Arts & Culture

The Bas opens in Moruya – “What a night for art in Eurobodalla!”
Arts & Culture
  “Wow! What a night for art in Eurobodalla!” With those words, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes kicked off a big night of celebration with the opening of The Bas and the opening of the Basil Sellers Art Prize on Friday evening. Several hundred people packed the space adjacent to the Council Chambers in Moruya. The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, AKA...
Scottish ceramicist flowering in sunny Canberra
Arts & Culture
Michelle Young-Hares had never been to a hot place before she arrived in Canberra for a three-month artist residency at the Watson Potters’ Society. She felt the first weekend was a scorcher – it was 26 degrees. The closest Young-Hares had been to a warm climate was opening the pottery kiln in her ceramic studio in Scotland. That has all...
Rare Tasmanian tiger skin now on display at National Museum
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Visitors to the National Museum of Australia can now view a newly acquired rare skin of the extinct Tasmanian tiger or thylacine. The Museum acquired the thylacine pelt, one of the best preserved in known existence, late last year after it spent nearly 100 years hidden away in New Zealand. It went on public display on Thursday (14 February). It...
Shout out for local artists of all abilities to make mini-Vivid at Bermagui
Arts & Culture
A shout out for local artists of all abilities who want to help create a mini-Vivid light and sound show at Bermagui! Lismore based, inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library Service to create a series of installations that will be exhibited in early March. 'The Trail...
Pambula fashion house Zoe.O goes to the next level
News
Pambula based fashion house Zoe.O has been slowly growing since 2015 and four years on, Megan Luhrs and Gwyneth Roberts have just taken their biggest step yet. From their first little shop in the main street of Pambula in the Bega Valley came bigger premises down the road and a team of in-house seamstresses, but in 2019 that goes up another notch....
Federal Labor backs Batemans Bay Aquatic and Arts Centre
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Federal Labor's candidate in Gilmore says a Shorten Government will provide the funds to make the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts & Leisure Centre a reality. The $25 million commitment comes just a day after feedback on three concept plans for the centre closed, a process that has including protests around the retention of a 50-metre pool. While Fiona Phillips has...
FREE materials for Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture artists
Arts & Culture
Local artists are being invited to explore the potential offered by the waste and recyclables generated on the Snowy Monaro. Repurposed materials from the shire's waste facilities are being offered to artists for use in the 2019 Lake Light Sculpture exhibition this Easter in Jindabyne. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is donating a range of suitable materials to artists including: Scrap...
fLiNG physical theatre to dance the Black Dog
Arts & Culture
This year, Bega Valley's youth dance group fLiNG will tackle mental wellness, with plans for a new show to be performed in August this year, coupled with workshops on the same subject throughout Bega Valley High Schools beginning in Term two and continuing over a two-year period. The show and workshops are together known as My Black Dog, and fLiNG artistic...
Time running out on contentious Batemans Bay Aquatic Centre debate
News
The opportunity to provide feedback on the three concepts for the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre ends this Sunday. Eurobodalla Shire Council has been running a drop-in kiosk at the Batemans Bay Village Centre and an online survey since early January. The three concepts presented to the community were created by NBRS Architecture, and include the same...
The 2019 Bega Show program is smoking!
Food & Wine
Last year, Bega Show President Norm Pearce found himself at Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant in New York tucking into a plate of their famous ‘fall off the bone tender baby-back ribs’ marvelling at the choice of flavours - classic barbecue, hickory bourbon, sweet tea glazed, Nashville hot or Texas dusted dry rub. Back home in the Bega Valley, Norm was invited...
Tathra Pub Choir – ‘titanium’ strong after first week
Arts & Culture
During a warm-up rendition of "Stand By Me" with the hundred or so people gathered on a wet and windy evening at the Tathra Hotel, musician Robyn Martin laughs at her own mistake. "I'm a bit vague on that bit - probably shouldn't have chosen a song I'm vague about," Martin says ruefully, adding "but that's what singing in a pub...
Soulful story of The Sapphires coming to Queanbeyan, Nowra, Bega
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Hit stage show, hit film, The Sapphires is now one of Australia's best-loved stories  - and, yes, full of hits. Tony Briggs' story, inspired by the real-life experiences of his mother and aunt, tells how four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, are transformed by Motown soul into a sequin-wearing girl group who get the...
Constance announces $3 million for Old Bega Hospital restoration
Arts & Culture
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance today announced that the NSW Government has set aside up to $3 million from the Regional Communities Development Fund for the restoration of the Old Bega Hospital. The news came as a surprise to the seven members of the Old Bega Hospital Trust who have stewardship of the building which dates back to 1888 and...
New Moruya Library to be open seven days from February 23
Arts & Culture
The finishing touches are being made to the new Moruya Library with the service to go seven days from the end of the month. “Our patrons will love the spacious feel. We’ve improved the layout and knocked out the back wall to connect the library with the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, with views over the golf course beyond,” says...
Mural artist Claire Foxton to paint the ‘face of Queanbeyan’
Arts & Culture
An in-demand mural artist with a distinctive mix of abstract and realistic techniques has been chosen to paint the ‘face of Queanbeyan’ in the heart of the CBD. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has chosen artist and designer Claire Foxton to transform a wall of the Bicentennial Hall by creating a large-scale portrait mural of the person assessed as “truly representing Queanbeyan”....
Region joins Canberra International Music Festival’s 25th birthday party
Arts & Culture
As the Canberra International Music Festival is acclaimed by critics as "an event of national significance: stimulating, provocative and deeply satisfying", Region Media is delighted to announce a 25th-anniversary partnership. "Region Media is all about forging deep connections with the Canberra community, and telling great local stories," says co-CEO Michael McGoogan. "The Canberra International Music Festival has gone from strength...
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