Meringues, Macarons and Monet at the National Gallery of Australia
What's On
In a major coup for Australian audiences, the National Gallery of Australia is bringing Claude Monet’s pioneering painting Impression, Soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) 1872, from which Impressionism takes its name, to the Southern Hemisphere for the very first time. This exclusive exhibition called Monet: Impression Sunrise is the Gallery’s latest blockbuster on from 7 June – 1 September 2019. It...
Performing arts centre vision holds firm
Community
The $18.5m cost of constructing Goulburn’s Performing Arts Centre (PAC) has reignited debate over the project’s budget and location, however, the Goulburn Mulwaree Council is firmly committed to its vision for the state-of-the-art facility, subject to successful tender negotiations to lower costs. At a recent council meeting, two councilors moved to put the cost of the PAC to public consultation...
60,000 years of traditional aboriginal medicine touches the spirit of Katungul
Arts & Culture
Batemans Bay was gifted 60,000 years of traditional medicine with guest Ngangkari or Aboriginal healers who are spending two days at Katungul re-centring the spirit of their patients. There wasn't one person who came out of the healers' room un-rattled, in a good way. It had such a profound effect on first-timer Debbie Grant that she returned in tears. "The...
Intimacy, drama and dinner party passions are dancing at the Q
What's On
A poisonously emotional social gathering filled with jealousy, passion and seething rage sounds like great fodder for the theatre. But when The Dinner Party rolls into the Q Theatre on June 21, don't expect the expletives to fly: the emotions are all in the dance. The Dinner Party is a tense character-driven work, exceptionally well suited to the intimate surrounds...
A path towards the dual-naming of Mount Kosciuszko
News
Senior people within the Ngarigo and Polish communities have laid out their preferred route towards the dual naming of Australia's highest peak. The idea has been on the public record for some time via the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management of 2006. New energy came during the recent Federal Election campaign with a question from the floor at the...
Julian Laffan, the Braidwood printmaker who makes no prints
Arts & Culture
Julian Laffan is a Braidwood schoolteacher. He is also a collector, traveller and historic home renovator. And he is an artist. Laffan trained in printmaking at the Canberra School of Art and came away with a love of wood cut printing. But these days he doesn’t make any prints at all, preferring to colour in the carved woodblock, and display that...
Taralga turns on country charm and fine dining for art show
Arts & Culture
When an icy breeze sweeps the last of autumn’s yellow leaves through Taralga north of Goulburn, art works and steaming cuisine bring more than 1000 people into the village for the June long weekend. Former Goulburn Regional Art Gallery director Jennifer Lamb sighed wistfully to herself 19 years ago, when the art show opened for its first exhibition and judging....
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...
Bega District Band turns BAAD as it looks to the future
Arts & Culture
In their 120th year, the Bega District Band (BDB) is taking action to ensure its future and that of the 'town's soul'. Already boasting a proud history of developing local musicians and supporting community events the BDB is hoping to attract and work with new learner musicians of all ages and abilities for a new band - The Bega All Age...
Monaro dieback is a devastating metaphor for climate change
Arts & Culture
A devastating swathe of dead trees across two thousand square kilometres of the Monaro prompted Michelago artist Sammy Hawker's video installation at the Photo Access Gallery, Dieback. And to watch the video is a haunting and sobering experience: ghostly, brittle limbs rise, white and bleached out of the Monaro mist. Lingering shots unfold across a landscape starved of shelter and...
Photo Gallery – Everyone’s a winner at Narooma Busking Championships!
Arts & Culture
Forty-eight buskers, 50 volunteers, hundreds of spectators, and dazzling blue skies all combined to create the most perfect day for Narooma’s Busking Championships on Saturday. Vintage jazz and retro pop duo 'Stitch' - AKA Bev Long and Zoey Pepper took out the top prize, claiming the $1,000 as the Club Narooma Open Busker Champion. Their Andrew Sisters twist on range...
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...
Narooma fills with music this Saturday for Busking Championships
Arts & Culture
Narooma will fill with music this Saturday as 44 buskers do battle in the third Narooma Regional Busking Championships. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase our local talent as well as see buskers from elsewhere,” says Festival Coordinator John Rungen. “It wouldn’t happen without the support of our sponsors and volunteers, and the community on the day.” Hosted by Narooma...
Program for TEDx livestream in Bega now available – plan your day!
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Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation - it's happening Friday (May 24) in Bega - the TEDx Sydney Livestream. This unique day has been part of the local calendar for the last two years, and once again it promises to unleash new ideas, driven by a purpose to inspire and inform. This partnership between...
The beat goes on for Bega’s DJ Robbie with ‘Appy Connections’
Community
Editors note: Kristi Sproates is founder/owner of Appy Connections, which delivers innovative National Disability Insurance Scheme support around the Bega Valley. Her service builds a therapy bridge into daily life utilising mobile devices and other digital technologies. Appy Connections is part of the first cohort of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. About Regional is proud to back local people with good ideas....
‘The Sapphires’ come to The Sapphire Coast for a night of music
Arts & Culture
The Bega Valley is in for an absolute treat next week when a new production of the fabulous show ‘The Sapphires’ comes to town. There will be one show only of this multiple award-winning production on the stage of the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on Thursday, May 30. Produced by Christine Harris and one of Australia’s premier theatre touring...
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