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.
Click the Map Icon above to download the printable A4 version of the 2020 Map and Artist Details PDF
Sturt Gallery is delighted to present Landscape with Rock – a new exhibition of prints and drawings by renowned printmaker Tony Ameneiro inspired by Fred Williams’ visit to bush land near Mittagong during the late 1950s.
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The much loved annual exhibition by the Southern Highlands Textile and Fibre Network is to be held from Friday 13 August to Monday 23 August 10-4 daily at BDAS gallery, Short St, Bowral.The title is “Treasured Fragments” and will feature interpretations of this theme in garments, wall pieces,3D items, wearables created by felt makers, machine embroiderers, stitchers, installationists, textile artists. Each fragment weaves its own tale of memories, sometimes thought provoking.Creative Textile postcards based on the COVID theme will be displayed as well as the group project on a Circle theme which aimed to keep us all inspired and united in 2020. The Fashion Parade opening at 1pm on Saturday 14 August will showcase some of the wearable art.
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Join us for our fourth annual Earth Hour event, which includes our Sculpture in the Gardens competition. Live music, entertainment, sustainability stalls, children’s workshops and a family fun Science Show. Refreshments available or bring your own picnic.
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The Southern Highlands Expo showcases a wide range of products and services from outdoor recreation and adventure to motoring, home and garden, rural and agricultural, local travel and tourism information, food, wine and much more.
There will be lots of great entertainment and attractions for the whole family including amazing Jetpack / Flyboard stunt shows, an Animal Nursery for the little ones, Reptile Awareness Displays, the ‘Scout Zone’ adventure area with rock climbing, ropes activities, camp cooking demonstrations, etc.
Entry Adult $15Seniors $10Kids under 16 FREE – if accompanied by an adult
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In November 2021, the Highlands will again host the hugely popular ARTS Trail.
The Trail in 2020 was the biggest and best ever (despite COVID nightmares) and we’re planning to do even better this year.
Visit the artists in their studios, see where they create their work and buy direct from the studio door. From Balmoral to Balaclava, Bowral to Burradoo, Berrima to Bundanoon, Burrawang and everywhere in between.
Painting, sculpture, pottery, bookbinding, printing, woodwork, jewellery, weaving, textiles, photography, illustration, drawing, botanical art, ceramics and more…
The Trail map will be available for download from mid September, or pick one up from the Welcome Centre at Destination Southern Highlands, Main Street Mittagong from late September.
Be ready to shop – you will be tempted by what you see so come prepared – some studios will have eftpos, but many will only be able to accept cash payments.
Enjoy your artistic ramble around the beautiful Southern Highlands this November.
Opening Night 5th November.
Click the button below to add your Arts / Culture / Design event.
You will be taken to the ‘Add an Event’ page on the www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au website.
By completing the online form your event will be published automatically on both the ARTSFile and Destination Southern Highlands websites.