well, Friday actually.. BUT if you were looking for a Sunday drive about 1.5 hours from Sydney - you would arrive at Mittagong. (Which has a very comprehensive visitors centre which would have info on open gardens and wine trails in the area).. or you could visit the lovely SOHI which also has info on the area in an arty, styled kind of way. Anyway.. then steer off the main street and pop in here - Sturt Contemporary Craft Centre.. this place was a true find. An absolute oasis. Beautiful gardens, a surprising gallery and a refreshing collection of stylish objects/jewellery/textiles in the shop. AND i if that wasn't enough they do classes!
Coming up in November is the big lunch.. enjoy lunch made from local produce and take home a handcrafted dish.. sounds good to me..
this was part of the shop space..
amongst the textiles..
beautiful ceramics by Owen Rye..
then into the adjoining gallery for "Casting off" an exhibition by Terry Baker and Richard Raffan..
Phew, that was thirsty work.. we had to proceed immediately to the cafe for a table in the garden and a roasted vegetable pide..
On the table was a garden plan which notated all the plantings..
So next time you're near Mittagong take a left turn off the main road and escape to something wonderful!