Bass Coast,

Come and Play - All of May

Bass Coast is teaming with creativity. It is home to artists, performers, musicians and imaginations that often draw stimulus from the dramatic landscapes and colourful community. Come and Play - All of May is a Gippsland wide arts event lead by Creative Gippsland to celebrate and promote this creativity.

Creative Gippsland is a network of the six Gippsland councils, including Bass Coast, who come together to promote the fabulous art and cultural communities of Gippsland. Bass Coast has begun preparing for the eighth Gippsland-wide arts celebration: Come and Play – All of May.

As the title suggests, the event runs for the month of May and will include a variety of arts and cultural activities across the region including exhibitions, performances, workshops and demonstrations. Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield said that Bass Coast is proud to embrace this celebration by showcasing the creativity of this region.

“I really enjoy these events and I feel arts and culture play an important role in keeping Bass Coast vibrant and dynamic, providing enriching experiences and encouraging people to visit”, Cr Rothfield Said.

“Our creative community are some of the most talented in the area and I hope that they embrace this opportunity to share their skills and gifts.”

This year’s celebration will again play host to an artist-in-residence and the host in Bass Coast will be the Rhyll Community Association. Something new in this year’s program will be Come and Play Up Late – an evening of creativity, culture and artistic flair. Artists, businesses and organisations will open later in the evening to celebrate their creativity and engage with audiences in new and unique ways. Come and Play Up Late will take place on Saturday, 6 May in Phillip Island and Saturday,13 May in Wonthaggi, Inverloch and surrounds.

Creative Gippsland are currently inviting artists, businesses and organisations to register programs and events as part of Come and Play (including Come and Play Up Late).  Registration is online and closes on Tuesday, 21 March 2017.

For more information contact Esther Gyorki, Bass Coast Come and Play - All of May Project coordinator email or visit