A Brush With Art 2017 | YOUR GUIDE

The iconic Flinders Ranges “A Brush With Art” trail returns again in 2017 with premium artwork on display across various locations.

The 2016 exhibition attracted more than 10,000 visitors. This multi venue month-long art exhibition has become established as an eagerly anticipated local arts event where you can take in the artwork and the iconic scenery simultaneously.

Most participants are local and look forward to the annual event to showcase their art works to a mass audience.

In 2017 there are 11 exhibitions across the Flinders Ranges, you will find exhibitions in Bangor, Blinman, Gladstone, Jamestown, Orroroo, Peterborough, Parachilna, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Wilpena in the iconic Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

You will also find a workshop in Bangor with Judy Elliott-Maddison, to test your creative talent and express your artistic streak.

The “Artists of the Flinders Ranges” group is again proud to be part of the large exhibition.

“The Brush with Art event attracts visitors from across Australia many of them following the art trail it has created,” Lesley Slade, the group’s spokesperson said.

“Blinman has always benefited from this exhibition, over 2000 visitors annually pass through our exhibition. It has created a reason for travellers to visit and stay in the region.”

Georgie Sharp from the Platform Gallery in Port Augusta is enthusiastic about the exhibition.

“There is something intriguing about following a multi venue arts trail... people enjoy getting out and about. You can take your time over a month to travel to multiple locations to visually soak up the artwork alongside the iconic scenery,” she said.

The Brush with Art exhibition runs from September 9 to October 8 and the program features oil paintings, pastels, watercolour, woodwork, sculpture and photography. It’s a perfect trail to follow this spring.

Further event information can be found online: www.abrushwithart.com.au or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FlindersRangesABrushWithArt?ref=hl

A Brush With Art is sponsored by South Australian Tourism Commission, Outback Communities Authority, Quorn Caravan Park and Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP.


Transportation and Transformation

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery

3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie

Transformation: ‘How Port Pirie got here, why it’s always changed and where it’s heading next’.

The third in the series of social history exhibitions about the Smelter and the history of Port Pirie.

Incorporating and selected from the extensive photographic, written and historical resources of the Smelter and the Port Pirie community. Transport is a key indicator through the many transformations and technological changes of the Smelter and the working and social history of the city.

The exhibition is in collaboration between Nyrstar, the Port Pirie Smelter and the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery.

Phone: Ph: 08 8633 0681



September 1, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Opening times: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 11am – 3pm

Colours of Orroroo Art Exhibition

Orroroo Memorial Town Hall, Orroroo

Come to the friendly and attractive town of Orroroo and enjoy the exhibition which features a variety of art genres created by both local and regional artists. This exhibition space features an interesting display of water colours, oils and a variety of different materials. Photography, cake decorating and natural materials will also feature.

Phone: 08 8658 1560 or 0418 800 581



September 25, 2017 – October 7, 2017

Opening times: Daily 10am - 4pm

Gladstone Annual Art Exhibition

Gladstone Town Hall, Fifth Street, Gladstone

This Annual Exhibition invites and presents the work of local and Australian artists in the fields of Fine Art, Photography, Sculpture, Applied Art, Fibre Art and Quilting. Innovative and original forms of artistic expression are encouraged.The artwork from young artists from local schools is a feature. Most work is available for purchase.

Phone: 08 8662 2226 (business hours) or 0417 844 481



September 9, 2017 – October 6, 2017

Opening times: Daily 10am to 4pm

The Old Survey Art Gallery

Perceptions of Country

58 Survey Road, Bangor

Both Judy Elliott-Maddison and Andrea James live and paint in the Southern Flinders Ranges and share a common love of the Australian outback. From rustic depictions of farm life to the wildlife and landscape of the Flinders Ranges, both artists will take you on a unique and colourful journey based on their own perceptions of country.

Phone: 08 8666 5242


September 9, 2017 – October 8, 2017

Opening times: Open daily 10am - 4pm (closed Tuesdays)

Prairie Hotel

“Where the Desert meets the Flinders Ranges”

Prairie Hotel, cnr West Terrace and High Street, Parachilna

The Prairie Gallery regularly features an eclectic collective of works by contemporary SA Artists and highly collectible indigenous works from the eastern and western deserts of Central Australia.

Featuring realistic Still Lifes by Alison Mitchell and Robert Hannaford, painted directly on site from the Ediacaran Fossil Fields on Nilpena Station. Also exhibiting the signature vivid Flinders Ranges and Desert Landscapes by Peter Coad, Desert Landscape photography by Peter MacDonald and a collection of rustic iron sculptures by Manning Sculptures.

Phone: 8648 4895



September 3, 2017 – October 8, 2017

Opening times: Daily 11am - 5pm

Platform Art Gallery

“Making Tracks”

Port Augusta Railway Station, 2 Stirling Road, Port Augusta

Curdnatta Artists interpret the theme of  “Making Tracks” in their own way. It is two years since this group of local artists moved to The Port Augusta Railway Station where the grand old rooms have been transformed into a beautiful gallery space. Pieces will include water  colours, acrylics, oils, pastels, digital art, pottery, jewellery, scarves, hats, felted products, stitchery, tie and dye, photographs and more.

Phone: 0418837534


September 2, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Opening times: Thursday and Friday 10am – 3 pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

Belalie Art Gallery

“All Things Wise and Wonderful”

6 Irvine Street, Jamestown

Exhibition by Dianne Blesing

Dianne Blesing is inspired by a love of colour and form in nature. Having spent most of her life in Caltowie and Jamestown with many trips to Quorn, Blinman and Bangor she is fascinated by the Flinders ranges in all its many forms. Painting with an expressive impressionist style allows her to demonstrate her love for a wonderful environment. She uses acrylic paint which encourages her to paint freely and swiftly working wet on wet. Her floral compositions have been influenced by her idol, Margaret Olley.

Phone: (08) 8664 1567 or 0407241567 (text message only)


September 10, 2017 – October 10, 2017

Opening times: 1pm - 4pm daily (closed Saturdays)

Painters of the Flinders Ranges

“The Flinders Revealed 16th Anniversary”

Old Wilpena Station Woolshed (off entrance to Wilpena Pound Resort), Wilpena Pound Resort, via Hawker

The Painters of the Flinders Ranges hosts this spectacular 16th annual exhibition of 100 fine art paintings in various mediums by our members.  The paintings on display present various impressions of the majesty, mystery and allure of the ancient Flinders Ranges.

Artists in Action: Our artists will be working each day of the exhibition.

Phone: Ph: 0400 223 052



September 3, 2017 – October 2, 2017

Opening times: Open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli

6 Beauchamp Lane, Port Augusta

The Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli gallery offers a diverse range of exhibitions all year round featuring local artists as well as touring exhibitions.

New exhibitions are on display each month and the Gallery provides a variety of workshops, artist talks and other activities in addition to the dynamic exhibition program.

Phone: 08 8641 9175


September 9, 2017 – October 8, 2017

Opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm

Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

“From Waste to Wonderful”

Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, 1 Telford Avenue, Peterborough

Using hands and basic tools, this group of local artists have fun creating unique and wonderful sculptures from an assortment of wire, scrap, natural materials and paper.

Phone: 08 8651 3355



September 9, 2017 – October 8, 2017

Opening times: Daily 9am to 5pm

Artists of the Ranges

Blinman Community Hall, Mine Road, Blinman

This exhibition displays the works of various invited artists and features traditional landscapes, modern and abstract works. The exhibition has a strong emphasis on the Flinders Ranges and Outback theme. The display of original designed and created jewellery also adds interest to this exhibition.

Phone: 08 86484828


September 10, 2017 – October 8, 2017

Opening times: Daily 9.30am - 4.30pm