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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In this era of everything disposable, the Moruya Museum opens it’s doors to showcase household items handmade to last through necessity. Curator Brian Harris said the museum would present items of bush furniture, home-made clothes, farm tools and exquisite laces and jewelry in the Everything Hand Made exhibition, a part of the River of Art […]
Musica Viva has described them as ‘Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio’ and shire residents can see the Streeton Trio play live as a part of the River of Art’s line up of live acts. The Streeton Trio will perform in Batehaven, on May 28, and festival chair Sue Barford said they were “just one […]
While many artists are opening their studios and holding exhibitions during the River of Art, members of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc (CABBI) have come up with an innovative idea to celebrate. CABBI members, in conjunction with G.J. Gardner Homes, are launching the G.J. Gardner Art Space but with a twist. In addition to holding an […]
The Deep River Choir has been delighting audiences in the Eurobodalla for more than six years with their rich blend of dynamic African rhythms and harmonies together with songs of peace. As part of the upcoming River of Art festival, Deep River Choir’s musical director, Amanda Grahame, will conduct a free one-hour singing workshop on […]
Madeline and Brodie Forner have paint brushes in hand as they prepare for the River of Art Youth Prize. The sisters plan to enter two paintings each. Fourteen-year-old Madeline said she has already completed one piece, featuring a boat on the estuary. Madeline Forner has been a winner at the Eurobodalla show for the last […]
Flags are up and flying in Moruya as River of Art gets set to light up the South Coast for ten days of festival fun from May 19 to 28. Festival Chair Sue Barford said there was a lot to see in and around Moruya over the ten days of the festival and advised to […]
Flags are up and flying along the South Coast from Batemans Bay to Bermagui as River of Art gets set to launch a vibrant 10-day arts festival on River of Art. Festival Chair Sue Barford said Batemans Bay had embraced the festival this year, with several debut events and new performances. “Check out the program […]
Woodworker Eric Simes builds boats; not to make his living but for his own amusement. “I have built a dozen boats … all of my own design,” Mr Simes said. One of those 12 was the centre-piece at the Splinters Exhibition during the River of Art festival a few years back. “I was in Hobart one year for the wooden boat show, and the […]
Gearing up for the 2017 River of Art Festival are Sandra Doyle from the Narooma Busking Competition, Lynn Griffiths from the River of Art, Patrice Atkins from Euro Tiles and Bathrooms, River of Art chairperson Sue Barford and Anne Colquitt from Hat Savvy. Local artists and performers are busy gearing up to present an exciting […]
The Eurobodalla Fibre and Textiles Artists Group (EFTAG) is preparing to present another showstopping extravaganza as part of the River of Art showcase. EFTAG has members from right across the region, including some living in Bega, Tathra, Quaama, Candelo and Bermagui. Members have been busy for months creating outfits for this annual event. It’s a time when […]
Artist Sally Veer (pictured seated above with Bound to Earth cafe owner Khobi Graham) has just returned to the Far South Coast and will make her artistic debut with an exhibition that’s part of the “Art on Parade” program in the 2017 River of Art festival. Her work, inspired by memories of growing up on the coast, will […]
A bumper 2017 program is now out for the River of Art festival, showcasing a feast of arts to delight, inspire and entertain. Running over ten days from 19 to 28 May, the festival dishes up more than 130 arts treats along the South Coast, all the way from Durras to Bermagui. Whatever your taste, […]
The 2016 Eurobodalla River of Art Festival celebrated its finale in style on Sunday 29 May, with locals, volunteers and visitors partying in Narooma to the sounds of The Somedays. Having been named the Gold Winner for NSW Tourism Awards in 2015, this year’s 10-day program featured over one hundred events that attracted more festival […]
Each year the festival’s Wearable Art Fashion Parade, presented by the Eurobodalla Fibre and Textile Artists Group (EFTAG), amazes the audience with the exceptional talent of the designers and artisans. Last evening was no different as the Queen of the Desert theme was pushed to the extreme with a runway full of extraordinary outfits. Congratulations […]