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During exhibitions the gallery is open daily from 10am - 4pm


bowral sculpture prize

Sponsored by AJA + MHDP Architects
Saturday 15 June - Sunday 30 June

Opening Friday 14 June at 6pm


Winner 2023 Nikki Sharp High Horse Charlie


Birte Larsen 2nd Prize A Piece of Home

The Bowral Sculpture Prize is proudly sponsored by AJA + MHDP Architects.

The prize exhibition is open to local and interstate artists. It is always a wonderful collection of work displaying a wide variety of construction techniques, materials both new and found, recycled into something special and all with a story to tell.

The judges for 2024 are David Ball & Greer Taylor.

Opening & Prize Presentation is Friday 14 June at 6pm. Everyone welcome!

Be sure to cast your People's Choice vote kindly donated by Ashbourne Moss Vale

A field of stone

by Bruce Woods
Thursday 4 July - Monday 8 July

Opening Friday 5 July at 6pm


Bruce Woods is a contemporary visual artist who lives and works in the Southern Highlands. He is best known for his interpretations of places of personal significance. In this exhibition, “Fields of Stone”, he explores the traditional lands of the Ngarigo people, the boulder strewn plains and hills around Berridale, Dalgetty, Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains.


The “Fields of Stone” project was undertaken over a five year period involving making artworks and writing poetry in, and of, this deeply evocative landscape. His educational background includes undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Newcastle and has been awarded a Master of Creative Arts (with Distinction) from the University of Wollongong.

This exhibition is proudly sponsored and supported by Shut The Gate Wines, Clare Valley, SA and Berridale, NSW.

The opening is 5 July at 6pm. Everyone welcome.

diversions & Realities

Thursday 11 July - Tuesday 16 July

Opening Friday 12 July at 6pm

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Frank Hooke

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Anthony Rofe

The Bowral Art Gallery are excited to welcome back award winning artists Anthony Rofe and Frank Hooke for their 2nd exhibition called "Diversions and Realities" The title chosen for the exhibition reflects their diverse range of landscapes and still life works both abstract and realistic.

Anthony uses imaginative colour combinations, exploring shapes and patterns in his still life and landscape paintings. Some objects are distorted to compliment the background patterns. The paring back of detail allows for a more abstracted image focusing on his use of the elements, colour and shape.

Frank's work is more representational with landscapes influenced locally as well as overseas. Many of these have evolved from a diverse range of 16 smaller works. He has also recently expanded his oeuvre into a group of abstract works which also reflects his love of colour.

The official opening is on the 12th July at 6pm.

Everyone welcome

recent works

Thursday 18 July - Tuesday 23 July

Opening Friday 19 July at 5.30pm 


Del Cooley

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A Time to Dance by Caroline Deeble

Following a successful exhibition in Canberra Del Cooley and Caroline Deeble are exhibiting their highly sought after paintings in the Highlands.  Both artists are inspired by the landscape, nature and environments. 

Caroline is an internationally recognized watercolour artist who has recently returned from Europe where she participated and represented Australia in workshops and most recently invited to exhibit alongside international artists for the Buddhism & Multicultural Art Symposium, Art Gallery of NSW. 

Del is a local well established oil painter whose atmospheric works are prized for capturing the mood and beauty of the Southern Highlands.  In this exhibition Del has included some paintings inspired by her recent trip to Japan.  She is known for her large canvases that immerse you in their world, some might say an alternative to “forest bathing”. 

Both artists share a joy of colour, texture and expressive contemporary interpretations. 

Opening 19th July at 5.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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