Artistic and cultural hub within the City of Whitehors
Celebrating 30 years of Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Our beautiful centre is celebrating 30 years of creativity, friendship, belonging, imagination, inspiration, artisanship, inclusiveness and community.
We’d love to take you on a journey that commemorates the centre and its artistic community from its humble beginnings located in the former Box Hill Electricity Depot prior to the opening of the current BHCAC building in 1990.
As you wander through BHCAC, there is something to see around every corner that will amaze and inspire. Architects worked closely with local artists and members of the community to produce a genuine and award winning community art centre. The artists’ work was integrated into the design of the building which can be seen in the ceramic leaf tiles embedded in path ways around the building, glazed ceramic capping around the roofline, tiled brick columns and hand painted tiled murals. These are tangible and lasting evidence of the contribution made by members of the community. BHCAC today, is a testament to the foresight of the original designers and the community coming together to create a space where the arts and individuality is welcomed and indeed celebrated.
BHCAC is undoubtedly a beautifully crafted building but it is the wonderful people that walk through its doors that make it come alive. Whether it is the potters that transform clay into masterpieces, the members of the choir who echo their harmonies throughout the building, the children whose imagination and excitement is limitless, the exhibitors who stand with pride at their achievement or the talented tutors that inspire all with their dedication to empowering others through their passion for art…All play their part in making BHCAC the creative hub it is today.
Click on the images below and enjoy reading the memoirs from those that have unleashed their creative spirit within the centre.