22 March 2024

Nine things to do in the regions this week (22 - 28 March)

| Claire Sams
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Gundaroo artist Rosalind Lemoh’s latest exhibition recently opened in Canberra. Photo: Canberra Glassworks.

We all might be tired from school and work, but that doesn’t mean we have to spend the coming week doing nothing. Here are nine events from across the regions that are sure to keep you entertained, inspired and thinking about the world around you.

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This documentary follows actors with a disability from across rural NSW through their experiences of drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Rebus/Facebook.

Re-Emergence film screening

When: 22 March to 6 April, various times
Where: Various locations
Cost: General admission tickets cost $15, and are available online.

Re-Emergence is a documentary following actors with a disability in rural NSW, filmed over three years – a fictional story interspersed with real stories of drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will be shown in Goulburn, Merimbula and Queanbeyan over the coming few weeks, with the show looking at how its characters – and their communities – endure and then emerge from hardship and trauma.

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This exhibition celebrates mothers – and motherhood – in all the forms they take. Photo: Raglan Gallery/Facebook.

Mummahood 2024

When: 28 February to 24 March, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm (Wednesdays to Sundays)
Where: Tillers Gallery, Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre, 9-11 Lambie Street, Cooma
Cost: Free entry.

Everyone has a mother, but how often are they put front and centre in an art exhibition? These portraits from Snowy Mountains photographer Katie Phillips focus on mothers and the loving, nurturing roles they play in our lives – and there’s only a few days left to check them out!

Glass sculpture saying Told, Retold, Untold

Gundaroo artist Rosalind Lemoh’s exhibition, Told, Retold, Untold, has just opened at Canberra Glassworks. Photo: Damien Geary.

Told. Retold. Untold. An exhibition by Rosalind Lemoh

When: 7 March to 28 April, 10 am to 4 pm (open Wednesdays to Sundays)
Where: Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, Canberra
Cost: Free entry.

Gundaroo artist Rosalin Lemoh’s latest exhibition draws from the Canberra Glasswork’s architectural history, as well as larger social themes – through the art of glass. She has spent the past 12 months working in glass sculpture after being named the 2023 artist-in-residence at the Canberra Glassworks. Told, Retold, Untold brings together some of the work she’s done during the year.

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This show is bringing science – and comedy – to Queanbeyan. Image: The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre/Facebook.

You Are A Doughnut

When: 22 and 23 March, shows from various times
Where: Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (The Q), 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Tickets cost between $25 and $100, and are available via the centre’s website.

This production might get you in the mood for doughnuts, but you can’t eat the kind this family-friendly show focuses on. The creators of The Alphabet of Awesome Science have put together a new, multiple award-winning family show called You are a Doughnut. The show is a singing and dancing exploration of the human digestive system – the name doughnut coming from something that might surprise you.

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This art exhibition brings together a range of artists in the heart of Bega. Image: Spiral Gallery Bega/Facebook.

Spiral Gallery Members’ & Friends exhibition

When: 22 March to 23 April, 10 am to 4 pm (Mondays to Fridays), 10 am to 1 pm (Saturdays)
Where: 47 Church Street, Bega
Cost: Free entry.

This recently opened exhibition brings together Spiral Gallery Co-operative members and other South Coast-based artists. Artists of all kinds have entered works, including ceramics, sculpture, basket-weaving, jewellery, clothing, felting, prints, paintings, handcrafted wood and knives.

The latest exhibition at Rushe Photography Gallery is set to open - and it will feature more than photography.

The latest exhibition at Rushe Photography Gallery is set to open – and it will feature more than photography. Photo: Jerusha McDowell.

Common Threads opening night

When: 23 March, from 5 pm (opening night)
Where: Rushe Photography Gallery, The Malbon, 2 Malbon Street, Bungendore
Cost: Free entry.

This joint exhibition brings together artistic works by photographer Jerusha McDowell and woven sculpture artist Linda Coomber. The exhibition will be hosted at Jerusha’s art gallery, Rushe Photography Gallery, inside The Malbon, a collective retail space that also hosts other artisans and businesses the community can explore. Art fans will also be able to treat themselves to champagne and light refreshments during the opening.


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Musician Garth Prentice is artist-in-residence at The Crisp Galleries in the Yass Valley – and he has a gig coming up. Photo: Supplied.

Looking Out My Back Door with Garth Prentice

When: 23 March, 2 to 4 pm
Where: The Crisp Galleries, 28234 Hume Highway, Bowning
Cost: Tickets cost $15 (with children under 16 having free entry) and are available via Humanitix.

Musician, songwriter and the Contemporary Music Manager at the Hume Conservatorium in Goulburn Garth Prentice is the recipient of the artist-in-residency program for 2024. In this gig, he will take to the stage alongside other talented artists for a show in celebration of his residency at The Grisp Galleries. He has spent the two-week residency writing blues compositions for his upcoming album, with these compositions to be brought to life by local musicians, and recorded locally.

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Brush up on your creative writing skills at this workshop. Photo: Goulburn Mulwaree Library/Humanitix.

Writing Craft Essentials workshop

When: 23 March, 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184-194 Bourke Street, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry, though registration is via Humanitix.

Have an idea for a story you can’t get out of your head? Women’s fiction author, writing podcaster and experienced teacher Pamela Cook and award-winning romance author, lawyer and academic Penelope Janu will lead this workshop on fiction writing. The two authors will draw from their experiences to teach on finding inspiration, character development, story structure and working towards publication.


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Goulburn will play host to a market dedicated to the medieval world and psychic talents of various kinds. Photo: Sergi Viladesau/Unsplash.

Mugworts Medieval and Psychic Market Day

When: 24 March, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Goulburn Recreation Area, 45 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

Fans of medieval re-enactment and psychics are invited to converge on Goulburn for this first ever market. The market will include medieval knights, a catapult, healers, tarot readers, and market stalls selling crystals, candles, kids toys, witches herbs and much more. There will also be activities, such as face painting and hair braiding, and attendees are invited to get involved in the fun by dressing up as a witch, steampunk, goth or hippie.

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