Last week your editor took a short family break in Tasmania. We’d never been before and had always wanted to go. It didn’t disappoint. Apart from the fact that it felt like we were having a holiday in a fridge, it was great – amazing landscapes, lovely old buildings, great food.
On the Saturday we went along to the Salamanca Markets that Sue at Got-A-Go Boutique had told us about. They were brilliant – at least two hundred stalls in Salamanca Place in the centre of Hobart, with a strong homemade/organic etc feel, musicians playing on the street, tons of people and busy shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. If we can recreate a tenth of this at the Art/Craft/Vintage/Retro Market in Edith Street it’ll be great, for marketgoers, residents and local businesses alike.
Hobart has a real focus on the arts, with an arts centre on Salamanca Place and of course MONA (conveniently near the Cadbury factory). I think Wynnum can learn something from Hobart. OK so we’re not the state capital, but so what? Wynnum already has the beginnings of an arts and crafts focus, why not have more arts events in Wynnum, events which draw people in from all over Australia, not just from the local area? Why not convert the old school into an arts centre?
At WynnumCentral we’re keen to explore the possibilities, and there are government grants available for worthwhile arts-focused projects.
What would you like to see in Wynnum?