Mountains Arts Xpo 2022

MAX21 Featured Artist | Peter Hickey

MAX21 Featured Artist | Peter Hickey

Peter is our first ‘Feature Artist’ in our new regular invitation to come and review the work of Featured Artists currently in our Virtual Artisan Fair on the MAX21 website.. He is a photographer whose stunningly beautiful work captures the fleeting glory of light and spectacle that dances across the Blue Mountains region that we sometimes need to see through an artist’s eye to fully appreciaste.

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MAX21 Online at last & at least!

MAX21 Online at last & at least!

The extended COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney presents us with many unknowns, and as a result, we have decided that an in-person MAX21 Artisans Fair event this year would be too risky and challenging to attempt. We are however maintaining a virtual presence online as if the actual live event was still happening, so follow the link to the virtual artisans fair, and enjoy.

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Mountains Arts Xpo 2022
Artists & Artisans Exhibition

17th -18th September 2022
Spring in the stunning
Blue Mountains at

The Fairmont Resort - Leura

Curated excellence!
APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED so your application to Exhibit needs to be emailed to by May 30th. Part of the growing high-quality artisanal movement, the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network (BMCAN) Festival Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to apply to MAX22 – the Mountains Arts XPO 2022 Festival. 

The Artesian Fair component of the XPO is to be held on the oval grounds of the Fairmont Resort on the weekend of Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2022, from 9.00 am-4.00 pm.

MAX22 will be a curated & themed exhibition enabling you to join a wide range of very talented artists & artisans showing the high standard & quality of their work. See more here

Marquees (White 2.4m x 2.4m with inbuilt benches on three sides) will be provided. All covering cloths, chairs, shelving, lighting, and props are to be provided by you.

Applications are now open and
close on Monday 30th May.

To apply to be an exhibitor click the link below and download an application form. You will be contacted by the MAX committe to discuss the details of becoming one of the participants of MAX22 . We look forward to hearing from you.

As part of 2021’s Blue Mountains Arts Festivals, BMCAN’s Mountains Arts Xpo 2021 (MAX21) was to be held at the Fairmont Resort from 9-17 October, (inclusive of the two weekends), featuring all the different art forms that make up our gifted community of artists, performers, and creatives.

With the postponement of the live event till this year, we still want to continue with the spirit of the event online in the build-up to the actual live event in September, still to be held at the Fairmont, so welcome to the online version of the MAX Xpo.

A highlight of MAX is the wonderful artisan market, curated by Christina Mija, Trish Fraunfelter, and Julie Ankers, which still has the virtual feel of being held on the oval at the Fairmont resort all the way throughout the year in the lead-up to the event. 

With over 20 exhibitors, the fair will not only highlight a vast array of superb arts and crafts, it will also feature some of our most outstanding local and regional wine and food producers, providing a great opportunity for all our artisans to showcase their work.

By clicking through to their online presence here on the MAX22 website it is a great opportunity to discover art, craft and food available in the region and beyond, and to experience a growing cultural community that is not going to be diminished by natural and pandemic disasters. During the extended run of this website, you will be able to experience engagement with the artists and artisan’s through similar promotions, specials, and personal engagements, as well as a wealth of information about their, practices, products, and artistic processes to even a larger extent than any live event.

So click the link below, go to the map, and begin to enjoy all that the participants have to offer.

If you are a creator and wish to join the Xpo at any time or to find out more about BMCAN email


Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept, 2022


Fairmont Resort & Spa


An online Xpo featuring the best of the best of all the different art forms that make up our gifted community of artists, performers and creatives
that is a lead up to live events in Sept. 2022.