Mitcham Cultural Village
Welcome to the Mitcham Cultural Village
The Mitcham Cultural Village at the corner of Princes Road and Torrens Street, Mitcham is open and available for use by members of the community.
The Mitcham Cultural Village provides an environment where residents and visitors have access to landscaped areas and the opportunity to participate in a range of cultural activities in an environment of learning and sharing. The Mitcham Village Uniting Church is working in partnership with Council to develop a centre which blends both the new and historic buildings through clever architectural design to reflect the history of the precinct while creating a functional sense of place for the community to enjoy. The incorporation of water sensitive urban design features together with the use of solar power, sensitive exterior lighting and landscaping minimises the ecological footprint of the development. Parking for 45 vehicles has been incorporated into the design including consideration of disability access. The project, funded in partnership by the State Government through the Places for People project and Federal Government and the City of Mitcham, cost approximately $1.7m.
Mitcham Cultural Village Committee
The Mitcham Cultural Village Committee is a Committee of Council and was established to provide the Mitcham Cultural Village with direction and guidance and to develop programs to meet community need. The Agenda and Minutes for the Committee can be accessed here. If you require further information please contact the Council on 8372 8899.
Mitcham Village Institute
The Mitcham Village Institute building has a number of spaces available for a variety of activities and classes including dance, art and craft, functions and meetings, theatre etc. Minor changes to the building have provided a spacious new shared atrium area which can be booked for exhibitions and for small functions. The Mitcham Village Institute is the long-time home of a number of existing community groups and users and it is also popular with hirers for birthdays, weddings and other celebrations as well as meetings, concerts and community events. The Mitcham Village Institute building is also home to Mitcham Village Art and Crafts, now operating under the name of Gallery One.
The Community Shed provides a place to make new friends with common interests, learn new skills or hone old ones, pursue hobbies and even contribute to the community by working on community projects. There is the beginning of a wide range of tools and machinery available for projects including assembling, painting, sanding, decorating and template making. Don't worry if you have never used tools, trained volunteers can show you how. The Community Shed has a variety of activities and classes including woodwork, felting, martial arts etc.
Gallery One (formerly known as Mitcham Village Art and Crafts) is always a busy and buzzy place. Gallery One hosts a wide and constantly growing range of classes :
- Art classes include life, portrait and general drawing and oil, watercolour and abstract painting and kids art - see full program on website
- Craft classes include Felting, Bobbin Lace, Japanese Beading, Dressmaking and Teddy Bear making - see full program on website
- Hobby groups include quilting, crochet and knitting, and 'Brown Owls' group
- Exhibition program open to emerging and professional artists - all artists can join the register to receive exhibition information (just email the gallery to register)
- Gallery shop selling original art and craft by South Australian artists
- Opportunities to join the gallery volunteer team
Address: Gallery One 1 Torrens Street, Mitcham SA 5062 Open: Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 4.30 pm or contact the Gallery Manager, Julie Arnott on 8272 4504 or email email@example.com. Website: www.galleryone.org.au
Interested in Participating? Let Council Know!
If you have an interest in participating in a class, please contact the teacher direct.
We are very keen to hear from any groups or individuals who would like to hire space in the Village to teach classes and run activities. If you have the skills and expertise to lead one, would like to receive further information, arrange a tour of the Village or to make a formal Expression of Interest, contact the Community Centre Coordinator on 8372 8262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.