Celebrate Your Love for Art and Craft at the ARTfest Arts Festival
Let your creativity run freeTo celebrate creative spirits and endeavours we thought we'd share the news about the ARTfest 11 celebrations happening on the south coast of New South Wales at Milton and Ulladulla with the art events being showcased.

The creative art festival 2011 runs from Friday, 30th September through to Sunday 9th October. This is a great opportunity to make a creative escape to this sparkling part of the coast for the October long weekend and be inspired with painting, writing, photography, designing, sculpture, poetry, music and the people expressing themselves.

Escape ARTFest 2011 Patrons are Rick Stein and Sarah Burns of Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook who believe supporting local creative community events makes a real difference.

Below is a list of the comprehensive Art Prizes up for grabs with links to the website for submission forms and more details. The competitions are open so get involved. Also listed are the workshops being held throughout the festival as well as the festival program activites, times and dates.

The festival of the arts has the beautiful Lantans Parade by Ulladulla harbour on Sunday 9th Octoberand  has a Living Craft exhibition at the Milton Showgrounds, features authors, includes a music festival, art workshops and the list goes on.

Arts Prizes for the Art Shows

ARTS PRIZES form an integral part of the Escape ARTfest art show program each year. The 2011 theme is 'ignite' - this theme is applied to most of the prizes and is open to interpretation by the entrants in whatever way they feel is appropriate to their individual creativity. All prize information can be found on the Escape ARTfest website - www.escapeartfest.info

ANU SOAP: First $2000, Best Drawing $500, Best Photograph $500, Best Landscape $500, Peoples Choice $500, Best Figurative Work $250 (House of Jules Art Studio), plus prizes $750. Total $5000

ANU/Cupitt's Winery Sculpture: First $3000, People’s Choice $1000. Total $4000

8x8 Canvas Prize: First $500 (sponsored by Ulladulla Picture Framing ), Runner Up $300, Peoples Choice $250 (sponsored by Boots Great Outdoors), Best Landscape $100 (sponsored by Millhouse Art Society), Best Photograph $100 (sponsored by Riversdale 7 Photography), plus other minor and commended prizes. Total $1500

Harbour Bookshop Short Story: Open & Youth Sections Total $1000

Bendigo Bank Poetry: Open & Youth Sections Total $1000

Bendigo Bank Postcard: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, Best Photo $100, Best Jnr $50. Total $500

Bendigo Bank Youth Art: Various Categories & divisions Total $1000

MUD Music Prize: Details TBA Total $1000


Festival Events Program 2011
...announcing the amazing line up of events to inspire! This is just a quick summary..
visit www.escapeartfest.info for more details:

  • Institute of Design Student Exhibition at IDU

  • RIPE: Sculpture at Cupitt's Winery (Exhibition & Prize sponsored by ANU & Cupitt's Winery)

  • Aerial Perspective by Linda Lees at Bawley Beach Cafe

  • Parent & Child - Mosaic Workshop at House of Jules Art Studio

  • Igniting Your Passion for the Coast by Friends of the Gallery at Beach Art & Framing

  • MUD Music Council headline acts at Milton Theatre

  • A Feast with Greg Duncan Powell at Merry Beach Bar & Restaurant

  • Ignite the Plaza at Ulladulla Plaza

  • Escape ARTfest Film Festival at Arcadia Twin Cinemas

  • Official Festival Opening incorporating - Milton Music Fest, Children's Fest & Art Market in Milton

  • Shutterspeed at Milton Music Fest 

  • Living Craft with Ulladulla/Milton Lions at Milton Show Grounds

  • Uke Day Out in Milton

  • Glorious Mudsingers Gospel Brunch

  • SOAP and Escape ARTfest Youth Art Prizes at Alley Gallery, Dunn Lewis Centre

  • PechaKucha Night at a venue TBA

  • Kindle at Something's Brewing

  • Spring Exhibition at Millhouse Art Gallery

  • Art at the Bazaar at Budawang Bazaar

  • Rekindled Memories at Splatters of Milton

  • Student Showcase at House of Jules Art Studio

  • Milton Gallery Walk through the 'galleries' in Milton

  • Upcycle at Merchants of Milton

  • Recent Work Nadja Burke Studio at Rosenthal Farm

  • Andrew Antoniou Studio

  • Dean Dampney at Pilgrims Cafe

  • A Quieter Passion at The Red Leaf Bookstore

  • Inspired at Dharmik Trading

  • Hot Stuff at Abstract Artform

  • Crazy Cast-Offs at Milton Timber Gallery

  • Pictures Framed Under Constraint Award at Ulladulla Picture Framing

  • Round A Lazy Bend - Meagan Jacobs at Ulladulla Guest House

  • Chefs @ ARTfest at Cupitt's Winery

  • On Stage Eleven at Milton Theatre

  • Singing Workshop with Leone Rogers

  • Poets Breakfast at Bawley Bush Cottages

  • Manyana Art Market & The Legendary Dogs of Cunjurong Poster Exhibition at Manyana

  • The Potters are on Fire at Nulladolla Pottery Group

  • Today's Stitches Tomorrow's Memories by Mollymook Embroiderers at Shoalhaven Anglican School

  • Molly' 'Wallee Through the Lens at Anica Art Gallery

  • Workshops Days at Milton CWA Hall

  • Workshop – Burlesque Inspired Life Drawing at Alley Gallery

  • It Goes Boom by Ulladulla Youth Centre Drama Crew at Milton Theatre

  • Create a Children's Picture Book Workshop with Sue Hays & Kay Barber at Ulladulla Library

  • Creative Journal Workshop with Marama Warren at Ulladulla Library

  • MUD Camera Club on Display at Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

  • Enter and win online competitions with She Inspires!

    Adam's Photographs and Julie's Funky Junk at Tailormade Financial Services (stairwell)

  • Coastal Indulgence

  • Specially Gifted

  • St Isidore's

  • Green House Gallery


  • Boardwalk Cafe

  • Sarah Claydon Residents at Milton BnB

  • Ashiki

  • Malcolm King & Julie McKenzie at Weave or Knot

  • Festival Closing including Harbour Beats, Lantern Parade & Moonlight Cinema at Ulladulla Harbour

  • Long Table Lunch with Lucio Galletto at Rick Stein at Bannisters


Workshops @ ARTfest

Through out ARTFest there are a range of great creative workshops and artist talks to suit just about every level of skill and all interests!


Bring your passion for the arts and crafts to the ARTFest art festivals held each year at Milton, NSW
Getting ready for an art show? Win Art Prizes at this year's ARTFest!
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