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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Whimsical, playful and nostalgic, DREAM MACHINES is a vibrant and joyful collection of new works by Rosa Fedele.
Unconstrained by conventional expectations Fedele’s work is genre-defying; slipping seamlessly between traditional portraiture and still life to vintage cars, Italian scooters and romantic beauties from the silver screen.
DREAM MACHINES will take you on a heartwarming and nostalgic ride through the countryside in your favourite classic convertible, Italian silk scarf billowing in the breeze and faithful hound by your side.
BOWRAL ART GALLERY
1 – 6 APRIL 2021
OPENING: FRIDAY 2 APRIL 6:30PM
Opened by Melissa Ritchie, Artist
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Innovative Designers of Contemporary Furniture: Rolf Barfoed, Elliot Bastianon, Andrew Carvolth
Three talented millennial furniture designer/makers come together in this innovative group show; their practices connected by geography, respect and friendship. THE MILLENNIALS stands as a celebration and representation of new directions and ambitious design practices of this innovative generation.
‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ comes to the Southern Highlands with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this generation’. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands.
Hot off its premiere New York City run in 2020 and with 130 shows in 2019 across Australia and New Zealand, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ features acclaimed Irish dancers, dazzling folk musicians and contemporary vocalists. Experience the raw, rhythmic passion that is the original story of the Celtic motherland.
With revamped classics like ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Tell Me Ma’, the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history, complimented by stunning production and lighting.
Including beautiful scenic visuals, glitz, glamour and poetic narration, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ combines toe-tapping rhythms with heart-warming emotion to create a contemporary Irish dance showcase that will leave you shouting for more.
Starring dancers from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, Riverdance, & Gaelforce Dance alongside a treasure trove of Irish Dancing World Champions, ’A Taste of Ireland’ delivers the very best talent in the nation.
‘A Taste of Ireland’ is exactly what it promises: a taste of everything you love about Ireland with a generous helping of more!
Experience one of the best Irish Dance shows in the world today. With all new sets, costumes, tunes and effects, we promise you haven’t seen anything like this year’s show!
With tours lined up in the USA, Canada and the UK, don’t miss your chance to see ‘A Taste of Ireland’ in 2021.
It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this generation’.
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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)
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 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!
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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