Arts and Culture

Gawler has a thriving arts scene with a broad range of activities, programs and events that take place across the Gawler community. There are many individuals and groups driving arts and cultural development within the Town.

(The Butterfly by Sandra Sullivan)

The arts can be a wonderful tool for engaging community and helping facilitate social change and growth. It plays a significant role in contributing to the community’s overall health and well-being and can assist people to contribute to their community in positive and active ways.

The Town of Gawler values the role the arts play in promoting community spirit and pride. It supports its community in developing their creativity through providing avenues to showcase their work, skills and talents and supports the development of various programs and events for the community.

Gawler has a rich cultural heritage encompassing, firstly, the Kaurna people, the original inhabitants of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains, and more recently in the 1830’s, European settlement which can be seen in Gawler’s amazing street-scapes, cottages, homesteads, and of course, the nationally significant Gawler Heritage Collection.