THE BURRAWANG DnA FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE DESIGNERS AND ARTISANS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS OF NSW.
The Burrawang DnA Festival is held in the historic village of Burrawang over the October Long Weekend, Oct 4th - 5th 2014.
The festival showcases the talents of over 20 exhibitors across a range of disciplines: from ceramics to weaving; sculpture to jewellery; furniture to art.
But it is more than just an exhibition. With a comprehensive schedule of workshops and talks, plus events to bring the celebrations into the evening, the Burrawang DnA Festival really is that - a festival.
It is a festival of the beautiful. It is a festival of the unique. It is a festival of old and new techniques; of contemporary design from traditional methods.
Above all it is a festival of celebration.
It is Burrawang DnA.
There are also heaps of workshops available taking place over the course of the weekend. To find out more - check out the workshops page here
There will also be produce markets in the grounds of the Burrawang hotel, showing off the best of local produce and plenty more going on in the village.
The Saturday Bash At The Pub
On Saturday the 4th October there is a bash on at the Burrawang Hotel to celebrate all the creative talent in the highlands.
A highlight of the Burrawang DnA Festival weekend will be a colourful indoor and outdoor evening at the famous Burrawang Hotel with two amazing live bands: top Highlands blues band Jewel Tones Trio and Eleven Eleven Nation, which plays a unique and eclectic mix of blues, world and rock.
Celebrated Highland¹s artist Carlos Barrios will be painting live in the pub (accompanied by an acoustic guitarist and blues singer) with one lucky raffle ticket winning the painting, valued at $10,000. Carlos will start painting at 6pm with the draw taking place at 8pm on the night.
Your entrance fee also gives you a great choice of hot food (from 4:30pm) served from stalls in the hotel's famous courtyard.
TICKETS are $30 Adult, $15 Children (5-16) with kids under 5 FREE.
TICKETS for the Carlos Barrios painting are $50 each with only 200 tickets to be sold - so it's a great chance to win. All proceeds go to the not-for-profit Burrawang School of Arts.
A combo Adult ticket / raffle ticket is also available.
To buy tickets click here
What is it going to cost me?
The exhibition is being held in the Burrawang School of arts, 10am - 4pm and Entry to the Festival Exhibition on the Saturday and Sunday is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. How much you spend inside is up to you!
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Where on Earth is Burrawang?
That's a good question.
Burrawang is in the Southern Highlands of NSW. You may have heard of Bowral? Mittagong? Berrima? Well - we're really nowhere near any of those but you're at least thinking in the right direction.
Burrawang is about 20 minutes past Bowral and out along the Illawarra highway towards the coast.
I Make Cool Stuff - How Can I Exhibit?
We're always on the lookout for exhibitors. If you're local to the Highlands and make unique, hand made pieces that you think we should know about, please let us know. We may not have room for you this year - but it is always good to know who is doing what so we can try to include you in future years.
I Am A Patron Of The Arts - Can I Give You Money?
Of course you can! Same goes for any corporate sponsors wishing to give us money to be involved. Simply send us a note below and we'll get right back to you. Promise!
We have three sponsorship packages available:
PLATINUM (Limited to 2) $2000
Includes: Prominent branding at exhibition, Branding on all DnA marketing collateral (including video), promotion through DnA social media channels, promotion and branding on DnA website, invitation for two people to exclusive pre-exhibition event, four x tickets to Saturday night celebration event
GOLD (Limited to 5) $1000
Includes: Branding at exhibition, branding on all printed DnA marketing collateral (excludes video), promotion through DnA social media channels, promotion and branding on DnA website, four x tickets to Saturday night celebration event.
SILVER (Limited to 10) $500
Includes: Branding at exhibition, promotion through DnA social media channels, promotion and branding on DnA website, two x tickets to Saturday night celebration event.
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