Celebrating art and the environment, this five week festival offers a diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, entertainment and family fun!
The Arid Sculptural Exhibition has been running for more than ten years and is managed by the Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli in conjunction with the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.
The exhibition brings together art and landscape in a celebration of art forms in a unique Australian environment. The exhibition is part of the biennial Arid Festival which features exhibitions, workshops and events between 1 September and 14 October 2018. The theme for the festival and the sculptural exhibition is ‘Powered by Nature’.
We hope you enjoy exploring the wonders of Port Augusta, our thriving arts community and enjoy the wonderful landscape unique to our region.
To find out more about Arid, please contact Council’s Arts Officer, Tiffany Davies, on (08) 8641 9175.
Download the flyer, including a map of sculpture locations:
To be advised
the AALBG has created an “Arid Explorers Children's Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia's arid lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring & being creative. The shelter shed in this area can be booked for groups/activities/kids parties. If you would like to bring a group to use this space, please call (08) 8641 9116 to ensure it is available.
Explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor
Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and is a wonderful way for families to explore the garden. If you would prefer to print off a checklist before you arrive, you can download one here.
Every school holidays, including interstate holidays, a free activity table is set up at the Visitor Centre to keep children entertained while parents spend time browsing the gift and plant shop, or enjoying a relaxing coffee in the picturesque cafe. Children can enjoy sand play and create their own landscapes using natural materials gathered from the garden.
For any event enquiries please call (08) 8641 9116.