Festival 2017

Below is an appetiser of events.
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A Mad Tea Party

Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea and be entertained by characters from Lewis Carroll’s dream-world.

A Moment in History

brunch while stepping back in time with guest speaker Dr Margaret Morgan

A Vintage Year

contemporary paintings celebrating the beauty and produce of the Fleurieu

Alec Wheatley and Kaye Casey

works to be found in the gallery, adjoining courtyard and gardens leading into their studio

Alice's Grand Ball - Festival Closing

official closing - buffet dinner, entertainment, supper of cake + coffee

Andrew Munn

paintings and furniture drawing inspiration from the sea and the fleurieu peninsula

Anniversary Dinner

celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Yankalilla and District Historical Society

Art + Craft Workshop for Children

Children aged 5 – 10 will have a fun afternoon making their own festival work

Artist Studio Trail Showcase

group exhibition featuring artists from the artists studio trail

Artistic Differences

Come see the alchemy of Artistic Differences as musicians combine

Bald Eagles – As You Like It!

enjoy The Eagles music

Barb Pettigrew

art works are comprised of found objects and mixed media

Brewing Demonstration

the timeless art of brewing comes alive

Chairs in the Landscape

these amazing chairs mark the Festival and events

Chairs with Attitude

Be inspired in a world of chairs!

Cheryl Sherrah

a collection of mosaics, eco dyed scarves and paintings

Church Hop – Anglican Christ Church Yankalilla

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Church Hop – Delamere Uniting Church

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Church Hop – Inman Valley Uniting Church

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Church Hop – Myponga Uniting Church

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Church Hop – South Coast Community Church

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Church Hop – St Peters Catholic Church Normanville

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Church Hop – Yankalilla Uniting Church

modern and traditional gospel in local churches

Class Art

exhibits from Barb's class

Classic 100 Voice Selections

the Festival Fleurieu Choir presents classic 100 voice series

Close at Hand

quirky mosaics, contemporary embroidery, weaving and paper art


An evening with the songs of Cole Porter

Dairy Farming – Where Your Milk Actually Comes From

where does your milk actually come from

Easter / Festival Fleurieu Art Show

from landscapes to portraits to abstracts – the annual easter art show is extended by popular demand

Encounter Dinner

Celebrate the famous sea "encounter" between British Flinders and French Baudin.

Festival Bingo

A special festival game, worth $100

Festival Fleurieu Scrabble Competition

Come along and watch or play

Festival Gourmet BBQ

Our gourmet BBQ will showcase choice meats of the Fleurieu with delicious salads

Festival Happy Hour

Taste our very own "Festival Cocktail"

Fleurieu Coast Open Day

family friendly fun activies

Fleurieu Food and Beer Matching Degustation

a culinary degustation featuring local beers + produce

Foods of the Fleurieu

delicious lunch featuring products of the Fleurieu

Gallery 88

local residents using a variety of mediums and subjects

Growing Wild

an exhibition of mixed media by Emanda Fretwell and Karen Hammat

Harmony Singing Workshop

a workshop for those who like to have a sing just for the fun of it.


respected Second Valley artist evokes a sense of place

Ian McGrath – Rubbish Returned

Working primarily with re-cycled materials, Ian sculpts subjects inspired by Inman Valley flora and fauna.

Ingalalla Waterfalls – Festival Brunch

commune with nature and share a light brunch.

Inman Quilters

exquisite quilts, wall hangings, clothing and other items

Inman Quilters–Quilt Display

previously exhibited exquisite quilts and other items

Inman Valley Country Kitchen

open for breakfast, lunch and coffee and cake

Inman Valley Presents

A special exhibition featuring the very best of local arts + crafts.

Judith Sweetman + Gilbert Dashorst + Mark Pearse

oil and botanical paintings, and pottery

Just Add Water

contemporary artists

Karen Hammat

talk to creator of abstract art, portraits and wearable art

Kerry Rochford

sculptures in mosaic, ceramic, and paper mache

King of the Outback – Author + Illustrator Talk

author, Kristin Weidenbach and illustrator, Timonthy Ide, talk about their new picture book

Light – A Moment Suspended in Time

Fleurieu landscape paintings by Geof Pearce

Live Music at Smiling Samoyed

listen to local musicians while having a bite

Magic of Mosaics

mosaic creations from trivets to tables, animals to garden pots

Mahjong at the Festival

Come along and watch or play

Meet Local Writers - Author Talk + Refreshments

authors discuss their short stories

Men's Shed Open Day

see the working shed in progress

Men's Shed Wooden Wonders

wooden creations from the men's shed

Mix it Up

exquisite embroidery styles and techniques evoking the theme – Australia.

Museum Open Day

open day at the museum

Mystery of History

visit 3 special properties at Hay Flat

Nicole Gilding

colourful work exhibited amidst a developing permaculture garden

Normanville Historical Walk

guided historical walk around Normanville

Olivia's Voice - Author + Illustrator Talk + Book SIgning

author, Mike Lucas and illustrator, Jennifer Harrison, talk about their new picture book

Peter Fitzgerald

long journeys of exploration and discovery captured by the artist’s creative imagation


sent from both war fronts and happy holidays

Rebecca Arman

find butterflies and surround yourself with colour and bits of wisdom

Religious Art + Embroidery

a display of paintings and embroideries belonging to Christ Church


original hand–crafted gifts, cards, illustrations and prints

Ruth Eisner's Open Studio

3 unique artists and a conservationist connect their responses to the natural world

Second Valley Community Market + Trash & Treasure

Community market showcasing local produce and crafts

Shards Art Glass

fused + stumped art plaques and tableware

Sharon Campbell Smith

paintings inspired from Sharon‘s surroundings, the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula.

Small Embroideries for Small Houses

display of embroidered items for a dolls house

Smiling Samoyed – Open During Festival Days

drop in to try the award winning beers and food

Smiling Samoyed Fleurieu Dinner

sample our menu + live music

Stephen Gunner

abstract and realist paintings in oils

Sue Bean + Robert Bean

a multimedia experience: art by Sue Bean, books and live music by Robert Bean

The Amazing Adventures of Gavin – A Leafy Seadragon

an adolescent journey of self discovery leads Gavin home

The Art of Food + Wine

an innovative artistic approach on Art

The Bush Concert

The Bush Concert is brought to life with action, colour, music, song and dance.

The Rhythm Cats – Live and Rockin’ At The Yankalilla Hotel

50s and 60s Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Blues, & Swing

The Singing Circle

join the singing circle and feel the magic

Threads Open Day

watch projects in progress of the Threads Group

Threads Quilting Group Exhibition

display of hand and machine made quilts

View Artist Studio Trail by Bus – Inman Valley

bus trip to Artist Studio Trail participants

View Artist Studio Trail by Bus – Normanville

bus trip to Artist Studio Trail participants

View Artist Studio Trail by Bus – Normanville + Carickalinga

bus trip to Artist Studio Trail participants

View Artist Studio Trail by Bus – Second Valley

bus trip to Artist Studio Trail participants

View Artist Studio Trail by Bus – Yankalilla District

bus trip to Artist Studio Trail participants

View Artist Studio Trail by Bus – Yankalilla Town

bus trip to Artist Studio Trail participants

Weaving the Forest

Weave your way through the woven forest and find the hidden treasures.

Wild Sex on the Fleurieu

look at the bizarre and fascinating sex life of the Southern Fleurieu's natural world

Yankalilla Historical Museum

discover history artefacts at the Museum

Yankalilla Historical Walk

guided historical walk of Yankalilla

Zephyr Quartet

Multiple award winning Zephyr Quartet will perform an intimate concert of all Australian works

We are hiring!
Expressions of interest are sought from local photographers to produce a portfolio of high resolution photographs of Festival Fleurieu, 14-30 April 2017. Photographs to catch the spirit of all eight event categories as well as the opening, LIVE! @Bungala Park and closing, Alice’s Grand Ball.
A photographic portfolio, compiled by the selected photographer, will have effective, high quality images suitable for marketing future Festivals Fleurieu and our region, to sponsors, media and for tourism.
Please email admin@festivalfleurieu.com.au by 5th April 2017 to express interest in this short term position. download the full brief now

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