Free workshops for young and old share the secrets of film and live streaming
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Age is no barrier when it comes to learning about film making or streaming with a number of free workshops being held on the Far South Coast. In April, Far South Film will present two-day workshops on Film making for Seniors as well as Live Visual Effects for Streaming for younger people. The youth workshop is a Youth Week event...
Basil Sellers gives Moruya the gift of a world-class sculpture
Arts & Culture
A sculpture created by one of Australia’s most recognised artists and donated by philanthropist Basil Sellers OAM, will soon be installed in pride of place at Moruya. The $100,000 gift to the Eurobodalla community was commissioned by Mr Sellers to further enrich The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre which has fast become a must-see attraction on the south-east arts circuit since...
Far South Coast comes alive at Easter with festivals, art exhibitions
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The Far South Coast will be a hive of activity this Easter with plenty of events and activities for both visitors and locals. There's two-days of entertainment at the Eden Easter FunDayz, the always-popular Tilba Festival, the opening of a Sculpture Garden Exhibition at Navigate Arts near Tathra and a little further ahead there will be the opening of a...
Golden girl Fanny Lumsden bringing her Australiana songs to Queanbeyan’s Good Folk
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The National Folk Festival's Good Folk headliner and multi-award winner, Fanny Lumsden, appreciates the irony. The traumatic year of bushfires and COVID-19 was, from a career perspective, her best yet. The success of the 2021 Golden Guitar Female Artist of the Year's album Fallow, despite being released on the day the "music industry was cancelled", surpassed her understandably altered expectations,...
Photography helps Grant Kitchen move beyond his wheelchair
Arts & Culture
Technology can't help Grant Kitchen walk again, but it is helping him chase a love of photography. From the click of a button on his phone, the 62-year-old is able to capture sunsets, seascapes and a butterfly as it hovers above a thistle in the paddock. Now he's bravely preparing for his first public exhibition. At the age of 44,...
Foodies in for a treat at Narooma Oyster Festival 2021
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Mouths will be watering at the news the Narooma Oyster Festival is returning on 30 April to 1 May 2021 with a top line-up of chefs, oyster farmers and producers. The festival has attracted thousands of people each year and will be held in the Wagonga Inlet, Narooma and celebrates NSW South Coast oysters and the region’s natural quality produce,...
Bega’s Felicity Dowd smashes the country music chart at 17
Arts & Culture
It's not every day a musician releases their debut single and it rises to number one on the iTunes Country Songs Chart overnight. However, after releasing her debut single, Blue Skies, on 8 March, Felicity Dowd woke up to find she'd achieved exactly that. The song paints an honest but hopeful picture of how natural disasters have shaped Australia's landscape, but...
Heesco’s ‘holiday’ in the Hilltops leaves a lasting impression
Arts & Culture
He might have been on the shade side of a silo for the best part of six weeks in January, but Heesco Khosnaran felt like he was on holiday when he visited Harden-Murrumburrah. The Mongolian street artist has just returned to his hometown of Melbourne having just completed a majestic mural on the side of the twin towns’ towering epicentre...
Rocking new way to play hide and seek emerges in Hilltops Region
Community
A story of intrigue, creativity and adventure is emerging out of the Hilltops Region, and its managing to capture the imaginations of children of all ages. As hard as it is to believe that something as simple as a rock could inspire innovation, indeed smooth, rounded palm-sized pebbles have become the currency of choice for kids in the region and...
Married at First Sight’s Samantha Harvey reveals she’s still wearing her wedding ring
Arts & Culture
Canberra's Samantha Harvey has quickly become a favourite on Nine Network's latest season of Married at First Sight, not only because of drama with reality television husband Cameron Dunne, but also for her strong nature and ability to tell it like it is. The 31-year-old single mother entered the show for a second chance at love after being cheated on by her...
A rocking good reason to head to Tumut in March
Arts & Culture
Each year in Tumut, just prior to the Festival of the Falling Leaf, the town totally rocks. With the amber light still shining over the annual festival, which has tentatively been set down for 24 April, 2021, the town is focused on Rock the Turf, which returns after a 12-month hiatus due to COVID-19. Saturday, 13 March, is the date...
Narooma School of Arts optimistic about $7.28 million grant application
Arts & Culture
Narooma School of Arts has applied for a $7.28 million grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund to build the Narooma Arts and Community Centre (NACC). School of Arts vice-president Jenny Hain said the grant would cover design, site works, construction and fit-out, and contingencies. “The NACC’s design and amenity has been extensively thought through during the past 10...
Documentary shortlisted by SBS tells story of a show that must go on
Arts & Culture
A documentary made by a Batemans Bay filmmaker about keeping Australia's oldest show on the road is one of five shortlisted by SBS as part of its Australia Uncovered series exploring diversity and equality in contemporary Australia. The Carnival, directed by Isabel Darling, is a six-year labour of love that tells the story of Queanbeyan's Bell family which has run Bell's...
Film shot in Snowy Mountains to premiere at prestigious South by Southwest festival
Arts & Culture
A feature film shot in Adaminaby, the Snowy Mountains, the Monaro plains and western Sydney in 2019 is to have its world premiere at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in the US, to be held ‘virtually’ in March 2021. SXSW, held in the city of Austin, Texas, is an annual film, music and digital festival that celebrates raw...
Don’s homecoming changes the face of Batemans Bay
Community
Very few people have literally changed the face of their old hometown, but Don Paull can lay claim to that achievement through his work on the Batemans Bay foreshore. Painting under the pseudonym Fangaroo, Don is the man behind the evolving new look of the iconic The Boatshed – also known as Innes' Boatshed. His work is transforming the shed's...
The tree-changer who became the Riverina’s new arts leader
Arts & Culture
After 12 months as acting executive director of Eastern Riverina Arts, Dr Tim Kurylowicz has been permanently appointed to the role. The seasoned arts and cultural worker, who made the tree-change to the Riverina with wife Sophie in 2011, takes the reins of the local not-for-profit organisation following Scott Howie’s 10-year stint in the gig. Since relocating to the area, Dr...
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