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
2021 JOHN COPES PRIZE FOR WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
Sponsored by Tim & Patricia Copes
1st Prize: $3,000. 2nd Prize: $600. 3rd Prize: $400. Peoples Choice: $200
Judge: Ian Grant
Open daily from 10am till 4pm from 20 November – 5 December. Opening & Prize Presentation: Saturday 20 November at 4pm.
P 02 4861 4093
Works from BDAS Tuesday morning watercolour group
We are ready and raring to go … and coming out of the lockdown with more energy and enthusiasm than ever.
The Bowral Art Gallery is opening up again and it will be a celebration of colour and watercolour at its best.
Awash with Colour is an annual exhibition by the Tuesday morning Watercolour group who are just so happy to be out of lockdown and able to celebrate the beauty and magic of watercolour.
We are really more family than a group of students and are very lucky to have two fabulous tutors throughout the year in Kim Shannon and Wayne Davis. Who somehow manage to put up with us and even seem to enjoy the process of guiding us and mentoring us through the wonderful mystical world that is watercolour.
So please come and share the excitement of being back in the gallery and marvel at the mystery of watercolour and embrace the ‘happy accidents’ with us.
Sturt Gallery is delighted to present Landscape with Rock – a new exhibition of prints and drawings by renowned printmaker Tony Ameneiro inspired by Fred Williams’ visit to bush land near Mittagong during the late 1950s.
P 4861 4093
The much loved annual exhibition by the Southern Highlands Textile and Fibre Network is to be held from Friday 13 August to Monday 23 August 10-4 daily at BDAS gallery, Short St, Bowral.The title is “Treasured Fragments” and will feature interpretations of this theme in garments, wall pieces,3D items, wearables created by felt makers, machine embroiderers, stitchers, installationists, textile artists. Each fragment weaves its own tale of memories, sometimes thought provoking.Creative Textile postcards based on the COVID theme will be displayed as well as the group project on a Circle theme which aimed to keep us all inspired and united in 2020. The Fashion Parade opening at 1pm on Saturday 14 August will showcase some of the wearable art.
P 0456 752 595
Join us for our fourth annual Earth Hour event, which includes our Sculpture in the Gardens competition. Live music, entertainment, sustainability stalls, children’s workshops and a family fun Science Show. Refreshments available or bring your own picnic.
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
Full details to Come – please check their website
Click the button below to add your Arts / Culture / Design event.
You will be taken to the ‘Add an Event’ page on the www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au website.
By completing the online form your event will be published automatically on both the ARTSFile and Destination Southern Highlands websites.