The perfect day out

7th & 8th October 2017.

High on a cliff overlooking a spectacular coastline, the
Scarborough Art Show has become a cultural beacon of the Illawarra, attracting visitors and exhibitors from the region and across the state.

Now in its 19th year, the annual show has developed a reputation for its quality, its breadth and its affordability. Painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors join with jewellers, ceramicists and craftspeople from Sydney to the Southern Highlands to create a vibrant exhibition, with something for everyone.

An hour’s drive south of Sydney through the Royal National Park and across the scenic Seacliff Bridge, visitors can enjoy a coffee, food, live music and kids' entertainment, and come away with an affordable piece of art.

When:
Saturday 7th October 2017 10am-4pm
Sunday 8th October 2017 10am-4pm

The perfect night out


Opening night tickets

Friday 6th October, 2017 6-9pm.

Opening night is the perfect opportunity to view the exhibition and have first pick of the work, meet the artists and enjoy a range of delicious canapés, wine, beer and live music.
Buy tickets online.

Where we are

To the south of Sydney, Scarborough Public School is situated on the south coast road, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, walking distance south of the new Sea Cliff Bridge, part of the Grand Pacific Drive.

There is parking outside the school or at the Clifton School of arts.




Scarborough Railway Station is directly across the road with trains running on the South Coast Line between Central Station and Bomaderry. See the » Transport infoline or » CountryLink websites for a timetable.

Premier Charters formally Greens Northern Coaches run past the school from Wollongong through to Stanwell Park on Saturdays.


For timetable information visit the » Greens Northern Coaches website.

Opening times

Saturday 8th October - 10am-5pm
Sunday 9th October - 10am-4pm

Admission

- $5 for adults
- $3 concession
- children under 13 entering free of charge

Art

A vibrant exhibition 

Contemporary, traditional, abstract and figurative, the Scarborough Art Show is a celebration of diversity. Artists just entering the commercial art world hang beside veterans with decades of experience. Local painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors are showcased next to those from Sydney and beyond. The show is a good opportunity for first time buyers to purchase an original piece, while seasoned investors can expand their collection.

The show attracts over 140 artists and craft exhibitors each year using a range of mediums. Some artists from 2014 included Matt Bromhead, Ashley Frost, Katherine Simms, Martin Stauce,Pauline Denney, and the renowned artists Paul Ryan & Tanya Stubbles.

 Matt Bromhead 

"Recent works continue to be a narrative that, so far, charts the navigation of a storm, reaching land and rebuilding. Each of these events, in a symbolic sense, have lead to the making of these pictures.

For me it is important to keep the narratives of daily life and my practice close together, so that they can bleed into one another and each gain proper relevance".



Ashley Frost

Ashley’s works have been developed from landscape works centered on the cities of New York, Beijing and Brasilia where the artist has been conducting research and exhibiting his work.

In 2004 Ashley won the Kings Art Prize and in 2005 he was a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize and SCEGGS Redlands Prize for landscape painting, and was a finalist in the Hazelhurst Works on Paper prize. His work is represented in various private collections in Australia and overseas.




Paul Ryan

Paul has been painting the Northern Illawarra landscapes for more than twenty years. Last year he painted a series on the first settlers in the Illawarra and their contact with the indigenous population. This year he is painting some of the local inhabitants, specifically local surfers who he has have befriended over the years.

Pictured is a painting of Luke, a talented surfer from a family of surfers who live in Wombarra. The surfers of this place have a deep connection to the land and sea. The paintings are an attempt to express this connection.


Katherine Simms

Katherine has a particular interest in linoleum plate (lino) because of its distinctive visual qualities, quite different from those of an image painted or drawn. The process of printmaking with lino produces images with strong characteristic marks of movement and vitality that have an almost sculptural quality to them. The strong contrasts of dark and light can be used with great effect in either dramatic or delicate design. Using printmaking (linocuts and embossing) as well as sculpture, Katherine’s work is a visual extrapolation of emotion, loss, aspirations, desires and regrets.



Pauline Denney

Originally a makeup artist, Pauline has put her creative skills to a different artistic experience - painting & creating on canvas. Recently a finalist in the 2011 Sulman Art Award, Pauline works from her studio in Coalcliff creating pieces using etching in wood, zinc ,acid lino, collagraph and solar plate work, keeping small editions of 10 or less keeping the work more special. All art work hand made with no use of computer, print work rolled up by hand on Archival paper & Printing Ink.


Martin Stauce

Local painter with over 30 years experience. Currently working out of Stanwell Tops where the local flora offers plenty of inspiration, this is Martin’s second year with the show.









Tanya Stubbles

A veteran of the Scarborough Art Show, Tanya Stubble’s collaged relief work, made from recycled industrial and agricultural materials, reflects the organic natural rhythms of the coast and the bush.

A two-time recipient of the Bundanoon Artist Residency, Tanya’s work has also been exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize.



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