2 July 2018
Barraba’s four-day arts festival, Frost Over Barraba, is shaping up to be the biggest yet with a jam-packed program of activities that makes it especially appealing to young and budding artists who might like to try their hand at one of the creative experiences on offer.
Opening on Thursday 5th July, this year’s competitive art exhibition has attracted over 500 entries with painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and children’s artwork on display in the Barraba RSL Hall over the weekend.
Event organiser, Jane Harris, says this year’s event program offers a diverse range of art experiences and plenty of ways for visitors to get involved. “Our focus this year has been to create a family friendly art experience with something to suit all interests. We’ve got some exciting child friendly art classes lined up over the weekend plus markets, live music, fireworks and an extensive workshop program on offer.”
The workshop program offers sessions that will suit all ages and levels of ability, from novices through to more experienced artists. Kids will love Saturday’s jewellery making class and the multimedia digital art workshop being held at Barraba library. Other workshop highlights include photography at Barraba Station, watercolour painting with renowned watercolourist Yvonne Overton, and printmaker Nadia Kleindanze will be holding sessions in reduction linoprint and traditional Japanese woodblock.
Several other events are being held during the festival including an art and craft display at Barraba Clay Pan, a Vintage Volkswagen show, a ‘Show and Shine’ motorcycle show, and a lantern walk on Saturday evening. As Jane explains, “On Saturday kids will have an opportunity to make their own lantern which they can then carry with them during an early evening walk through town, taking in the sights of the digital artwork display which will be projected onto local buildings.”
Located just 60 minutes’ drive from Tamworth, through picturesque country, Barraba is waiting to welcome locals and visitors alike to this, the 43rd annual Frost Over Barraba Arts Festival.
Frost Over Barraba is supported by Tamworth Regional Council, Regional Arts NSW and the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund.
To see the full Frost Over Barraba Program click here.