October long-weekend 2-5 October

Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Kangaroo Valley Hall Gallery, 179 Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley

Saturday/Sunday 9am-5pm, Monday 9am-2pm

The signature event of Visual Arts in the Valley 2020 is the biennial Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition ($6,000 first prize, $2,000 highly commended, $1,000 commended).

Finalists from all parts of Australia, over 15% from interstate. Many established artists represented by leading Australian galleries. Plus new, emerging artists.

Curated by Jane Cush – former director, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, also artistic director, Canberra Glassworks and Southern Tablelands Arts.

Judged by Brenda May – owner/curator May Space, formerly Brenda May Gallery and Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney & Damien Minton – formerly owner/curator Damien Minton Gallery, former coordinator Hughes and Watters Galleries, Sydney.

The Exhibition showcases emerging and established contemporary Australian artists from NSW and across Australia. Works include painting, printmaking, digital, photographic and video art, textile and fabric art, multi-media and new media. Works range from natural and traditional to contemporary.

All finalists are being exhibited and are available for purchase over the October long-weekend (Friday 2 October – Monday 5 October) in the heritage Kangaroo Valley Hall. The Hall is transformed for the occasion into a professional art gallery.

If you are unable to visit in person – or would like a preview and later a review – all works are available via our Online Gallery at artsinthevalley.net.au/gallery.

Prizes for 2020:

  • Kangaroo Valley Art Prize$6,000 – kindly donated by Michael Noonan & Bridget Crouch and the Ripple Foundation

  • Highly Commended$2,000 – kindly donated by Glenn & John Ballard, Alastair & Molly Stevenson, Gerard & Barbara Volk OAM and Kerri Carlton & Gary Moore

  • Commended $1,000 – kindly donated by Alexander Michael, Jolanta Masojada and John & Denise Wright

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Please join us in Australia’s most beautiful valley – just two hours from Sydney and Canberra