Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to pick up their free Art Studio Trail map and start planning for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Festival.
Council’s Cultural Development Officer Jenny Kena said the Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail was one of the most popular events of the month-long festival.
“This year we’ve got a record 44 studios displaying works from more than 60 artists joining us as part of the trail,” she said. “This includes 15 new studios joining us for the first time.”
“With so many studios open the key is to grab this year’s trail map nice and early and plan your trip in advance.”
The Art Studio Trail will be held over the weekends of 4 – 5 November and 11 – 12 November from 10am to 5pm.
“The Southern Highlands has long been a place favoured by artists with the area providing the perfect conditions for inspiration and creativity,” Jenny added.
“And the Art Studio Trail is a fabulous opportunity to see beyond their studio doors and witness the creative processes that go into their beautiful works of art.”
Mediums on display will include both traditional and contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles, photography, sculpture, printmaking, book binding and metalwork.
“All studios will be open free to the public but be prepared to be tempted and make some special purchases along the way.”
Other events to be staged as part of November’s Southern Highlands Arts Festival include exhibitions, vintage markets and musical performances.
For more information on the Southern Highlands Arts Festival including a full program of events, participating studios and the Art Studio Trail map, visit www.shaf.com.au or pick up a hard copy at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre, the Mittagong Welcome Centre or Council Libraries.
The Southern Highlands Arts Festival will be launched by Scott Pollock, Manager of Retford Park on Friday 27 October at 5pm at the Bowral Art Gallery located at 1 Short Street in Bowral. To RSVP for the launch email email@example.com.
For further information, including images or to schedule an interview with one of the artists, contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on phone 4868 0855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.