New cultural treasure map reveals hidden gems

Indelible Stencil, poem by Mark Tredinnick installed on the Kiamma Creek in Crookwell, from the series of Indelible Stencils to be found across the STA region. Photo: Supplied.

Indelible Stencil, poem by Mark Tredinnick installed on the Kiamma Creek in Crookwell, from the series of Indelible Stencils to be found across the STA region. Photo: Supplied.

The new online treasure map to the vast and vibrant cultural experiences on offer in the Highlands, Tablelands and Coastal regions of Southern NSW can be found at creativesouth.com.au.

Creative South guides locals and visitors to find hidden gems like bush studios, village galleries, roadside art, cultural walks, country craft, unique festivals, markets and museums.

Rose Marin, Executive Director of Southern Tablelands Arts (STA), said that Creative South represents a significant investment in cultural tourism from STA.

"We see this as strategic project that supports the cultural sector with economic benefit across the region," she said.

It is encouraging tourism by allowing visitors to explore and celebrate the talent of the southern regions.

Creative South is an expertly curated guide that covers Picton to Pambula, Bowral to Bega, Cooma to Crookwell and every town between. The site features world class galleries, contemporary design centres of excellence, authentic artisan studios and much more. There are dozens of unique inspiring and surprising opportunities just waiting to be discovered.

Creative South is a comprehensive guide to the southern regions, all of which are only short trip from Sydney or Canberra. The options even include some enticing detours and stops between Melbourne and Sydney.

The site lets you explore and create a bespoke shortlist of places to visit so you can plan the prefect cultural getaway. Creative South is the creative heart of the Southern NSW that promotes local artists and creative industries.

Creative and cultural businesses wishing to be featured with a free listing at the Creative South website can contact Southern Tablelands Arts for more information.

It is a partnership project between Southern Tablelands Arts and South East Arts with support from the Restart stimulus funding through Create NSW.

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