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Beautiful autumn days are here -- a great time to travel to Windsor and the Hawkesbury. Though the days are shorter, those hot days of summer are now past and there are so many activities in and around Windsor. So, this is our short list for April and May!

The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery has a charming exhibition on now through May presenting the artistic practices that explore the many facets of 'softness'. The Exhibition is aptly titled, "Soft Core" with large-scale inflatables and forms made from soft materials along with materials that simply look soft. (Gallery closed Tuesdays)

If you yearn to see a rural scene, this is the time of year to take a trip up to Purple Noon Gallery in Freemans Reach. Trees are changing, produce stands are beginning to sell wonderful oranges and with the cooler night temperatures, crisp apples are coming into their prime! After you view the newest exhibition which is open through June,  'Luminosity' (recent works by Lyndal Campbell), Purple Noon is just steps away from a local producer. 

For a bit more about this wonderful local gallery at 606 Terrace Road, Freemans Reach: Open Wed to Fri 10am - 5pm, Open weekends 11am - 4pm



A day trip to Purple Noon Gallery in Freemans Reach, just minutes from North Richmond on Terrace Road will get you into the gorgeous rural scene of the Hawkesbury.

  Mellissa Read Divine

Exhibitions at Purple Noon change throughout the year but each is on display for a lengthy period and the Gallery maintains a strong focus on quality art from emerging and Indigenous artists from around Australia. Works by award winning Mellissa Read Divine and Greg Hansell are on permanent exhibition in this gallery. Along with mixed media work, exciting sculpture and unusual jewellery, items are on sale. For those who love the unusual and the memorable, you'll always be surprised.

hs Mrs Copes Cottage

The setting is delightful; the gallery building was purpose-built with sandstone walls, old timber and an unusual corrugated iron roof. The view and the gallery alone are well worth the short drive from Windsor.

Then to make yours a splendid day trip, continue on to Ebenezer and East Kurrajong for a leisurely wine tasting at Tizzana Winery. Bookings for lunch or a more substantial tasting are required. 02 4579 1150


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