Craig Sutton joined Bland Shire Council in 2011 after a previous career in media. He values the opportunity Local Government provides to work for and with the community and has been directly involved in the successful delivery of a number of successful and award winning Council projects and programs.
He lists his direct involvement in the first silo art project in NSW at Weethalle and the Big Football in Ungarie among his career highlights. Craig was involved in both projects from the idea stage right through to completion – managing the many hurdles, questions and conundrums presented along the way.
While he does not come from an arts background, Craig is a recent convert who has marvelled at the way in which the Silo Art and Big Football projects have engaged and transformed their respective communities, attracted significant visitor numbers and boosted battling local economies.
Council was recently awarded the open category LG Professionals Creative Communities Award and the LG NSW Leo Kelly Cultural Award in recognition of its work on the Weethalle Silo Art project.
Craig and his colleague, Rebecca McDonell are now turning their attention to the arts once again to find the next big thing in Bland!