I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics.
I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
The Festival of Kurnell is specifically designed to bring family and friends together, to enjoy the richness of Kurnell's hospitality and celebrate the birthplace of modern Australia, where Captain James Cook first landed.
The 2015 Kurnell Festival. Photo courtesy of exhibitor.
The Festival will feature some of the best entertainment, arts & craft and food & wine that Kurnell and surrounding areas has to offer. The festival will be bigger, brighter and better than previous years and over 60 stalls will be selling or displaying a diverse range of products and services. The festival organiser is expecting up to 10,000 plus people to have an amazing weekend out with friends and family. So come along and enjoy the fun.
Why don't you be part of the crowd. Photo courtesy of the exhibitor.
So come along and enjoy the fun. Photo courtesy of the exhibitor.
Children will be entertained all day with the animal farm, face painting, fairies, fairy floss, kid's rides and much more, while the adults enjoy an array of delicious international delicacies, wine tasting whilst listening to a wide variety of music, dancing, performances and entertainment.
If you need a break from the crowds, take a breather and indulge in some Chinese or Reiki massage. Soak up the scents of handmade massage oils and soaps, or kick back and give your feet a treat with reflexology.
A major highlight of the Festival of Kurnell is the Kurnell Art Show being held in Marton Hall over the weekend. The Kurnell Art show has been a popular attraction over the years, with a following of supporters that grows every year.
There will will plenty of art on display. Photo courtesy of exhibitor.
Starting Friday night, 24th April, 2015 and all weekend.
A major highlight of the Festival of Kurnell is the Kurnell Art Show being held in Marton Hall over the weekend and the show has been a popular attraction over the years. Many artists from Kurnell and all over the Shire display their work. If you would like to buy a piece they are all for sale. So come along and have a browse and maybe buy that perfect piece of art that you have been looking for. The Art Show runs on Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday.
Below are a few who will have their paintings on display:
Jim is a palette knife artist. His subjects usually encompass the Australian bushland in all its majesty and mystery, urban homes, gardens, and especially the Australian gum tree. Jim is a member of the Southern Cross Art Group.
Ron's passion is, and has always been, the sea in all its moods and the craft that have travelled upon it. Research into Australia's maritime heritage has led to an interest in the myriad flags flown by ships, and also the many tugs that have worked so valiantly in our harbours. This painting shows HMS "Beagle" entering Sydney Harbour in 1838.
A nice piece by Ron Scobie. Courtesy of Ron Scobie.
Noel was born in 1945 at Annandale, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. After completing my high schooling he studied Commercial Art at East Sydney Technical College and the Art Institute, Melbourne. His desire to become a fulltime artist was interrupted by finances and a 34 year stint in the NSW Police Force. He resumed his artistic aspirations in 2001 and adopted watercolours as his medium , as he was attracted to its atmospheric qualities and unpredictability.
John Hingerty was born in Sydney, N.S.W in 1930. John has painted professionally since 1972, after a career in management and design in the fashion footwear industry. He has no formal art training, but studied with W. Chandler, L. Trapell and O. Kuster. He has held ten one man exhibitions and numerous joint exhibitions in Sydney galleries.
John's paintings are held in many private and corporate collections throughout Australia as well as many countries abroad. John's preferred subjects include landscape, marine and city scenes, floral and still life. His favourite medium is oil, however he also utilises watercolour, acrylics and pastel.
He is in demand for painting demonstrations and workshops by art groups and occasionally conducts painting seminars in all mediums. He travels extensively in search of new subjects, and his fishing gear always accompanies his paints and canvas!
John Hingerty. Courtesy of John Hingerty.
Born in Venice, John Biasetto left Italy in 1950 to migrate to Australia where he developed a great love for his new country. Working in oils John paints river, bay and landscape scenes using his distinctive brushstrokes to transform empty canvas into beautiful works of art. While John is yet to get his own website he can be contacted by telephone on (02) 9757-4556.
Deanna is a well-respected artist who has been painting for over 40 years. Her vibrant work, portrays people moving through the landscape, past an elder camp (bottom right), beside loosely connected communities and on towards a group of very closely knit communities (top right). The various textures indicate the variety of landscapes through which the travellers pass.
A beautiful piece from Deanna Schreiber. Courtesy of Deanna Schreiber.
The Caltex Kurnell Refinery is also pleased to be holding a photographic exhibition at the Kurnell Art Show showcasing images captured by members of the Kurnell Refinery Photography Group. The exhibition will consist of photographic images taken at the refinery of our equipment, people, events and local surrounds.
• A dog Competition.
There will be 3 Three (3) Categories:
1. Pet that looks like their owner.
2. Best dress dog.
3. Best Dog Trick.
• Wineries on show.
Come & try a wine or beer. You might find something that you like. Photo courtesy of exhibitor.
PETERSONS WINES & SAVANNAH, Mudgee Wine, Elliot Rock Estate, Miramar Wines, Boutique Wines, Wine By Choice, Wine Selectors and Burrundulla Vineyards; so, if you are a wine lover, come along and join the celebration of some of the best wines that Australia has to offer.
Maybe find out more about the differences among grape varieties, discuss food and wine pairing techniques, how to read wine labels, restaurant wine etiquette, age ability of wines, wine buying and answers to all of your wine questions.
Visitors will be able to taste award winning, boutique and internationally recognised labels and also speak to winemakers and they will take you through their wines with a fiesta twist.
The Festival has a new twist this year - Beer Tasting. This will also be a hit with the locals. Wine and Beer vouchers are on sale at the Token Stall. Tasting costs start from $1 each (incl GST) per glass, up to $5 per glass. Conditions apply.
There will be rows and rows of stalls for you to look at. Photo courtesy of exhibitor.
The stalls on display are a diverse mix of arts, crafts, alternative health remedies and fun crazes. Pick up a great gift from the many other stalls featuring wooden toys, silver jewellery, unique adornments and natural hand-made soaps.
The Festival would not be complete without the scrumptious foods on offer from an assortment of retailers. There will be a mix of ethnic tastes from Thai, Italian, Turkish to delicious Dutch pancakes and an Aussie sausage sizzle. For the sweet tooths, New Zealand Natural Ice cream, mini donuts and Happy Granny's Pancakes are some the many delights that are sure to suffice everyone's cravings.
If you're stomach is grumbling and you are after a tasty bite, you can choose from hamburgers, Indian curries, Turkish pastries, or even gourmet snacks. If you have a sweet tooth you might like to try chocolate coated strawberries, donuts, ice-cream or delicious puddings.
Well, hopefully the weather keeps fine for the Kurnell Festival 2015 in the Sutherland Shire and if you are thinking of coming to the show and you would like to know more about what to do and where to go at Kurnell and its surroundings you should have a look at the article I put together called Discover Cook's Landing Site - Kurnell Peninsula.