The iconic Flinders Ranges “A Brush With Art” trail has returned again in 2018 with an array of local artwork on display across the Flinders Ranges at various locations.
The 2017 exhibition attracted over 10,000 visitors. This multi venue month-long art exhibition has become established as an eagerly anticipated local arts event where you can take in the artwork and the iconic scenery simultaneously. The exhibition gives local artists a platform to show and sell their art work to a mass audience.
The event is also an economic driver for the region with people travelling and following the arts trail and spending time small townships across the region.
In 2018 there are 11 exhibitions across the Flinders Ranges, you will find exhibitions in Bangor, Black Rock, Blinman, Gladstone, Leigh Creek, Orroroo, Peterborough, Parachilna, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Wilpena.
You will also find three workshops in Bangor with Judy Elliott-Maddison, to test your creative talent and express your artistic streak, In Port Augusta at the Platform Art Gallery and in Peterborough.
The “Artists of the Flinders Ranges” group is again proud to be part of the large exhibition “The Brush with Art event attracts visitors from across Australia many of them following the art trail it has created.” Lesley Slade the group’s spokesperson said.
“Blinman has always benefited from this exhibition, over 2000 visitors annually pass through our exhibition. It has created a reason for travellers to visit and stay in the region.”
Georgie Sharp from the Platform Gallery in Port Augusta is enthusiastic about the exhibition “There is something intriguing about following a multi venue arts trail... people enjoy getting out and about. You can take your time over a month to travel to multiple locations to visually “soak up” the artwork alongside the iconic scenery.”
The Brush with Art exhibition runs from September 8 to October 7, 2018, and the program features oil paintings, pastels, watercolour, woodwork, sculpture and photography. It’s a perfect trail to follow this spring.
The event is sponsored by South Australian Tourism Commission, Quorn Caravan Park and Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP.