Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture in Rutherglen

Rutherglen boasts a rich artistic heritage and a lively contemporary arts scene. Discover the creative talents of many artists along the Sculpture Trail linking vineyards and cellar doors. Annually, the Tastes of Rutherglen Art Prize attracts more than 500 entries nationally.  See the works of Lockhart River artists at de Bortoli’s stunning Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery close to the birthplace of the famous19th century artist Tommy McRae, or experience the quiet spirituality of place and view ancient rock art at Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural site.

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Traditional Owners

The Yorta Yorta people come from a unique stretch of forest-wetlands that are located in what is now known as the central Murray – Goulburn region. Their lifestyle and culture were based on hunting, fishing, and collecting food from the variety of food sources provided by the ancestral lands.

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Tastes of Art

There’s more to Rutherglen than its sumptuous showcase of food and wine events each Labor Day long weekend. It’s also when creative sparks shine at the annual Taste of Art exhibition and judging, attracting hundreds of entries from talented local and visiting artists from around Australia.

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Yeddonba

The Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural Site is located at the base of Mt Pilot, in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, approximately 30 minutes drive from Rutherglen.

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Rutherglen Sculpture Trail

See sculptures such as “Bad Hair Day”, “Quiet Waters” and “Cow and Cockatoo” as you wander past wineries, touch on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and take in Lake King.

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Art Exhibition at Rutherglen Estates Cellar Door

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate is a unique joint venture between the winery and Australian Aboriginal art collector, Hans Sip. Operating as a commercial art gallery housed within the Rutherglen cellar door complex, visitors…

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Common School Museum

Housed in Rutherglen’s original c1872 school building the Common School Museum houses a fascinating collection of historical artifacts from Rutherglen and surrounds. Farming implements, wine paraphernalia, mining equipment, early photographs and a perfectly re-created period schoolroom are…

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