Who we are

In 2004, a Flinders Ranges Art Trail was launched, with three exhibitions—Hawker, Wilpena, and Blinman. By 2005, the trail had evolved into an annual art festival called the Flinders Ranges—A Brush with Art. The event now sees 15 participating exhibitions and workshops across the Flinders and Southern Flinders Ranges.

The diverse nature of A Brush With Art means there is something for everyone: traditional landscapes, modern and abstract works, mosaics, woodwork, macrame and sculpture, and many other mediums.

Participants range from established South Australian artists to emerging talents and local school and kindergarten students, so there is an opportunity to see the artistic world from all perspectives.

Now in its 20th year, this unique annual event has become an iconic Flinders Ranges art trail, attracting visitors to the region each spring.

What we do

A Brush With Art assists a collective group of artists, most from regional, rural and remote locations, to showcase their work across exhibition sites in the Flinders and Southern Flinders Ranges, providing an opportunity for participants, often with limited access to physical networks, to have a sense of belonging and ownership.

Participating artists work tirelessly throughout the year to prepare for A Brush With Art and volunteer hundreds of hours of time to offer visitors a unique experience and a chance to stop and stay in regional towns.

The event presents exhibitions of both solo and group exhibits scattered across the Flinders and Southern Flinders Ranges, together with workshops enabling people to develop and learn new artistic skills.

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