Gunning has a proud agricultural history together with a growing population of artists, artisans and crafters.
There are a number of very active Gunning arts practitioners and community cultural groups whose events and activities are worth exploring. Further information on what various groups can offer you is provided below.
In addition, several arts practitioners and cultural groups have banded together to create a community-run multi-event Gunning Arts Festival, held every two years. Explore our website for more information on past and upcoming Gunning Arts Festival events.
The events of the Festival are organised by different community groups and organisations. The organisation or group responsible for each event is clearly indicated in the information describing each event. Please get in touch with the groups if you would like to join in their activities, either as a participant or a volunteer.
The Gunning Arts Festival committee assists the individual event organisers by providing a schedule framework and promotion of the events, based on information provided to us by specific event organisers. Any queries regarding specific events need to be directed to the organisers of those events.
The Gunning Arts Festival committee is not responsible for any of the individual events organised by other groups held as part of the Gunning Arts Festival.
We hope you enjoy all the creativity Gunning has to offer.
The Picture House Gallery & Bookshop is located in the historic Art Deco building of the Coronation Theatre c.1937. The gallery has been trading since 2003 and offers a second hand bookshop and a wonderful collection of original paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and ceramics by local and interstate artists.
The aims of Creative Gunning Inc. are to Foster & encourage the art and craft community in the Gunning region; Provide members with a friendly & supportive network of art & craft enthusiasts; Share skills & expertise in art & craft activities.
Gunning Focus Group was established in 1998 with assistance from Southern Tablelands Arts to provide access to the arts for the local Gunning region and for “beautification” of Gunning village.
Arts and cultural hub run by Southern Tablelands Arts. Hosting arts activities and exhibitions from artists throughout the region in the beautifully restored Gunning Railway Station.
Music Theatre Projects Ltd is a Gunning-based not-for-profit umbrella organisation established to nurture creative development, and support the production of live and recorded content.
Gunning District Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of past and present history of Gunning and the surrounding district, including records, relics and landmarks. Volunteers open Pye Cottage Museum to visitors, tour groups and our local school students with displays of a bygone era. We have collaborated on well-attended book and film launches and historic place improvement.
Gunning District Landcare is open to all people with an interest in sustainable farming and healthy environments. We work towards making our farms, properties, homes and public spaces economically and environmentally sustainable. The overriding principle guiding Gunning District Landcare’s activities is that the environment and production are intertwined.