Creative Regions worked with Council for a number of years devising a new event/festival that would bring the arts community together to celebrate the range of talents in the community.
The final event was a 4 hour variety spectacular on 15 September 2012 in the forecourt of the Kingaroy Town Hall. This event became central to a month-long festival that was developed by Council which included exhibitions, workshops and events throughout the region for the whole of September. 1,000 people attended the Tractor Tattoo event – more than the attendance at the local rugby league grand finals which happened on the same day! South Burnett Regional Council won.
- Creative Regions sourced close to $100,000 for South Burnett Regional Council
- The Kingaroy Town Hall precinct was activated and the new landscaping and library developments were promoted
- The arts community united around the event
- The local business community supported the event through local promotion and a competition
- Stanwell supported the event
- Council’s RADF was focused on delivering projects to support the event
- 1000 audience members attended
- 250 visitors to the region
- 120 participants across 41 organisations were involved
- 19 workshops and activities were held
- 10 exhibitions were held
- 10 professional artists engaged
- Coverage on ABC Radio National with documentary by Li Fern Ong
- Coverage on The Great Southeast (Channel 7)
It’s just wonderful. I’ve never seen anything like it. I think I’ll always remember the community spirit. It’s wonderful to see so many happy faces and the community getting together and making a good event.
– Audience member, Tractor Tattoo in Kingaroy (Radio National Documentary November 2012 produced by Li Fern Ong)