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Clarence River Arts Festival

The Clarence River Arts Festival is an annual event run by the Lower Clarence Arts & Crafts Association that is held in Maclean every year in July.


The festival includes an exhibition across nine sections with over $15,000 in prize money on offer. Both professionals and enthusiast of the arts and crafts are encouraged to enter.

The Festival opening night will be on Thursday 12th July 2018 at 6 pm and the following times over the weekend.

Friday 13th July 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 14th July 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday 15th July 9 am to 2.30 pm

We would love to see you there.

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Australia’s largest art collection, Artbank, puts a twist on the talent pool by going directly to the source.

For the second year running, it’s Roadshow will return, visiting every state and territory in metropolitan and regional locations around Australia over the next twelve months.

The Artbank team will meet with unrepresented artists who have made an appointment, offering the opportunity to present their work and have it considered for acquisition into the Artbank Collection.

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Leoni Duff Pastels Workshop for 2019

Leoni Duff a Tasmanian Pastellist

In this pastels workshop, you will discover what makes an award-winning dramatic landscape and how to tell a compelling story. Discover and use the design elements necessary to create a great composition and examine the techniques used by the great landscape painters of history; Turner, Sorolla, and the Impressionists.

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Fun in Oils with Otto Kuster

Come and experience the fun of oil painting with palette knives. You can be an absolute beginner wanting to plunge into the art world and try out a painting class or be an experienced artist wanting to explore a new painting technique to enrich your practice. You will start with a blank canvas and end up with paintings to be proud of after five days of extensive tuition, with a tutor who will share all his talents gathered over many years as an oil painter and teacher.

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Rikki Fisher Scratchboard Workshop

Scratchboard was first used in illustration in the 19th Century before photography became popular. Scratchboard is a clay coated hardboard panel coated with Indian ink. Various sharp tools are then used to scratch into the ink layer, showing the clay underneath. Amazing detail can be achieved with dramatic contrasts.

Booking your accommodation early.

Are you planning to or already booked a spot in one of our workshops but don’t know where to stay?

We’ve put together a list of available accommodation providers close to our venue you might want to check out (or check into ).

See the list here

Contact details are provided on the accommodation page for you to deal directly with the provider.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Australia's Premier Visual Arts Workshops.

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