Come and experience St Margaret's renowned MAYO Arts Festival - named in honour of prominent sculptor and St Margaret's Old Girl Daphne Mayo. Explore a gallery of three-dimensional art, showcasing sculpture, ceramics and jewellery by local and national artists, attend workshops, browse a variety of market stalls, enjoy gourmet food and fine wine, and be enchanted by performers against a backdrop of spectacular city views.

Come and experience St Margaret's renowned MAYO Arts Festival - named in honour of prominent sculptor and St Margaret's Old Girl Daphne Mayo. Explore a gallery of three-dimensional art, showcasing sculpture, ceramics and jewellery by local and national artists, attend workshops, browse a variety of market stalls, enjoy gourmet food and fine wine, and be enchanted by performers against a backdrop of spectacular city views.

FRIDAY 27 MAY

Opened by the Institute of Modern Art's Marie-Louise Theile. Attendees will have the first opportunity to purchase their favorite piece of art from the magnificent collection on exhibition.

SATURDAY 28 MAY

The MAYO Arts Festival program kicks into full swing at 12noon as visitors are invited to enjoy a range of free and ticketed activities, workshops and performances hosted by some of our most talented artisans and community members. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to release your inner artist, or simply take in the vibrant and inspiring atmosphere, glorious food and magnificent sights and sounds of this biennial art spectacular.

01

The festival features the works of renowned local and national artists, with a focus on handcrafted sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery.

Read about the artists...

02

Experience a variety of ticketed workshops and free activities. Take the opportunity to learn from the artists themselves during gallery talks or craft your own contemporary masterpiece. Browse and buy from the variety of artisan market stalls for that unique purchase. Let the kids join in the festival fun with rides, face painting and a sideshow alley. Or simply bring a picnic blanket and relax to the sound of music, enjoying the gourmet food and festival buzz.

Check out what's on...

03

This event is inspired by the life and career of Daphne Mayo, one of Australia's most acclaimed sculptors and a past St Margaret's student.

Learn about the Mayo legacy...