Arts & Culture

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!
What's On
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...
Four generations navigate a new & exciting arts scene in Tanja Church
Arts & Culture
The old Tanja Church has had an injection of new life with the arrival of a former lecturer in arts and performance, a production manager and four generations living on the grounds. It's fitting that one of the new owners - Louise Morris - has a PhD which focus' on how sites hold history. Her passion is for site-specific theatre,...
‘Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat’ in Mogo
Arts & Culture
About Regional dropped into the exhibition opening of “Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat” at The Gallery in Mogo on Wednesday evening. The exhibition is a showcase of works by members of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc. (CABBI) and is part of the River of Art Festival, that runs for 10 days throughout the Eurobodalla. The Gallery, Mogo offers a wide...
Batemans Bay sculpture collection grows admist the beauty of the Clyde
Arts & Culture
On a balmy afternoon this week, two more sculpture were unveiled to permanently adorn the waterfront at Batemans Bay. The result of the Sculpture for Clyde (formerly Sculpture on Clyde) annual event, the works have been added to two sculptures installed last year. First off ‘Dance’, a striking red metal sculpture by Haruyuki Uchida was revealed. Dance was acquired as...
Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
Marine Science Forum promises an ocean of images – May 25, Merimbula
Environment
Head to Merimbula on May 25 and immerse yourself in a sea of images, films, and information about our beautiful sapphire oceans, at the 10th Annual Marine Science Forum. Presented by Eden's Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, this year the Forum showcases a 'school' of marine and ocean photographers, filmmakers as well as the technologies that help them capture their...
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