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October long - weekend 2022

30 September -  3 October Kangaroo Valley

main gallery – kangaroo valley hall
Kangaroo Valley Art Prize
Tony White Memorial Art Prize

Salon of Local Artists

satellite gallery – utopia art sydney @ the hive

installation gallery – pony club building

kangaroo valley art trail & open galleries 

festival venues & program of events

main gallery – kangaroo valley hall
Public Opening– Friday 30 September 6pm for 6:30pm-8pm
Osborne Park Showgrounds – 179 Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley Art Prize open nationally
Tony White Memorial Art Prize young emerging artist open nationally
Salon of Local Artists Prize local artists only
All open Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday 9:30am-2pm
Curated by Megan Monte
Judged by Sophia O’Brien & Jane Watters


Kangaroo Valley Art Prize Winner - 'Crossed Legs' - Belem Lett
Highly Commended 'Magpie Season 21' - Craig Handley
Commended 'Twin pine Callala Beach' - Angela Knight

Tony White Memorial Art Prize Winner 'Yarrunga' - Lauren O'Connor
Highly Commended '21-10' - Rosemary Lee
Commended 'A Membrane Between Shifting Spaces' - Bronte Cormican-Jones

Salon of Local Artist Winner - 'Early Winter In the Garden' - Jennifer Thompson


PACKING ROOM PRIZE: Githa Pilbrow - Spring Xanthera Salon of Local Artists.

Politics of the Portrait: From 4000 BC to the Selfie
Special Talk by Rex Irwin – Main Gallery Saturday 1 October 5pm for 5:30-6:30pm
By reservation only at the Sales Desk in the KV Hall

satellite gallery – utopia art sydney @ the hive 
Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday 9:30am-2pm
170 Moss Vale Road – Opposite the Kangaroo Valley Hall
Always Was and Always Will Be
Indigenous and Non-indigenous Artists

From Utopia Art Sydney

installation gallery – pony club building
Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday 9:30am-2pm
Osborne Park Showgrounds – Behind the Kangaroo Valley Hall
Being in the Landscape
Collaborative Installation Art
Following an Artist-in-Residence Program

kangaroo valley art trail & open galleries
Feat of Clay Studio & Gallery
105 Glenmurray Road Kangaroo Valley
Silo Studio & Gallery
171 Upper Kangaroo River Road Upper Kangaroo River

Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm; Monday 9:30am-3pm

Building on the success of 2020, the biennial Visual Arts in the Valley 2022 will be celebrated over the October long-weekend – Friday 30 September through Monday 3 October in Kangaroo Valley, NSW.  It will feature multiple visual art prizes and special events over four days at a variety of venues in the Valley.  


Our objectives are simple – to assist artists while bringing some of the best contemporary art that matters from around the nation to the Valley and surrounds that speaks about national, regional and local issues.   


Our goal – to continue to grow as a national contemporary arts event while retaining local and regional flavour.


Total Prize Money $22,000, donated by local Valley residents, including the signature Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, Tony White Memorial Prize for an Emerging Artist, Salon of Local Artists Prize, plus Highly Commended, Commended, People’s Choice and the popular Packing Room Prize.  


Now one of the more valuable suites of contemporary art prizes in Australian contemporary art, in 2020 over 1300 people visited the Kangaroo Valley Community Ha transformed into a professional art gallery.  Entry fees and commissions are kept low to return as much as possible to the artists.  In each of our past two biennials, over 30% of artworks were sold ($100,000 in 2020).  


View the gallery of past finalistslatest news & announcements, the history of visual arts in the valley and the team organising, curating and judges of Visual Arts 2022


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