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Arts around August

Each year, the Arts around August campaign promotes the diversity of the Central Highlands’ thriving arts and culture sector through supporting local community projects and their development.

The program offers an assortment of exciting events and workshops right across the Central Highlands between the months of July and September.

Register your Arts around August event for 2024 in the form below.

 

Help us to rename the festival

Council are seeking to rename our festival to better represent the Central Highlands region, showcasing the diverse range of vibrant arts, culture, and heritage activities, events, and the individuals and groups involved.

Submit your ideas by 30 September 2024 and find out more on the Have Your Say Central Highlands project page

  • Arts around August events 2024

    Upcoming Events!

    July

    23 July – Free weaving workshop with Ghungalu artist Verqelle Fisher – Uniting Church Hall, Blackwater – Email to RSVP

    24 July – Snowy and the Seven Cool Dudes – 20 Blain St, Blackwater – Tickets

    25 July – Snowy and the Seven Cool Dudes – Capella Cultural Centre – Tickets

    26 July – Snowy and the Seven Cool Dudes – Emerald Town Hall – Tickets

    27 July – Capella Christmas in July Markets – Bridgeman Park Sporting Complex, – Further information

    27-31 July – Carnarvon Gorge Photography Workshop – Nathan White Photography – Tickets

    August

    2 August – CHRC Annual Art Awards, Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation – Emerald Art Gallery – Event details

    2-6 August – Carnarvon Gorge Photography Workshop – Nathan White Photography – Further information

    2 August – Music Trivia Night – Marist College Emerald – Tickets

    3-4 August – Introduction to Gems & Gemmology – Rubyvale Town Hall – Event details

    9-11 August – Gemfest Festival – Roy Day Park, Anakie – Event details

    10 August – Blackwater Art Exhibition – 6 Evans St, Blackwater – Event details

    16 August – Fibre Arts Australia, Textile Biennale Touring Exhibition Opening –  Springsure Art Gallery – Event details

    14 August / 31 August / 14 September / 28 September – Family History workshops – Emerald Library – Register at the Emerald Library or email library@chrc.qld.gov.au

    17-18 August – Introduction/Refresher to Pastels (Maxine Thompson) – Emerald Art Group

    19-20 August – Pastel Portrait Workshop (Maxine Thompson) – Emerald Art Group

    24-25 August – Pastel Workshop (Maxine Thompson) – 6 Evans St, Blackwater – Event details

    30 August – Denison State School Carnival – Denison State School, Emerald – Event details

    31 August – Creative Explosion Festival & Artisan Markets – Emerald Arts Precinct – Event details TBA

    September

    3-8 September – Queensland Ballet Workshops – Emerald, Blackwater & Capella – Queensland Ballet

    6-7 September – KOPA Musical Theatre Production “Addams Family” – Emerald Town Hall – Further Information

    14 September – Capella Pioneer Village Museum Heritage Day – Further information

     

    If you have an event you would like added to the calendar please register your event using the form below.

     

    Past events

    July

    19-20 July – Emerald Academy of Dance ‘The Return to Oz’ – Emerald Town Hall – Tickets

    20 July – Pre-Loved Clothing & Accessories Market – Emerald Showgrounds HIA Pavilion – Book a stall

    20 July – Create Your Own Greeting Cards Workshop – Outback Exploratorium, – Tickets

    21 July – Markets in the Park – William Street Parks, Springsure – Lions Club of Springsure

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