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River of Art 2015

15 - 24 May 2015

The Eurobodalla Shire is located on the South Coast of New South Wales, on the Princes Highway between Durras Lake and Wallaga Lake.

The Eurobodalla River of Art celebrates the abundance of creative practitioners living in and complementing the beautiful environment of the Eurobodalla.

The program is generated from the community and presented by volunteers in collaboration with local businesses and Council. Residents and visitors will be able to feast in a sumptuous program of live music, theatre, film, visual arts and literature from one end of the shire to the other.

River of Art 2012

18-27 May 2012

An annual celebration of the creative talent which thrives in the Eurobodalla. A 10 day program of visual art, sculpture, dance, music, theatre, film, poetry and fun filled family events.  Artists will fill galleries, cafes, restaurants, shops and halls with their amazing works and set up an avenue of stalls at the markets offering you the opportunity to purchase your favourite piece.

River of Art 2011

The Moruya River of Art Incorporated 2011 is seeking artists to participate in two separate workshops titled Oral History Through Art as part of the Moruya River of Art Celebrations.

The workshops are partly funded by Regional Arts Australia and offer an opportunity for artists to develop and implement their own art style. The theme of the workshops is “Moruya River – Past, Present and Future”.

The two workshops will be conducted by local Indigenous artist, teacher and storyteller Loretta Parsley. Loretta comes with the experience of valuing different learning styles, a qualified teacher of over 30 years experience and traditional concepts of Aboriginal culture and heritage.

The workshops will be held at the Moruya RSL Hall on Thursday 31st March and Thursday 7th April 2011 between 10am – 3pm. The workshops would like to invite 25 participating artists and 15 persons who would like to observe the teaching/learning process. The cost of the workshop is $10 per session.

Participants are required to bring their own lunch, a canvas, (small, medium or large, NO larger than 1metre x 1metre), an easel if possible and some paints. However there will be paints and brushes provided on the day.

If you would like to participate in the workshops you will need to book by phoning Loretta Parsley on 44 786068 or email

Bookings are limited so book asap.

Upon the completion of the artworks artists are invited to exhibit their works during The River of Art Celebrations at the Moruya Mechanics Institute from 21st May – 28th May 2011.

River of Art 2010

TThe River of Art continues to celebrate the ebb and flow of visual art, sculpture, performing arts, film and theatre that thrives in Eurobodalla with a 10 day program from 21 to 30 May 2010.

Dawne Usher, volunteer Festival Co-coordinator for the 2010 is hoping the 2010 Festival will see art being celebrated in the streets, the parks, galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants, in performance spaces and on the rivers throughout Eurobodalla.

The program this year will include such treasures as a show “Peeled” performed by Di Smith, well known TV actress (PG), open studios, galleries and exhibitions shire wide, a return from Deep River Choir with 3 workshops culminating in a concert on May 29 (last year, we listened rapt to over 200 singers!), belly dance, Australian Film festival, theatre presented by Bay Players and SEAR and of course, an exhibition by EFTAG – Creative Undercurrents will show case the talents and vision of this group who create some amazing textile art. They will stage another of their legendary fashion parades of wearable art on Friday 21 May at 6pm as the GALA OPENING of the River of Art 2010.

Details and more information from

Sculptures for River of Art

April 15, 2010, Dawne Usher

As part of River of Art 2010, the inaugural Sculpture Exhibition – Garden of Art - will be held from 21 to 30 May at Greenlands Garden Centre, 89b Queen Street, Moruya.

Entry deadline has been extended to 30 April.

Tracey and Jeff Millikin from Greenlands have generously offered to host the exhibition and will cover sculptor’s public liability insurance and will not charge commission fees. This is a great opportunity for both established and emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work.

Paul Dimmer, local sculptor from Long Beach, is delighted that the River of Arts Committee is initiating this exhibition. He likes to use recycled material and off cuts from local sheet metal workshops. “I would like to encourage other sculptors to have a go and encourage others, particularly young people to enter their work. It would be great if this event grows over the years to attract more and more artists.”

paul dimmer

The River of Art celebrates the talent, creativity and natural beauty of the local region. It is a grass roots, community driven festival, that will see a program of film, music, visual arts, performance and literature throughout the shire over a ten day period. Dawne Usher, River of Art coordinator said “This is a marvellous opportunity for local artists to showcase their work for the cost of entry $30 inclusive of maximum 4 pieces.”

The application form, together with the terms and conditions can be downloaded here:

ArtStreet at the Moruya Markets – 22 May 2010

March 9, 2010, Sue Barford

The River of Art in collaboration with Moruya Country Markets will again promote the wealth of creative industry within the Shire by establishing ‘Art Street’, specifically for local practitioners.
We are inviting arts and craft artists, musicians and writers from throughout the Shire to promote and sell their work as part of the Community celebration of creativity on Saturday 22nd May 2010, 8.30am – 12.30pm @ Riverside Park, MORUYA.

Please download the registration form or call Sue Barford on 44735686.

Community celebration of creativity – 22 May 2010

A full program of local musicians, dancers and performers of theatre will entertain you from 8.30 until 2pm. We welcome audiences to share in this feast of merriment, music, art and craft and performance within the vibrant environment of Riverside Park, Moruya.

Lunch can be purchased from the many food stall operators within the Moruya Country market. Busking and street theatre will also take place within the market.

Please call Sue Barford on 44735686 for any enquiries.

Information Contact

For more information contact Dawne Usher, Festival Co-ordinator on 0400 966 232 or email:


Stay at Congo

Accommodation nearby Moruya. Congo which is about 10mins drive from Moruya and surrounded by National Park on the beach.


Moruya Accommodation varies from caravan holiday parks, bed and breakfast to motel style accommodation.

Moruya Dining

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