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​Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival Annual General Meeting

Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival Annual General Meeting is to be held at 5pm on Sunday December 1st 2019 at the Village Hall. Please download the  Notice of AGM here


We will also be announcing our plans for 2020 and offering wine and refreshments.


We would like you to come in person of course! But if you cannot please send us your proxy for the motion to amend the Constitution. To cast your proxy vote online please click here or download the form and email it back.



The constitution change is  small, but important and widens our objects a little to cover the arts in general, and educational activities relating to them.

The explanation for the changes was sent out with my previous email which is available here


Thank you to the various Members who have already renewed their membership. If you wish to do so here is a link. (https://www.artsinthevalley.net.au/join-us )


Thank you also to those who have already sent us their proxy. If you have not done so please send one back to us.item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

The Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition 2020

The Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition is held on a biennial basis.  The 2018 Exhibition was a tremendous success, with $7000 in prize money awarded and 30% of the artworks sold at the exhibition and online. 


The next Prize & Exhibition will be held over the October long-weekend of 2020 in beautiful Kangaroo Valley with all finalists included in online sales simultaneously and for at least a month after the exhibition. 


You may wish to mark this opportunity in your diary.  The Call Out to Artists will be early in 2020 with the online entry submission window in August.

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Regional arts events

Arts in the Valley supports and promotes other arts related events in local areas and in regional NSW.  


Here are a few events that might be of interest. 

Roland Peelman and the Song Smiths bring you Wesley-Smith Songs

August 10, 2019

A vocal repertoire of some of Martin Wesley-Smith's wide range of music. 

Sunday 11th August at 3pm

Kangaroo Valley Hall

$20 at the door

Enquiries:  4465 1299

Big Riverseries by Guy Warren - fund raising by Shoalhaven City Council

July 31, 2019

Shoalhaven City Council are raising funds to support the purchase of the "Big Riverseries" by Guy Warren.  


By agreement with Guy Warren and his representative gallery in Sydney (King On William) the Council aims to purchase the panels for a discounted amount of a bit over $24,000.  They hope to raise $10,000 through a fundraising campaign, and will fund the remaining $14,000 from their arts reserve.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavour, please click the link to the Shoalhaven City Council website where you will find more information.

Southern Highlands Art Trail 2019

June 12, 2019

The Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail is held over the first 2 weekends of November each year.

In 2019 it is being held on 2 & 3 November 2019 and 9 & 10 November 2019


Studios are open from 10am-5pm on both weekends.

The Art Trail gives the public a rare opportunity to meet the makers, see their work in the environment in which it was created and to buy direct from the studio door.

Lanterns on the Lagoon - Sculpture Competition, Tumut

September 20, 2019

Lanterns on the Lagoon is a celebration of the season, rejuvenation and new life, of community and sustainability and of culture and creativity.

Lanterns on the Lagoon is a community based, not for profit and volunteer run festival. It has become a permanent fixture on the Tumut region’s calendar since its inception in 2011. It is held every two years on the Saturday closest to the Spring Equinox . 


In 2019, Lanterns on the Lagoon will be held on Saturday 21st September. 

A Place to Call Home: Kathryn Orton and Elspeth McCombe. Wollongong Art Gallery

July 20, 2019

The artists will discuss their art practices and depictions of homes in the Illawarra.  Free.  All Welcome.  Exhibition open until 21 July 2019

Lost Thylacine - exhibition of works that reimagine the extinct Thylacine by Filppa Buttitta

March 29, 2019

Along with a large body of work on reimagining the Thylacine and the ways it is ‘lost in the bush’, I have recently completed two portraits. One of Dr Mike Archer (original scientist who started work on cloning the thylacine and which I’m entering into the Sulman Prize) and one of Dr Andrew Pask who is the current scientist working on creating the Thylacine genome (which I am entering into the 2019 Archibald Prize). Both portraits will be exhibited alongside a body of work that explores the theme of the Thylacine. 


Through my research and work as an artist, I have observed a nation obsessed with bringing the Thylacine back. My recent work explores this obsession. 

2020 Competition - Sydney International Piano Competition

July 07, 2020

The next Sydney International Piano Competition will take place from 8 – 25 July 2020. The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

Jannifer Lamb OAM and Guy Warren AM - Two greats in conversation

February 28, 2019

Join these two incredible practitioners as they discuss their life and work, beginning with their initial meeting in 1986. Following, Jennifer presented a major exhibition of Guy's work 'Person, Place and Process' at the Gallery's then new building at the Civic Centre in 1990. Both Guy and Jennifer have made lasting contributions to the Gallery and Goulburn. 

Jennifer Lamb, the Gallery's first director served 25 years and is one of the most active members of the Goulburn community. Guy Warren, senior artist and prolific maker, is one of Australia's most celebrated artists. Guy's work is included in 'Goulburn Bustle', one featuring his iconic 'Wingman' motif that was shown in a later exhibition, 'Icarus' in 1999.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery


January 01, 2020

Sculptors and artists are invited to submit works for this non-acquisitive exhibition set as part of the Shoalhaven Environmental Expo to be held on World Environment Day, 5 June 2019. 

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