Blaze an art trail to Braidwood this weekend
Arts & Culture
The end of October sees a range of artist studios and workshops, as well as permanent galleries open for the 13th annual Queanbeyan-Palerang Arts Trail. Last weekend Queanbeyan and Bungendore took their turn; this weekend the doors to studios and galleries in Braidwood will be open. Across the region 32 artist studios and workshops are open, showcasing the range and depth...
Canberra blood-lust for horror film The Furies
Arts & Culture
Canberra and the historic mining village of Bywong have provided the perfect scene for the filming of a horror film where "more blood" was the mantra of director Tony D'Aquino. The Furies, which will be released on 7 November, was produced with the assistance of Screen Canberra, and was filmed and post-produced in Canberra. Shooting finished in April, with many of the...
‘One Book One Community’ turns Bega Valley into one big book club
Community
Friday saw the launch of a new idea in the Bega Valley as people gathered at Candelo Books in Bega to celebrate an initiative which aims to connect us all through the experience of a shared story. The book in question is the newly-released third novel by Miles Franklin Award shortlisted author Favel Parrett There Was Still Love and the...
Invigorate and energise your soul at the Bega Big Groove this Saturday!
What's On
Saturday nights in Bega aren't known for their energy, this Saturday night (October 26) is different. You are invited to the second Bega Big Groove - a high energy, funky night of earthy music, drum and dance. The concert features some of the Bega Valley’s most talented and dedicated community dance groups performing with Stonewave Taiko alongside an all-star cast of...
‘A bit of chitchat between the boys’ earns photographer national award
News
An incredible image of two male brumbies battling for dominance in the Snowy Mountains took Cooma photographer Michelle Brown by surprise in more ways than one. Not only did the moment of the two brumbies rearing up on their hind legs get her heart racing, but it did so again when the image won the People's Choice Award at this year's Australian...
Cash up for grabs for 2020 Eurobodalla community events
Community
“We all know Eurobodalla is a vibrant, diverse and fun place to live and visit, and we want to support events that help celebrate our community,” says Leisa Tague, Eurobodalla Shire Council's Events Coordinator. If you have a great idea for a community event but need financial support to get it up and running, then Council’s Community Events Grants could help....
Braidwood artist in Bondi’s famous ‘Sculpture by the Sea’
Arts & Culture
Art is a regurgitation of one's life - a blend of consciousness and sub-consciousness. Sometimes the concept is unexplainable. For Braidwood's Naomi Taylor Royds sculpture metaphorically tells the story of her life - the triumphs and tribulations. Her art even takes in a trip to the emergency ward nine years ago where she had an epiphany, which signalled a new...
Braidwood retrospective exhibition of master artist Antony Symons
Arts & Culture
A major exhibition spanning the life’s work of artist Antony Symons (1942-2018), has opened at the Wheatfield Gallery outside Braidwood. Symons is best remembered for his iconic bronze public sculptures such as the ‘Lithgow Flash’ honouring Olympian Marjorie Jackson unveiled in 2000. His creative output was expressed through a remarkable diversity of mediums and styles. Born in Adelaide, Symons grew...
Synth Surfers to create a wave of music at Murrah this Saturday
Arts & Culture
Fresh from their huge success with Parklight Bega and the Festival of Open Minds last month, the Bermi Create & Make Crew are collaborating on another colourful community event. This Saturday (October 19), fanatics, beginners and everyone in between will gather at the Murrah Hall for Synth Surfers - the Bega Valley’s very first synth festival. See, hear and try cutting...
Snowy 70th celebrations start this week in Cooma
What's On
The Snowy Mountains Scheme seems as old as the hills it sits in. This modern marvel of engineering is such a part of our Australian story that imagining a time without it is hard to do. Fact is it was only seven short decades ago, in October 1949, that the ceremonial first blast was fired at Adaminaby signalling a commencement...
Garage Sale Trail leads to Lilli Pilli with Lillipillooza
Arts & Culture
A local version of the famous music festival 'Lallapalooza' will spring from the sands of Lilli Pilli this Saturday - October 19. "Our very own mini Boosh Doof called 'Lillipillooza' will be held at 19 Lilli Pilli Rd, Lilli Pilli," says Bernie Richards of Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla. "This fun festival fundraiser is part of the annual national Garage Sale...
Vogue exhibition showcases the changing face of Australian women
What's On
If you take the pages of Australia's most venerable fashion magazine, scale up the images (often shot by the world's best photographers) what you get is a series of portraits. But Women in Vogue at the National Portrait Gallery is so much more than a parade of beautiful faces. It's also a 60-year document of how women were perceived and...
Maths whisperer Julie Davies offers FREE Bega maths classes for adults
Community
Are you one of the many Australians who have gone through life believing that you are "bad" at maths? I definitely am and I'm sitting with Julie Davies, an accredited TAFE teacher with an engineering background, who teaches adults and high school students maths through her Bega business, Mandala Maths. It hadn't crossed my mind that we'd end up doing maths...
Pambula artist Stan Squire finalist for International Megalo print prize
Arts & Culture
Pambula artist Stan Squire has been announced as one of 38 finalists in the 2020 Megalo International Print Prize, an achievement which must be seen in the context of the Canberra prize attracting 359 entries this year from 229 artists across 32 countries. "I try to enter one art prize a year," Stan says. "Just working on one prize entry can...
Book Review from Wallaga Lake – ‘The Harp In the South’ trilogy
Arts & Culture
Listening to the trilogy of novels by Ruth Park (Missus, Harp in the South and Poor Man’s Orange) and read by Kate Hood has been extraordinarily moving. They tell of a family, their life experience, their trials and tribulations starting in the late 1800’s and going through till the late nineteen fifties. If you wanted to know what it was...
4000 km from Bega to East Arnhem Land and lessons learned along the way
Community
This land always was and always will be Aboriginal land.  I'm just back from a month-long trip across part of Australia and I can't find the toothpaste. It's been missing for about a week, lost under the dusty seat of the car or in our exploding piles of luggage still piled in the lounge room, so I've been unashamedly stealing...
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