Opportunities abound for the 2018 River of Art Festival

South Coast artists still have time to showcase their creative talents as part of this year’s River of Art festival. Right now, there are several exciting options to become involved.

Entries for the River of Art - 2018 Art Prize close 20 April 2018.

Prizes and finalists for this prestigious event will be selected by a panel of three well-known local artists. Awards will be presented on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma as part of the official launch of the River of Art Festival.

Finalists’ works will be exhibited during the festival at the SoART Gallery. Other artworks submitted will be on show at the Narooma School of Arts’ Studios. Both exhibitions will run from 18 May to 2 June, with many works for sale.

Entries for the River of Art - Land of Many Waters Exhibition close 17 April 2018.

River of Art has partnered with local Eurobodalla arts organisations to present this inaugural event, which celebrates the festival theme for 2018 - Land of Many Waters.

Above: One of many Narooma contributions to this exhibit will be the ‘Mosaicosphere’.

Mosaic artists and crafters are invited to intepret the festival theme in any material they choose, but mounted on a set-sized marine-ply board. All the individual mosaics will be combined to make up a stunning display – the Mosaicosphere – hung in the Montague Room, at Club Narooma.

To participate in the Mosaicosphere, contact Carol Hellmers on -439426405 or c.f.hellmers@bigpond.com

The exhibition will be on display during the festival at venues in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Most works will be available for sale. Peoples’ Choice Award winners will be announced on Sunday 20 May.

Tickets on sale for the 2018 Wearable Art Fashion Parade

Bookings are now open for the annual show-stopping extravaganza produced by the Eurobodalla Fibre and Textile Artists Group for the River of Art festival.

The 2018 Parade will be held on Sunday May 20 at 3pm at St Mary’s Performing Arts Centre in Moruya.

This year’s theme “Folklore and Fantasy” promises a parade of enchanting creations imbuing old world traditions with a contemporary edge.

Tickets sell out quickly, so get in early for a mesmerizing catwalk experience, along with champagne and canapes.

Go to the River of Art website - www.riverofart.com.au – for more details, entry forms and ticketing. The full festival program for 2018 will be out soon – just before Easter.

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