Arts and Culture

Our region is well known and respected for its rich culture and artisans alike. There are many beautiful townships littered through the region, teaming with art galleries, local produce, history and cultural experiences.

Just Add Water is the central focal point for arts and culture within the Alexandrina region.  The ‘Just Add Water’ program has brought to our Alexandrina district a mix of local, national and international visitors where the program has spread its' wings to other surrounding towns in the region.

Just Add Water aspires to offer arts and cultural experiences that enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike. Whether through direct participation in projects such as the annual Drawing on Country events across townships in Alexandrina, theatrical and musical offerings from Centenary Hall or visits to Signal Point Gallery and the South Coast Regional Art Centre the program offers something to tempt everyone.

In 2012 Goolwa was nominated as the South Australian Regional Centre for Culture. This accolade would not have been achieved had we not already had a thriving and all encompassing arts culture. This has enhanced our abilities to showcase the many talented artists in all fields and has raised cultural awareness to a new level.


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2016 Just Add Water Program(3525 kb)

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South Coast Regional Arts Centre

1 Goolwa Terrace, Goolwa
Opening Hours:
Week days 11am to 4pm                                          
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

The South Coast Regional Arts Centre promotes emerging and professional artists from across the Southern Fleurieu region. Located in the historic Old Goolwa Police Station on Goolwa Terrace, the Arts Centre is the focus for a variety of arts practise including:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Jewellery
  • Ceramics
  • Performance

Exhibitions change monthly and the premises is available to hire for workshops. Please click here for furher information on Council Facilities (galleries, halls etc).

Just Add Water 2012-14 – conclusion of ‘Cultural Places’ funding

The Alexandrina community was the beneficiary of Australian and State Government funding for the period 2012-2014 for the Just Add Water program. The Australian Government funding from the Australia Council for the Arts was called ‘Cultural Places’. It was implemented in partnership with Country Arts SA.

A video of the Just Add Water program can be found here

Evaluation reports of the Just Add Water program can be found here:

Alexandrina Council continues to support arts and culture in our region. Further information, including a program, can be found on this page.

Goolwa Centenary Hall

Situated at 14 Cadell Street, Centenary Hall, Goolwa is owned and managed by Alexandrina Council.

As a result of significant restoration in 2012, Centenary Hall is now an adaptable, contemporary performing arts venue ideal for events ranging from theatrical or musical performance to product launches, exhibitions, film screenings, seminars, meetings and conferences.

Centenary Hall’s facilities include: a Green Room, two dressing rooms, a ‘supper’ kitchen with some catering capacity as well as state-of-the-art professional technical infrastructure.

Centenary Hall is available for hire by commercial promoters and presenters, individuals and community groups. To view the venue and for all enquiries please contact the Venue Coordinator - Jenn Cole, Alexandrina Council on 8555 7000 during business hours or email

The 2016 Alexandrina ‘Just Add Water’ Arts and Culture Program highlighting performances and events scheduled for Centenary Hall can be viewed online in December 2015 at

Tickets for all 2016 Centenary Hall performances can be booked via the following link:

Centenary Hall Photo 1 - Outside

Goolwa Centenary Hall Photo 2 - Inside

Signal Point Gallery

Signal Point Gallery showcases the best of professional artists from the region and nationally.  The lower level and deck within Signal Point are available for function hire.

Goolwa Wharf
Wednesday to Friday 11am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm