Arts & Culture

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...
Friday film screenings in Moruya and Bega launch Refugee Week
Arts & Culture
Refugee Week launches this weekend across Australia and the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley are with the first communities to step forward and acknowledge the issues facing refugees and celebrate the contribution made by refugees to Australian society. Tonight (June 14) the Bega Valley Rural Australians for Refugees invite you to a film screening and dinner and film The film 'Chauka...
Successful Aboriginal cultural festival Giiyong gets go ahead for 2020
Arts & Culture
One clear sun-shiny-day in September 2018, on the shores of pristine Pambula Lake, 6,000 people from far and wide gathered at Jigamy to celebrate new and emerging art, music, performance and more from the world’s oldest culture. Giiyong (pronounced GUY-YONG) means 'comes to welcome' in the language spoken by South Coast elders and the Giiyong Festival lived up to its...
‘People With Oomph’ inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds
News
In the words of the great Damon Davis - "People with oomph - they're not lyin down. People with oomph - spread the good life. People with oomph - keep their own style. People with oomph - walk mile after mile." The lyrics of this Bega Valley song man inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds. It's back! September 13 and...
Sculptor Sian Watson fits in Canberra exhibition between jaunts to Montana and Jindabyne
Arts & Culture
Sian Watson is that rare bird – a young artist who can sell and exhibit as much work as she makes. Since graduating in 2015 Watson has exhibited work in Canberra, Montana, Murrumbateman, New York, Ontario, Queanbeyan, Sydney, Washington and Yass. Her latest show Future Fables is at Tuggeranong Arts Centre until 29 June. She went to school and university in...
Tathra’s hardest day captured by its youngest residents
News
Tathra's hardest day has been captured by its youngest residents in big, bold words, ideas and colours. Students of Tathra Public School have launched a book that pulls together the day bushfire swept into their community and the days that have followed. "We were looking at ways to have our children reflect on what happened in March without putting them...
Striking life-sized Indigenous sculptures on show for the first time at National Museum
Arts & Culture
Specially commissioned life-sized figures woven by Indigenous artists from the remote Central and Western deserts are now on display for the first time at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra before they head overseas on tour with the acclaimed Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition. The National Museum says the eight life-sized figures created by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers are...
And you thought the snow season was for skiing! Taking photos is much more fun!
Arts & Culture
After what felt like the hottest and longest summer on the Eurobodalla coast we've finally arrived at what I think is the most photogenic season of the year - winter! You don't need expensive gear either to get the money shot - just a good eye for composition as in the rule of thirds (which as a photojournalist I break...
Four days of ‘all that Jazz’ for Merimbula’s long weekend festival
Arts & Culture
Strutting their stuff across stages all over Merimbula this weekend will be jazz musicians, singers, bands and fans, for the 39th Merimbula Jazz Festival. This year there will be some new events including a swinging street parade that transforms into a vibrant street “fest” with music, food, dancing and market stalls, then at 5 pm a magical twilight lantern-walk to...
$230,000 raised from Monaro Spectacular for local cancer patients
Community
The Monaro Spectacular - a fun community dance competition that raises money for local cancer patients - has raised in excess of $230,000 in 2019! Since 2010, The Monaro Committee for Cancer Research has raised nearly a million dollars, according to committee president of seven years, Sandy Scholfield. The annual event sees groups learn a dance routine over twelve...
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...
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