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Joadja Distillery Studio
Painting/Drawing – Marlene's work reflects the underlying nature of the environment in Joadja Valley, especially along Joadja Creek. It includes landscape, birds, animals and plant life.
Watercolours – Rod Smart’s work comprises watercolour landscape focussing on Joadja Valley. Rod’s approach is traditional; he is interested in the effects of light and colour in the creation of small landscape poems.
Mixed Media – Wendy Hill has concentrated this year on drawing and painting trees; specifically exploring the beauty of their intricate colours and shapes. She is also exhibiting some of her life drawings.
The town of Joadja was established in the late 1870’s by the Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Co. and the hundreds of Scottish oil shale miners who brought with them their skills in the mining and retorting technique… and the stilling and brewing of ‘sly grog’. The Scottish heritage in the valley and the history of ‘sly grog’ has inspired the Jimenez family who currently own and manage Joadja Town, to establish Joadja Distillery in 2014.
Located within the precincts of joadja Village the Distillery includes ground floor and mezzanine areas, used for functions and exhibitions. This area overlooks the distilling space. The site is at the end of Joadja Road at Joadja Creek and includes various historic mining remnants and a licenced cafe.
EMBARK UPON AN ADVENTURE ALONG UNSEALED ROADS TO DISCOVER THE JOADJA GHOST TOWN!Directions:
- At Mittagong, follow the signs towards Wombeyan Caves
- Turn right at Wombeyan Caves turn off, and follow it through until you reach the signs to Joadja Road.
- Follow Joadja Road for about 11kms to the very end. Turn right over the cattle grid onto a dirt road.