Arts & Culture

Bega Valley ‘Bands Together’ to help farmers in Central West NSW
News
A bunch of Bega Valley locals have headed west to bring good times, support, and hope to drought-affected communities around Parkes. The Band Together Farmers concert (November 17) comes from the same crew that rocked and re-energised Tathra with Band Together after the March 18 bushfires. Led by former police officer Darren Jones, the local crew also included Jess Ryan, Peter...
“When it comes to supporting people in need, the Eurobodalla community never disappoints.”
News
The Eurobodalla has turned out to raise more than $30,000 for drought-affected local farmers and those in the region's sister shire - Cobar. More than 450 people came along to Eurobodalla Raindance events at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma on Friday night (November 23) to raise the funds. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says the events were a beautiful example of...
Firebirds add colour to Tathra’s new pallet this weekend
Arts & Culture
A new circle of friends has been born out of 'that day in Tathra' and this weekend their time, talent, and support for each other will be on show. The Tathra Firebirds emerged out of the bushfires of March 18 and have gone on to be a force of creativity and acknowledgment, reflecting the diverse experiences of 'that day'. Co-convenor Amanda...
Could Australian politics get any curiouser? Visit Behind The Lines 2018 to find out
Arts & Culture
Australian politics is certainly becoming curiouser and curiouser if the Museum of Australian Democracy's  (MoAD) 2018 Behind The Lines exhibition is anything to go by. The popular exhibition was launched last week by special guest, comedian, author and songbird Sammy J. Every year MoAD presents Behind The Lines, an exhibition that displays the best political cartoons from the last 12 months. The 2018 exhibition...
A stitch in time for Braidwood – 24th Annual Quilt Airing this weekend
What's On
As Braidwood prepares for its biggest weekend of the year, there is also a sense of sadness. The 24th Annual Quilt Event & Airing of the Quilts will be held this weekend (November 24/25), but this will be the last year for the Braidwood Quilt Shop. Proprietor June Weatherston has been a stalwart of the quilting fraternity for decades and...
Eminent judges choose Australia’s finest wines – National Wine Show this Saturday
Economy
Given the opportunity to taste your choice of more than 1000 of the finest wines in Australia, all identified by the nation’s most qualified judges, you will need a strategy. For two hours this Saturday after the National Wine Show of Australia identifies the winners at Exhibition Park in Canberra, 300 people will have such an opportunity. Chairman of the...
Arts Activity for Everyone at SouthFest
Arts & Culture
You’re invited! Join Tuggeranong Arts Centre for a day of arts activity and entertainment around the Tuggeranong town centre and at their beautiful lakeside venue on Saturday, November 24 as part of the new SouthFest community festival. SouthFest is a day-long community party celebrating life in the Tuggeranong valley with a healthy chunk of #TuggersPride. With everything from market stalls...
Pambula Preschool frustrated at five-year legal tussle with Crown Lands
News
Pambula Preschool says a five-year battle with the NSW Government has placed it in a legal limbo and cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential funding and is jeopardising its future. Spokesperson Glenn Merrick says what should have been a very simple lease renewal with NSW Crown Lands has turned into an epic battle that has prevented the preschool...
Cobar Mayor on her way for ‘Raindance Eurobodalla’ this Friday
News
The long-serving Mayor of Cobar in 'way out central west' New South Wales says her community is grateful for the thoughts and efforts of the Eurobodalla in these dry, distressing times. Lilliane Brady OAM is the longest serving female mayor in NSW. She has just been elected as Mayor for her nineteenth year, having served as a councillor for 35 years. "If my husband was...
HSC artwork on show now at Batemans Bay Visitor Centre
Arts & Culture
The talent and flair of Batemans Bay high school students is on show now at the Batemans Bay Visitor Centre, of particular note are selected artworks from the 2018 Higher School Certificate. Council’s Tourism Marketing and Visitor Services Coordinator Lysanne Cameron says the visitor centre makes for a great venue. “It’s always wonderful to have the students’ beautiful artwork brightening up the...
Cobargo blacksmith takes time to forge a bond with the public
Arts & Culture
When Philippe Ravenel was fourteen and growing up in the Swiss village of Trelex, he went to Southern France and saw a blacksmith plaiting metal. “I saw his work and thought: ‘that’s what I want to do," Ravenel says during an open forge at his Cobargo property known as Galba Forge. After completing four years at a trade school in...
How about a hotel among the gum trees at the National Arboretum?
Environment
A new hotel, cabins among the trees and 50 newly planted zig-zag gardens in the central valley of the National Arboretum are all coming closer as the site grows faster than a rogue willow tree. And that means that what began as a patchwork of forests is rapidly changing shape as it expands commercially. The hotel idea isn't a new...
“Stop importing rubbish chipboard furniture” – Ulladulla’s Denise Joy
Arts & Culture
Shabby chic sea change style with a distinctly Australian vintage feel characterises Dee's Funk 'n' Junk shop in Ulladulla. Vintage, retro and 'grungescent' décor is arranged in vignettes that use every last centimetre of the old shed that contains the shop's treasures. Music from a vintage collection of LPs for sale is always playing in the shop, setting the atmosphere...
Roll on out to Bowning on Sunday for the Rollonin Cafe’s Country Fair
What's On
The cries of 'Bail up! Bail up!' will resound across the Yass Valley heritage town of Bowning on the weekend when reenactments of a bushranger hold-up of a Cobb and Co coach punctuate the Rollonin Cafe's ninth Country Fair, in support of cancer charity CanAssist. The replica slab hut cafe built by Renata and Tony Ryan has helped put Bowning,...
‘Let’s get serious about protecting heritage’ – Goulburn Heritage Group
Arts & Culture
Goulburn is no lightweight when it comes to history, reflecting national and state-significant heritage themes – that’s not surprising for Australia’s first inland city. It’s a position that deserves dedicated heritage co-ordination, Doug Rawlinson from the Goulburn Heritage Group says. Just back from a 'reconnaissance' to Bathurst and Orange where heritage is the number one tourist attraction, Doug is adamant...
A sharp focus on the blur of war – Braidwood painter Kate Stevens
Arts & Culture
Braidwood Painter Kate Stevens has won the inaugural $50,000 Evelyn Chapman Art Award with work that was painted using drone footage over Gaza. The Evelyn Chapman Art Award is presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45. The Award is given to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice...
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