We work with our six contributing councils, community groups and artists to develop programs and projects creating opportunities for artists, arts workers and communities to engage, connect and create.  If you are a maker or cultural organisation in our area reach out to connect with us about how we can support your next creative project or how you can get involved.

Current & Ongoing

Woven Together
First Nations weaving workshops with Ronnie Jordan from Culture On the Move. 

PAINT THE TOWN The latest Street Art festival to hit Australia. Rolling out in Wollondilly, Wingecarribee, Upper Lachlan &  Goulburn Mulwaree.

Documentary Film Making with Brian Rapsey

Film making workshops culminating with the Champions of Change Film Festival 

Illuminate Wollondilly 

Annual Festival of Art and Light. May 2022 

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A new arts and cultural hub for the STA region. 

Artist in Residence Recipients

Six Artists working across the STA region with five partner venues. 


Artist-led activities to keep your creative kids happy anytime. Find quality kids classes, workshops and events.

Share R Streets

A revitalisation of Upper Lachlan through art, creativity and innovative street scaping. 

Public Art in Crookwell and coming soon to Taralga.

STA Screen
Screen equipment hire and regular screenings across the STA region.

Maisie’s Choir

Tuesdays during school term in Yass. Everyone welcome regardless of singing ability or experience. BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW


An annual community grant program that supports grass roots arts projects. See CASP highlights.

Waste to Art 

STA is committed to waste reduction through creativity and an ongoing partnership with Wollondilly Council. 


Creative opportunities and experiences across regional NSW from the Regional Arts Network. 


Build the holiday of your dreams at Creative South. 

Stories from the Studio

Every Friday evening on social media STA catches up with a local artist in their studio. 

Dress Circle 

A network and collegial group for community theatre groups across our region. Learn more about the Dress Circle

Monthly on Mondays ‘Round the Mixing Desk

A regular and fun online meeting of musical minds to talk music, share info and collaborate. 5pm Every last Monday (Jan-Nov). Register Now

STA Community Bunting Project 

Turn your scrap fabric into a community resource. The perfect addition to any celebration or gathering.

Regular Professional Development for Creatives

Skill up and build capacity. Not the art making but just as important. FREE for STA Members. Check the current offering.

Lyrics @ Lunch

Listen in at Highland FM, on the third Friday of every month as STA Executive Director Rose Marin joins host Adam Stokeld, for Lyrics @ Lunch 12-2pm. Great music, Arts news and friendly chat.


STA staff, board and community share a favourite thing. Art, books, music, plants, photos, textiles, clothes, tools, ornaments – so much to be grateful for.

Brush with Poetry

Enjoy an eclectic mix of styles and genres at an open mic poetry event where everyone is welcome. Last Sunday of the Month (Currently via STA ZOOM). Check for the next session

STA Media Associates

Our team of culture lovers are out and about in your town covering community events. Get noticed, request an STA Media Associate to cover your next event.

STA Top Spots

An ongoing fringe festival of community led events.

2022 Projects

Virtual to Actual

Connects performance poets and young people through online workshops and performances. Groups in Bowral and Binalong

20 & 21 Apr LEONARD’S BEAUTIFUL PICTURES  Magical films from the NFSA’s Corrick Collection presented with a live music and foley score. BOOK NOW

2021 (Completed)

Dance for Wellbeing

Dance for Wellbeing is therapeutic dance and movement program for people living with disability. Currently available in Picton. 

7pm 11 Sept – Sydney Sacred Music Festival online concert with Mark Brooker & Riccardo Barone from Young Regional School of Music.

Artist-in-Residence (STA AiR) 

5 distinct residency opportunities across the Southern Highlands & Tablelands of regional NSW.


A range of innovative projects and funding programs that will directly inject money into our local creative economies.

STA Paparazzi: The Captured Moment

An exhibition of the group’s imagery, some captured at the training weekend and some from events attended since.

Wombat Bush Poets

Spend a Sunday evening with Wombat’s long-running bimonthly poetry event on the last Sunday of every second month. Not continuing due to COVID.

Allambee Club Art Fair

The fair may be over but there are still wonderful works available for purchase.  View the online gallery.

Art Trail Young NSW

Why not head to Young for a weekend of art for the Young Art Trail on the 20-21 March 2021.

Water Colour Workshop

An introduction to painting with watercolours on the banks of the Wollondilly River at the Waterworks in Goulburn as part of their first ever Makers and Designers Market. 

Hilltops Artist In Residence

Workshops with Hilltops Artist in Residence Louise Adams.

SH Pop-Up Project 

More than 20 Artists open their Studio’s. An opportunity for you to meet the artist, enjoy their space and appreciate their work.


 Indigenous Weaving

with Kalkadoon artist Ronnie Jordan as part of the Goulburn 2020 program.

Toy BUSTing

Freya Jobbins show you how to get inspired by unwanted materials like small plastic toys and other discarded objects to create our own sculptures.

Waste to Art Competition

Enter the Waste to Art exhibition and Competition. Open until the 12 September. Exhibition opens on the 28 September. 

Waste to Art Exhibition

Illuminate Wollondilly Waste to Art Exhibition and Competition, which is inspiring people to think differently about waste, litter and over consumption through creative thinking.

Goulburn 2020

A joint project with History Goulburn and Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Watch out for COVID safe options in 2021 for unrealised programs.

Waste to Art Workshop

A hands on two day creative workshop delivered by STA  turning waste into art.

Previous Projects

Bee Aware

The “Bee Aware” project is unique in that it combined environmental education with hands-on art making. The project increased awareness of the vital role Native Australian Solitary bees perform in the environment. 


Creative Fitness

Can arts practices help with fitness, and get us moving, connecting and progressing with our fitness journeys? Studies have shown that engaging in arts activities can have tremendous advantages for health and well-being.  

Great Southern Line Anzac Project

Three commemorative public artworks are located at the railway stations at Picton, Moss Vale and Goulburn. The artworks commemorate the war service of railway workers of the Southern Tablelands who enlisted in WW1 and returned to work on the Great Southern Line after the war.

Habitat Corridors

Twenty workshop participants gathered Saturday morning at Murrumburrah’s Old Court House to learn about the importance of connecting habitats for wildlife and to create artworks that reflect on the diversity of habitat ‘corridors’ and the wildlife using them.

Goulburn Oratorio

An event for the history books, the tireless efforts of Goulburn’s cultural leaders will culminate on the weekend in one huge arts extravaganza. The 150th Oratorio will took place in November 2013 on St Saviours Common.

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0427 938 110 
Or by appointment at one of our
Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580
ABN 67 208 214 681

STA is a registered COVID safe business in NSW. We follow Covid safe guidelines.

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work. 

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