26 May 2023

Nine things to do in the region this week (26 May to 1 June)

| Claire Sams
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The 2020 Sculpture for Clyde Committee (from left): Janet Kininmonth, David Maclachlan, Lindsey Stewart, Alison Miers, Frances Harmey and Maggie Brennan. Photo: Supplied.

If you like art, cars or something else entirely, read on, we have your weekend plans covered.

From Saturday, Sculpture for Clyde will return and will run for 10 days. There is also an exhibition featuring Karen Sedaitis’ work, a performance of blues music and a multimedia art exhibition in Queanbeyan.

The Old Skool Cool Car Show is returning to the Hotel Koorawatha, the Lions Club of Young are holding their quilt show and Nerriga Hotel will be the site of a family fun day and market.

And if you’re after something for a good cause, the Jindabyne Snow Ball fundraiser is on Saturday, while the Bowning Hill Walk returns on Sunday.

Multiple days

A sculpture by David Ball that is in a donut-shape

David Ball, with a sculpture called ‘Fracture’, was the winner in a previous year. Photo: Supplied.

Sculpture for Clyde

When: 27 May to 4 June
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free entry.

This ten-day sculpture festival is returning to Batemans Bay. The public will be able to see 114 sculptures across three categories of indoor sculpture, outdoor sculpture and students’ work. One artist will take home the $60,000 acquisitive prize (though the sculpture will remain in the Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk) and there are other prizes artists can win. The exhibition catalogue is available online.

An artwork by Karen Sedaitis, featuring a fishbowl and flowers on a red table

This is the latest exhibition from Karen Sedaitis. Image: Karen Sedaitis, via Spiral Gallery Bega/Facebook.

Entangled Life exhibition

When: 26 May to 21 June, 10 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday) or 10 am to 1 pm (Saturday)
Where: Spiral Gallery, 47 Church Street, Bega
Cost: Free entry.

The latest exhibition from Canberra-born visual artist Karen Sedaitis is focused on her still life floral paintings. The artist states on her website that it explores how glass can impact on things like light and shadow.

The SunBears in the middle of a performance, with two members playing guitars and one on drums

These blues performances will chase the winter blues away. Photo: The SunBears/Facebook.

Blues Season Live at the Kinema

When: 27 May, 6:30 pm to 9:45 pm
Where: Narooma Kinema, 94 Campbell Street, Narooma
Cost: $40 per person, tickets via Humanitix.

Blues musicians will be performing in a series of gigs in Narooma in late May to August. Starting the series is Canberra-based The SunBears, who will be supported by singer-songwriter Kara Coen. There will also be a cocktail bar with drinks and noodle boxes in the second cinema room. The doors are to open at 6 pm. Future shows will take place on 16 June and 18 August, featuring The Bondi Cigars and Greg Achison, respectively.

A flyer for the 'Exposed' exhibition, featuring work by Val Gee on the left side

This exhibition will finish on Saturday. Image: Flyer by Rusten House/Supplied, featuring Val Gee’s I’ll Just Stand Here.

Exposed exhibition

When: 6 May to 27 May, 10 am to 4 pm (gallery open Wednesday to Saturday)
Where: Rusten House, 87 Collett Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry.

Time is running out to see this multimedia exhibition from the Marsden Art Group. The participating artists – including Barbara van der Linden, Val Gee, Ian Baird, Michael Felgenhaur, Margaret Gordon, Marilyn Hutchinson, Margaret Kalms and Susan Hey – were asked to respond to the prompt, ‘Exposed’.


A poster for the Old Skool Cool Car Show

Bikes are included too in the return of this car show. Image: Old Skool Cool Car Show – Koorawatha/Facebook.

Old Skool Cool

When: 27 May, 9 am to 3 pm
Hotel Koorawatha, 4340 Olympic Highway, Koorawatha
Free entry, registration via Humanitix.

Car fans from far and wide are invited to stop by Koorawatha. There will be entrants in a range of categories, including modified and unmodified cars and bikes. Raffles and prizes will be on offer, with the money raised being donated to Koorawatha. The Hotel Koorawatha will open at nooon.

A woman in a white dress on a black and gold background turning to look at the camera, along with text advertising the Snow Ball

This black-tie fundraiser is set to knock your socks off. Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce/Facebook.

Jindabyne Snow Ball 2023

When: 27 May, from 5 pm
Jindabyne Bowling & Sports Club, 2 Bay Street, Jindabyne
Cost: $160 per person, tickets via website.

Don’t let the dress code of black-tie scare you! This fundraiser will see guests playing casino-style games, listening to a live music performance by the Venus Show Band and a silent auction with donated prizes. Organised by Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce, the money will be used to install fairy lights around Jindabyne.

A purple, pink and gold poster with white text on the Quilt Show

As the weather cools, there’s nothing better than a good quilt. Lions Club of Young NSW Inc/Facebook.

Lions Club of Young Quilt Show

When: 27 May to 28 May, from 10 am
Where: 189 Boorowa Street, Young
Cost: $5 per person, with those under 16 free.

If you want to see some quilts, Young is the place to be with the quilt show to highlight the work of quilters in the area. And if you’re after some tips, there will also be demonstrations and stallholders able to offer advice. The day will also involve a lucky door prize, a viewers’ choice award and a raffle, which will be drawn on Sunday.


A flyer showing the Family Fun and Market Day

This is one market day you do not want to miss. Image: Nerriga Hotel/Facebook.

Family Fun Day and Market

When: 28 May, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Nerriga Hotel, 6124 Nerriga Road, Nerriga
Cost: Free entry

From live music to medieval displays, from a jumping castle to face painting, there is sure to be something here for everyone. Have a walk through the market stalls and pick up some bargains. The hotel’s kitchen will be closed on the day, though there will be food available for purchase. All stallholder fees will be donated to Beyond Blue and there will be chances for visitors to make donations as well!

A graphic spelling out the meaning of the acronym of SPIN for the Yass Valley SPIN Foundation

The climb for a good cause is returning to the Yass Valley. Photo: Yass Valley SPIN Foundation/Facebook.

Yass Valley SPIN Foundation Bowning Hill Walk

When: 28 May, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 79 Common Road, Bowning
Cost: $5 per person and $20 per family.

Head to the Yass Valley for a walk up Bowning Hill and picnic with a difference. All entrants will receive a ticket for a lucky gate prize, with a kids’ walk activity planned to keep the youngsters entertained. And if you’re hungry after your efforts, there will be a barbecue, popcorn, hot dogs and drinks available for purchase. The money raised will be used to support the group’s charitable works.

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