Arts & Culture

Local indigenous streetwear brand releases ‘Black Anzac’ design
Community
In the lead up to Anzac Day, an indigenous streetwear business which started out in Queanbeyan/Canberra has released a ‘Black Anzac’ design to honour the memory of indigenous Anzacs “who weren’t given the recognition they deserved”. The new design by ‘Sacred Era’ is inspired by the memory of Aboriginal Gunner, Percy Suey, who spent three years as a prisoner of...
Victorian artists light up Jindabyne’s Lake Light Sculpture
Arts & Culture
Three Victorians are the major winners of the 17th Annual Lake Light Sculpture exhibition, held at Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne over the Easter long weekend. Winner of the Major Award of $10,000 sponsored by Thredbo Resort was sculptor Matt Hill of Rye (VIC) with his entry Mumma and Foal. The two-piece sculpture is of a mare and her foal and...
Mayor’s Writing Competition plants a ‘seed’ for young Eurobodalla writers – entries close soon!
Arts & Culture
Kids looking for something to do these school holidays? Want to get them away from screens? The annual Eurobodalla Mayor’s Writing Competition is here and offering the shire’s young wordsmiths an opportunity to grow their talent. With less than two weeks until entries close, Mayor Liz Innes is encouraging budding writers aged five to 18 years who live or go...
“I look into the eyes of these teenage kids and wonder what they’ve seen.” – Lisa Herbert
Opinion
My heart sank as I scrolled through the comments on a Facebook post recently about the 'welcome refugees' signs in the Bega Valley. I moved here permanently two years ago, having visited the area for over four decades, and always felt the people of the Bega Valley were welcoming and caring. Well, I've felt welcome anyway. But the strength of...
Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Awards, and the winners are…
Arts & Culture
For the first time, the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) Heritage Awards were held at the Braidwood Museum. Mayor Tim Overall presented the awards before an audience of around 40 people. A total of ten nominations across the three categories were received and all the nominations were of a high standard. The judges found making a decision very challenging and...
Lake Light Sculpture and much more this weekend in the Snowy Mountains
What's On
Lake Light Sculpture, Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne, April 19 to 22 Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture event set amidst the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains. Sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting on the water edge, a living studio for artworks but as night falls the real magic happens. Illumination has, since the festival’s...
Tilba Easter Festival celebrates a rich and colourful community
Arts & Culture
Tilba is famous for many things, this tiny town of 400 people packs a punch. European settlers moved in during the 1850's, the unique character of that time still lives, Tilba is the only town in Australia to be fully heritage declared by the National Trust. The farming influence that flowed from those pioneers still inspires people like Nic and...
Collaboration and opportunity flows from Wallaga Lake Grow The Music
Arts & Culture
For the fifth year in a row, the federally funded Grow The Music program based itself in the Wallaga Lake Koori community for two weeks of creativity, and connections; culminating in the free community concert held on Sunday (April 14). The Koori village of Wallaga Lake is tucked away from the highway, beside the bright blue lake and the Grow The Music concert is a rare invitation for...
Four Winds – doing what the Opera House can’t this weekend
Arts & Culture
Easter on the Far South Coast has a sound. It's not just the cranking of the Batemans Bay Bridge going up and down, the Bell Miner birds of Tathra or the shouts of a fisherman reeling one in at Snug Cove, its the sound of world-class musicians gathered in the bush at Bermagui. Four Winds takes flight on Good Friday,...
Perfect timing for Australian music legends to combine at Folk Festival
What's On
The timing could not have been better for a gig titled Songs For Times Like These involving two of Australia's most prominent singer-songwriters whose thumbs have been dipped in political tar. John Schumann and Shane Howard - or as Schumann calls them, two opinionated grumpy old blokes who refuse to shut up - will bring a catalogue of songs to...
Innovative design guru in Bega for one brilliant session this Monday night
Business
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas should get themselves to the Bega Civic Centre on Monday (April 15) for a one-off opportunity. Innovative design guru Aly Khalifa will enlighten and excite Bega for an hour or so, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will...
More April holiday options in South East NSW…
Best of Region
In the second installment of our April tour of the region, Lisa Herbert uncovers some spectacular scenery and activities, for the whole family and for solitude seekers, not too far from home... Tanja Lagoon Camp Address: 142 Haighs Rd, Tanja Ph: 02 6494 0123 Website/bookings here Tanja Lagoon Camp is a luxurious bush haven deep in the Mimosa Rocks National...
Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, Sapphire Coast foodies have so much more to offer…
Food & Wine
Oscar Wilde said the best way to deal with craving was to yield to it. Some of us crave chocolate and yield constantly, however, there are others amongst us (stronger than me!) who can restrain themselves. We are surrounded by chocolate at Easter time, mostly in the shape of an egg. The Easter egg phenomenon has a mixed history, at...
Artists invited to show at The Bas in 2020
Arts & Culture
The newly opened Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre at Moruya, AKA The Bas, is now seeking expressions of interest from artists looking to exhibit in 2020. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Arts Coordinator Indi Carmichael said new exhibitions at The Bas were programmed in monthly time slots. “There are 12 slots all up, with each show running for three to four weeks,” she said....
Contemporary Canadian folk to play Dalgety Hall this Saturday
Arts & Culture
The small halls that dot the dusty roads and green valleys of South East New South Wales add an element of built charm to the natural landscape that surrounds them, they also form the foundations of the rich cultural offerings of the region. There's a magic that stirs in these small, intimate, much loved and often fought for venues that...
Busy start to school holidays – what’s on this weekend
What's On
The About Regional team have put together a list of events, exhibitions and activities for the first weekend of the April school holidays, indoor and outdoor, wet and dry, sporty or not – something to stimulate everyone… Refugees visiting Merimbula and Pambula, Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April The first of three weekend visits this year by refugee groups to the...
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