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Spring into the River of Art Festival 18-27 September 2020

Welcome to the 2020 River of Art festival.

The 2020 festival theme is Resilience and Renewal recognising that our regional artists and creative communities are still in the process of recovering from the devastation of this year’s bushfires, floods and the impacts of COVID19.

The festival is a celebration, recognising the contribution the creative arts makes to our social fabric and engagement with one another, while also attracting visitation and contributing to our economy.

After 15 years, this is our first Spring festival. Every year we showcase our, fabulous local artists, performers, musicians, writers and all creatives in diverse venues and localities. From burlesque to baroque, from watercolour to wood, we are un-curated and un-apologetic. We hope you will have some fun.

Highlights this year

This year introduces two new events – Virtual Open Studios and REVIVE public art.

River of Art has commissioned videos showcasing eight professional artists who live locally and whose work is extraordinary. You get to take a sneak peek inside their creative process, their studios and see what inspires them. Take a COVIDSafe stroll with them through their practices seen through the eyes of young local journalist and videographer Eva Davis-Boermans.

REVIVE introduces mural art for the first time and will be part of a growing public art trail across the Eurobodalla. Watch as professional public artists, some of the best in the country, paint fun images celebrating life, our natural environment and indigenous culture across huge walls in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. It’s all being curated by recognised public artist, Tim de Hann (Phibs) who has strong links to the local area. Business chambers and the Oyster Festival are right behind this project. Come and watch as familiar places come alive with splashes of new colour.

Watch our 2019 Highlights

Browse the the 2020 festival program

Search for an event, scroll through what is on offer and plan your own River of Art itinerary by clicking on the 2020 Program menu above.

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