Blockbuster Ancient Greek exhibition coming to National Museum of Australia
Arts & Culture
A trip to Europe might be off the cards for the foreseeable future, but you can go one better and time travel to ancient Greece, thanks to a blockbuster exhibition at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) opening in December. Featuring 180 objects which explore the theme of competition through sports, politics, drama, music and warfare, the collection from the...
Dhurga language revival continues with Bermagui children to launch songs, books
Community
The revival of the Dhurga language is continuing on the NSW South Coast, with public school students planning on releasing songs and books written in the language. Merrimans Local Aboriginal Lands Council (LALC) partnered with Bermagui Public School, Narooma High School, Red Cross, Bega Valley Shire Council and ABC South East to teach the language and create a series of educational resources. In 2020,...
Private club in Yass opens its doors for Karinya House
Community
The Allambee Club in Yass has traditionally been extremely private. So much so that you could easily miss its non-descript clubhouse on the town's main street. However, during the past weekend, the rural women's club opened its doors at 76 Comur Street to the public for the first time in its 98-year history. Inside, an inaugural art fair organised by...
The simple plan that gave life to Jugiong Writers’ Festival
Arts & Culture
It’s almost impossible to fathom the genesis of Jugiong Writers' Festival, a biennial event that celebrates reading, writing and really good fun in the inviting little village just 90 minutes down the Hume Highway from Canberra. Just one person, one idea and several conversations is how the shroud was lifted off the lives of several locals – to their delight...
Mixed response as mural ‘tribute’ unveiled in Batemans Bay
Community
Batemans Bay's latest mural was designed to pay tribute to Indigenous leaders on a local, national and intergenerational scale but it's inadvertently provoked controversy, with some community members questioning the inclusion of journalist and author Stan Grant. The project was a collaboration between the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber and local businesses, with consultation and advice from well-known local...
Spectrum Theatre’s upcoming musical, The Little Mermaid, will delight audiences in Bega Valley
Arts & Culture
More than a year after Spectrum Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is back on and ready to delight Bega Valley audiences. The musical tells the story made famous by Disney and includes both familiar songs as well as some new ones, which director Amber Little says are very catchy and will...
Police and paramedics wanted as extras for television commercial near Goulburn
Arts & Culture
Producers are searching for current or former police officers and paramedics living in Canberra, Yass or Goulburn to act as real-life extras in the background of an advert for an unnamed Australian insurance company. A McGregor Casting spokesperson said the director typically works on documentaries and enjoys working with 'real people'. READ ALSO: Cowra group comes to the rescue of...
Goulburn Performing Arts Centre invites Moscow Ballet, Sydney Orchestra and Guy Sebastian to perform
Arts & Culture
The Moscow Ballet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and singer Guy Sebastian could soon be performing live in Goulburn. These are just some of the names rattled off by Raina Savage, who is in charge of creating an exciting program of theatre, dance, music, circus, comedy and children's shows for when the $18.95 million, 400-seat Goulburn Performing Arts Centre opens in November 2021....
HeadLand Writers Festival brings stories and poetry to South Coast
What's On
Locally and nationally renowned writers will converge on the NSW South Coast this month for a weekend of talks, workshops and entertainment. The first HeadLand Writers Festival will be held in Tathra from 14-16 May, and tickets are already selling fast. The event's creative director, Myoung Jae Yi, said the idea for the festival was born from how the Far...
Riverina author’s return home results in release of new novel
Arts & Culture
Catherine Edwards, Margaret Ryan and Peter Cox are three Riverina teachers who can take a huge bow as one of their former students publishes her seventh title. Gabrielle Tozer, an award-winning, internationally published author of three young adult novels, has recently released her fourth young adult literary work, Can’t Say it Went to Plan. Born and bred in Wagga Wagga, Gabrielle...
Time to get creative for Sapphire Coast ART MONTH
Arts & Culture
As festivals and large-scale events begin to wake up from last year's hibernation, ART MONTH Sapphire Coast is preparing for a big return. Ahead of the extravaganza, which is to be held in August, Bega Valley Regional Gallery is asking performers and creatives to discuss their ideas now. Expressions of interests can come from local artists, performers, dancers and musicians....
The Sandman creates art to heal from tragedy
Arts & Culture
Like the mythical character said to sprinkle sand in children's eyes, Troy Purple's sand artworks and scribes can seem like something from a dream. So much so that "The Sandman" has been accused of them being fake or photoshopped in the past. But the Far South Coast man's artworks are most definitely real and they are all created in less...
Musos can now study a degree at Goulburn’s Hume Conservatorium
Arts & Culture
For people living in regional areas, often the decision to attend university means leaving home. However, that is no longer the case for music students living in or near Goulburn. In a groundbreaking initiative, the city's Hume Conservatorium (HumeCon) has negotiated a teaching partnership with the University of New England (UNE). This will allow music students living in the Southern...
The best of international film heads to Young for a three-day festival
What's On
Young will be rolling out the red carpet in late July when Hollywood comes to town for a weekend in the form of the Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival (TFF). Young is just one of eight regional NSW towns – and the only town in the southern part of the state – selected to host the festival, in which a handful of...
Former hospital Rusten House reborn as new arts centre for Queanbeyan
Arts & Culture
An integral piece of Queanbeyan's history, Rusten House, which was once the town's hospital, has been painstakingly restored and rebirthed as an arts centre that will showcase the region's array of talented artists. Rusten House began life as Queanbeyan's hospital in 1862 and was officially reopened on Thursday, 22 April, by NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, and...
‘Pragmatic Idealists’ presents professional development for artists in southeast NSW
Arts & Culture
Making art is one thing, but getting your career as an artist up and running is another ball game. Southeast NSW has a healthy and growing arts sector and now a new venture aims to provide professional development services often only found in metropolitan areas. The newly formed Inlets – Regional Arts Services has partnered with South East Arts to present...
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