Archive for May, 2013

May 30 2013

PUBLIC ART SUBMISSIONS – BE QUICK!

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The Yass Valley Council has established a Public Art Advisory Committee and is encouraging practitioners of any of the artforms (ie: not just visual arts) to submit concepts for public art projects.

But be quick! – design submissions close: 07 June at 5 pm.  Download details here

May 17 2013

VAGUE AT ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL

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Here’s a link to Yass Valley’s very own ‘Vague’ performing at the recent St Albans Folk Festival. ‘Vague’ are a group of brilliant young local musicians going from strength to strength. Check it out!

May 17 2013

ARCHIE WINS ‘YOUNG ARCHIE’

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Ten-year-old Archibald Hyles, named among the first winners of the newly created Young Archibald prize, revealed his artist mother named him on a hunch he might one day win the famous portrait competition. “She’s a good fortune teller,” smiled the blond-haired farmer’s son from Bookham in the Yass-Gundagai region of NSW.

Archie Hyles

“She told me I got my name because she thought I might win it,” he said as his proud mum, artist Stephanie Hyles looked on with father Richard, the subject of his winning entry in the 9-12 age group. The big prize awaits, but little did his mum know her dream would come at least partly true inside a decade.

Archie said he painted his dad because “he’s always happy and he always encourages me in what I do, like motorbike riding and playing rugby”.

“You will go down in history as the first winners,” NSW Art Gallery director Michael Brand told Archie and three young Sydney-based winners – seven-year-old Liam Williamson of Peakhurst, 13-year-old Max Fontaine of Waverley and 17-year-old St George Girls High student Angela Yang.

C/- Courier Mail

May 16 2013

NITE IN THE SUN

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Zac’s Place drop in centre in Yass staged a brilliant music night for the youth of Yass on Saturday evening 11th May. There’s a plan to do another one in July so if you want to know about it head to the www.zacsplaceinc.org or to their Facebook page. You’ll also find lots of photos from Saturday nights festivities!

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