Spring on the South Coast!
Spring has sprung on the South Coast and there are so many things to
Caravan and Camping has always been a popular way to enjoy the coast
and it’s a great way to get the family to spend some quality time together,
take part in great outdoor activities and enjoy that strong sense of community.
Be sure to check out the South Coast’s Caravan, Camping and
Holiday Shows in Nowra and Batemans Bay.
Festivals are blooming up and down the coast with Escape ARTfest taking
to the streets of Milton and Ulladulla with plenty of workshops, exhibitions
and performances. There’s a big Garden Expo in the district too!
‘Folk By The Sea’ brings Kiama alive with music over three days- and if
you love world music you will fall in love with this intimate festival.
Kangaroo Valley and Majors Creek host their folk festivals too – always
crowd pleasers in delightful rural settings.
The Shoalhven River Festival offers lots of fun by the river as well as water
Moruya is set to rock this October 17-19 with the annual revitalised Jazz
weekend being turned into ‘Granite Town’ - Moruya’s Jazz, Food and
Viva La Gong on November 9 will have something for everyone.
Take the arts trail and discover the coast’s talented artists, sip our wines,
dine in our cafes and restaurants and have lots of fun at our attractions.
Festivities @ Bundanon
Looking for a special outing during the Spring months? Explore Bundanon Homestead, Arthur Boyd's Studio and historic grounds and gardens located just north of Nowra by the Shoalhaven River. Bundanon is open to the public every Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm.
SITEWORKS Sat & Sun, September 27 & 28 - is Bundanon's annual spring event. See incredible artworkd, listen to stimulation speakers, camp overnight.
At Bundanon Homestead see a selection of work from the series 'The Paper' by Rosemary Laing. - from Sept 27.
COMING - book for the Tim Freedman Concert (of The Whitlams fame) Sun, Nov 23, 1.30pm at Riversdale.
For further information and bookings contact 02 4422 2100. Visit Bundanon’s website: www.bundanon.com.au
School Holiday Fun.....
There's never been a better time to enjoy nature on the South Coast. Book into a National Parks Discovery programe and enjoy walks, talks and tours. Visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Follow Arts Trail ...
SPRING is the perfect time to visit galleries and exhibitions all along the coast.
Articles Fine Art Gallery at Stanwell Park is excited to present the works of artist MAX MANNIX in celebration of his 75th birthday.
Wollongong Art Gallery presents a diverse range of works during Spring. Everything from 'Steel City Sounds' exploring 50 years of Wollongong's rock'n'roll heritage to Murrimul II - presenting works by local and nationally significant Aboriginal artists.
Visitors to the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in Nowra can enjoy viewing exhibitions featuring works from national and regional collections along with specifically curated shows and exhibitions by Shoalhaven artists and community.It's quirky! It's fun! More importantly, it's about recycling! Created by Shoalhaven City Council Waste Services, the Samual Elyard: Shoalhaven Landscapes in Textile and Lost in Waste - a Landfill Odyssey reflects an alternative way of thinking, Waste Services focusing on what can be created by recycling textiles, rather than what ends up in landfill.
The Southern Shoalhaven celebrates Escape ARTfest with days and nights of artistic bliss. gallery walks, art markets,open studios, art competitions and more. The recently opened Stephanie Burns Fine Art gallery in Milton presents "Near the Edge' - a special exhibition as part of Artfest and focuses on paintings Stephanie and works by Andrew Antoniou, Greg Liersch, Peter O'Brian , Heidi Yardley and Julie Sy
denham. The Millhouse Art Society (Milton) exhibits a changing selection of artworks by society members, landscapes to contemporary this gallery features many local scenes and caters for most tastes. Tap in to tappas and art at Ulladulla Fine Art Gallery - at the Ulladulla Guest House - open daily to the public. See works by renowned South Coast artists, Dianne Gee, and Meagan Jacobs.
For more information check out our online magazine and follow the arts trail!
Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
Sydney Living Museums is proud to launch the 2014 Meroogal Women's Art Prize at Meroogal, a 19th century house museum in the heart of Nowra.
Meroogal, Cnr Worrigee & West Sts, Nowra
Open Saturdays 10.30am - 3.30pm - visit and discover this enchanting 1920's house museum and cottage garden.
Tuesday 23 September - Saturday 27 September, 10.30am-3.30pm
Tuesday 30 September - Saturday 4 October, 10.30am-3.30pm
P: 02 4421 8150
For more information please visit sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/artprize
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