River of Art’s 2018 Art Prize showcases South Coast talent

Winners of the esteemed River of Art 2018 Art Prize exhibition were announced Thursday night 17 May at the festival’s opening ceremony at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma.

Indira Carmichael – local artist and creative arts coordinator – was awarded the $2000 first prize for Midas’ daughter, a portrait in ink and pencil on paper. Second prize went to Mike Barnard for Birthing and third prize was presented to Bethany Thurtell for Introspective.

Indira Carmichael
Indira Carmichael in front of her winning artwork


2018 Youth Art Prize – finalists announced

The River of Art Youth Prize was judged during Youth Week 13-19 April.

The finalists are: Junior: Shelby Henderson, Lilli Daly, Jade Borg and Jordan Hatcher.  Senior: Madeleine Forner, Lily Jackson, Thor Weston and Jayden Pitt.

Finalists’ artworks will be exhibited at Cultivate Space (10 Kylie Crescent Batemans Bay) during the River of Art Festival from 17-20 May, when the winners will be announced.

Major sponsor, Service One Alliance Bank, made an acquisition of two pieces by Jordan Hatcher (the youngest competitor – 5 years old).  These artworks are on display in their bank window.

Tickets now sold out for the 2018 Wearable Art Fashion Parade

Tickets are now sold out for the show-stopping extravaganza produced by the Eurobodalla Fibre and Textile Artists Group for the River of Art festival.

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

River of Art 2018 ART PRIZE – Entries Open

The River of Art 2018 Art Prize invites entries for this exciting regional competition. The prize is open to all artists living on the NSW South Coast, from Milton to the Victorian border.

A first prize of $2000 will be awarded to the artist of the winning work, 2nd place will be awarded $250, and 3rd place $100. (more…)


In 2018, the River of Art Festival presents an opportunity for artists to submit works for a new exhibition: Land of Many Waters. This theme pays tribute to the meaning of Eurobodalla, which is derived from an Aboriginal (Yuin nation) word.

Artists are invited to enter works developed in response to this theme. The exhibition is open to all artists living on the NSW South Coast, from Milton to the Victorian border. (more…)

Calling artists to join the 2018 River of Art Festival

River of Art seeks expressions of interest from artists, performers and community groups to become part of the 2018 festival.

We’re calling out to local and visiting artists across all art forms. The River of Art team is especially interested in providing a springboard for early career artists, Indigenous artists and young performers. (more…)