Nisa Schebella discusses the BIG Splash event in Victor Harbor

The City of Victor’s BIG Splash event at the Victor Harbor Town Hall and Old Library recently showcased a stellar array of local stars and augured a new chapter in the arts and cultural realm in Victor Harbor.

With only a short window of time to produce such a big scale event, our new Arts and Cultural Facilitator Peta Johnston showed her pedigree, having the vision and the capacity to make this event such a BIG smash.

Contracted with only three days a week here in Victor and with so many projects on the go it is a sheer act of marvel that things are getting done... and done so well!

Finally, we have someone who really understands the arts in the role who can facilitate, activate, initiate and curate a mature and vibrant arts program for our community.

The Victor Harbor Town Hall was transformed into a cabaret style venue and showed how this space can work in a new way. Local artists of all persuasion including painters, sculptors, acrobats, digital artists, photographers, circus performers, choir singers, musical theatre and much, much more all had the opportunity to shine on the night.

The BIG Splash was not only a promise of things to come but it also tipped its hat to the great people already here and working hard... like the South Coast Choral Arts Society and Jazz Club communities. These groups and their dedicated teams know best what they need to flourish, what is lacking and where attention is needed.

The proposed Coral Street Artspace project augers to be the creative beating heart for the broader visual and performing arts and culture community in and around Victor. For young, old and all in-between to connect and be creative, to exercise imagination and vision.

I am really grateful and excited... and hope you are too.