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.
Join Adam Corrigan from Your Energy Friend & Wingecarribee Shire Council staff as we spend some time unravelling confusing energy bills and assisting you with recommending some changes in your own home that could go a long way to reducing energy use and costs.
First Adam will explain the different aspects of an energy bill, what it all really means and who you can turn to for the facts and support. Then we will sit down together and go through YOUR energy bill, so make sure you bring along a copy.
Adam’s Energy 101 sessions aims to educate and encourage you to take control of your energy usage, but also reduce your carbon footprint through energy efficiency and installation of renewable where it makes sense.
We look forward to meeting you there.
We also have a follow up event in October with Adam, please click the link below to find out more information, or navigate back to the events page for Sustainable us:
P 02 48615348
Have you ever woken up and still been in the soft focus of a dreamscape? Or had flickering daydreams of places you would rather be? This workshop will enable you to bring these quiet, imperceptible moments to life.
Artist Lily Cummins, whose own practice explores memory and intuitive mark-making will guide you in this imagined landscape workshop where you can begin to create your own visual vocabulary through mark making, painting and collage.
Lily graduated from The National Art School in 2017 with a Masters in Drawing and has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas.
Sunday Sew-cial: kids edition! Hand-stitch your very own short or long sleeve shirt during this two-hour workshop with the talented fashion designer Beattie Lanser! Choose from two designs and a range of fabric options.
This class is appropriate for children aged 8-12. Participants will need to be able to confidently thread a needle. Sewing tools and materials will be provided, just bring yourself and a can-do attitude!
A minimum number of bookings are required for our classes to proceed. Please support our artists and creative program by booking your spot now.
Experienced artist and educator Libby Wakefield will guide participants through the development of a series of expressive landscape paintings. The morning will be spent exploring ways to interpret the landscape. Participants will develop confidence in responding intuitively to subject matter.
Libby has been making and teaching art for almost 20 years. The central focus of her work looks at ways in which she can depict the local landscape and wetlands through the lens of Romanticism, exploring themes of beauty and the sublime.
Libby has been a finalist in many art prizes including The Waverley Art Prize, The Fisher Ghost Art Awards, The Wingecarribee Landscape Prize, The Goulburn Art prize, The David Turnbull Bequest Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, and highly commended in the Norvill Art Prize and the Belle Property Prize. She recently won the Blue Square Art Prize.
Libby is currently represented by Whitewall Art projects in Berrima and the Grainger Gallery in Canberra.
Spots are limited to 10 people a class. A minimum number of bookings are required for our classes to proceed. Please support our artists and creative program by booking your spot now.
Not interested in weekend sport?
Then come dive into art activities with our Saturday workshops. Get creative, experiment with different materials and most importantly, have fun! Develop your skills through activities including painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing!
Classes run weekly between 23 July – 17 September (9 sessions). Memberships are $250 per child for the term. Sessions will be available for children between 5 and 12 years old.
Come and visit our small permaculture urban farm in the picturesque, historic village of Bundanoon. Learn the secret of happy, healthy hens and delicious eggs that taste like they used to taste before pelleted commercials feed became commonplace! It is all in the bespoke, nutritionally balanced feed we make – the formula for which which we are sharing in this on-farm short class. We’ll show you how to use the formula to make the feed to meet the bird’s optimal nutritional needs as these requirements vary throughout the seasons. You get to take home a sample of the feed so you can see how your hens just love it.
P 02 48836734
Come and visit our small permaculture urban farm in the picturesque, historic village of Bundanoon in the beautiful Southern Highlands on NSW. Learn the secret of happy, healthy hens! It is all in the bespoke, nutritionally balanced feed we make – the formula for which which we are sharing in this on-farm short class. We’ll show you how to use the formula, make the feed to meet the bird’s optimal nutritional needs. You get to take home a sample of the feed so you can see how your hens just love it.
As a beginner artist, you will experiment with and explore a variety of mediums and techniques in this one-day workshop.
After an introduction about materials, techniques and subjects we will explore drawing using graphite and charcoal. Then we will use soft pastels on textured paper and conclude with an acrylic painting. You will be able to take home four completed artworks.
We will use collage (an artistic composition made of various materials glued on a surface) in two simple ways in this one-day workshop.
The first technique uses painted newspaper to create your design. The Cockerel at Sunrise and the Seated Woman are examples of this style.
The other technique is combining cut-out images and a painted surface. This can be seen in the Boy standing in front of the Farmhouse.
This course suits beginners and intermediate artists.
See more information here.
Explore using ink on yupo in this one-day art workshop in Bowral.
Alcohol inks create vibrant transparent colour unlike any other medium and form lovely patterns within your painting.
The vibrant colours of this ink intermingle creating unique textural effects, often leading to unexpected results.
Our class will begin with a demonstration of techniques of pouring, brushing and creating textures with inks and other materials. The remaining time will be spent discovering the unique possibilities of working with alcohol inks on Yupo, with sufficient time to complete many paintings. Each participant will leave with a number of experimental pieces.
Tracey has many years of experience guiding beginner and intermediate artists in creating pieces they proudly cherish.
P 0411 880 700
The Southern Highlands Branch would like to invite you to our OPEN DAY!
Come along to watch and learn all about how to make the best looking cakes around. The aim of the Cake Decorators’ Guild of NSW is to share our skills with anyone who is interested in Cake Decorating. Morning, Lunch & afternoon tea area all provided in the cost.
Our demonstrators are: Lyn Bales, Lyne Fuller, Rosemary Brett & Christine Salter.
Bookings essential..Payment needs to be made by Wednesday 27th July with your name as the reference.
To – CDG of NSW Southern Highlands Branch BDCU Alliance Bank BSB: 802 – 101 A/C: 100006647
Line dancing lessons with Dee at Robertson Bowling Club
Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – Adults $10, kids free
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