Portarlington Community Association
The Portarlington Community Association (PCA) is a group of community members that advocates and champions local issues on behalf of the residents of Portarlington. We work together to provide a forum for local residents to share concerns, interests and visions for our town. When necessary the PCA represents the community in discussions with all levels of government and community.
We encourage, foster and sometimes coordinate community activities to achieve our goals. We are a not for profit association supported by member fees and co-ordinated by a volunteer committee elected each year. We welcome new ideas and invite you to join us.
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Public Art Project
The PCA is pleased to announce that our second laneway mural project, ‘Bellarine Vines’ is now complete!
We would like to thank Sai Neoh (‘Bonsai’) for his amazing work in producing two wonderful artworks for our community.
This second mural is located in the lane between Portovino and Boatman’s Fish and Chip Shop. It was funded by a grant received from VicHealth in its ‘Reimagining Health’ round. Click on the following link for a short video of the beautiful mural: Second mural video
The first laneway mural project, ‘Weedy Sea Dragons’ was completed in July 2021. This mural, located in the lane between the ‘Hive’ building and the Bendigo Bank, was funded by the City of Greater Geelong, a Federal Government ‘Stronger Communities’ grant applied for by the PCA through Libby Coker’s office, and additional fundraising and donations through the PCA.
The PCA is currently organising a celebratory launch of the two laneway artwork projects. You will have an opportunity to meet the artist, Bonsai, at the launch. Stay tuned for further details.
The PCA will continue to fundraise for more public art in Portarlington. As you will appreciate, projects like this require a lot of ongoing funding, so please consider supporting our efforts by either making a donation to the PCA Public Art Project (relevant banking details found on the Membership page of this website) and/or, once the Covid-19 situation has abated, supporting us in our future fundraising efforts.
[Date updated: 10 October 2021]