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.
2020 Map and Trail PDFs will be available for download in late October.
Soul Time is a unique event for Bowral providing a welcome opportunity to reflect on inspiring themes and common threads linking us all together.
Soul Time features live music, audio-visual pieces and readings from faiths and philosophers, authors and indigenous cultures, from all over the world.
The purpose of Soul Time is to inspire us to transform our lives, and our communities, with actions that promote social betterment and unity.
Soul Time is a free event open to all as a community service initiative of the Bahá’ís of Wingecarribee
It’s a beautiful way to inspire people, to bring people together no matter what their religion or spiritual beliefs and spend a thoughtful nurturing hour at a lovely location, to be inspired about how the world could look…
After forging a dazzling country music career that has won her 6 Golden Guitars, and stunning audiences on Dancing with the Stars, Australian favourite, Melinda Schneider steps back in time to pay homage to one of her musical heroes, Doris Day.
Following on from hugely successful capital city seasons of her theatre stage show DORIS, Melinda is bringing the songs from the show that audiences love so much to new territories in a concert format called Melinda Does Doris.
Melinda’s love affair with Doris began when, in childhood, Melinda laid eyes on Calamity Jane, Doris Day’s 1953 film tour de force and was smitten by all she saw.
“She was such a huge talent” she enthuses now, “a triple threat as they say – she could sing, dance and act. I thought then she was the best of everything a woman can be and when I grew up I wanted to be just like her.
This nostalgic celebration includes such timeless hits as “Sentimental Journey”, “Que Sera, Sera”, “Everybody Loves a Lover”, “Secret Love” and a whole slew of hits from “Calamity Jane”, “Love Me or Leave Me” and “The Pajama Game”.
“I am really excited to be able to bring this wonderful music to smaller centres” Melinda says, “I am constantly being asked when are you bringing the Doris music here Melinda, and by putting together this concert version of the show, it all becomes possible!”
View the show trailer here!
Doors open: 3pm
Show starts 3:30pm
Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Ben Thompson and Justin Shandor
Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis an American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of The King, is back in Australia this September. Three of the world’s leading Elvis performers will take the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of The King, a 20th century icon and one of the world’s most recognisable figures.
The show begins with Vic Trevino Junior, who is returning to Australia for his fifth tour. Vic captures the audience with his raw rockabilly sound and feel combined with some of the best Elvis dance moves.
Ben Thompson, winner of the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest, takes the role of Elvis in his movie years and the ‘68 comeback special. He effortlessly recreates him straight out of the army and into black leather, personifying this period with all the songs and sex appeal that was Elvis.
Since the passing of Elvis there has never been a tribute artist that has captivated the look, moves and sound, more than Justin Shandor. He is the only tribute artist to make the front page of USA Today, feature in Vogue Magazine and perform on The David Letterman Show. Justin transcends the Aloha From Hawaii concert with the voice and the shy but charming banter.
Don’t miss the ultimate Elvis experience!
Doors open 3pm
P 1300 511 099
An amazing program to round out the 2020 Season, this concert welcomes back the brilliant young Australian violinist Grace Clifford with a debut for Selby & Friends by outstanding young Paris-based soprano Alexandra Flood and French horn player Nick Mooney, Principal of Flanders Symphony Orchestra. Artistic Director Kathryn Selby has created a program rich in song, melody, beauty and pathos with works by Schubert, Beethoven, the iconic American Eric Whitacre and Brahms gorgeous horn trio. This is a concert to relish and enjoy as we head towards the summer months and Christmas.
RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA IN 2020
WITH THE HITS! TOUR
A 50-YEAR CELEBRATION OF HIS STELLAR CAREER
A DAY ON THE GREEN RETURNS TO BOWRAL!
Rod Stewart returns to Australia for an eight-date tour across the country, playing both arenas and a day on the green winery dates.
Roundhouse Entertainment, in conjunction with Live Nation, is thrilled to announce the legendary singer and songwriter will make a welcome return to a day on the green. The tour also sees a day on the green return to Centennial Vineyards in the stunning Southern Highlands region in Bowral, NSW.
Tickets on sale on through Southern Highlands Welcome Centre.
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