2-5 October

Visual Arts in the Valley 2020, held over the October long-weekend, exhibits the best in Australian contemporary visual arts in Australia’s most beautiful valley. Total prize money $17,000.

The signature event is the biennial Kangaroo Valley Art & Prize Exhibition  ($6,000 first prize, plus other prizes) with applications opening in early August.  Featuring emerging, mid-career and established Australian contemporary artists.  


A special prize as part of Visual Arts in the Valley 2020 is the new Tony White Memorial Art Prize for a young emerging Australian artist ($5,000 prize, plus eligibility for all the Kangaroo Valley Art Prizes). 


Visual Arts in the Valley will continue to showcase local Kangaroo Valley artists, this year through a curated Salon of Local Artists ($1,500 first prize) over the same period. Local artists may enter the Art Prize or the Salon or both. 


Curator & Judges for all Prizes Curator: Joan Cush – former director of the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, also former artistic director Canberra Glass Works and Southern Tablelands Arts.  Judges: 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.  


Also a Satellite Gallery: King Street Gallery on William @ The Hive. King Street Gallery on William represents many of Australia’s best-known artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Euan Macleod, Wendy Sharpe and Guy Warren as well as promoting emerging and mid-career artists. Curated by Rex Irwin, international art dealer and former director of Olsen Irwin Gallery. With the cooperation of Randi Linnegar, director, we are excited to bring this very special King Street Gallery on William @ The Hive to Kangaroo Valley.  All works will be for sale. 

And, for the first time, a Kangaroo Valley Art Trail of two premier studio-galleries and an art installation, all within a five-minute drive from the centre of the Village. 


Join us for the October long-weekend in Australia’s most beautiful valley – only two hours from Sydney and Canberra.

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