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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Fun for all the family with a workshop building and flying kites. Suitable for all ages – young and old. Bring your own kite or enrol in a kite making workshop
Costs: $20 Workshop only or $25 Workshop plus sausage sizzleCosts include kite kit, construction & decorating
Refreshments and Sausage sizzle available
Admission to the garden free
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A 2-day workshop for lovers of mosaics! Under the instruction of Amanda, our guest tutor from Tile and Error Mosaics, you will share her love and passion for mosaicking and be guided through the process of design and colour selection. Amanda is a mosaic enthusiast who would like to share some techniques and ideas to get you started on your own mosaic journey.
This workshop is for beginners, with little or no mosaicking experience. Participants will learn a brief history of mosaics, get a basic understanding and skills for creating mosaics, the mechanics of mosaicking, different tesserae, substrates, adhesives, and grout selection. You will design, cut tiles, lay tiles, glue, and grout to make a circular panel to take home at the end of the day.
Please bring your own apron and a pair of safety glasses.
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Morning tea provided. BYO lunch. Cost: $320. Contact Michael on 0456 856 080 or email@example.com.
Join Sean, our guest tutor for a workshop you will never forget! Sean has had an interest and fascination with leadlight since a young boy. After attending his first leadlight course at college he was hooked. Since then, he has gone on to produce many items such as lamps and boxes, and the restoration of small window and door panels. In this one-day workshop, Sean will introduce you to the tools, basic techniques such as foiling, and glass varieties. You will select from a range of glass to create your own box to take home at the end of the day. A wonderful workshop – come alone, bring a friend or two.
Cost: $250. This workshop includes all materials, including glass.
Please bring your own apron and safety glasses.
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Morning tea provided. BYO lunch. For all bookings contact Michael on 0456 856 080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker, heated steel tip pen or solar energy. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. The term means “writing with fire”, from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing). Under the guiding hand of Steve, our guest tutor from Styro Pyrography, you will learn and practice how varying the type of tip used, the temperature, or the way the iron is applied to the material can create different effects, and a range of tones and shades can be achieved. As an Australian Pyrography artist influenced by Australian landscapes, Steve likes to use reclaimed timber where possible in order to produce original and unique burnings. These one day workshops are designed for beginners to provide an introduction to pyrography. More advanced workshops are available in August (2-day workshop, 21st-22nd).
BYO lunch and apron. Morning tea provided. Cost $220. Contact Michael on 0456 856 080 or email@example.com.
Welcome to Turned Around Studio Japanese Textiles Workshop. Ruth, our guest tutor, is a highly proficient and qualified Textiles and Design teacher with over 40 years’ experience. She has studied Japanese language and culture and is passionate about upholding traditional Japanese textile techniques. During the workshop participants will learn the art of Shibori dyeing, a technique that results in rich patterns, and the Sashiko (meaning “little stabs”) embroidery, a form of Japanese folk work which has been used in Japan for centuries. Participants will have hands-on experience of dyeing a piece of silk to make into a scarf, using indigo, the Shibori method. Whilst the scarf dries, participants will then construct coasters with Sashiko embroidery. Morning tea provided. BYO lunch and own apron. Cost $190.
Join us at Moonacres School during the Robertson Potato Festival to celebrate the humble potato. Learn to make traditional gnocchi from scratch, then cook up what you’ve made and enjoy with a typical Italian sauce.
The mini class will include:
demonstration of gnocchi making technique
participants will roll and cut the gnocchi dough, then cook their gnocchi
discussion of sauce recipe
Eat your gnocchi with our delicious sauce
The demo and cook up goes for approximately one hour.
Come one – come all to the Open Weekend at Turned Around!
Calling all artists, crafters, and lifelong learners! Ignite an interest and the potential of a new skill. Be inspired! Turned Around is showcasing workshops on offer in 2022.
Workshops being demonstrated include:
• Furniture Restoration
• Upholstered Drop-In-Seat
• Japanese Textiles
• Upholstered Footstool
• Hand Weaving
• Woodturning on the Lathe
• Scottish Highland Cattle talks and feedings
• Scottish Highland beef sausage sizzle or BYO picnic lunch
• Tea, coffee and soft drinks available
For further inquiries please contact Michael on 0456 856 080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Offering a fresh approach to painting is Ngununggula’s next Sunday Painters Series artist, Heath Nock, who has come to the medium as a celebrated draughtsperson and tattoo artist. Living on Gandangara lands, in The Southern Tablelands, Nock explores his relationship with the Australian landscape working in oil and synthetic polymers paint, and pushing the figure into genderless forms in both urban and rural settings. His segue from a more graphic tattoo style to a brushy, fluid abstraction has been seamless, often taking its cue from music to tap into the world around him.
Create your own beautiful, large scale flora painting.
This workshop suits beginners as well as intermediate level painters. Tracey has many years of experience guiding beginner and intermediate artists in creating pieces they proudly cherish. This workshop is perfect for those who just don’t have the time to commit to a full class term or want to try something new.
Fun for all the family with a workshop building and flying kites. Suitable for all ages – young and old. Bring your own kite or enrol in a kite making workshop.
Costs: $15 Workshop only or $20 Workshop plus sausage sizzle
Costs include kite kit, construction & decorating workshop
Refreshments and Sausage sizzle available
Admission to the garden by donation
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