SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival 2019

Saturday 01 to Monday 10 June 2019

Join us for this vibrant winter celebration of creativity, culture and cuisine.

Admission to SeeChange Festival is free, however we have organised some unique workshops and events that are ticketed. Numbers are strictly limited so we encourage you to book early. 

Art Workshops

Set to inspire and awaken your creativity, SeeChange workshops bring you the expertise of established artists and allow you to create your own unique pieces of art in a friendly and intimate setting. 

Sculpting With Fibres

Professional fibre artist, Samantha Tannous, is running 10 short workshops over 5 days. She will demonstrate the incredible sculptural qualities of wool and other exotic fibres at her working studio, Dwell Studios. Participants will design their own soft sculpture, starting with a flat shape, then coaxing it into a 3D object.

Surface design can be as simple as a layer of silk fibres, or for the brave, Samantha will show you how a small foam shape hidden within your design can turn into an extra 3D element on your finished sculpture. All materials are provided, Dwell Studios is stocked with a wide range of luxurious fibres in many colours.

Maximum of six people per workshop.

Admission: $85
When: June 01 – 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
            June 02 – 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
            June 08 – 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
            June 09 – 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
            June 10 – 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Where: Dwell Studios, 2 Egmont Place Vincentia 2540

Alcohol Ink Workshop

Le Workshop presents two Alcohol Ink Workshops. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with artist Alecia from AleKat Colour and learn the specialist skills of working with alcohol inks and their vibrant colours.

In this 3 hour workshop Alecia will demonstrate the beautiful, free flowing magic of alcohol inks. You will create your own artworks in this rich, expressive medium on premium Yupo paper. You will produce one large A3 piece which will be framed for you plus two A4 pieces that you can choose to frame yourself later.

This intimate, immersive learning experience takes place in one of the historic classrooms at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, nestled amongst the trees. We will also have a relaxing morning tea in this beautiful setting. No experience is necessary. Cost includes: All premium materials; framing of the A3 artwork you produce; sumptuous morning tea.

Maximum of ten people per workshop.

Admission: $200
When: June 02 – 9am to 12pm 
            June 08 – 9am to 12pm 
Where: Historic Classroom, Jervis Bay Maritime Museum,
             Dent Street, Huskisson NSW 2540


Drawn From The Sea

Join award winning artist, Linda Dening, for a wonderful one-day workshop combining drawing, printing and other media. The subject will be an object from the sea.

Using a variety of techniques, participants will observe, draw and stencil print a layered, coloured, mixed media work. Exploring the concept of Haven, time will be spent developing a drawing from a chosen subject, for example, a shell or seaweed.

This drawing will inform the development of your mixed media work, and a composition will be developed from drawing, stencil printing, layering colour, tone and shape.

This workshop will be enjoyable and useful for anyone interested in developing composition, working with materials and processes. It is not necessary to be experienced at art making, come along and enjoy the process. Coffee, cakes and lunch available atThe Haven pop-up cafe by Dent Street or BYO lunch.

Maximum of 10 people.

Admission: $70
When: June 08 – 9am to 3.30pm
Where: The Haven @ Huskisson Community Centre, 17 Dent Street, Huskisson


Music & Poetry Events

This year we are bringing you a diverse and eclectic mix of music and poetry. From a drumming circle, blues and groove, to choir and classical music recitals and poetry performances, these events are sure to sell out fast.  Be one of the lucky ones to secure your spot.
Hear Change Music Day Out

A day of local and regional musicians showcasing the rich creative talent that the Jervis Bay area has to offer. Kick up your heels at our area’s liveliest venue with a great line up!

The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds. An amorphous shifting blend of Spanish, classical and acoustic guitar vibes with driving afro percussive rhythms. From roots to Latin, blues to middle eastern and eclectic flavours in between The Groove tweaks your sense of fun and familiarity.

Get your toes tapping and your hands clappingHorse Drawn Cadillac is the alter ego of Benji and The Salt Water Sound System, giving the band a chance to rock the house with some favourite blues standards, hidden treasures from the deep vault of musical treasures. George Bishop is undoubtably one of the Shoalhaven’s most well known and evanescent performers.

Admission: $20 Early Bird, $30 Second Release
When: June 02 – 2pm to 8pm
Where: Tomerong School of Arts, 360 Hawken Road Tomerong 


A Classical Gig Revisited

Fancy some Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and a few surprises? Come and enjoy an evening of music with local musicians – pianist, Gary Smith and Annie Van Tilburg playing violin and cello.

Gary will play some well known classics including excerpts from Rachmaninov’s piano concerto No 2 and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. A few newer pieces by contemporary composers will also be performed, some accompanied by Annie on violin or cello.

Sit back and enjoy the wonderful baby grand piano chez Grant whilst sipping a glass of wine and enjoying some nibbles.
Places limited to 30 people.

Admission: $20
When: June 05 – 6pm to 8pm
Where: 3 Dacres Street, Vincentia


Drum Circle and Campfire at Paperbark

Gather under the stars at Paperbark Camp. Enjoy a hearty soup and mulled wine around the campfire before being lead through a 75 minute drumming workshop with locals Jamie Bedson and Tracy Myers from Huski Drumming.

Let the rhythm of the drums connect you with your fellow drummers to create a wonderful communal sound amongst the towering gum trees at Paperbark Camp.

Places are limited to 40 people.

Admission: $45
When: June 06 – 6pm to 9pm
Where: Paperbark Camp, 571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia


A Fine Afternoon’s of Poetry and Satire

It’s been over a decade since poet and comedian, Tug Dumbly, rocked a packed Husky Pub for the SeeChange Festival. Now he’s back for a long overdue return performance in which he’ll be reading poems from his just released book, Son Songs, as well as performing a bunch of his old favourite live poems and songs.

Tug will be supported by some fine local poets, all in the beautiful surrounds of Capricorn – Andrew Harvey’s unique house in Tomerong. Capricorn, is a hill top, stone house designed and built by Harv on virgin bush land with 180 degree view of Jervis Bay.

There is ample parking and it is an all weather venue. Bring a plate to share.

Admission: $20 Full, $15 Concession. Free for children under 16
When: June 09 – 1pm to 5pm
Where: Capricorn, 171 Hawken Road, Tomerong


Be prepared to have all your senses stimulated at this year’s festival! Stay tuned for the next announcement of other splendid stuff SeeChange 2019 has in store for you.

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