Arts & Culture

Adele Maskiell


Wingecarribee Shire Council is home to a diverse, creative and vibrant community, hosting arts and cultural events that people come from all over the world to enjoy.

WSC is proud to be a member of Southern Tablelands Arts (STA). STA supports local councils’ Arts & Culture initiatives, as well as providing services directly to creative sector professionals and community cultural organisations operating within their boundaries.  They also support via ongoing representation on multiple council arts committees and project reference groups, adding expertise and professional guidance.

STA also represents Goulburn Mulwaree; Hilltops; Upper Lachlan Shire; Wollondilly Shire, and Yass Valley. For more information, please refer to the STA website:

Arts File

The Southern Highlands Arts File website encompasses a full spectrum of creative endeavour. Arts File will bring you information and profiles across Visual Arts/Artisan, Music, Performing Arts, Literature, Museums + Galleries and Creative Industries. Serving the Southern Highlands and its creative community by joining the many creative dots, engaging with artists of all disciplines, musical groups, theatre companies, producers, publishers and arts organisations.

Southern Highlands ARTStrail

ARTS Trail 2021: People’s Choice Acquisitive Award

You be the judge!

Although studio visits for ARTStrail 2021 had to be cancelled, ARTSfile and Wingecarribee Shire Council are thrilled to announce voting for the “People’s Choice Art Award” is now open.

A one-off acquisitive art prize, open only to ARTStrail 2021 participants, the “winning” piece will become part of Council’s permanent public art collection, able to be enjoyed by visitors to Council. Each of the ARTStrail 2021 artists were invited to submit a work, and the shortlisted are now up online and ready to receive your vote.

Go to ARTStrail 2021 Peoples Choice Award to give your thumbs up to your favourite piece and show our much-loved artists your support.

Shortlisted works will be available to view in The Foyer at the Civic Centre during Council opening hours from Monday, 8th to Friday 26th  November, and online (see above). The “winner” will be announced Friday, 12th November.

Voting closes 4:30pm Friday, 5th November.

Wingecarribee Landscape Prize

2021 Wingecarribee Landscape Prize , sponsored by Wingecarribee Shire Council was announced 15 May 2021 by Wingecarribee Shire Council Group Manager Corporate & Community Manager, Danielle Lidgard.

The winner was announced as Penelope Oates for her landscape painting ‘Halcyon Days’ judged by Charmaine Pike


The winner was announced as Penelope Oates for her landscape painting ‘Halcyon Days’ judged by Charmaine Pike.



Weave is an online directory of visual, literary and performing artists, who are located within the Kiama, Shellharbour, Southern Highlands and Wollongong regions of NSW.

WEAVE Website