Collection has grown to nearly 90 individual pieces. Some have been acquired through the Griffin Festival of the Arts & Crafts, a unique long-standing community event that celebrated and encouraged the creativity and talent of the Collie community.

The Collie Gallery Group has since acquired a number of through donations from art-loving community members, which have included works by indigenous artists of the Carrolup school, such as Reynold Hart and Jimmy Dabb.

Collie is very fortunate to have this extraordinary collection and a fabulous new art gallery in which it can be shown to inspire artists and art lovers of Collie the surrounding regions long into the future.

Since it opened Collie Art Gallery has hosted many significant exhibitions and welcomes inquiries from artists and their representatives.

The gallery offers a diverse range of workshops and development programs suitable for artists at all levels, from primary-school-aged children right through to seniors, absolute beginners to experienced artists. Artists with skills to share are encouraged to hold workshops at the gallery.

The gallery also offers a unique range of mainly hand-made crafts and artwork by local artisans for sale in the gallery’s gift shop.

Country Music Club Of Boyup Brook

The Country Music Capital of WA, Boyup Brook, is located in the southwest, some 270 kilometres from Perth.

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  • Arts:Music,Youth

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Country Music fans from around the state and further afield make the trek to Boyup Brook for fun-filled days and star-filled nights. Boyup Brook’s normal population swells dramatically with thousands of caravanners and campers, utes and trucks utilising the variety of community run camping ground, all vying for the best spot to settle for a few days of clean country fun.

For further information, phone us on (08) 9765 1657 or email [email protected]

 

Maker+Co

Maker + Co connects a global community of inventors, creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators.

  • Other:Special Interest,Business
  • Type:Clubs

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  • Arts:Writers Centre,Industry

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Maker+Co undertake a combination of commercial activities, trading in space and time, to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being. They provide valuable services such as strategic and business planning, project management, facilitation and more! 

Margaret River Press

Margaret River Press is a small family press established in 2011.

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Margaret River Press publishes literary novels and anthologies from emerging and established writers and poets. We periodically publish lifestyle titles and may consider select commissioned works that meet the charter of the Press. We believe that fine literature has the capacity to inform and enrich our lives and culture. Margaret River Press is committed to publishing works of excellence, both local and global in origin and scope, that reward discerning readers.

Mt Barker Turf Club

The Mount Barker Turf Club, in the Shire of Plantagenet, originated in the early 1890's. Mount Barker is a mixed sheep, cattle and grain farming area, as well as having the largest thoroughbred stud in the State. It is also well known for its many vineyards and premium wines. In recent times this has led to the Club's and the Great Southern's highlight of the season, the Mount Barker Grapes and Gallops featuring the $90,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint.

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  • Sports:Horse Racing

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The Mount Barker Turf Club (the Club) has been active since pre-1945, providing a thoroughbred racing venue for Great Southern trainers, spectators and industry participants.

The Club has been involved with numerous industry projects and research over the past five years to identify opportunities to develop long term viability, sustainability and to prosper.

This research coupled with a desire to move forward has resulted in a five year action plan which will see the Club provide new facilities such as an on-course training track, an extension and realignment of the racing track to incorporate a 1,600m chute and on-course stabling. New marketing strategies will also be identified and implemented to improve the Club’s ability to compete in the entertainment market.

The close working relationship with the Shire of Plantagenet, industry leaders and support businesses has given the Club confidence that the plans for the next five years are realistic, achievable and will deliver the desired outcomes. 

Nannup Arts Council

Nannup Arts Council Inc. provides education, encouragement, promotion and sponsorship for Nannup and regional artists.

  • Type:Clubs

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  • Arts:Craft,Visual Arts

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The Nannup Arts Council Inc. has been a fully incorporated entity since 1987. It was formed to;

- provide education, encouragement, promotion and sponsorship for Nannup and regional artists. 

- unleash the creative potential of all members of the community including children.

- provide a structure whereby community members with creative initiatives can put their ideas into action

 

The Nannup Arts Council is willing to support cultural activities such as Performing Arts, Art Exhibitions, Workshops, Concerts, Touring Exhibitions, Musical Performances and Films, as well as supporting the Art Programme at the Nannup District High School. 

Nannup Music Club

Nannup Music Festival is held annually over the WA Labour Day long weekend, over which time the streets come alive with stalls, performances and activities.

  • Type:Clubs

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  • Arts:Music

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<p> The Festival, now in its 31st year, is a community-spirited event operated by a passionate and dedicated team of Staff and Committee from the not-for-profit Nannup Music Club Inc.</p> <p> <br /> It is an amazing and inspiring weekend for everyone and a special place to share a festival experience and authentic good times with your family and friends; a colourful celebration of original music, art, nature, community and diversity.</p> <p> <br /> We offer an eclectic mix of incredible acts over free and ticketed venues, street performances, workshops, markets, bush poetry, an Art Walk, jam sessions, camping and a special area for our little festival goers to get involved. All of the above as well as our Emerging Artist Award, Busking Competition, indigenous artists programming and small town atmosphere are just some of the things that together make the Nannup Music Festival a delightful weekend to share, immerse and discover…</p>

Pemberton Arts Group Inc

The Pemberton Arts Group is committed to promoting excellence and cultural opportunities through the Arts.

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  • Arts:Literature,Music,Visual Arts

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Pemberton Arts Group aim to encourage emerging artists, support our members and create an Arts culture within the local community. They also encourage other artistic disciplines such as music and creative writing.

Plantagenet Arts Council

Plantagenet Arts Council promotes and represents art in from the Mount Barker community.

  • Type:Clubs

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  • Arts:Visual Arts,Craft

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Community arts organisation which has active groups working in clay, textiles and artists focusing on drawing and painting.

Plantagenet Players Inc

Plantagenet Players Inc believe that theatre is for everyone! It enriches the soul and brings joy and happiness to people from all walks of life!

  • Type:Clubs

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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For more than 60 years the Plantagenet Players have been entertaining Mount Barker and the Great Southern with delightful variety shows, hilarious productions of satire and melodrama and superb musical and dance performances.

 

Southern Edge Arts

Southern Edge Arts (SEA) is a membership based youth performance company that provides skills development to its members through workshops and projects led by professional artists.

  • Type:Classes

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Youth

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Southern Edge Arts (SEA) is a membership based youth performance company that provides skills development to its members through workshops and projects led by professional artists.

We seek to encourage the expression of imagination and use the performing arts to add value to community events and gatherings through our community projects. Our performance troop CircaSEA has performed at many community events.

We offer a large workshop program that includes a variety of performing arts and each year develop a number of performance projects that bring members and professional artists together to make quality productions drawing on the skills and interests of both.

Our outreach program reaches across the Great Southern Region, and we can offer workshops individually tailored for your needs. 

Stirling Street Arts Centre

The Stirling Street Arts Centre is a community arts organisation providing a supportive creative environment for arts groups, workshops and classes.

  • Type:Clubs,Classes

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  • Arts:Visual Arts

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Boasting a history rich in community involvement since being built to house the original Bunbury Infants School from 1917-1967, the building has been a learning centre servicing Bunbury and surrounding districts for over 80 years. 

The centre offers a range of arts and crafts, with 15 groups now meeting on a regular basis. The Centre also hosts several community groups using the premises as a meeting ground for fitness, book clubs, and other arts & crafts activities.

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