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
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Would you like to cook a complete autumn menu, paddock to plate style?
Join us on a 100 acre property in Kangaloon, just 15 minutes from Bowral in the Southern Highlands, to cook up a menu that is super local, seasonal and absolutely cosy!
The day will kick off with a morning tea and a tour of the farm – we’ll walk through the gardens, veggie patch and orchard, and also pay a visit to the resident animals!
Into the kitchen we’ll then go to cook a delicious menu that honours this most special time of the year! We’ll make a mushroom risotto, village type bread, kale and apple salad, crunchy potatoes, a roast pork belly with seasonal roasted fruit, and finish off with these delectable ginger drunken pear tarts*!
Naturally we will sit down to enjoy the dishes we made at a lunch alongside a glass or two of local Southern Highlands wine.
You will leave the farm with your own bread and a little something from me as a thank you for attending!
($250 per person, completely hands on class, strictly limited to 6 participants)
(*All dishes are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of produce from the property or other local producers)
(Please note that all social distancing measures will be adhered to and each participant will be asked to provide their contact details upon entering the premises)
Would you like to cook a complete paddock to plate menu celebrating autumn?
Join us on a 100 acre property in Kangaloon, just 15 minutes from Bowral in the Southern Highlands, to cook up a menu that is super local, seasonal and filled with autumn treasures!
Into the kitchen we’ll then go to cook a delicious menu that honours this most special time of the year! We’ll make a cream of mushroom soup, pumpkin and sage bread, garlic and thyme stuffed chicken, herb hassleback potatoes and baklava nashi pears!
You will leave the farm with your bread and a little something from me as a thank you for attending!
Quest for Life workshop for Southern Highlands communities
2020 presented challenges in so many unexpected ways. Way back in 2019 when we thought drought and bushfires were all we could take, 2020 lifted the hurdle even higher with quite callous disregard to the extremes of nature many were already experiencing. Many people are hoping that 2021 will surely be better than the year just passed.
Quest’s programs teach us that we really need to feel peace right now, in this time, even in the moment.
Thanks to a generous ClubsGrant from Mittagong RSL and Moss Vale Services Club, we’re able to offer a series of 3 workshops at NO CHARGE for local residents of the Southern Highlands.
If you’d like to regain emotional stability, take control of your response to life’s challenges, and find ways to create inner peace, we hope you can join us for the 3rd of these workshops.
Thursday 29 April, 9.30am-12.30pm: Margie Braunstein will facilitate Self-Care at the Moss Vale Services Club.
Register here: https://www.questforlife.com.au/training-workshops/southern-highlands-workshops
Would you like to cook a menu that glorifies what is arguably the most treasured summer vegetable, the tomato!
Join us on a 100 acre property in Kangaloon, just 15 minutes from Bowral in the Southern Highlands, to cook up a menu that is super local, seasonal and jam packed with all the tomato goodness!
Into the kitchen we’ll then go to cook a delicious menu that honours the tomato! We’ll make a cheese pie topped with fresh cherry tomatoes, a tomato confit, homemade bread, yemista (rice filled vegetables), and a beef ragu.*!
You will leave the farm with your own yemista, bread, and a little something from me as a thank you for attending!
9.30am – 3.00pm
Create your own, beautiful, large-scale flora painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide beginner and intermediate artists through the steps to create your own artwork. There are a couple of packages available, see more on my website. https://www.traceymillerart.com/workshop-macro-floral
This is a great way to spend the weekend away with friends.
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We are pleased to announce that in 2021 our ensemble in residence, Acacia Quartet and award-winning concert pianist Leanne Jin will be presenting exciting and informative workshops open to all high school music teachers and students of the Southern Highlands and BAMF Society members.
On BAMF Education Day, there will be a focus on learning rehearsal and performance techniques, exploring elements of musicality and style, and the decoding of composition of composition devices as practised by our professional BAMF Artists.
Piano Workshop with Leanne Jin 9.00am – 12.00pm
String Workshop with Acacia Quartet (Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy violins, Stenfan Duwe viola and Anna Martin Scrase cello) 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Immerse yourself in three days of wellness activities in a gorgeous relaxing setting. Take time to practice self care and nourish your mind, body and soul. Connect with like-minded people and feast on delicious meals in Ethos restaurant.
Your package includes:
*2 nights Queen Superior room stay at Links House Hotel
*all delicious vegetarian meals in Ethos restaurant from lunch on arrival to lunch before departure
*hot drinks, including locally made herbal teas, coffee and hot chocolate
*all wellness activities, including yoga, meditation, mindfulness workshops, nutritional workshop, bush walking
Quest for Life workshop for the Southern Highlands communities
Thanks to a generous ClubsGrant from Mittagong RSL and Moss Vale Services Club, we’re able to offer a series of 3 workshops with NO CHARGE for local residents of the Southern Highlands.
If you’d like to regain emotional stability, take control of your response to life’s challenges, and find ways to create inner peace, we hope you can join us for the 2nd workshop:
Living with Grief – facilitated by Petrea King – at the Alexandra Room, Mittagong RSL Club.
Register now: https://www.questforlife.com.au/training-workshops/southern-highlands-workshops
Would you like to learn how to make 5 different pastries filled with the best that summer has to offer?
Join us on a 100 acre property in Kangaloon, just 15 minutes from Bowral in the Southern Highlands, to cook up a menu that is super local, seasonal and packed with beautiful pastry!
Into the kitchen we’ll then go to cook a delicious menu that honours this most special time of the year! We’ll make a pumpkin pie using an olive oil pastry, curry chicken and veg pies using a sour cream pastry, a delectable rough puff pastry tart, pasties using pastry made with lard and a delectable dessert using a walnut pastry*!
You will leave the farm with your own pastry samples and a little something from me as a thank you for attending!
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Come join us for a number of free waste reduction workshops!
On the lead up to Clean Up Australia Day, Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Waste Education Officer will be hosting several waste reduction workshops. Clean Up Australia Day is as much about preventing waste and rubbish polluting our environment, as it is removing it.
Are you an avid gardener or looking to improve your composting skills? Do you need some extra tips on worm farming and how to use food and garden waste effectively?
Come join us for a workshop focused on reducing and reusing waste in the garden, with a special guest appearance from a local community garden expert! This is a great opportunity to learn the lifecycle of food scraps, composting, worm farming and veggie gardens.
For more information check out https://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events
Come join us for a number of waste reduction workshops!
Are you trying to reduce waste in your household, but are unsure where to start? Then this workshop is for you!
Come join us for a chance to have a chat about reducing waste and a tour of the Resource Recovery Centre. Come see for yourself the processes involved in waste collection, sorting and recycling and ways we can work together to reduce waste.
Are you trying to reduce waste in your household but are unsure where to start? Bathroom waste is one of the easiest places to start, with some easy swaps to make.
Come join us for a workshop focused on reducing waste in the bathroom, including a how to workshop on homemade coffee scrub and toothpaste!
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