Peterborough Art & Cultural Festival celebrates 10 years

The Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival celebrated its 10th birthday in style over the Easter break, with bumper crowds soaking up the creativity on display.

FESTIVAL: Pam Hughes, Barbara Parry, Barbara Mendham and Zeni Ferntree admire one of the wire artwork installations at the Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival.

FESTIVAL: Pam Hughes, Barbara Parry, Barbara Mendham and Zeni Ferntree admire one of the wire artwork installations at the Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival.

More than 1,500 people attended the two-week festival which saw a number of additional exhibits curated to celebrate the milestone.

The Peterborough Art Prize, History Group and Patchworkers joined forces with the Terowie Citizens Association, Sing Australia and resident artist Heather Parker to add extra colour and excitement through numerous entertainment offerings and exhibits.

Peterborough Art and Cultural Festival publicity officer Zeni Ferntree said the festival attracted visitors from across the Mid North and South Australia. “The quality of the exhibitions was fantastic,” Zeni said.

“Quite a few people didn’t know the festival was on but then decided to stay in Peterborough to check out the sound and light show.”

She said the tenth anniversary of the event was something to be celebrated considering its humble beginnings. 

“It feels fantastic to know that it has been going for ten years and has been run completely by volunteers,” she said. She thanked all groups involved in the festival and also those who supported and attended the event.

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