THURSDAY 12 - SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022
2021 Program

All Weekend & Ongoing Events


Please see each event for booking details.


Penola Primary School Art Show
10am – 3pm Sat-Sun: Cobb and Co – 2 Portland St, Penola
Walk-in –
 Gold Coin donation to support the Student Representative Council (SRC)

Penola Primary School students Foundation to year 7, will showcase a variety of artworks including art they have worked on with the school’s Aboriginal Artists in Residence during May – Sonya, Sarah and Suzy Smith.


Aboriginal Basket Weaving and Art Exhibition by Sonya, Sarah and Suzy Smith
10am – 12.30pm Sat-Sun: Book a spot at Cobb and Co – 2 Portland St, Penola
$20 Adults, $15 Kids
First walk-ins to book

Join Boandik artists Sonya, Sarah and Suzy Smith for a fun and interactive weaving workshop where you will create your own mat or basket. On display is a collection of their own artworks.


Buskers are back! Register now
From 11am Sat-Sun: The Town Square – Corner of Church & Young St, Penola
FREE – Buskers pre-register essential at [email protected] and get priority to Open Mic comp – cash prizes

Register for a one hour spot on Saturday and receive an auto-spot in the Open Mic on Sunday from 11am at the Royal Oak Hotel Penola. Open to all acts and styles (bush poets encouraged).


Aboriginal Basket Weaving and Art Exhibition by Sonya, Sarah and Suzy Smith
1pm – 3.30pm Sat-Sun: Book a spot at Cobb and Co – 2 Portland St, Penola
$20 Adults, $15 Kids
First walk-ins to book

Join Boandik artists Sonya, Sarah and Suzy Smith for a fun and interactive weaving workshop where you will create your own mat or basket. On display is a collection of their own artworks.


Gallery 54

Harvest by member artists of Gallery 54
10am-3pm: All weekend – 54 Church Street, Penola
FREE – Walk-in

This exhibition celebrates the gathering, collecting and reaping of vintage fruits and other bounty of nature and life, expressed in a variety of media. Artists include Anne Miles, Ann Carpenter, Jean McArthur, Kay Riley, Diana Wiseman, Jo Fife, Sally O’Çonnor and Sue Shaw.


Balnaves of Coonawarra

Fowl Play by Karin Seja
10am-5pm: All weekend – 15517 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in – Wine and platters available

An exhibition of acrylic on canvas paintings that takes a whimsical look at some of our black and white feathered friends. Karin Seja is a talented graphic designer and for 40 years has been involved closely with Balnaves of Coonawarra, having designed the Balnaves logo. Recently retired, she has picked up the paint brushes to exhibit, returning to her student days and dusted off the paint brushes – still learning and loving it! The exhibition stars our black and white feathery friends, who reside on the Balnaves property.


Brands Laira

Guy Detot Scuplture + Jaimea-Lee Aspiring Artist
10am-4pm: All weekend – 14860 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in – Wine available + pre-order platters here

Exhibition of local artist Guy Detot’s sculptures and Jaimee-Lee Stephenson aspiring artist from the Adelaide Hills.


Guy Detot’s Le Max Gallery

Penola Prescriptions by Dr Mark Dutney
Nitty Gritty Silly Ditty T-Shirt Committee
10am-4pm: All weekend – 29 Young Street, Penola
FREE – Walk-in

A Doctor’s perspective of places of interest to him in Penola and Coonawarra in watercolour, and the musings of the Nitty Gritty Silly Ditty T-Shirt Committee.


St Mary’s Wines & Spirits

Carve, Paint, Weld – Forged Art, Julie Kent, Weldz & Wood
10am-4pm: All weekend – 563 V&A Lane, Penola
FREE – Walk-in – Wine and nibbles available

An all-weekend event that celebrates and showcases local manufacturers and artists that use either paint, wood or steel as their medium in their artistic endevours. Forged Art is hand crafted ornamental metalwork by Bruce Willmer of Pathaway. Weldz & Wood is metal art and timber products by Toni Greenwood of Millicent. Paintings by artist Julie Kent from Casterton.


Prof and Andy’s Wood Concepts
10am – 4pm Sat-Sun: Majella Wine – 2131 V&A Ln, Coonawarra Walk-in
FREE – Walk-in – Wine tasting

Prof of Majella and Andy of Yallum Park are showcasing their considerable woodworking skills. Beautiful boxes by Prof and charming rolling pins and other ornaments by Andy.


Flowers of Wartime – Local artisans
10am – 4pm Fri-Sun: Coonawarra Penola RSL Hall – 22 Young St, Penola
FREE – Walk-in – Gold coin donation to the RSL for tea and coffee


Abstract Beside the Vines – Anne Miller
10am – 4pm Fri-Sun: The Blok Coonawarra – 15535 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in

Exhibition exploring the myriad of colours reflected in the vines as they renew, mature and seasons change. Anne is a self-taught award winning artist having won the prestigious 2020 Biblio Art Prize. Abstract painting brings a new dimension combining technique and feeling.


Cindy Cross Art Exhibition
10am – 4pm for May: Parker Coonawarra Estate – 15688 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in – Wine tasting


Penola Women – They came here for Love, Work, Mothers and Daughters
10am – 4pm for May: Presented by Penola Terra Rossa CWA, The National Trust Penola Branch

John Riddoch Centre – 27 Arthur St, Penola
FREE – Walk-in


Patrick of Coonawarra

All Tied Up by Toni Cadzow with co-conspirators Sue Clements & Matilda Marlow
10am-5pm: All weekend – 15598 Riddoch Highway, Penola
FREE – Walk-in – Wine and $12 hearty soup & crusty bread

Browse beautiful macrame artworks created from traditional cord & colourful craypot twine by gifted and talented local artists.


Fiona Lodewyk’s Dream Ladies
11am – 4pm Fri-Sun: Leconfield Wines – 15454 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in. Bookings appreciated for groups 08 8737 2326 – Wine by the glass and produce platters.

Come to Leconfield and view Fiona Lodewyk’s ‘Dream Ladies’ exhibition. Her stunning, creative Dream Ladies will be on display and available for purchase.


Women of the World – Pippin Ellis
11am – 5pm until 31 May: Hollick Estate – 11 Racecourse Rd, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in – Wine tasting – Hollick Cafe in the Vines 8am-3pm


Everyone Loves a Mushroom – photography by Deb Mulligan
12pm – 4pm Fri-Sun: Katnook Estate – Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in – Wine tasting

Deb Mulligan, an accredited amateur photographer has captured stunning imagery of the understated mushroom. Visit Katnook Estate to view these beautiful photographs for yourself.


Flora & Fauna – Cate Bell
12pm – 4pm ongoing: Bellwether Wines – 14183 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
Free – Walk-in – Wine tasting – Pre-book food platters 3-days prior – bellwetherwines.com.au

Cate is an Encaustic Wax artist using beeswax and damar resin to create delicate, detailed works featuring quirky animals and pants of the Bellwether winery.


Claysolation – Jo Edwards
12pm – 4pm ongoing: Bellwether Wines – 14183 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
FREE – Walk-in – Wine tasting – Pre-book food platters 3-days prior – bellwetherwines.com.au


The Art of Christmas Decorating
9am – 5pm Fri-Sun: Di’s Gifts n Flowers – 43 Church St, Penola
FREE – Walk-in. 20% discount on all Christmas stock

Be organised for Christmas with decorations and decor, get ideas and get a discount. Enjoy our Christmas room!


Other booking details for the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

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

•  Friday 14 May 2021
•  Saturday 15 May 2021
•  Sunday 16 May 2021

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