bentART Annual Visual Arts Exhibition
When: June 7 – 10, 2024
When: Saturday 10 th to Monday, 12th June 2023
Times: Open from 11 – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday and 11 – 2 pm on Monday.
Artists Talk: Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm
Where: Rex-Livingston Art & Objects Gallery, 182/4 Katoomba St Katoomba
Cost: General Exhibition entry is free from Saturday to Monday
Virtual Galleries, Catalogues and all the exhibition info here
Note: The awards presentation will occur on Friday evening and be live-streamed on Facebook from 6.30 – 7.00 pm so everyone can be part of the excitement. The award winners are an absolute secret so watching the artist’s excitement when their name is announced will be worth watching remotely. Venue limitations on numbers can only accommodate Artists and Sponsors to the Friday evening presentation and we thank you for your understanding. We really would love to see you over the weekend or at one of the special artist’s talks on Saturday and Sunday.
Over 100 artworks will be displayed in the physical exhibition this year, with more in the virtual gallery. Painting, photography, sketches, digital artwork, glasswork, wearable art, sculpture, creative craft, and mosaics are represented. A fabulous eclectic collection of artwork created by experienced, emerging, young artists, all representing our diverse LGBTQIA+ communities.
Come along over the June long weekend, enjoy the artwork, support our artists, and hear some of them speak about their artistic experiences. Not to be missed.
When: Sunday, 30th April 2023
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: RSL Katoomba (Auditorium), 86 Lurline St Katoomba
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members
Who doesn’t love trivia? Aaron will once again test your knowledge and host a fun afternoon of entertainment, laughter, prizes, catching up with friends and raising funds for bentART. 250 places available
bent Barefoot Bowls (rainbow theme)
When: Sunday, 5th February 2023
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Lawson Bowling Club, 2 Loftus St Lawson
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
Drinks are available at the club.
Gather your friends and have a laugh as you try your hand at lawn bowls (either barefoot or in soft-soled shoes). Yes, you will likely bowl some dodgy balls, but that’s half the fun. Wear something rainbow. There is a Chinese restaurant in the Bowling club if you want to stay for dinner and drinks, or several other eateries across the highway. 70 places available.
Sip and Learn to Paint for non-artists
When: Saturday, 4th February 2023
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: Blackheath RSL, 2 Bundarra St, Blackheath
Cost: $50 for members, $60 for non-members
Art supplies and equipment provided
BYO drinks and food
Ever wanted to try ‘Sip and Paint’ but worried your effort would look amateur next to practising artists? Then this event is for you! Relax and have fun while Luke Kelly (Winner of the 2022 bentART People’s Choice) guides you through the process of creating an artwork in a relaxed and comfortable way. 30 places available.
bentART @ Fair Day
When: Sunday, 19th February 2023
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Victoria Park, Broadway
Join bentART committee members, artists and sponsors at our Fair Day stall as part of World Pride. Activities will include the creation of a collaborative community artwork, art-related demonstrations, basic free artist-related legal advice, an en plein air (open air) painting will be created and the best pet photo taken at Fair Day competition. A schedule will be available closer to the day.
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