Three arts and information hubs will be open from 17-20 May: Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens just south of Batemans Bay, the Air Raid Tavern in Moruya, and Club Narooma.
Visit these locations to catch art exhibitions and performances. Talk to volunteers about what’s on, where and when.
Make your own way along the River of Art Trail – from Durras in the north to Bermagui in the south. Discover paintings, pastels, sculptures, woodcarvings, photography, textiles, mosaics, jewellery and so much more.
Open Studios – Go behind the scenes to meet local artists in the quirky and often secluded places where they work. Find out what inspires them to create their unique artworks.
Art on Parade – Your invitation to wander through our small, picturesque townships. Delightful pop-up galleries come to life all over Eurobodalla as artists showcase their works in local shopfronts, cafés and businesses.
The Poetry Slam returns to Tuross Head Country Club on 19 May, and South Coast creators invite you into their studios on 20 May to see where the magic happens: • Open Studio: John Payne • Open Studio: Congo Crafts Gallery
Mogo Village knows how to deliver on River of Art festival delights! • Open Studio: Ken Taber • Open Studio: John Sharman • Open Studio: Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild Inc. • Art on Parade: Mogo Collective • Art on Parade: Amanda Williams • Art on Parade: Alexafranka's "Bird People" • No Time clock-making workshop with Alexafranka
As if you needed more reasons to visit Tomakin, Mossy Point and Broulee: • Adrian Froff's "Follow Your Art" Exhibition Opening and show at JJ's at The Moorings • Open Studio: Ursula & Joachim Straub, 17-26 May • Open Studio: Ian McKenzie, 17-29 May • Open Studio: Katherine White, 19 & 20 May • Open Studio: Frances Luke, 19-27 May
And in Moruya... • the River of Art Creators' Bazaar at Moruya Country Market • Songs and Aboriginal storytelling with Jeff Aschmann • Live music with Duopoly: Adrian Lewis and Colin Enright • Film screening: "The Eagle Huntress" Moruya Community FILM Group • Film Screening: Geoff Berry's "City Living, Nature Calling" • Splinters: Annual Woodwork Exhibition and opening night • SilverPaperString workshop: Rings and Things at Dowry • Photographic exhibition: Mardi Gras Mayhem • Church for the Frivolous: Gospel Music for Fun • Discussion: "Understanding Modern Art" led by Alda Rudzis • Welcome to the Dreaming: Geoff Berry & Cheryl Davison • TAFE NSW presents "Heart of Art" lunch with an artist
Narooma Open Studios are a behind-the-scenes look at a working studio, where you will meet the artists, explore their unique work, discover new treasures, and maybe even purchase your favourite pieces directly from the artist. • Open Studio: Robyn Woodward, 17-20 May • Open Studio: Gary Caldow, 17-26 May • Open Studio: Deborah Mandira, 19 & 20 May
Guerilla Bay Open Studios:
Click above for details LONG BEACH: SOMETHING QUIRKY ABOUT LAZY DOG If you want to experience an art exhibition that is “out there”, then you must visit the Lazy Dog Art Studio when it opens it doors to the public for two days. To celebrate the River of Art Festival, this studio will be open on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May from 9.30am to 4.00pm both days. On display will be Paul Dimmer’s sculptures dotted throughout the gardens, up-cycled books and bottles and all things Steam Punk by Carmel Cox, and a large body of paintings in all mediums by Adrienne Conway. Each of the three Long Beach artists has a very distinct and unique approach to their art. Collectively, the exhibition is truly quirky with something for every art lover. The public are warmly welcomed to attend. Lazy Dog Art Studio is located at 75 Blairs Road Long Beach. Enquiries are welcomed on firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: Paul Dimmer with his sculpture “Bedraggled”, AdrienneConway with “Shields of Time” and Carmel Cox with her Steam Punk art
The Creator's Bazaar is on the 19th of May at Moruya Country Market in Riverside Park.Browse through a treasure trove of artworks and chat to our creators at Moruya Markets. Picnic with friends and family by the river as you enjoy tasty treats and lively performances. Bodalla's full of River of Art treasures: • Art on Parade: Artisans Nest Inc @ Artisans Nest • Art on Parade: Lachlan Callender @ Bodalla Bakery • Textile Artists' Open Studio: Sue Barford, Marian Webb & Jane Frost • Shanna Provost & Jordan Roberts exhibition & live music @ The Downward Dog Co Cafe • Creative Voice Workshop with Hilde Knottenbelt
Treat your eyes and your soul while supporting local artists at these River of Art festival exhibitions. • CABBI Creative Arts Exhibition and Sale • River of Art 2018 Art Prize: Salon de Refusés Exhibition • Stick It: Youth Café Collage Exhibition • Splinters: Annual Woodwork Exhibition and opening night • Shanna Provost & Jordan Roberts Exhibition Opening • Adrian Froff's "Follow Your Art" Exhibition Opening • South Durras Art Show: Rocks and Clouds • Umbarra Indigenous Art Show • Photographic exhibition: Mardi Gras Mayhem
Festival workshops! 17 May: • Floral Art Workshop with Barry Flanagan • Children’s Lego Art Workshop with Rima Edwards 18 May: • Hand-woven beanie workshop with Marg Hansen • Crochet beanie workshop with Marg Hansen 19 May: • Hand-woven beanie workshop with Marg Hansen • Crochet beanie workshop with Marg Hansen • No Time clock-making workshop with Alexafranka • Photography Workshop with Ted Richards • SilverPaperString workshop: Rings and Things at Dowry • Discussion: "Understanding Modern Art" led by Alda Rudzis 26-27 May: • Creative Voice Workshop with Hilde Knottenbelt
Festival highlights Festival Opening and River of Art 2018 Art Prize – Thursday 17 May The festival opens with the prestigious $2000 River of Art 2018 Art Prize, awarded by a panel of judges at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma. All artworks will be exhibited in Narooma from 18 May to 2 June. River of Art Land of Many Waters Exhibition – 17- 20 May This new exhibition – at River of Art hubs – presents an opportunity to see a group show that reflects what our landscape means to our artists. There will be works for sale and a Peoples’ Choice award. To find out more and to find events visit the Find an Event Tool by clicking on the image below or HERE