I am very fortunate to live in a creative and diverse community.
The Blue Mountains is home to artists, performers and creative thinkers.
The Blackheath Art Society winter exhibition is held each year on the June long weekend. It has many inspiring works that beautifully showcase the Blue Mountains. Sharon and Victor Peralta run Gallery One88 Fine Arts in Katoomba. This fledgling gallery has given Katoomba Street a new lease of life and has attracted audiences from far and wide. Recently, Debra Kennahan's "Little Big Woman" sculptural exhibit was inspiring, as is the woman herself.
The Queen's birthday weekend would not be the same without the Bent ART exhibition, which features works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex visual artists.
They combine colour and beauty with a touch of politics and irreverence.
There is something for everyone at Bent ART.
I congratulate the artists, the curators and the organisers of our wonderful Blue Mountains exhibitions.