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"River of Art " - Recovery and Resilience

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Celebrating Artists on the Far South Coast

Durras to Bermagui.. including Tilba District!

18 - 27 September 2020

Local resident - Kate Wall says "With a turbulent 10 months behind us and the lingering effects of Covid 19, a few of us thought it was important to keep a River of Art presence going in the southern areas of the 'River of Art' catchment".

And so .. here we are - an opportunity to see the work of local artists and crafts people at some of your favourite venues around Tilba District:

- Small Hall in Central Tilba - double up with a Saturday morning visit to Tilba Market in the Big Hall

- Tilba Valley Winery and Alehouse - Old Highway Corunna - fill a lazy Sunday arvo with wine, music & art

- Dromedary Hotel - where else would you go for good beer, great food, old fashioned hospitality?

- ABC Cheese Factory - 27 Bate Street Central Tilba - Tilba's favourite go to for REAL dairy

- 'Tall Trees' Art Workshop' - Open Studio, 16 Ridge Road Corunna - Kate Wall & David Whitfield

- Mungala Bugaala Gallery - 17 Bates Street Central Tilba - local artist - Cheryl Overton

- Tilba Studio - 211 Punkalla- Tilba Road, Central Tilba - Zoe Burke - Tilba Talks Heritage Walks

- Portraits of Resilient Youth - a collaboration between Central Tilba School, Amy Spurgeon & Monty

O'Brien (enquire: 0407 413 139)

Local exhibitions are the result of the hard work of Zoe Burke and Vivienne Bowe.

Here are some of the gems created by artists from the local community:

- Nicole Grimm Hewitt - Beneath Blue Pool

- Angela Ratten - porcelain

- Bethany Thurtell - Afternoon at the Wharf

- Sylke Claridge - The Bungle Bungles

- David Whitfield - Night Patrol

- Alison Walker - Dolphins Circling

- Zoe Burke - Isolation Tea

- Vivienne Bowe - The Rains Came to Late for Us

Special mention of a collaboration between local artists - Amy Spurgeon and Monty O'Brien and the students of Central Tilba Primary School.

The work showcases the strength of the young people in our community through a series of video portraits. Set against the backdrop of Mount Gulaga, the children offer a message of hope for the future.

The project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, and in NSW through Regional Arts NSW.

Click here to find out what else is happening for "River of Art" on Far South Coast NSW.

Special thanks to Kate Wall - at "Tall Trees Art Workshop" for creating this blog! Kate can be contacted for further information at:

or phone 0407 413 139.



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