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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

As part of Visual Arts in the Valley 2020, we have introduced a curated Salon of Local Artists ($1,500 Salon Prize; $500 Commended). Kangaroo Valley has long been a haven for musicians, sculptors, ceramicists and visual artists. This curated Salon will showcase some of their works.

Finalists are being exhibited and will be for purchase over the October long-weekend (Friday 2 October – Monday 5 October) in the heritage Kangaroo Valley Hall. The Supper Room of the Hall has been transformed into a professional art gallery for the Salon with new wall-to-wall panels and permanent gallery track lighting.

We are delighted to announce that long-time Kangaroo Valley arts’ donor, Alice Oppen OAM, has generously donated the inaugural Salon Prize.

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.

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

Prizes for 2020:

  • Salon of Local Artists Prize$1,500 – kindly donated by Alice Oppen, OAM

  • Commended$500 – kindly donated by Anonymous

  • People’s Choice Prize$1,000 – hung finalists in the Salon are also eligible for the People’s Choice Prize – kindly donated by the Kangaroo Valley Voice

We also acknowledge two generous grants assisting us to build new display panels and install permanent track lighting for the Salon of Local Artists from the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Benefit Fund and from the Kangaroo Valley Council of Tourism and Commerce.

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


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