26 April 2024

Nine things to do in the regions this week (26 April – 2 May)

| Claire Sams
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Nethercote Produce Market

Pick up some goodies at this market and support producers from the Nethercote area at the same time. Photo: Nethercote Produce Market.

The leaves are falling from the trees and there’s a chill in the air. But why would you stay home, when you can pull on a few layers and get to the great range of events happening this week?

Multiple days

A poster for the exhibition

The beauty of our oceans will be on display in this exhibition. Image: Florabel/Facebook.


When: 26 February to 30 April, 8 am to 2 pm (Monday to Saturday), 5 to 11 pm (Fridays) and 9 am to 1 pm (Sundays)
Where: Florabel, 195 Imlay Street, Eden
Cost: Free entry.

Have you ever wondered what lurks beneath the waves? Seascapes is Louise Kelley’s first solo exhibition of her underwater photography – and it gives us a peak at the hidden world. Head along and view photographs taken of the waters off the Far South Coast between Eden and Tonga in the Southern Pacific (and then take a dip in the ocean to see the sights for yourself)!

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Director Dr Lee-Anne Hall and artists Julia Roche and Anna Louise Richardson

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Director Dr Lee-Anne Hall and artists Julia Roche and Anna Louise Richardson with the 2023 Wynne Prize winning artwork. Photo: Jarryd Rowley.

2023 Wynne Prize exhibition

When: 20 April to 16 June, 10 am to 4 pm (Tuesday to Saturday) or 10 am to 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Civic Centre, corner of Baylis and Morrow streets, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free entry.

Keen on a trip to nourish the soul? The Wynne Prize was first awarded in 1897 – and now it has come to Wagga Wagga as part of its first tour of regional NSW since its inception. Art fans will be able to view the landscape paintings and figure sculptures in the tour’s final stop.

Check out a range of locally made quilts in this exhibition, each with a different design.

Check out a range of locally made quilts in this exhibition, each with a different design. Photo: Queanbeyan Quilters Inc/Facebook.

Exhibition of Quilts 2024

When: 27 and 28 April, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry.

This is a chance to see some detailed quilts and maybe get some inspiration for your own sewing adventures – all made by the Queanbeyan Quilters! The exhibition will also include demonstrations, a market, raffle and a sales table, and the fun still start with an exhibition at 7 pm on Friday (26 April).

An artwork by Carleta Delac

This exhibition draws from the snowy landscapes of Australia and Japan – but you won’t need to travel to see it. Image: Artwork by Carleta Delac, via Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre/Facebook.

Kosciuszko to Niseko

When: 20 April to 5 May, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Mechanics Institute, Page Street, Moruya
Cost: Free entry.

It’s not quite winter yet for us, but this exhibition gives you a look into a winter wonderland. Emerging artist Carleta Delac began painting in 2017 after a 46-year nursing career. In that time, she has worked across a range of mediums such as oils, watercolour and acrylics as she explores the beauty of cold climates. For this exhibition, she was inspired by time spent living in the Snowy Mountains and Japan’s wintertime.


A banner for the event with text and peaches

Local producers will bring their autumn harvest – all you need to do is come along and pick up some treats! Photo: Nethercote Produce Market/Facebook.

Nethercote Produce Market

When: 27 April, 8 am to noon
Where: Nethercote Hall, corner of Black Creek and Nethercote roads, Nethercote
Cost: Free entry.

Nethercote Produce Market is returning for its autumn market. Attendees can browse a range of fresh fruit and vegetables from local growers. There will also be a hamper raffle, performances from musicians and a barbecue. Head down to celebrate the autumn – but don’t forget to rug up if the forecast calls for it!

Beautifully Mad

When: 27 April, 7 to 9 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Where: Navigate Arts @ the Old Tanja Church, 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Road, Tanja
Cost: Tickets cost between $20 and $25 (children under 16 have free entry) and are available via Humanitix.

Head to the Old Tanja Church for an evening of delicious food and song. The doors will open at 6 pm, with homemade food to be served. A concert will then delight the ears as Tony King and Nina Vox from Beautifully Mad take to the stage.

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Have a dance this Saturday – and find some new artists to follow. Image: Supplied.

ALG Concert

When: 27 April, 7 to 11 pm (doors open from 6 pm)
Where: Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Zingel Place, Bega
Cost: Tickets cost $30 and are available via TryBooking.

This underground Aussie rap show will bring the house down (not literally, of course, but you can dance the night away to up-and-coming rappers). Pick up some merchandise, win a giveaway and find some new artists to follow. Doors will open at 6 pm, with the concert (and the fun) to run until late.

Cars and tents at the Yass Showground

Head out to Yass and snap up some bargains! Photo: Yass Show Society Inc./Facebook.

Yass Show Society Car Boot Sale

When: 27 April, from 8 am
Where: Yass Showground, 27 Grand Junction Road, Yass
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry.

There’s no need to do your spring cleaning just yet, so take advantage of this car boot sale and take items to a new home! The Yass Show Society organises the sales for the last Saturday of each month (except winter months and Yass Show weekend), so head along to the April event and find something new to treasure. A barbecue will also be on hand to make sure no one goes hungry.


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Learn some science with a fun twist at this show. Photo: The Science Gang! via The Twyford/Facebook.

You Are a Doughnut

When: 29 April, shows from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: The Twyford, corner of Beach and Market streets, Merimbula
Cost: Tickets cost between $20 and $35 and are available via TryBooking.

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, using sketches, songs and science demonstrations. The show is recommended for children aged between five and 12. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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