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Pilgrim Artists

A small festival of art, music, and words in the Huon Valley

Come enjoy our small festival of art in the Christian tradition, 12-15 July 2019. Guests of all ages and backgrounds are warmly welcome. You will find us at the former Rogue Empire building in Huonville. This year's theme: "Grief and Hope"

Events and Activities

Daily, 10am - 4pm

  • Exhibition of visual art, gold coin entry
  • Live art demos, including film processing, metal working, painting, drawing, music, and more
  • People's choice voting on your favourite visual, musical, and literary submissions. You can read the 2019 literary entries online here.

Friday, 12 July

  • 10:30am — Youth Drawing Workshop, free. Learn how to draw faces using a simple framework, with prize-winning artist Abigail Rowntree Intended for young people 8 to 13. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

  • 2pm — Adult Drawing Workshop, $10.  Gain rich tools from Abigail Rowntree for drawing faces with expressions and character. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

Saturday, 13 July

  • 10:30am — Little Kids' Art + Wellbeing Workshop, Free. Crafting for children aged 4-7, with Dr Amy Imms. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

  • 11am — iPhonography Workshop with Angie Reader, $10. Learn to take beautiful portraits and landscapes with your smartphone. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

  • 12pm — Big Kids' Art + Wellbeing Workshop, Free. Crafting for children aged 8+, with Dr Amy Imms. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

  • 2pm — Youth iPhonography Workshop with Angie Reader, $10. Learn to take beautiful portraits and landscapes with your smartphone. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

Sunday, 14 July

  • 1pm — Grief + Hope with Art Panel Discussion. Four very different artists and a music therapist share about processing grief + hope through art from a Christian perspective.

  • 2:45pm — Children's Singing Workshop, $8. Young people 6-10 are invited to join music therapist Naomi Hadfield in singing simple folk songs. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

  • 7pm — Bach by Candlelight Concert, $15 / $40 for families. Explore the depths of grief and the heights of hope in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, brought alive by rising cello virtuoso Alexandra Legg. With a special appearance by the Valley's own favourite harpist, Christina Baehr. Bookings for this event are full.

Monday, 15 July

  • 10:30am — Writers Workshop with W.R. Gingell, Free. For young and old alike. Message us to book now as spaces are limited.

  • 1 pm — Stories of Grief + Hope, Free. Come listen and vote for this year's winning literary entries in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Three short but powerful pieces from each category have been selected by our curators. Now it's your turn to decide which ones win the top prize.

  • 3:30pm — People's Choice Awards, Free. Join us as we announce the Mandala Asset Solutions People's Choice Award winners in adult and youth visual art; The Wandering Bookseller Prizes for adults in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; and the W.R. Gingell Prizes for youth fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Afternoon tea included.

Getting Here

The Pilgrim Artists festival is 35 minutes from Hobart, located in the former Rogue Empire building, 121 Huon Highway, Huonville.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for all of our sponsors.

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