The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, coming into its 24th year, has grown to become Australia’s leading regional arts festival.

The festival celebrates the literary and arts heritage of Penola, the fine wines of Coonawarra and our premium regional produce.

Discover it for yourself over a fabulous weekend, 21-24 May 2015.

Openings/announcements Workshops Live performances
Event Friday 15 May Sunday 17 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Sat 23 May Sunday 24 May
Cosy Pots
Coonawarra Store
2pm-4pm
Penola Streetscapes Exhibition
Gallery 54
2pm
Festival Official Opening, John Shaw
Neilson Acquistive Prize, Design Prize
& Creative Writing Competition
Penola High School
5.30pm
Kelly Menhennett
Bellwether, Glenroy Shearing Shed
7pm
Co-Opera
Rymill Hall
7.30pm
Spinning Yarns
Brands Laira
1-4pm
Jill & Lois
Local Images
5.30pm
#Inmypocket Opening
Raidis Estate
5.30-6.30pm
Music for Movers
Prince of Wales Hotel
9pm
Kids Time In The Library
Penola Library
9.30-10.30am
Wooden Toy Workshop
Penola Hardware
10-12.30pm
Silver Smithing
Rymill Coonawarra
10am-3pm
Acting Workshop
Penola High School
10am-4pm
One Trevor
Bellwether
10am-12pm
Nicola Watson
Penley Estate
10am-4pm
Lino-Cut Print Making
Gammon Cottage
10.30am-12.30pm
A Poet Of Persuasian
St Mary’s Anglican Church
11am-12pm
Imagine – Art Workshop
Penola Memorial Park
11am-12pm
‘Bravest Of The Brave’
Coonawarra Penola RSL Clubrooms
12pm
Triple Treats
Parker Estate
12-3pm
Fire Sculpting
Penola Memorial Park
12.30-2.30pm
Icing On The Cake
Majella
1pm
Poet See Poet Do
Blok Estate
2-3pm
Capturing Light & Colour
Katnook
3pm
Metallicus
Rymill Coonawarra
3.30pm
Fresh Eyes opening
Koonara Wines
4pm
Reading With Paul Mitchell
Blok Estate
4-5pm
Coonawarra Comedy Club
Wynns Coonawarra
7pm
Shenanigans
Coonawarra Hall
7.30pm
SLR Photographic Workshop
Patrick Of Coonawarra
9am-12pm
Silver Smithing
Rymill Coonawarra
10am-3pm
One Trevor
Bellwether
10am-12pm
Imagine – Art Workshop
Penola Memorial Park
10-11am
Writing A Book
Balnaves Tally Room
10.30am-12.30pm
Gingerbread Man Decorating
Penola Memorial Park
11.30am-1.30pm
Triple Treats
Parker Estate
12-3pm
Open Mic
Heywards Hotel
12pm
Penola & District Pipe Band
Penola Town Square
2pm
Dreamcatcher Workshop
Penola Memorial Park
2-3pm
Sticks, Stones & Broken Bones
Rymill Hall
3.30pm-4.20pm
Southern Heritage Singers
St Joseph’s Church
3.30-5.30pm
Sculpture Competition
Patrick Of Coonawarra
4pm
Coonawarra Unearthed
Zema Estate
5pm