The perfect day out

13th & 14th October 2018.

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 20th 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 13th October 2018 10am-4pm
Sunday 14th October 2018 10am-4pm

The perfect night out

Opening night tickets

Friday 12th October, 2018 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 canap├ęs, 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 » Premier Illawarra website.

Opening times

Saturday 13th October 2018 - 10am-5pm
Sunday 14th October 2018 - 10am-4pm


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


Kids - ArtSpark and iCreate

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

In 2011 we launched Artspark, a competition for young artists. The aim of the competition is to encourage and develop artistic abilities in children of our community, and give them an opportunity to showcase their work amongst 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 2017 is 'Sustainability'.

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.

The 2016 competition was once again supported by Beach Art in Bulli. Beach Art was the sponsor of the event since its inception in 2011. Sadly Rose Marshall from Beach Art passed away in early 2017 and Beach Art subsequently closed its doors. The Scarborough Art Show this year would like to dedicate the People's Choice Award as the Rose Marshall Memorial Prize for the artwork chosen by the public as their favourite.

The theme for the 2016 competition was 'Animals'. We would like to congratulate all entrants, they are a talented group of children & we look forward to watching their art develop even further.

ArtSpark Winners 2016:
K-2     1st Place        Iris Hill    Stanwell Park
K-22nd PlacePeggy HirzelScarborough Public
3-41st PlaceJoy McCallAustinmer Public
3-42nd PlaceAiden CampbellTowradgi Public
5-61st PlaceNaomi PaineHelensburgh
5-62nd PlaceZali O'BrienFigtree Public
Peoples ChoicePeggy HirzelScarborough Public

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.

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