Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival

All about the fifth biennial Arts in the Valley.

Our theme was Music and Art, so basic that each can be found in every kindergarten yet so inspirational they form the basis of some of man’s greatest achievements. We presented exhibitions and screenings of relevant artworks in most concerts. In several cases, the artist created a painting in performance.

Our signature event, Sculpture in the Valley, was held in a delightful new venue, The Willows. Our other signature event was our Hausmusik series, where we take you into a private home in the valley for a concert in an intimate setting, featuring music and art entwined.

Arts in the Valley was almost completely sold out in 2015. We enjoyed performances by Simon Tedeschi, Kevin Hunt, Leonard and Slava Grigoryan, David Hudson, David Pereira, Bernadette Harvey and artist Carlos Barrios.

Almost every concert made links between music and art. Simon Tedeschi played Pictures at an Exhibition and 10 Kangaroo Valley artists painted new pictures which were screened during the performance and displayed on the walls. The Grigoryan brothers played a program that was linked to photographs taken over the years by Leonard Grigoryan. The photos were projected during the performances and a number were printed and displayed at Jing Jo Cafe. David Pereira (cello) and Carlos Barrios (artist) improvised together in one of the Hausmusik events. David Hudson played didgeridoo and painted in another Hausmusik concert. Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt performed a suite The Painted PIano based on an event in Menindee where local indigenous students painted panels from a Stuart & Sons piano and created music.

Despite the weather (it was the first of our five festivals thus far during which it rained) everyone seemed to have a terrific time.

Belinda Webster
Artistic Director
Arts in the Valley

Arts in the Valley 2015 Sculpture Exhibition Photo Competition Winners

Thank you to the many people who braved the dismal weather conditions to visit the 2015 sculpture exhibition in order to take some very wonderful shots of the event.

We appreciate the overall quality of photos taken and variety of subjects covered. We plan to use many of the photos in the promotion of the 2017 festival, as outlined in the entry conditions.

Prize winners will be notified separately.

Summoning the Storm

First Prize $500

Summoning the Storm

Colin Talbot

Artistic Landscape

Second Prize $300

Artistic Landscape

Joelle Ducommun

Not just what you see what is beneath counts

Third Prize $200

Not just what you see what is beneath counts

Vijay Williams

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Highly Commended

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Colin Talbot

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Highly Commended

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Alice Minogue

Winners of the Peoples Choice Book Prize Draw 2015

Congratulations to Joshua Shrubb of Turramurra and Sally Jones of Kangaroo Valley. They are the winners of 2 books each for their entries into the Peoples Choice nominations.