The Original Art Show. Celebrating 40 years in the Blue Mountains.

August 2016: Friday 26th, 7 - 10pm, Saturday 27th, 10am - 6pm, Sunday 28th, 10am - 4pm

About the Springwood Art Show

Admire world-class artworks.
Invest in creative and amazing art pieces.
More than 400 artworks available to purchase.
Buy quality gifts and unique craft work.

Get an eyeful of art when the first and longest running art show in the Blue Mountains again showcases the best established and emerging talent in the area from August 26 to 28, 2016.

Held at Springwood High School and co-ordinated by the Parents & Citizens Association, the event directly supports students of the school with 25 per cent of all artwork sales and all admission, café, and raffle income used to buy educational resources.

Free Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus will run between Springwood railway station and Springwood Art Show, provided by TCP Day Tours. The shuttle will operate during art show hours on the Saturday and Sunday. 

View the bus timetable

Opening Night Speaker: David Darcy

We're thrilled to welcome renowned photographer David Darcy back to his old school as our Opening Night speaker. David is a National Photographic Portrait Prize winning photographer and his winning print, of actor Levi Miller, will be displayed at the Show. Read more about David's work here.

An image from the 2015 Art Show

Photo: David Hill, Deep Hill Media

An image from the 2015 Art Show

David Darcy with his prize-winning photograph

WIN! An overnight stay at Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa valued at $500*

Click to book!

Fast-track your entry into Springwood Art Show and buy your tickets online. Simply click HERE to book and print your receipt. (Tickets will also be available at the door until sold out.)

WIN! Purchase your entry tickets online by midnight August 25, 2016, to go into the draw to win a mid-week Bed & Breakfast Package for two people at the only 5-star hotel in the Blue Mountains, Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, Katoomba. The package includes overnight accommodation, a sumptuous full buffet breakfast and use of the gym and pool facilities. Prize valued at approx. $500.

*Conditions apply.

Enjoy the artworks available

What to expect

Gala opening night on Friday 26th August 2016.
A selection of artisan crafts from our craftspeople.
Music from emerging performers all weekend.
Experience a Blue Mountains "city of the arts" event like no other.

The Cassettes providing entertainment at the Show

Want more?

Come along to our Q & A Panel on Saturday, 2pm-3pm. Moderated by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise Creative Industries Cluster manager Kelly Blainey, with local photographer Ben Pearse, artist Victor Peralta, and conceptual installation artist Hayley West representing their views on art. Award winning cinematographer and director of photography Scott Richardson will also be discussing life through the lens.

Or take place in our silent auction! Guenter Barth's artwork 'Thredbo River', pictured above, is just one of many items available on the silent auction. We also thank sponsors Lilianfels Resort & Spa and The Carrington Hotel for generously providing vouchers for the following getaways:

The Carrington Hotel
1 x night for two in the Premier Room, including breakfast
* incidentals including mini bar, room service and other facilities are available at prize winner's own expense

Lilianfels Resort & Spa
1 x mid-week overnight stay for two, including breakfast
1 x high tea for two at Lilianfels
* incidentals including mini bar, room service and day spa facilities are available at prize winner's own expense

Opening Times

Last weekend in August 2016

Friday 26th, 7 - 10pm

  • Opening Night
  • Tickets: $20 - include supper, wine

Saturday 27th, 10am - 6pm

  • Tickets:
    • Adults $5
    • Concessions $3
    • Family $10

Sunday 28th, 10am - 4:00pm

  • Tickets:
    • Adults $5
    • Concessions $3
    • Family $10
  • Purchased art to be collected after 5pm.
You won't find a better cafe in Faulco!

Savour the fine food & drinks from our cafe open all weekend

How to Get There

The Art Show takes place in the Main Hall of Springwood High School, Grose Road, Faulconbridge. Grose Road is accessed off the Great Western Highway, and the School is about 1.4km down the road on the right.

If you are travelling from Sydney, you'll find Grose Road on the RIGHT at the lights of the intersection at Faulconbridge shops and Faulconbridge Public School. Also look out for the signs for the Norman Lindsay Gallery.

If you are travelling from Lithgow, you'll pass the Ugg Boots store just before you reach the intersection and you will be turning LEFT, past Faulconbridge Public School, onto Grose Road.

Continue straight down Grose Rd (mind the speed bumps). At the roundabout, go straight ahead and you are at Springwood High School. The Hall is well sign-posted and the closest building to the road.

Are you visiting from out of town? Use trivago to find some accommodation in the area. For a list of accommodation in and near Springwood, click here.


I Want to Exhibit

Interested in exhibiting at the Art Show? Download the application forms here:

Application forms:

Applications for the Art Show are now closed.



Important dates:

  • Deadline for application: July 29th
  • Delivery of art: August 23rd, 8am-6pm
  • Delivery of artisan wares: August 26th, 8am-12pm
  • Show opens: August 26th, 7pm
  • Show closes: August 28th, 4pm
  • Sold artworks and artisan & artist pick up of unsold items : August 28th, 5-6pm

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