Blue Mountains Artfest returns to Wentworth Falls for its 36th year from November 9-11, and artists are invited to submit their entries.
Held at Wentworth Falls Public School, the event celebrates the talents of local and regional Australian artists and artisans, in a weekend that showcases a variety of works, spanning a range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media.
The feature artist this year is Mandy Schöne-Salter, who works in street art, public art installations, photography and community art. Her portfolio includes a long history of participation in community and school art projects, commissioned by local councils and community organisations.
The Katoomba artist contributed to Katoomba’s Street Art Walk, believed to be Australia’s largest outdoor street art gallery made up of legal graffiti. She is also well known for her contribution to the ‘Head in The Clouds’ photographic exhibition, that saw photographic works flying from local light poles.
Schöne-Salter’s works are bold, vibrant, playful and layered with colour, motion, and emotion. They relay powerful messages, often questioning the relationship between the natural environment and the urban transformation process.
Inspired by Schöne-Salter’s work in urban street art/urban landscapes and her desire to encourage constant evolution and preservation of the environment, this year’s Artfest theme is “Evolving Landscapes”. Artist entries for Blue Mountains Artfest 2018 are now open and the Artfest committee invites artists to submit their work for exhibition and sale at this long-running, community event.
The event also raises funds to support the learning environment and improve educational resources at Wentworth Falls Public School.
For further details on Blue Mountains Artfest 2018, including artist information, workshops, sponsorship opportunities, ticket prices and general event information, visit the website: www.bluemountainsartfest.net.au.