Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Peak Hill’s 49th Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition

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Peak Hill’s 49th Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition is held on the June Long Weekend each year, over 2 days. This year on 11- 12 June, 2022.

  • Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 June
  • 9.30am – 4.00pm each day

This year’s Exhibition is shaping up to be one of our biggest exhibitions yet, with each venue being at full capacity, in both the Peak Hill Leisure Centre and The Carrington. Extra exhibitors will be housed at Peak Hill Country Crafts and other shops in the main street have indicated they intend to open for the weekend as well. Entrance fee of $2 at the Leisure Centre and The Carrington, with no entrance fee at Peak Hill Country Crafts.

  • Exhibition Official Opening on Friday 10 June at 6pm
  • At the Leisure Centre (Caswell Street)
  • $5 fee towards for CanAssist catering.
  • Our guest speaker and long-time resident of Peak Hill, May Chandler, who continues to crochet, cross-stitch and make cards who is now well into her nineties, will share her story…… amazing!

The Exhibition committee are thrilled to offer artisan and modern contemporary style arts and craft at this year’s exhibition.  Artisan arts and crafts demonstrations and static displays include Aboriginal Art, spinning, weaving, loom work, macrame and patchwork and contemporary style demonstrations highlights acrylic painting workshop, machine embroidered reading cushions, metal work design resin jewellery and lampshade workshops.

The Leisure Centre showcases members’ work, created in art and craft groups throughout the year.  The People’s Choice voting for the most popular artwork or craft item created by members of the Leisure Centre takes place over the two days and the winners are announced on Sunday afternoon. Other exhibitors include artist demonstrations, macrame, potted succulents, material lampshade covers, embroidered reading cushions, crochet and wire/crystal craft.

The Carrington building is an ornate, rustic venue which will feature artworks from the Parkes Art Group, an Artist-in-Residence – Leanne Hamblin, mosaic display, local honey, knitting, sewing, embroidery, jewellery, candles, plants, artwork, sewing, scrapbooking, dolls and card-making.

Peak Hill Country Crafts also known as the Open Cut Gallery, will be a great addition to the Exhibition as it is already stocked with products which are handmade, home grown, hand designed and created by members of the local community and surrounding district. There will be an acrylic painting, floral 3 hr workshop, spinning and weaving, metal work display, Viking knitting and an author talk. It also offers a small mining museum, a historical section and antiques.

A list of the exhibitors and demonstrators for each venue will be provided on the weekend to help visitors locate the various arts and craft displays.

Devonshire teas and home-made soups will be available at the Leisure Centre and other food outlets will be open in the CBD, over the weekend including Temple Lions, Woolshed Café, Deli, Ex-Services Club Restaurant and the Club House Hotel.

Visit Peak Hill over the June Long Weekend to enjoy and participate in the Exhibition and take the opportunity to explore and discover some of the other tourist attractions in Peak Hill including the Peak Hill Weir, oldest upright silo in Australia, the Peak Hill Gold Mine Experience and enjoy the vista of the Goobang Ranges.

Please contact:

Maria George – 0414 690 405 (Leisure Centre). Available for interviews about the Exhibition.
Betty Zdan – 0407 072 813 (The Carrington/BATA).
Judi Unger – O422 279 041 (Peak Hill Country Crafts).