Arts & Culture


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.

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 ARTS Trail

ARTS Trail provides an opportunity to visit artists in their studios, see where they create their work and buy direct from the studio door.

Wingecarribee Landscape Prize

The 2019 Wingecarribee Landscape Prize, sponsored by Wingecarribee Shire Council was announced on 17 May 2019 by Mayor Duncan Gair.

The winner was announced as Robyn Kinsela for her Oil on canvas entitled 'Rainy Sunday'.

Mayor Duncan Gair described the winning artwork as "Deceptively simple and surprisingly evocative of the movement and feeling of rain ... This is a wondrous and masterful work".


The Arts and Culture Strategic Plan for the Wingecarribee Shire, Southern Highlands Inspired!, represents the vision, aspirations, goals, priorities and challenges for our community in regard to arts and culture. 

The Delivery Program details the shorter term actions, responsibilities, timeframes and resourcing to start delivering the Southern Highlands Inspired! goals and strategies.

The aim of Southern Highlands Inspired! in relation to arts and culture, is to:

  • Outline a vision for the future
  • Provide clearly expressed principles to guide decision making
  • Describe realistic and sustainable goals
  • Reflect and extend community aspirations
  • Foster a love of and interest in arts and culture
  • Establish the Southern Highlands as a place which supports great art and the strengthening of artistic and cultural practices
  • Celebrate and use the existing assets of the region
  • Enlist arts and culture to define the region
  • Utilise arts and culture to engage community
  • Develop a mechanism for including arts and cultural aspects into broader community decision-making


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.