A Mary Valley Festival celebrating all the Arts, featuring the 10th Annual Kenilworth Arts Exhibition, a display of competitive, award winning painting, sculpture and pottery. Open to the public 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Over the weekend, there will be will be a unique al fresco Poets' Breakfast (Saturday am), the St John Bosco Art Exhibition by Carol Fowler, street entertainment, music, live performances, Creative Arts Markets and informal workshops.
Come to the Bush Behind the Beach! Come to Kenilworth to relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery, clean, green environment and celebrate a great Arts Festival.
Kenilworth Celebrates! 2007
Friday Sept. 21 (evening - bookings essential), Saturday Sept. 22, Sunday Sept. 23 and Monday Sept. 24th.
Kenilworth Celebrates! Art Weekend
Now in its 10th year, KENILWORTH CELEBRATES! will again attract visitors from across the region on the weekend 22 -24 September. From humble beginnings as an adjunct to the Show and Rodeo this highly regarded arts festival has grown to an event involving a whole country town.
From the popular al-fresco Poet's Breakfast on Saturday morning to art and music at Blindman's Bluff Vineyard on Sunday afternoon, the festival offers a variety of entertainment.
A major arts exhibition remains the core event. Apart from hundreds of paintings, sculptures and pottery, the 12 finalists of the coveted $12,500 Mayor's Prize will be on display and art collectors have the choice of a large range of genres and mediums.
The inaugural 'Biker's Art and Artifacts' at the Kenilworth Hotel is a gesture to the motor bike community that visits the town in increasing numbers. It will include dynamic photos and paintings of motor bikes, metal sculptures and a real historic-looking bike.
For the more sedate among us, St Bosco Catholic Church will move out the pews and replace them with the 'Precious Anthropoid' sculptures by artist Carol Fowler. And for the young at art, Mary Valley's children are already working on their very own exhibition hosted by Funky Cowgirls Gallery in the main street.
Photography will be the main theme in a special exhibition depicting Kenilworth in flood throughout its history. Presented by the Kenilworth Historical Museum.
Music and street entertainment will spice up the weekend and leave no doubt that here is a town that knows how to celebrate. "It is gratifying to see the festival grow from year to year', says Veronika Spicer, Festival Coordinator. 'It is designed to present different aspects of the arts in a familiar and relaxed environment.'
Judging by previous years, the weekend 22 -24 September is well worth marking in your calendar. More information is available from the Kenilworth Information Centre on 54460122 or Veronika Spicer 0754460427,