Named in honour of one of Australia's finest sculptors, Daphne Mayo, the MAYO Arts Festival showcases emerging local and national artists with a focus on exhibiting three-dimensional art across various disciplines including: jewellery, glass art, ceramic art and sculpture.
The festival will officially launch on Friday 25 May with an opening night cocktail party and art exhibition, held in the St Margaret’s Arts Centre Foyer, a spectacular backdrop for this ticketed event. Guests are invited to soak up the breathtaking views of the city while mingling with the artists. This event is the first opportunity for guests to purchase their favourite piece of art from the magnificent collection on exhibition.
Saturday 26 May will usher in a family friendly art-themed festival with a range of free and ticketed activities, rides, workshops and entertainment for all ages. Guests are invited to roll up their sleeves and release their inner artist with a variety of workshops hosted by talented artists and community members. For the quiet observer there is the opportunity to simply browse the artisan markets and purchase quality handcrafted gifts, jewellery and homewares, or simply take in the creative atmosphere, and magnificent sights and sounds of this family-friendly event.
Adding to the festival atmosphere is a steady stream of musical and theatre performances as well as gourmet food and wine offerings.