Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2014 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
28 fleurieupeninsula.com.au | arts and culture Arts & CULTURE Arts With one of the highest concentrations of artists per capita in Australia, you’re bound to find a unique souvenir to remind you of your holiday in the Fleurieu Peninsula. From the strong and distinctive weaving traditions of the Ngarrindjeri people to landscapes that have inspired famous Australian artists, such as Hans Heysen and Dorrit Black, the Fleurieu Peninsula has a rich history of supporting artists and artisans. Pick up a copy of the Fleurieu Peninsula Arts & Culture Guide from local Visitor Information Centres, galleries or studios or to view and download visit www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au. Follow the self-drive route that will take you to over 80 of the region’s top art spots on six different trails. Explore one of the six trails during a day trip, leisurely weekend or set aside a week or more to discover them all. With art displays changing regularly, there’s always something new to discover. When you’re in the region, look out for the distinctive purple Art Trail flags. Travelling south from Adelaide: GREEN As the gateway to the Fleurieu, McLaren Vale is an easy 30-minute expressway drive south of Adelaide. Allow plenty of time for browsing, as this is the most densely concentrated hub of art galleries in the Fleurieu, along with many wineries and cafés also presenting art. There are more galleries and studios along the route 15 kilometres east to Kangarilla. Take another step to Willunga: YELLOW It’s also only a short drive further south to Willunga, nuzzling the toes of the Mount Lofty Ranges – although many choose to get on a bicycle or walk along the Shiraz Trail that links McLaren Vale and Willunga, a seven kilometre sealed path following a former railway line beside vineyards. Along the Gulf beaches: RED Several galleries and studios are nestled beside pristine beaches running 25 kilometres from Port Willunga, through Maslin Beach and Aldinga to Sellicks Beach. You can even drive your car onto long stretches of white sand at Aldinga Beach and Sellicks Beach – an idyllic location for a seaside picnic. To the Fleurieu’s south-western tip: ORANGE It takes about an hour to travel 78 kilometres south from McLaren Vale, over Sellicks Hill, through the towns of Myponga, Yankalilla, Normanville and Second Valley before arriving in Cape Jervis at the foot of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Trawling the South Coast: BLUE From the busy arts and cultural hub of Victor Harbor, enjoy a 20 kilometre route beside the Art gallery or studio – what’s the difference? An art gallery is a space where you can see collections of works by sculptors, painters and other artists. Generally, they’re open at specific times for viewing and can be found in cafés, cellar doors or areas set aside specifically to display art. A studio is where art is created. It’s an artist’s workspace, and like any work area, it can get a bit messy at times. Studios give you a great chance to see artworks in progress and while some open up at specific times, most require you to make an appointment. southern coastline running through Port Elliot and Middleton to Goolwa. Upstream from the Murray Mouth: PINK Weave through a picturesque 60 kilometre route from Goolwa, through Langhorne Creek vineyards to Strathalbyn and Mount Barker, before joining the South Eastern Freeway back to Adelaide. Fleurieu Art Prize The Fleurieu Art Prize is the world’s richest landscape painting prize, with works from Australian and internationally-acclaimed artists exhibited in cellar doors and galleries throughout the region. Be inspired by the artists of the Fleurieu Peninsula; from painting to sculpture, or a breathtaking piece of antique furniture.
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