The Cessnock Laneway Story
“Place making at its best” advised Geoff Walker, president of the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce, at the recent launch of the Cessnock Laneway Project. “ With the project looking to “create” the laneways connecting the CBD of Cessnock this project will showcase and bring together the rich cultural history of Cessnock along with the unbelievable talents of our artists, students and locals”.
The Cessnock Chamber of Commerce is developing the Cessnock laneway project through a grant from the Community Building Partnership Program from the NSW Governments’ Office of Communities. “The seed funding came from the Department”, Geoff advised, “ with the Chamber funding the balance. Along with our in-kind supporters, The Cessnock City Council, Mount View High School, Mamas Cafe and local Artist Peter Sesselmann, the initial stages of the project have been well supported”.
“Our aim is to beautify the Laneways using the talents of the local community, local artists, local school kids and local businesses” advised Chamber Board member Barry Miller. “Create a sense of Place through the medium of art and Cessnock’s rich Heritage”
“The project is a fantastic opportunity for the local arts community to showcase not only their talents but the fantastic assets of the local area.” advised Peter Sesselmann. “The project is unique and once completed, will be a major attraction in the Cessnock Area”
Visit the lane between Mamas Café and the Old Bank Building on Vincent Street for your chance to win an original print donated by Peter Sesselmann. The visit the Chambers Facebook page to see the QR code linked to each paining. Like your favorite for a chance to win that print.
The Second Lane – The “Mount View” Lane
The Mount View Lane has been developed in partnership with the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce, the Cessnock City Council and Mount View High School.
The Students and Teachers of Mount View worked hard to develop artwork that showcased the many wonderful assets of our beautiful area. Each individual piece is from the students. Unfortunately over the last couple of months, the art works have been damaged. We have therefore taken them down so that the Kids can redo their creations. Watch this Lane over the next few weeks to see how the kids new art pieces come to life again on the walls.