Creative South gives locals and visitors a dynamic and engaging tool to uncover the hidden cultural treasures of the South.

The website brings to life the vast and vibrant creativity of South Eastern NSW.

Creative South is a joint project between Southern Tableland Arts and South East Arts, funded through CREATE NSW’s RESTART initiative with the aim of building cultural tourism.

Who are we?

Creative South is the result of a proud partnership between STA and SE Arts who are both part of the state-wide network of Regional Arts Development Organisations. The project covers the vast, fascinating and inspiring regions serviced by Southern Tablelands Arts and South East Arts.

STA support artists, cultural organisations and audiences in the council areas of Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee Shire, Wollondilly Shire, Yass Valley and Queanbeyan Palerang. southerntablelandsarts.com.au

South East Arts works across multi art forms connecting with individual artists, arts organisations, communities and audiences in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro. southeastarts.org.au

STA and SE Arts work with makers and creative communities, energising and supporting the living culture of the Southern Highlands, Tablelands, and South East NSW through a rich and varied program of activities and events. They create, educate and advocate for the arts in these regions.  In the first collaboration of its kind, these two organisations have worked together to bring you this art-enthusiast’s guide to Southern NSW.

To see more from right across regional NSW check out Culture State.


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Changes and updates

Our region’s dynamic creative ecosystem is ever evolving. Please let us know of any omissions, additions, updates or changes by emailing ao@southerntablelandsarts.com.au

Galleries & Studios Inclusion Criteria:

Art galleries of all sizes, exhibition and retail venues.  Artist hubs and studios where you can see artists at work.

Public Art Inclusion Criteria:

Sculpture, murals, street art, installations in public places. Including permanent, significant street art not commissioned or approved by anyone.

Museums & Heritage Inclusion criteria:

Museums, historic homes, key historic sites – open to the public at some point. (Including museums open by appointment).

Music & Performance Inclusion Criteria:

Interesting regional venues or organisations that host regular live performance, music, theatre, dance, adding vibrancy to the community and presenting original contemporary arts.

Creative Retail & Markets Inclusion Criteria:

Notably inspiring or colourfully quirky creative retail experiences selling handmade from near and far, country craft, collectables and one-offs to make your trip all the more memorable.

Festivals Inclusion Criteria:

Annual regional festivals, often featuring national and international artists, performers, music, sculpture, literature and dance. Festivals draw focus and celebrate life in the regions – a perfect time to head South.

Don’t Miss:

A selection of those arts and culture experiences that we suggest you visit first.  If you’ve got more time, work your way through the list!