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...
Canberra dancer Jasmin Durham nominated for prestigious Australian Ballet award
Arts & Culture
Jasmin Durham's mother was mesmerised by ballet from the very first show she ever saw. That love of dance passed from mother to daughter, and now Jasmin, a former Canberra resident who was raised in the city from the age of three months but now lives in Melbourne, is one of six nominees in the 2020 Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards. Created in...
Mongolian street artist breathes new life into Harden-Murrumburrah mill
Arts & Culture
A whole lot of colour is being splashed around Harden-Murrumburrah right now and it’s difficult to miss. Anyone who has driven through the big-little twin towns in the NSW South West Slopes will know the sweeping hills delivering people from east and west, via Burley Griffin Way, provide a perfect asphalt carpet to one of the main attractions which had...
SCULPTURE Bermagui planning to go ahead bigger and better than ever
Arts & Culture
For nine days in between the Black Summer bushfires and the outbreak of COVID-19, SCULPTURE Bermagui was able to squeeze an exhibition of 129 sculptures into a drama-free gap in 2020. The exhibition went ahead in March, and the outdoor nature of most of it meant the event was COVID-19 safe. Now, this year's exhibition is shaping up to be...
New exhibition to feature six decades of artwork from Jack Featherstone
Arts & Culture
An exhibition showcasing the work of Braidwood artist Jack Featherstone will open at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday, 6 February, 2021. Titled 'Jack, John and Kempsey', the exhibition features paintings from the artist’s private collection and the collections of family, friends and local collectors across a span of 62 years, between 1958 and 2020. Jack is a well known figure...
Commemorative festival for bushfire-affected community in its final weeks
Arts & Culture
If art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life – as per the famous quote from Pablo Picasso – hopefully for the bushfire-ravaged residents of Snowy Valleys, an ongoing festival of art has provided some solace. A year on from the Dunns Road fire – which, for 50 days, tore through 333,940 hectares of farmland, bush and...
See the world’s most iconic Sunflowers at National Gallery exhibition
Arts & Culture
The most famous sunflowers in the world are on their way to Canberra in March 2021. Vincent van Gogh's 1888 still-life oil on canvas painting, simply titled Sunflowers, will undoubtedly be the drawcard of the exclusive Canberra season of 'Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London', which opens on 5 March at the National Gallery of Australia. Tickets went...
Country’s new golden girl on stage in Canberra for Australia Day
Arts & Culture
As Fanny Lumsden steps from the lush green lawns of Canberra’s Commonwealth Park onto Stage 88 for the 2021 Australia Day celebrations tomorrow, Canberrans will meet the freshly minted golden girl of Australian music. For the singer/songwriter, it will be in stark contrast to 26 January 2020 when she was still choking on smoke after three bushfires converged into a...
Discover the southeast’s hidden treasures on an arts trail from Bungendore to Bega
Arts & Culture
Are taking the Monday off and hitting the road for an extra-long-weekend? Here are a few exhibitions in southeast NSW where you can escape the heat and enjoy some art and culture. X Gallery, Bungendore Works by Kate Carruthers and Michael Warner in the current show at X Gallery, ‘The Fire and The Flood’. Kate Carruthers and her husband, Michael...
New role begins in Boorowa for leading film figure
Community
Accomplished film producer and scriptwriter Sue Milliken is taking a break from showing Australians themselves on the big screen. She is heading bush on another mission for the country. One of the chief creators of the 2018 hit movie Ladies in Black, Ms Milliken is busily working on several projects, including one close to her heart, a documentary about writer and...
Freak accident inspires Yass graffiti artist to paint a better picture
Arts & Culture
After a freak accident in 2012 left 24-year-old Yass man Jade Roche paralysed from the waist down, he was at a loss for things to do in the regional NSW town. Jade was used to playing sport all of his life, but wasn’t aware of any sport in Yass for people with a disability, or other hobbies that provided disability...
Narooma Youth Theatre stages performance at Quota Park exploring regeneration and renewal
Arts & Culture
Narooma Youth Theatre will hold a performance which explores the theme of renewal on Sunday, 24 January, at Quota Park in Narooma. Residents and visitors are invited to the immersive performance of Regeneration with actors from the youth theatre presenting their visions for the future and their advice for the present. Director Amy Spurgeon said it will be a show where dreams...
Australia Day screening of Yuin Country documentary at historic theatre in Narooma
Arts & Culture
The historic Narooma Kinema will host a screening of the documentary, Yuwinj-Dhari Bulwal-Yuin Country Explored, on Australia Day, 26 January, 2021. The free documentary presents some of the important stories surrounding Captain Cook’s arrival in Her Majesty's Bark Endeavour along the NSW South Coast in 1770, and the past and present consequences for local Aboriginal people. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s arts coordinator,...
The Boy From the Mish gives voice to teen angst
Arts & Culture
If it was tough growing up as an Aboriginal child in a small country town 20 years ago, it was even tougher if you were also gay. Debut author Gary Lonesborough has written the book he wishes he had the chance to read as a youngster coming of age on the NSW Far South Coast. The Boy From the Mish...
Filmmaker Geoff Burton toasts to retirement among Canberra’s vines
Food & Wine
In film and television, Geoff Burton’s name is synonymous with more than 50 feature films including The Sum of Us (1994), starring Russell Crowe, and The Year My Voice Broke (1987), shot in Braidwood, plus hundreds of TV dramas and documentaries such as The Cowra Breakout (1984) and Bangkok Hilton (1989). However, ask people in the Canberra wine region who Geoff...
Top