The Highlands is known for the strength and creativity of its artistic community. Practitioners of all levels, from national icons to enthusiastic amateurs, come to the area for the cool air, natural beauty and lifestyle which combine to provide an inspirational environment in which to create. The region supports a vibrant Arts/Culture ethos that is reflcted in the wealth of events, performances, exhibitions and festivals that occur
through every season, all year. As a dedicated Arts & Culture site for the Southern Highlands, ARTSfie is both a teaser for the spectacular creative offerings of the region, and a calendar of events for various cultural happenings during the year. We trust that you enjoy what you see and look forward to meeting you here in the
November is Southern Highlands ARTS Trail time! Visual artists across the Highlands open their studio doors for visitors to explore their creative habitats and purchase works direct from the maker. Exhibiting artists range from full-time professionals to emerging artists across genres including painting, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, photography, sculpture and printmaking. Many of our galleries also participate with Trail-specific exhibitions.
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Opened by Susan Landau 2pm to 4pm Saturday 24th April
This is a combined exhibition of the works of Glen Preece, Martial Cosyn & Sumit Ameria.
Sumit Ameria is a fine and recognised botanical artist.
His work is very Australian and very precise, varying from pen and ink, to gouache and watercolour.
Glen Preece is excited to be exhibiting again Bowral and be showing with two ‘like-minded’ artists.
He will be showing landscapes and figurative works painted since moving to Tasmania in 2019.
Martial Cosyn was a student of Glen’s whilst he was living in the Highlands.
He paints in oil and the subject tends to be very whimsical.
The Bowral Art Gallery is registered as COVID Safe
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Pigments 21 Exhibition
Wednesday Morning Studio 2 Group
Pigments has been exhibiting annually at the BDAS for 21 years and was originally inspired by local well-known artist Gillian Hook who for many years tutored the group. The exhibition features the work of a friendly group of artists who enjoy painting together every Wednesday morning gaining inspiration from each other and their tutors. A great selection of works in varying styles using oils, acrylics and water colour will be on display and available for sale.
The exhibition is open from 11-15 June 2021.
Official opening 2pm Saturday 12 June.
This Monograph of selected works will accompany Janette Hanrahan’s Survey Exhibition 1975-2020, to be held at the Bowral Art Gallery from 7th May – 11th May . This diverse body of works includes prints , paintings, drawings, artist’s books and sculptures and reflects a cohesive whole.
Janette has been a practising artist for the past 45 years living in the Southern Highlands of N.S.W.
Her work is mainly concerned with the natural environment, social and emotive issues, texture and form. She has exhibited extensively throughout her career in Australia and internationally and has held 6 Solo exhibitions.
Janette has been a finalist in significant exhibitions, such as The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, The Blake Prize, The Portia Geach Award, The Fremantle Print Award, Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award, Hutchins Art Prize, CPM Print Award and the 6th Kyoto International Woodcut Exhibition. In 2013 Janette was granted an Artist Residency in Murano, Venice, specialising in artist’s books.
2021 WINGECARRIBEE PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE ART – Judge: Charmaine Pike
First Prize $3,000 Second Prize $1,500 People’s Choice : $500
BDAS invites entries of up to two works per artist, which must be original work of the artist and not previously displayed with this Society. All works must be for sale.
THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM:
15 May – 23 May, daily from 10am to 4pm
OFFICIAL OPENING and PRESENTATION:
Saturday 15 May 2020 at 4:00pm at Bowral Art Gallery – 1 Short Street, Bowral
ENTRY FORM & FEE:
To be received by the BDAS office, 1 Short St, Bowral by 4pm on Wednesday 28 April, 2021
WORKS TO BE DELIVERED:
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short St, Bowral on Wednesday 12 May between 10am & 1pm. Late entries will not be accepted
WORKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED:
Sunday 23rd May between 4:15pm & 5:15pm
Entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.bdasgallery.com/entryforms
MIkel is an up and coming abstract expressionist artist who explores emotion and social behaviour in works that are deeply personal.
We will be launching his collection at Mental Gallery in Bowral, Saturday April 24th.
He is known for his expressionist style that depicts mood, emotions and social issues. His style includes figures or faces that have been distorted through exaggeration. His art is less systematic and more cognitive in it’s approach which retains the element of surprise coupled with the intuition of the artist’s state of mind.
Mikel loves the serendipity of finding shapes and figures in a bunch of scribbles and textures; and his motivation is mostly derived from the un-expectation of what’s about to unfold, much like life itself.
Come and check out a never before seen collection.
Due to Covid restrictions we have applied a ticketing system to ensure numbers are kept to the allocated amount. This event is a free event.
Biogenesis – Mothers and daughters explore shared creativity in a new exhibition at Sturt.
Join us for this beautiful exhibition celebrating the joyful creativity of these inspired mothers and daughters. Nettie Sumner creates wire and ceramic sculptures and her daughter Mercy Sumner echoes assemblages with porcelain and hand crocheted wire.
Dimity Kidston’s collection of tapestries in vintage containers are inspired by objects she’d admire at her grandmother’s house as a child. Dimity’s mother Libby Hobbs’ woven dolls with porcelain faces combine her lifelong love of fabrics and ceramics both of which have been passed on to her daughter Dimity. The exhibition runs from Sunday 5 April to 23 May.
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