NSW South Coast Art & Craft Galleries The South Coast of NSW is blessed with many resident artists and art & craft galleries which make for very engaging visits.
There are three galleries in Kangaroo Valley, Galeria Aniela Fine Art, The Gallery and JP Gallery in the Village. They offer a wide range of arts and crafts from modern paintings through to ceramics. You can also find local artists works in Cafe Bella.
Drive down the Cambewarra Mountain and make your way to Bundanon, the estate and art collections left by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. It offers the visitor a unique collection of cultural and environmental assets. Included in his gift to the nation was a collection comprising several thousand art works, photographs, furnishings and documents referred to as the Bundanon Collection. It was the culmination of a considerable effort over several years that included holding works back from sale, buying works - in particular works by Merric, Emma Minni and Arthur Merric Boyd.
Sidney Nolan had added to the Collection with a number of early works, and a series made in the Bundanon studio in 1981, prior to his death in 1992. Set by the Shoalhaven River it makes for a quite beautiful visit so go by the Cambewarra Estate and select a wine and picnic to Bundanon to enjoy a full day there.
Drive down to Milton and meet David Benson and view his colourful works in his own studio while sipping a genuine espresso. David is a very interesting artist and the view from his studio is also breath taking.
Australian Aboriginal Art
Jervis Bay South Coast NSW
Renowned Aboriginal art can be seen at the "Laddie Timbery's Aboriginal Arts and Crafts" located at the Lady Denman Museum Complex Jervis Bay on the Shoalhaven South Coast of NSW. Named after Laddie Timbery who is an aboriginal man from the Eora nation. The Timbery family has been respected for 170 years for their fine shell and burning work. Today twelve members of the family produce arts and crafts recognised around the world, enhanced by the family's demonstrations abroad in Switzerland, New Zealand, Hawaii, USA, France, Korea, Sweden and Canada. When you come to the Bidjigal Arts and Craft centre you will be able to view and buy their works.
Gerringong South Coast NSW
The Boolarng Nangamai Arts and Culture Studio has a wide range of artists. You can see weaving, paintings, work on paper and shell work. The project is a dynamic experience which includes artists born from around the area who have achieved state and national recognition.
The Gallery promotes local Kangaroo Valley artists and Boolarng Nangamai promotes Aboriginal artists and holds a positive vision for reconciliation