August 2015: Friday 28th, 7 - 10pm, Saturday 29th, 9:30am - 6pm, Sunday 30th, 9:30am - 4:00pm





About the Springwood Art Show

Admire world-class artworks.
Invest in creative and amazing art pieces.
More than 400 artworks available to purchase.
Buy quality gifts and unique craft work.

Get an eyeful of art when the first and longest running art show in the Blue Mountains again showcases the best established and emerging talent in the area from August 28 to 30, 2015.

Held at Springwood High School and co-ordinated by the Parents & Citizens Association, the event directly supports students of the school with 25 per cent of all artwork sales and all admission, café, and raffle income used to buy educational resources.

The crowd admiring the artworks available at the 2014 Art Show

What to expect

Gala opening night on Friday 28th August 2015.
Participate in the Q&A for a chance to win a voucher from The Bunker.
A selection of artisan crafts from our craftspeople.
Music from emerging performers all weekend.
Experience a Blue Mountains "city of the arts" event like no other.

Guenter Barth's artwork, and raffle prize

Raffle Prize (left) - Capertee Valley by Guenter Barth. Oil painting #430.
Silent Auction (right) - Thredbo River by Guenter Barth. Oil on board #64.

 

Want more?

Come along to our Q & A Panel on Saturday, 2pm-3pm. Moderated by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise Creative Industries Cluster manager Kelly Blainey, with local photographer Ben Pearse, artist Victor Peralta, and conceptual installation artist Hayley West representing their views on art. Award winning cinematographer and director of photography Scott Richardson will also be discussing life through the lens.

Or take place in our silent auction! Guenter Barth's artwork 'Thredbo River', pictured above, is just one of many items available on the silent auction. We also thank sponsors Lilianfels Resort & Spa and The Carrington Hotel for generously providing vouchers for the following getaways:

The Carrington Hotel
1 x night for two in the Premier Room, including breakfast
* incidentals including mini bar, room service and other facilities are available at prize winner's own expense

Lilianfels Resort & Spa
1 x mid-week overnight stay for two, including breakfast
1 x high tea for two at Lilianfels
* incidentals including mini bar, room service and day spa facilities are available at prize winner's own expense

Friday 28th, 7 - 10pm

  • Opening Night
  • Tickets: $15 - include supper, wine

Saturday 29th, 9:30am - 6pm

  • Tickets: Adults $5, Concession $2.50, Family $10
  • Q&A panel of experts

Sunday 30th, 9:30am - 4:00pm

  • Tickets: Adults $5, Concession $2.50, Family $10
  • Purchased art to be collected

Savour the fine food & drinks from our cafe open all weekend

We extend our gratitude to local talented artists Victor Peralta, Mathew Lynn and Leo Robba for offering their expertise and participating as Judges this year. Victor, Mathew and Leo had their work cut out for them - our prizes include the $1000 Rose Lindsay Art Prize, $500 Highly Commended Prize, New Emerging Young Artist Encouragement Award, Landscape, Photography, and Portrait prizes, the Environmental and Ecology Award to encourage reuse in art, and the Youth Art Award.

Due to the high quality of work this year, this talented team spent hours judging each work and went to great efforts to judge in a smart and fair manner. It wasn't an easy job, so we appreciate their dedication to the task!

The judging might be over, but you can still have your say in the Viewers' Choice Awards and SHS student recognition prizes.

Victor Peralta, Mathew Lynn and Leo Robba - judges for the 2015 Art Show

Mathew Lynn, Victor Peralta and Leo Robba - judges for the 2015 Art Show

 

How to Get There

The Art Show takes place in the Main Hall of Springwood High School, Grose Road, Faulconbridge. Grose Road is accessed off the Great Western Highway, and the School is about 1.4km down the road on the right.

If you are travelling from Sydney, you'll find Grose Road on the RIGHT at the lights of the intersection at Faulconbridge shops and Faulconbridge Public School. Also look out for the signs for the Norman Lindsay Gallery.

If you are travelling from Lithgow, you'll pass the Ugg Boots store just before you reach the intersection and you will be turning LEFT, past Faulconbridge Public School, onto Grose Road.

Continue straight down Grose Rd (mind the speed bumps). At the roundabout, go straight ahead and you are at Springwood High School. The Hall is well sign-posted and the closest building to the road.

Are you visiting from out of town? Use trivago to find some accommodation in the area. For a list of accommodation in and near Springwood, click here.

I Want to Exhibit

Interested in exhibiting at the Art Show? Download the application forms here:

Application form for exhibiting Art:

Application form for exhibiting Craft and Pottery:

Entry form for Environment and Ecology Prizes:

The show's deadline for application is August 14th.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for application: August 14th
  • Delivery of art: August 25th, 9-5pm
  • Show opens: August 28th, 7pm
  • Show closes: August 30th, 4:30pm
  • Pickup of art: August 30th, 4:30pm onwards

Sponsors

Harvey Norman
Lister & Cole Real Estate Agents
MoshPit Publishing
Marhsall Orthodontics
Lister & Cole Estate Agents
The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains
ColourArt
Springwood Printing
Commonwealth Bank Springwood
Ashton Aviation Services
Picture Framing Warehouse
Springwood Country Club
Marhsall Orthodontics
Wendy's Home Care

Get in Touch

Springwood High School main office: (02) 4751 2111.

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