Art lovers are reminded that one of the feature programs from this year’s Wine, Arts and Roses Festival continues this weekend across the Southern Highlands.
The Southern Highlands Art Studio Trial, which has this year been expanded to include three weekends, continues this weekend.
“The Southern Highlands is home to one of the largest and most diverse community of artists in Australia,” said Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Jenny Kena.
“And the Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail is a unique chance to visit some of our local artists in the places where they create their work.”
Studios from Balmoral to Bundanoon and across the entire will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Some studios are large professional free standing buildings exhibiting the work of a number of artists, others are the small workspaces of individual artists.
Works exhibited at the participating studios will include ceramics, jewellery, furniture, mosaics, tile painting, garden sculpture, textiles, photography, cartoons, bookbinding as well as botanical art and traditional and contemporary painting in a range of mediums.
“The Art Studio Trail is a rare opportunity to not only meet the artists but also view and purchase original pieces in the very studios in which they were created, said Ms Kena.
All visitors who visit a studio will receive a free entry in the Studio Door Prize for a chance to win some local produce including a dozen bottles of local wine.
Entry to participating studios is free.
This year’s Art Studio Trail runs until Sunday 20 November 2011.
For more information on this year’s Art Studio Trail and the complete Wine Arts and Roses program including maps, visit www.southern-highlands.com.au/WAR or drop into the Southern Highlands Visitor Information Centre located on Main Street, Mittagong.