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upstART 2023

Sat 25 November 2023, - Sun 10 December 2023,


The annual upstART Exhibition and Awards showcases the work of regional students in Stages 5 and 6, encompassing a broad range of styles and subjects.

The exhibition includes experimental and creative approaches to painting, ceramics, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

This year’s upstART Award Judge is Heidi Windersen, artist, art educator and Operation Art Project Officer – The Arts Unit Student Support and Specialist Programs at the NSW Department of Education.

This is a “must-see” exhibition presented by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, in association with high schools in the Central West.

A special opening and award presentation will take place at the Gallery on Saturday 25 November from 2pm, admission is free. Guest speaker, Cr Paul Smith, Deputy Mayor, Cowra Shire Council, will open the exhibition, which will include the presentation of the upstART23 Award.


Image credit: Winner Year 11 – Zsalea Mansley – Whiteley’s Marulan Bird with Rock, acrylic painting, Year 11 Cowra High School


Sat 25 November 2023,
Sun 10 December 2023,
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Visual arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Photography, Multi-Arts
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EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Zsalea Mansley


Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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