Artists, photographers, sculptors, woodturners and craftspeople from the Mountains area will be ‘Making a mark’ at the 41stSpringwood Art Show from August 25 to 27.
The Springwood Art Show is first and longest running art show in the Blue Mountains. The show will be presenting the best and latest works from established
and emerging talents.
Visitors can snap up a world-class piece from a mature artist or make a shrewd long-term investment with an artwork from fresh talent, selecting from over
400 pieces of original art from more than 100 predominantly local artists. The art show also includes a range of quality artisan crafts such as leather
handbags, jewellery, woodwork and textiles.
Springwood Art Show has a rich history in the Blue Mountains, having helped establish the Blue Mountains’ reputation as an arts hub and recognised ‘city of the arts’.
Held at Springwood High School and co-ordinated by the Parents & Citizens Association (P&C), the event supports
students of the school with 25 per cent of all sales including admission, café, raffle and artworks used to buy educational resources.
P&C president Julia Thurling said:
"Everything we do as a P&C is for the benefit and wellbeing of students of Springwood High School. The art show not only raises funds for resources
which support students of the school, it is a long-recognised event on the wider community calendar and fits nicely with the Blue Mountains community
interest in the arts."
School principal Dr Mark Howie urged visitors to pay special attention to the student artworks:
"Last year, an art collector from Sydney bought three works by one of our students, then in Year 9, and we were delighted to have one of our former students,
renowned photographer David Darcy, as a special guest."
Springwood Art Show will be held at Springwood High School, Grose Rd, Faulconbridge, from August 25 to 27, with an official opening program on the Friday
evening and activities and a café throughout the weekend.