New Artisan Tent added to Bellingen Show attractions

Media Release

Monday 11 April 2022

New Artisan Tent added to Bellingen Show attractions

The Bellinger River Agricultural Show Committee has announced a new addition for its 2022 show attractions, the inclusion of a new Artisan Tent.

Bellinger River Agricultural Society President Gillian Anderson said, “Bellingen is renowned as a haven for those interested in creative endeavors so it is fitting to showcase the diverse array of arts and craft practitioners we have in our community.”

“We’re delighted to add the artisan tent to the program and we think the community will love the opportunity to get up close and personal with our talented local makers and producers.” Ms Anderson added.

The artisan tent will host local potters, weavers and spinners, as well as artists working with a variety of materials including mosaics and lead lighting. Throughout the weekend there will be live demonstrations and displays as well as short talks from makers and producers.

The Artisan Tent adds to the Show’s creative program which includes the extensive crafts competition on display in the Pavilion as well as the long running EJ Mantova Memorial Art competition. Known to locals as “The Mantova”, the art competition pays homage to Ernest John Mantova, Bellingen’s first recognized professional artist.

The art competition invites submissions across a variety of mediums including
landscape/seascape, water colour, open, drawing and sculpture. Entries close Friday 29 April with the official opening taking place on Saturday 14th May at 3pm.

The Bellingen Show takes place Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May. Bellingen Show schedules and entry forms are available from local businesses or from the Bellingen Show website.

Artisan Tent enquiries
President: Gillian Anderson 0419124368

EJ Mantova Memorial Art competition
More info and entry forms
Closing date: Friday 29 April
Exhibition opening: Saturday 14 May, 2022 at 3pm
Mantova Coordinator: Jackie Lee 0404 658 116

Media: Rachael Hetherington 04320181980

More info