Mar 12 2009


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Welcome to YASSarts

The Yass Valley region, just north of the Australian National Capital, Canberra, boasts a remarkable variety of talent in the field of arts, either in people who choose to live here or who have been raised in this region

YASSarts is a not for profit incorporated organization run by volunteers with the aim of celebrating arts & culture in the Yass Valley region. The website’s purpose is to be that of an inventory – a kind of listing of all individuals or groups working within the arts, whether professional or amateur, within the Yass Valley.

The website also provides other facilities for your benefit such as an ‘Calendar’ of events, a ‘News’ section and links to various related points of interest

Through the website and YASSarts’  associated activities, we also attempt to provide a platform and profile for those who may not be career arts practitioners, but whose work is no less noteworthy.

Concurrently, we hope to assist and encourage local government and the community in harnessing the cultural tourism potential of our regional arts through events and, where possible, to be supportive of and provide assistance for, our local arts community.
Homepage banner: Anne Hind (artwork) Kim Nelson (concept design & photo)

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kimnelsonAward winning artist and much loved community identity Kim Nelson has passed away at his home overnight. Our thoughts and hearts are with his family and friends.


Be quick sculptors!  The deadline for entries to ‘Sculpture in the Paddock has been extended to 21st August 2015.  Go to


spring-art_webThe following Spring art shows are calling for expressions of interest from artists/artisans to exhibit and sell works:

Binalong ‘Spring Art Show’ to be held over
11th – 13th September.
(There will also be a children’s art competition). Forms and further information contact Anne: by Friday 21st August

St-Columba's-Catholic-Church-Bookham_3The Bookham Art & Quilt Show is on the
30th October – 1st November at the Bookham Church & Hall
For further details check out theJugiong-Art-Exhibition_Face
YASSartsevents calendar:

The Jugiong Biennial Art Exhibition
20th to 22nd November 2015
Entry forms are available via the



Sculpture-in-the-Paddock_Sophie-PeerSubmission for the annual, ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ are now open.  Applications are welcome from both regional and national artists.

Within it’s first two years, ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ has been hugely successful and garnered media attention nationally via television, radio, press and social media. Both newcomers and award winning sculptors have taken part and this year the event is exploring new avenues whilst still being located in the pastoral splendour that is the historic National Trust property, ‘Cooma Cottage’.

Major Prize of $2,000 and a People’s Choice Award of $500 as well as a Tuggeranong Arts Centre Prize.

Applications close 7th August 2015.  Artworks will be selected by 21st August.

Go to the Sculpture in the Paddock website to download entry forms (Photo by Sophie Peer)

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