What did you think of the 2018 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival? CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OUR SURVEY This is your chance to have your say. Your survey will ...On July 16, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
A large audience attended the opening night and the announcement of The Balnaves Foundation John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize. We continue our long-standing relationship with the Art ...On July 16, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
16-18yo Category Winner The ocean has always fascinated me. How can it be calm yet rough; agitated but relaxed; irresolute yet determined? How can the assured surface disguise ...On July 16, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
13-15yo Category Winner And there they were, a young boy from the crisp red dirt of the outback whose hand felt warm pressed against the chest of the ...On July 16, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
An evening of film, music, food and wine influenced by oceans current and past. Featuring Murray Paterson (The Dark Horses), Joel Silbersher (GOD), Ken Gormley (Cruel Sea & ...On May 14, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
This award is motivated by Australian Literature, and Australian themed writing. It is with this intent that we ask participants’ work to be inspired by ‘Australia’, ‘Australians’ and ...On March 25, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
Great live music in a great venue featuring The Villenettes, The Drowsy Maggies, William Alexander, Masco Sound System & more. Food, wine, beer and soft drink available. The Drowsy ...On March 25, 2018 / By Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Committee
Since our beginning in 1991 our Festival is held annually every May.
Our aim is to highlight excellence through the involvement of local, national and international artists. It promotes Penola’s rich literary and cultural heritage through its program.
We celebrates the literary and arts heritage of Penola and the fine wines of Coonawarra.
Penola Festival Association
PO Box 318 Penola
South Australia, 5277