We are over halfway through winter, and there is plenty to do safely in the Highlands. Layer up and venture to Moss Vale to see trees dressed in multicoloured winter warmers, head to a farmers market or to the many exhibitions showcasing local talent.
Winter Warmers in the Gardens: Moss Vale Evening CWA
- Daily until mid August, Leighton Park
As the days are getting colder, everyone pulls out their winter warmers, and that includes the trees along Argyle Street! The Moss Vale Evening CWA have wrapped the trees in explosions of colour to bring smiles to residents, after their yarn bombing was a success last year. Come and see endless pom-poms dotted through the trees, colourful wraps made of recycled materials, and spot the Aussie creatures scattered through the wraps.
Railway Street Farmers Market
- July 22, corner of Railway Street and Spring Street, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come and explore a range of fresh and seasonal produce from local growers. Masks must be worn, and attendees are required to check-in using QR codes.
Mental Bowral opens FUNDAMENTAL
- July 24, 11 Station Street Mittagong, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Mental Bowral is due to re-open its doors, and welcome Highlanders to its gallery called FUNDAMENTAL this weekend with a new exhibition. Highlands artist Tallulah McCord's collection of digital drawings and animations titled The Secret World of Tallulah McCord, will makes its debut on Saturday.
Christmas in July
There is still time to get festive and jolly for a traditional Christmas feast across the Highlands. All venues mentioned are Covid safe.
Drawn from the Garden
- Until July 25, Sturt Gallery & Studios, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fiona Hisock, Sharon Peoples and Julie Ryder explore the connection they had to their gardens, particularly in lockdown, through their exhibition of ceramics and textiles. The majority of the artworks were completed during the pandemic, and feature the many small, but beautiful details of the environment and its animals. The artists showcase a variety of techniques such as hand and machine embroidery, intricate ceramic patterns, and the incoporation of natural elements like petals and thorns in textiles.
Masks must be worn inside the premises.
- Throughout July, CTC Robertson, Thursday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
The message of a family bond, and a connection to art shines through an exhibition honouring the late artist Vivienne Helliar.
The Berrima-based resident was due to present her artwork alongside other artists at Robertson's Community Technology Centre, before her unexpected passing in May.
Her daughter Jess Whyte was determined to tell her story through showcasing her artworks alongside work from her grandson Thomas Walters-Whyte, and friend Catriona Anderson.
The exhibition called Generation features 15 of Vivienne's artworks, alongside 15 digitally enhanced photos from her grandson, and three artworks form Ms Anderson.
The Last 50 Orange-Bellied Parrots Exhibition
- Until August 2, Milk Factory Gallery, 10:00am - 4:00pm
This exhibition by Gillie and Marc aims to raise awareness for the dwindling population of orange-bellied parrots. Fifty colourful paintings of the last parrots cover a single wall to reinforce that the population is plummeting. The exhibition also has information on where people can donate for conservation and research, and information on the species.
The exhibition can also be viewed online.
From the date of publication these events are due to go ahead. They are however subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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