Our artists and exhibits all under one roof in Imlay Street.  A treasure trove of local creative expression.

Every year local artists and makers display their creations and take part in a number of Whale Festival sponsored art competitions and exhibitions.

This year you can take in seven exhibitions showcasing the work of local artisans and creative types in one convenient location.

The Port Authority Exhibition Centre launch is on Friday November 1st at 5:30pm and is supported by Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant.

Enjoy the art with live music, drinks, nibbles and a taste of Wheeler’s Sydney Rock Oysters harvested in our pristine local waters.

Competition winners will be announced at 6:00pm.

Louise Kelly, local underwater, seascape and ocean lifestyle photographer, will finish the evening off with an inspiring talk at 6:45. Louise will also have her work on display.

The Wheeler’s Exhibition Centre will be open Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm and Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm. Entry is by donation. You can get a sneak peek from 10am to 2pm on Friday November 1.

Eden Whale Festival Photography competition and display invites amateur photographers to submit their best photos in 3 prize categories.

This year the major theme of the competition is ‘Our Seaside Town’ with entries in colour and black and white. The popular ‘Show Us Your Whales’ category is also back this year.

This event is sponsored by the Eden Lionesses, Harvey Normal Tura and Phil Small Photography.

Imlay Crafts Inc will be displaying and selling their beautiful ceramic works of art. Imlay Crafts was formed in 1974 as Eden Craft Workshop to promote ceramic crafts.

Membership ranges from beginner to those of many years experience, including former production potters and those with tertiary qualifications.

Artists Who Wood is a festival favourite with $2500 in prizes among 3 categories. Come see the beautiful creations carved out of the timber that surrounds us.

Artists Who Wood has been generously sponsored by the Forestry Corporation of NSW for 6 years now!

The Repurpose It Competition encourages people of all ages to make something useful out of recycled materials of any kind.

Come along and see the interesting and imaginative creations that range from abstract art and fashion pieces to new useful items!

The Repurpose It competition is sponsored by the Port Authority of NSW who are also major sponsors of the Eden Whale Festival.

The Log Cabin Quilters display will exhibit the beautiful handiwork of local quilters. There is a lot of talent and experience in the quilting group not to be missed. One the day, buy a ticket to win a stunning quilt to help raise proceeds for the Whale Festival.

The Sapphire Snappers will be joining the exhibition this year displaying photography featuring the beautiful landscapes of the Sapphire Coast. Members of the group range from beginners through to professionals and have regular meetups to share knowledge and experience.

Our exhibition centre will be at 197 Imlay Street, next to the Eden One Stop Discount Shop. The exhibition space is generously provided by Jason and Alina Matterson.

If you wish to enter any of our competitions, please see our forms page to download entry forms.