About Alex Rea

Alex Rea has worked in print media and the arts for three decades, including 12 years as Editor of the Braidwood Times. Born and raised in Canberra, Alex has a keen interest rural and regional communities.

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Joint author talk at Braidwood Library this Saturday morning
Arts & Culture
Zac T Quinn and Christine Marino will be giving a joint author talk at the Braidwood Library on Saturday - August 24 at 11 am. Quinn will be talking about his new novel 'Sanlundia' and local Bungendore Librarian Christina Marino will be talking about her novel 'Community'. Although very different books they both explore concerns about the future and the...
The Knight on the Kings Highway – connecting periods in time
Sport
Deep in the forest, on the side of a mountain, lives a Knight and his Lady. You may have noticed the imposing handmade stone gateway on the Kings Highway between the Clyde Mountain and Nelligen. Black Flat, the stone home of Darrell and Lisa Bossley, sits high above the roadway. The front paddock is the home of their Friesian horses...
Colonial fantasia at The Bas in Moruya
Arts & Culture
The current exhibition by Anna Glynn at The Basil Sellars Exhibition Centre in Moruya, reimagines colonial perceptions through the art of early artists such as John Hunter, the Port Jackson Painter, and George Raper. Titled ‘Promiscuous Provenance’ the exhibition encourages a re-examination of our relationship with our colonial past. The title comes from a quote by Governor John Hunter who...
Old gold shines again in Braidwood – Dargues Reef Gold Mine
Economy
Braidwood and Majors Creek have become mining towns again. After years of prospecting, planning, consultation and preparatory works, the historic Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek is back in action, with the first ore located on May 29. With hoards of hi viz workers out and about in Braidwood, blending with the tree changers, creatives and farmers, Braidwood is...
From paddock to Parliament – Braidwood black garlic business blooms
Business
Black is the new flavour.  Braidwood’s black garlic business 'Garlicious Grown' is going from strength to strength and has been chosen as one of 12 NSW businesses to be part of the 'Flavours of NSW' stand at Australia's premier food trade show – Fine Food Australia. Fine Food Australia will present world class products to national and international buyers at...
‘Veggies for All’ grows in Eurobodalla with grant funding
Community
Fresh is best and the Eurobodalla is about to experience more of it with more back-yard vegetable gardeners, veggie beds and a new community garden growing from a $20,000 grant for the SAGE 2019 Veggies for All program. Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE) received the grant from the IMB Bank Community Foundation, enabling the successful program to continue. The...
Ann Moyal: An independent life of history and science
News
Celebrated historian and prolific figure at the Australian National University, Dr Ann Moyal AM FRSN FAHA, has died at the age of 93. An important independent historian, Ann pursued the history of Australian science through her many books and publications, and was awarded an AM in 1993 for her 'contribution to the history of Australian science and technology especially the...
The slow lane this weekend, take a drive to discover local art and colour
What's On
Bungendore... Gail Nichols ‘Viewpoint’ at Suki & Hugh until 11 August Award winning Mongarlowe artist Gail Nichols solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery includes a striking series of wall rugs made using traditional rug hooking techniques. The works depict abstracted landscape imagery inspired by the artists’ extensive travels in Australia and abroad. Gail Nichols is recognised internationally for her innovative...
Moruya artist energises Canberra town square with ‘Happy Land’ mural
Arts & Culture
What better way to brighten up a Canberra winter than with a colourful mural! As part of the Woden Experiment, a public mural has been painted in Woden Town Square under the guidance of Moruya artist Bjarni Wark. Bjarni was commissioned to enliven the temporary hoardings surrounding the Lovett Tower. Bjarni led an initial session with Canberra College students, then over the next...
Bungendore’s Christophe Gregoire, President of Escoffier Association
Food & Wine
Christophe Gregoire from Les Tres Bon Restaurant in Bungendore has been honoured with the position of President of Escoffier Association Australia at a ceremony in Singapore. In a prestigious ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel, Mr Gregoire was among fellow chefs including eleven presidents from eleven different Escoffier delegations in the Asia - Pacific region. The chefs were tasked with preparing...
Japanese inspiration to Moruya fibre and textiles exhibition – this weekend only
Arts & Culture
A clever exhibition by the Eurobodalla Fibre & Textile Artists Group (EFTAG) is on at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya and Sunday is your last chance to see it! The show is called 'Mottainai: Re-Value', Mottainai being a Japanese term that recognises the intrinsic value of objects and encourages using them fully or all the way to the end of their...
Drone trials put fire in the sky during hazard reduction burn window
News
With dry weather persisting in the South East, Forestry Corporation of NSW, National Parks NSW and the Rural Fire Service have been conducting hazard reduction burns across the region as the winter window arrives. Forestry Corporation alone is responsible for preventing and managing fires in two million hectares of state forests across New South Wales. Now a new tool has...
490 years of volunteer service to Lake George RFS Zone
Community
Where would we be without the NSW Rural Fire Service? Ever at the ready for times of crisis, the RFS is a service that enables the continued security of our lives in rural areas. Last week, more than 490 years of volunteer service to the RFS was recognised in the Lake George Zone. NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM joined...
CBD plan to transform Queanbeyan’s heart, feedback open now
News
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is seeking the community’s views on the refreshed 2019 Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan, which is out for comment until July 8. The Plan, produced by design firm Hames Sharley, considers the challenges that the Queanbeyan CBD currently faces and proposes solutions over a 10-year period of transformation, with a “vision for a contemporary city...
Management Plan for African Lovegrass on Snowy Monaro
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a series of African Lovegrass Management Plan workshops across the region. Workshops have already been held in Jindabyne, Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, and Nimmitabel, however, you still have time to attend one in Adaminaby, Smiths Rd, Bredbo, and Michelago. African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) has become a priority weed and a coordinated plan is needed to manage the...
Autumn arts trail from the coast to the capital
Arts & Culture
There is so much art happening across the region this autumn, from Broulee to Beaver Gallery in Canberra. Here is your headstart...  Art on the Path, Broulee, Sunday, May 26, 8 am to 12 pm Art on the Path is a community run market, sponsored by Dunecare and promoting sustainability. Stalls can only sell locally made art and craft. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s...
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