Art in the Hawkesbury

People browsing in galleryWith its stunning landscapes and inspiring flora and fauna, the Hawkesbury has long been known as a home to many artists and artisans.

The area offers opportunities to visit galleries and artist’s studios, to participate in workshops and classes and even purchase art supplies to begin your own artistic journey.

You could also try combining painting and a glass of local wine if that takes your fancy. When it comes to art, the Hawkesbury really has it all.

The Hawkesbury boasts an impressive Regional Gallery located in Windsor which offers a changing array of exhibitions and events. Why not come and browse the latest exhibition.

Image credit:  Destination NSW  (Purple Noon Gallery).

Boutique galleries and studios abound the Hawkesbury Region. A good example is the Purple Noon Gallery at Freemans Reach offering contemporary exhibits, keep an eye out for their latest exhibitions.

Hawkesbury Remakery BuildingOther galleries include the Macquarie Towns Arts Society’s  Musson Lane Gallery in Richmond, the Little River Art Studios and Gallery at Grosewold and the community run Ferry Artists Gallery at Wisemans Ferry. Find more local galleries and studios here.

The Hawkesbury Remakery at Windsor in the historic Loder House (pictured) is an interesting makerspace to visit. Supporting creativity, sustainability and well-being, there is something for everyone. View exhibitions, interact with artisans, sign up for a workshop or browse the lovely pieces on offer to buy.

If all this art sparks your own creative side, why not grab some watercolours and brushes and head off to a beautiful Hawkesbury park by the river or one of our gorgeous lookouts to create your own masterpiece.

Vic flyerThe Hawkesbury Artists Trail …in the Steps of the Masters is a must for art history lovers. This is a guide to 12 locations between North Richmond and Pitt Town where such artists as Joseph Lycett, Charles Condor, Arthur Streeton and Julie Ashton painted the local landscape.

The trail guide can be purchased at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre for $5. Follow the map through the beautiful Hawkesbury to see these incredible works of art come to life.

Keep and eye out for  the annual   Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail (HAAT) the perfect opportunity to visit the studios of artists and artisans throughout the Hawkesbury. View artists at work, browse their art pieces and even purchase your favourites. Check out the website for full information here and keep an eye on the HAAT Facebook page for trail updates and artist previews.

So calling all art lovers and the art curious!!!

Come and sample the wonderful art of the Hawkesbury. Pack a picnic basket or better yet why not make a weekend of it and book your accommodation now.