The perfect day out

8th & 9th October 2022.

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 24th 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.

Saturday 8th October 2022 10am-4pm
Sunday 9th October 2022 10am-3pm

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 » Premier Illawarra website.

Opening times

Saturday 8th October 2022 - 10am-4pm
Sunday 9th October 2022 - 10am-3pm


- $5 for adults
- $3 concession
- children under 14 entering free of charge

The perfect night out

Opening night tickets

Friday 7th October, 2022.

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.
Limited tickets available online until sold out.


Kids - ArtSpark and iCreate

Exciting things are happening at the little school on the coast...

The aim of our Artspark competition is to encourage and develop artistic abilities in children of our community, and give them an opportunity to showcase their work among their art peers. The competition this year is for children that attend public schools in the Illawarra region, in either infants or primary levels.

The theme for the competition in 2022 is '  Flower Power '.

An entry form can be downloaded from here - Entry Form

The children's work is put into one of 3 categories either K-2nd class, 3rd & 4th class or 5th & 6th class. The artwork is then given a number and then judged by professional artists on the merit of the artwork alone. 
The judges do not know the names of the children or which school they are from. That way a true & fair decision is made.

iCreate is Scarborough Public School's own art program which has run successfully since 2010. The work produced in a variety of mediums is on display at the art show along with the Artspark competition.

Art Spark Winners 2022 – “Flower Power




K – 2

June Ford

Scarbourgh Public School

“Rainbow Flowers”

Eloise Macfarlane

 Thirroul Public School

“Ellie's Flower Drawing”

3 - 4

Alex Coe

Scarborough Public School

“Sunshine Special"

James Macfarlane

Thirroul Public School

“Beauty from Strength" 

5 - 6

Equal First Place:

Peter Lear

Stanwell Public School


Arlo Shulz 

Coledale Publi School

"Flower Garden"

Peoples  Choice Award   

Ada Pike Wills

Coledale Public School

"Blooming Seasons"