About The Victor Harbor Art Show
The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor’s Annual Art Show is a very special event as it continues to grow in strength and popularity. In 2019 it will be the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor 40th Art Show and it has become part of the culture of Victor Harbor and many people look forward each year to the event.
The Art Show is Australia’s largest outdoor art exhibition. It continues to break all records, with the sales of artwork in excess of $300,000, over 10,000 people attending the event over nine days viewing in excess of 1,600 paintings on display. The Art Show is held in a marquee on Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor during January each year during the towns’ peak tourism period. Over 300 paintings are couriered from interstate, recognising the event as a highly regarded art exhibition.
SA Great has recognised the outstanding achievement and significant contribution the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor’s Annual Art Show has made in the region. The Art Show has been awarded SA Great Regional Arts Award for 2006 and 2007 and a commendation award in 2008. This culminated in the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor’s Art Show being inducted into the SA Great Hall of Fame in April 2009.
The growing success of the Art Show can be attributed to the continuing support of our sponsors, volunteers, artists, The City of Victor Harbor and the local community. Such a large undertaking would not be possible without our sponsors.
The benefits of a show such as this are varied and many. Not only have over $1.5 million dollars for local, national and overseas projects, but we have given many artists the opportunity to display their talents and sell their work.
To provide an event that promotes local and interstate artists allowing them the opportunity to display and sell their art work.
To enable the Rotary club of Victor Harbor to raise funds to inject many thousands of dollars into our local community, to humanitarian projects overseas and to Australian Rotary Health, a Rotary initiative providing much needed grants, scholarships and research into a wide range of medical conditions and mental health for Australians.