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.
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Book & lyrics by Doug MacLeodMusic by Yuri WorontshakAdapted from the book ‘ I sang for my supper’ by Margaret FultonMargaret Fulton was an Australian cooking superstar long before today’s TV Cooks. 1.5 million copies of her cookbooks have been sold and she fundamentally shifted the way Australian’s ate. The story follows her life from WWII factory worker, single mother in the Rocks, success in a man’s world, love, accumulating fortune and almost losing it. First staged in St Kilda 2021 it was met with critical acclaim as was the follow-up season in Sydney.At the age of 94 in 2018, Margaret remarked of the musical:“I always dreamed of being a bluebell dancer unfortunately my legs did not make the grade, so I took up cooking instead” Margaret Fulton received an OAM in 1983 and was later identified as a National Living Treasure
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Berrima Patchwork is excited to announce Stitching in the Highlands retreat for 2021.
This is a weekend of sit, sewing and stitching – whether you like embroidery, English paper piecing, handwork, knitting and more this is the perfect event to attend and to work on whatever project you like. No sewing machines please.
It is about having fun and meeting new people. Get a group of friends together or come by yourself and have an enjoyable long weekend away.
There will be giveaways throughout the weekend and everyone will receive a goodies bags containing 2 mini kits and more goodies!
Cost is $85 per person for the 3 days.
Stitching in the Highlands will be held at Mittagong RSL, there are several accommodation options in the area. Food and beverages are not included in the fee however the RSL has a selection of meal/drink and food options. Places are limited and bookings are essential.
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Biogenesis – Mothers and daughters explore shared creativity in a new exhibition at Sturt.
Join us for this beautiful exhibition celebrating the joyful creativity of these inspired mothers and daughters. Nettie Sumner creates wire and ceramic sculptures and her daughter Mercy Sumner echoes assemblages with porcelain and hand crocheted wire.
Dimity Kidston’s collection of tapestries in vintage containers are inspired by objects she’d admire at her grandmother’s house as a child. Dimity’s mother Libby Hobbs’ woven dolls with porcelain faces combine her lifelong love of fabrics and ceramics both of which have been passed on to her daughter Dimity. The exhibition runs from Sunday 5 April to 23 May.
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Don’t miss a night with Ian Burns, Lucie Tiger and Andy Penkow..
3 Award Winning Country Americana singer songwriters
$10 at the door
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