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
Surrounded by a Scottish Highland cattle stud, Turned Around is the business of Michael Adamietz, a qualified Upholsterer, Furniture Restorer and Woodturner. Michael has workspaces for wood turning and furniture rejuvenation and upholstery, and a studio space for display and workshops.
Under the guiding hands of Michael, this workshop introduces you to the basics of upholstery – you will be webbing, padding, and covering the drop in seat of a timber framed chair. You can work on your own chair or arrange to purchase a chair from Michael. Upholstery fabric will be available for purchase or bring your own. Please ring to discuss details.
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Kindness. Compassion. Creativity. Community.
Artheart welcomes you to the 2021 Blue Square Art Competition Exhibition at the Bowral Art Gallery.
Every work features the colour blue somewhere, in 16 x 16 inch format.
This exhibition is about bringing people together through art, and features a diverse collection of works by established and emerging art makers from the Southern Highlands and further afield, represented in photographic, painted, sculptural, drawn, and mixed media format. From every artist entry fee , a portion is donated to help CanAssist Southern Highlands support people living with cancer.
Join us – experience this fantastic community event – don’t miss out.
What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder becomes a story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt and a drama of each of the juror’s prejudices, preconceptions about the trial, the accused and each other. 11 of the 12 jurors are quick to vote he is guilty; the remaining juror seems sceptical about the evidence and wants a thorough deliberation of the facts before sentencing, to prove the defendant’s guilt is beyond reasonable doubt.
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Agri Show – Small Farms & Field Day Expo hosted at Moss Vale Showground has Products, Services & Solutions for everyone.
– Over 5 acres of exhibitors and products.
– Test and compare products so you know you are making informed buying decisions
– Talk to experts and get new ideas and exchange tips.
– Browse, learn and buy, all while having a fun family day out!
– Discover products and suppliers that can help improve your farm, from big to small.
Agri Show has exhibitors that cover a range of products from animal feed to tractors and trucks, demonstrations of how to use items, how to herd and talks from industry professionals to give you the knowledge you need to improve your skills. Fun for the whole family.
MIXED ARTISTS ‘Australian Landscapes’
1 May – 14 June 2021
AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES – Is a mixed exhibition by six artists who paint in oil, watercolour and mixed media. These paintings will reflect their views of the Australian Landscape in all its glory from the mountains to the sea and everything in between. The exhibiting artists are Roger Speaight, Glenn Morton, David Welch, Ebony Bennett, Alan Weston, and Andrew Grassi Kelaher with beautiful, tactile sculptures from Shellie Christian.
Every Sunday, really? Yes, ImaginArta Puppet Centre entertains visitors every Sunday with wonderful puppetry productions.During May, you can see 3 different shows. May 2 is “Z for Giraffe” by the Sydney Puppet Theatre. May 9 is “The Frog Prince” by Murphy’s Puppets and May 14, 23 and 30 is “Oh Rats!” by the Sydney Puppet Theatre. Puppeteers Sue and Steve have been invited to present “Oh Rats!” in many countries in Europe, Asia and Mexico.The Puppet Centre also has a brilliant display of puppets and how they are made. We endeavour to make ImaginArta the friendliest theatre in the country.Tickets range from $10.50 to $15. Bookings are advised
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Head On Foundation invited NSW photographers to submit images that show how they and their communities rose to the challenges of 2020. We encouraged reflection on recovery, resilience and rebuilding and hopes for the future from as many NSW regions as possible to gain a diverse view from around the state.
2020 Vision takes a poignant look back at those shared struggles, the collective resilience and the complex recovery process experienced by Australian communities in NSW. We invited photographers of all genres, and judged the work anonymously, in line with our mission to provide a fair and equal platform for all artists to create, showcase and gain exposure for their work.
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You are invited to meet floral artist Julie Whitehead! A Love of Floral 1st – 23rd of May | 10am – 4pm each day MEET & GREETSaturday 1st & Sunday 2nd Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd10-4pm – Each DayMilk Factory Gallery- Pop up gallery 233 Station St, Bowral NSW
Please join us as we welcome Evlyna Helmer to Whitewall Art Projects with her latest collection of paintings and collage. ‘Once A Dream Did Weave a Shade’ gives a voice to our isolation, at the same time reserving the right to fantasize on historical themes.
Aiming to unearth feelings of vulnerability, frustration, or desire while drawing on ideas of human experience and ideas of collective unconscious. Being open to the unknown, a surrealist goal to liberate thought and language from oppressive boundaries. Asking the question, do we have the capacity to shift or are we locked into one form, old ways of thinking and seeing? Paradoxical ideas, orientated on current events, nature, places of non-thinking. Deconstructing memories and ideas of the body in a catalogue of half stories that can be read but not explained. Images do not define but ask questions themselves.
Through a process of collecting, assembling, and composing, inventing a new visual language redirected into a strange tension. During the making of Collage, the artist meets the unexpected. What happens by chance, and being inspired by that unconscious act. In the meta material, creating Oil Paintings that subvert a rational vision in favour of finding image and beauty in the unexpected, disregarded, and unconventional. Technically conflating historical painting techniques and gestural handling of paint, with contemporary backgrounds in spray paint and ink. Re-ordering the world, and building poetics on accidents and unlikely pairings.
Saturday 1st of May + Sunday 2nd of May
from 2 – 4 pm
View all works online
Contact or call/text us on 0420 718 775
for further information.
Pigments 21 Exhibition
Wednesday Morning Studio 2 Group
Pigments has been exhibiting annually at the BDAS for 21 years and was originally inspired by local well-known artist Gillian Hook who for many years tutored the group. The exhibition features the work of a friendly group of artists who enjoy painting together every Wednesday morning gaining inspiration from each other and their tutors. A great selection of works in varying styles using oils, acrylics and water colour will be on display and available for sale.
The exhibition is open from 11-15 June 2021.
Official opening 2pm Saturday 12 June.
This Monograph of selected works will accompany Janette Hanrahan’s Survey Exhibition 1975-2020, to be held at the Bowral Art Gallery from 7th May – 11th May . This diverse body of works includes prints , paintings, drawings, artist’s books and sculptures and reflects a cohesive whole.
Janette has been a practising artist for the past 45 years living in the Southern Highlands of N.S.W.
Her work is mainly concerned with the natural environment, social and emotive issues, texture and form. She has exhibited extensively throughout her career in Australia and internationally and has held 6 Solo exhibitions.
Janette has been a finalist in significant exhibitions, such as The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, The Blake Prize, The Portia Geach Award, The Fremantle Print Award, Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award, Hutchins Art Prize, CPM Print Award and the 6th Kyoto International Woodcut Exhibition. In 2013 Janette was granted an Artist Residency in Murano, Venice, specialising in artist’s books.
2021 WINGECARRIBEE PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE ART – Judge: Charmaine Pike
First Prize $3,000 Second Prize $1,500 People’s Choice : $500
BDAS invites entries of up to two works per artist, which must be original work of the artist and not previously displayed with this Society. All works must be for sale.
THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM:
15 May – 23 May, daily from 10am to 4pm
OFFICIAL OPENING and PRESENTATION:
Saturday 15 May 2020 at 4:00pm at Bowral Art Gallery – 1 Short Street, Bowral
ENTRY FORM & FEE:
To be received by the BDAS office, 1 Short St, Bowral by 4pm on Wednesday 28 April, 2021
WORKS TO BE DELIVERED:
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short St, Bowral on Wednesday 12 May between 10am & 1pm. Late entries will not be accepted
WORKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED:
Sunday 23rd May between 4:15pm & 5:15pm
Entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.bdasgallery.com/entryforms
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