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Studios set to open their doors for Southern Highlands Arts Festival

28 October, 2013Posted in: Community, Events
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The Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail, a once a year opportunity to see beyond the studio door of some of our local artists, is on again this November.

The Art Trail is the feature event of the Southern Highlands Arts Festival, a time to celebrate and enjoy the creativity of the region. The month-long festival features exhibitions, workshops and performances, as well as the Art Studio Trail which runs over the first two weekends of November.

The Art Studio Trail allows a sneak peek into the creative processes of some of the region’s brightest artists, with studio doors open 2 – 3 November and 9 – 10 November, 10am – 5pm.

Twenty two studios will be opening their doors and visitors can meet the artists, admire the work in the place it was originally created and purchase directly from the studio. Mediums include painting (traditional and contemporary), ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, furniture, textiles, photography, mosaics, garden sculpture, painted tiles, printmaking and botanical art. Entry to all participating studios is free.

“The Southern Highlands has long been a place favoured by artists,” said Council’s Cultural Development Officer Jenny Kena.

“The beauty of the area provides the perfect conditions for inspiration and creativity,” she said.

For more information, including a full program and Art Studio Trail map, visit www.shaf.com.au or contact the Southern Highlands Information Centre (SHIC) in Mittagong on 1300 657 559.

For media 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 jenny.kena@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

“The Southern Highlands Arts Festival really is the ideal time for locals and guests to view first-hand some of the amazing talent and skill that our local artisans are renowned for.”