The Eden Whale Festival exhibition week has officially opened!
Our region has some outstanding makers and artists producing world-class pieces.
Some of this year’s exhibitions are the result of artists competing for prize pools in woodwork, trashformation and photography.
Others are the solo exhibitions of professional painters or the collected works of textile artisans and craft groups.
Don't miss the pop up galleries at 136-138 Imlay Street and 173 Imlay Street.
Artists re-use, re-think and recycle what would otherwise be trash in this innovative competition. Presented by Cleanaway, RTG Technologies, South East Arts and Bega Valley Shire Council at the pop-up gallery at 175 Imlay Street. Closing date: Monday, November 4.
EDEN KILLER WHALE MUSEUM
The festival's official opening will be held here on Friday, November 1 at 1.30pm. Also see:
Strike: A Tribute to the Mighty Tuna Fishermen
Port for a nation: Reviews the process of selecting the national’s capital, and how Eden’s naturally deep harbour of Twofold Bay, nearly became the national port of Australia.
Eden marine artist Anna Warren is inspired by our aqua environment from the majestic whales to tiny microscopic organisms, and freshwater holes. Full Fathom Five Gallery, Snug Cove, Daily 11am to 2.30pm.
ART ON IMLAY
A community operated gallery, Art on Imlay has provided an affordable space for the sale and appreciation of local, original works of art and craft since December 2008. Don't miss the annual opening night cocktail party on Thursday, October 31 from 6pm. Presented by Eden artists at 148 Imlay Street, every day, 10am to 4pm.
Open from Friday, October 26:
ON THE ROAD TO JIGAMY…
This exhibition celebrates the work of the Eden Koori community as they fulfil their dream of a culture centre on the road to Jigamy. The exhibition will feature paintings, shell work crafts and sculpture. Presented by South East Arts and Aboriginal Culture Centre Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu at the pop up gallery at 136-138 Imlay Street, Eden. Closing date: Sunday, November 3.
Price’s Café is a museum-style exhibition that celebrates a social hub for South Coast Aboriginal people in the 1950s and 60s. Presented by South East Arts at the pop up gallery at 36-138 Imlay Street, Eden. Closing date: Sunday, November 3.
ARTISTS WHO WOOD
This inaugural exhibition features creations from local artists who ply their passion with wood as well as demonstrations. Presented by Forestry Corporation of NSW at the pop up gallery at 173 Imlay Street, Eden. Closing date: Sunday, November 3.
Open Saturday, October 26:
PHOTOGRAPHY: EDEN’S BEAUTY – FORESTS TO THE SEA
See the Eden’s natural landscapes through the eyes of local photographers in this long running favourite exhibition. Presented by South East Timber Association at the pop up gallery at 173 Imlay Street, Eden. Open 10am to 4pm.Closing date: Saturday, November 2.
Towamba based whale painter Kimberley's Dodd's latest collection of paintings on plywood focus on the chance meeting of a whale under water in its own domain. Open 10am to 4pm at the pop up gallery at 173 Imlay Street. Closing date: Sunday, November 3.
Open Friday, November 1:
NOW AND WHEN: Contemplating climates on the South East Coast
This exhibition is the result of an ANU School of Art Field Study that took place in and around Eden, NSW in 2013. It is presented by the Australian National University School of Art across two venues at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden Wharf and the pop up gallery at 169 Imlay Street, Eden (Former Retravision site). Open 10am to 4pm. Closing date Tuesday, November 5.
Be sure to see this exciting and creative exhibition of new works by members of two local craft groups - the Log Cabin Quilters and the Eden Spinners. Eden Log Cabin, Bass Street, Eden. Open 10am to 3pm. Closing date: Sunday, November 3.