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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The Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA) is pleased to present a major group exhibition of works by 21 visual artists from the Illawarra.
The phrase view from the coast is perhaps reminiscent of a postcard sent from a far-away place. IAVA artists are coming as visitors to the Southern Highlands with the salt air in their nostrils.
View from the coast deals with stories, emotion, colour and mark-making. You’ll see the magical, the beautiful, the curious and the odd.
A view can be a personal thing: your own perspective. While most IAVA artists live on or near the coast, everyone’s point of view is different. T.S. Zaracostas has produced works that describe her love of the ocean and playfulness. (image attached.) Award-winning artist Deborah Redwood creates sculptures from a mix of recycled materials, enjoying how objects hold traces of their old stories and histories. (image attached.) There will be sculptures constructed from recycled materials; figures of deities created from clay; drawings and paintings.
Due to COVID we won’t be having an Opening Event as such. All are welcome for coffee and treats throughout the season of the show. We are open 10 till 4 every day.
Contact: Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA): Jennifer Jackson email@example.com or phone: 04 0965 9193 Website: www.iavacontempart.org or Facebook
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Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition
Online Entries: 3-28 August artsinthevalley.net.au/visualarts
Exhibition: 2-5 October, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Kangaroo Valley Art Prize $6,000
Total prize money $10,000
Curator: Jane Cush – former Curator and Director, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Judges: Brenda May – owner/curator May Space, formerly Brenda May Gallery and Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney – Damien Minton – formerly owner/curator Damien Minton Gallery, former coordinator Hughes and Watters Galleries, Sydney
Entry: Original contemporary artworks from artists from NSW and across Australia, including painting in any medium, drawing, printmaking, digital, photographic and video art, textile and fabric art, multi-media and new media
Sales: All accepted finalists for sale at the Exhibition and at our Online Gallery through October
Over 1,000 people at most recent Exhibition – 30% of artworks sold (25% commission)
Also Satellite Gallery: King Street Gallery on William @ The Hive, curated by Rex Irwin, former director, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
$10,000 in prizes: Kangaroo Valley Art Prize ($6,000), Highly Commended ($2,000), Salon of Local Artists Prize ($1,000), People’s Choice ($1,000)
For more information and to join our mailing list, go to www.artsinthevalley.net.au/visualarts
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