From time-to-time Cittaslow embarks on a major project over and above the core program. In the past these have included the establishment of a Fruit Forest in the public domain for easy community access to fresh fruit and the publication of annual calendars featuring local photographers’ images of the unique environment of this region.
Many Cittaslow members are also arts and culture enthusiasts and Cittaslow Goolwa embraces every opportunity to support local artists and artisans in the creation of high-quality works.
One of the most enduring was the installation of a public art work adjacent to Cittaslow Corner in the form of a mosaic ‘Friendship Seat’. This project was the culmination of a sustained collaboration involving design and construction by skilled local artists Mike Tye and Barbary O’Brien, hours of laborious tile cutting by local community volunteers, generous donations by Beaumont tiles and major sponsor Goolwa Lions, assistance by Council staff in preparing the site and funding for artists from the Alexandrina Council’s Public Art Fund.