THURSDAY 12 - SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022
2021 Program

Friday 14 May 2021


Please see each event for booking details.


Penola Primary School Sponsored Kids Arts & Literary Workshops

9am – 3 pm: Penola Primary School – 11 Riddoch St, Penola
Invitation: All schools in the Wattle Range council have been invited

Free writing and artist workshops for students with Amanda Bartram – Educator Consultant, Phillip Gwynne – Australian Author, Sonya, Suzy and Sarah Smith – Aboriginal Artists.

Sponsors: Penola Primary School, Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival


Collage Art Workshop with Tracey Hole
9am- 3pm: Redman Wines
– 14830 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
Book: [email protected], $120 includes materials, food & wine

Award winning artist Tracey Hole will guide you through your own collage piece of art. All materials are supplied along with your food for the day and or course wine!


The Balnaves Foundation – John Shaw Neilson Festival Opening Night

5.3pm – 7pm: Penola High School – 43 Cameron St, Penola
Book here | Sponsored Festival Events
FREE includes drinks and nibbles

Guest Judge from the Art Gallery of South Australia with Peter Goers for the exhibition and winners of:
• The Balnaves Foundation Acquisitive Prize -$12,000
• Lois Hodge Local Artist Prize – $1,000
• Bendigo Bank Design Prize – $1,000
• Catherine Martin Literary Prize – $500

Sponsors: Penola High School, Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, The Balnaves Foundation, Bendigo Bank Penola Branch, Lois Hodge, Hoggies Estate Wines, Raidis Estate, St Mary’s Gin, Café 43, Must @ Coonawarra


Bellwether Wines – CW Stoneking and Kelly Menhennett

8pm-11pm: Bellwether Wines – 14183 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra
Book here | Bellwether Wines
$65 Adults, $50 Children – Glass of wine included – Pre-order food by 10 May 2021

A bit like Bellwether – CW Stoneking’s style is an eclectic mix – a powerful storyteller, drenched in humour and the talent to knit so many elements of music together. He interprets music from across the globe through the lens of the Australian landscape.

Joined by one of the Art Festival’s favourite returning artists, Kelly Menhennett.


Wynns Coonawarra Estate presents the Coonawarra Comedy Club

8pm-10pm (Door open 7pm): Rymill Hall, McCorquindale Park, Cameron Street, Penola
$35* – Mature Audiences – No BYO – Full bar and nibbles for sale
Book here | Coonawarra Comedy Club at Rymill Hall | Wynns Coonawarra

Wynns is once again bringing comedy to Coonawarra, with three of the hottest stand-ups direct from the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival – a night of laughter!


Artscape with Wine Works, #twogalspainting – Pariya Ziakas and Ruth Stephenson
7pm-9pm: Koonara Wines – 44 Church St, Penola
Book koonara.com – $40 including wine & nibbles – Materials supplied, nibbles, glass of wine

A creative journey with a night of fun and imagination, where guests can create a painting of their own. Sit. Sip. Paint.


Movie Night: Honeyland – presented by Stand Like Stone Penola Sub-Fund
7.30pm-10pm: Coonawarra Community Hall – 11 Memorial Dr, Coonawarra
Pay at the Door: $10 Adults, $5 Pensioners & Kids – Rated M for Mature Audiences

Oscar nominated Honeyland – a woman utilises ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of North Macedonia. When a neighboring family tried to do the same, it becomes a sources of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.


Live Music
8pm-late: Prince of Wales Hotel Motel – 58 Church St, Penola
FREE – Book: Dinner prior on 08 8737 2402

Band featuring all our your favourite hits, rock n’ roll at its best – book a table for a meal followed by some great entertaining music.


Stokes at the ROAK
9pm-late: Royal Oak Hotel Penola
– 31 Church St, Penola
FREE – Book: Dinner prior on 08 8737 2322

Celebrate the opening of the Arts Festival with this fine young band – The Stokes – they’re ready for you. And ol’ mate Archer will be there.


Check out booking details for the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

•  Sponsored Festival Events
•  Featured Events
•  The Full Program including all Events

•  Saturday 15 May 2021
•  Sunday 16 May 2021
All weekend and Ongoing

* $35 (not $25), apologies for correction to printed program

 

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