Blue Mountains - Arts and Culture
From interactive exhibits that explore the secrets of the region’s natural history and heritage to unforgettable indigenous performances, the Blue Mountains is full of wonder and surprise. There are also many events celebrating the rich culture of this spectacular area.
In the heart of Katoomba, with a viewing platform over the spectacular Jamison Valley, you will find the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. This impressive faculty is home to the Blue Mountains Art Gallery and Katoomba Library as well as screenings, artist talks and workshops.
Explore the spacious Blue Mountains Art Gallery and marvel at touring art exhibits and curated local works. Navigate your way through the history of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area in Into the Blue, a high-tech and immersive journey through time.
For art of a different kind explore the incredible Street Art Walk in Katoomba. This community-driven treasure displays large-scale street art from local and international artists in Katoomba’s historic streets. You’ll also discover wonderful works at the Braemar Gallery in Springwood.
In Faulconbridge you can visit the Norman Lindsay Gallery Cottage. Famous for his legendary etchings, watercolours and sculptures, explore Lindsay’s work at his former home. At Bygone Beautys in nearby Leura you’ll find more than 3,000 teapots, from the rare to outrageous.
The Waradah Aboriginal Centre celebrates local Australian Aboriginal life and heritage with dance and didgeridoo performances through the day. There is also an art gallery where you can purchase Aboriginal artworks. On bushwalking trails you’ll find ancient ceremonial sites and rock art.
The Blue Mountains comes alive every year with a dynamic events calendar, from music festivals to markets and shows. Check out the Blue Mountains Music Festival, held in Katoomba every March, for an incredible line up of world-class musicians bringing jazz to the mountains.