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.
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Progressing Ballet Technique: 11 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
Join us for a fun and engaging workshop where you will learn new ways focusing on alignment and core stability. This is an hour and a half class where you will strengthen your body and learn new ways of engaging your muscles.
This workshop will be a beginner class for adults where you will learn the basics of Progressing Ballet Technique. This class will focus on developing correct use of muscles and technique. It is suitable for not only dancers but people who have had injuries or haven’t trained for a while. This class will help you strengthen your body in a safe, nurturing environment.
Classes are taught by Bonnie Curtis, who is the only Certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher in the Southern Highlands.
Ballet Basics: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AEDT
This workshop is a beginner class for adults where you will learn the basics of Ballet. This class will cover the foundations of barre work and centre work, curated for small spaces. All you need is a chair and some clear floor space.
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PLAY READING: ROULETTE by David Bermingham
Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council (SHYAC) presents the premiere of a one time only staged play reading.
Times are a-changing…relationships, friendships, futures…secrets and lies…divided loyalties.
Six friends are at a cross roads. Friends since High School are now questioning their lives and friendships and their place on the world stage. Let alone being in the comfort of the Southern Highlands. Some it may suit, others it is just a habit. The problems are formidable, the good times are hilarious and under the microscope truthful.
ROULETTE is a new play that has been work-shopped, from the perspective of 18 to 20 somethings. Young in age, but this terrific new play exposes the underbelly of our often self-satisfied lives and presents a view that may alarm, certainly enlighten and bring out laughter at how a younger generation view themselves and their region as either a death trap or something to be embraced.
*Suitable for audiences 14+ young, old and in between.
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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.
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Join us for a fun and engaging workshop where you will learn new ways focusing on alignment and core stability.
One hour of Progressing Ballet Technique to warm up your body and learn new ways of engaging your correct muscles. This is followed by a one-hour ballet class where you can put into practice your newfound skills.
This workshop will be a beginner class for adults where you will learn the basics of Progressing Ballet Technique and Ballet. This class will focus on developing correct use of muscles and technique. It is suitable for not only dancers but people who have had injuries or haven’t trained for a while. This class will help you strengthen your body in a safe, nurturing environment.
3-week summer Intensive: January 13 – January 27
6-week workshops resumes February 3 – March 9
Immerse yourself and explore the craft of contemporary dance. Express yourself in a fun and nurturing environment.
– Floor work
– Coordination of the spine and limbs
– Moving in and out of the floor safely
– Creativity and artistry
– Choreography from company repertoire
This class is suited to people who have never taken a contemporary dance class or would like to refresh and extend their existing skills.
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Look beyond the fake tan in this heartwarming documentary by local film maker, Hilary Balmond, as three generations of women and girls reveal their vital connection to the Australian underground dance phenomenon of Physie.
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