Songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer Bruce “Cub” Callaway has had considerable influence on the Australian independent music scene. Callaway emerged in Brisbane in the late 70’s when punk first appeared having witnessed the emergence of The Saints and The Go betweens. In 1979, he joined The Saints upon their return from England and toured Australia.
Now living in the Yass Valley, Callaway has a recording studio set up and has just released his new album in the ‘old school’ format of a long player record. The album cover feature artwork by Yass Valley artist Kim Nelson.
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In mid 2010 artist Kim Nelson and YASSarts creator, embarked on a new project in his hometown: a public studio. It was known as Kim Nelson Fine Art & Editions and was part work space, part gallery, part performance venue.
The following years saw the project become a major cultural tourism attraction. In March 2014 Nelson left the venue and in July YASSarts took on the lease of the property. It became a temporary regional arts centre and staged eight exhibitions featuring varied artists of the region organized by the YASSarts committee. The lease ended on December 10th and was not renewed as the building is scheduled for sale in 2015.
Kim Nelson has stated “Don’t think about it as the end! The happenings at Oddfellows’ over the last few years have laid some valuable groundwork for arts & culture potential in the Yass Valley region. Onwards and upwards as they say!”
The YASSarts ‘Pop-up’ arts centre at the historic Oddfellows’ Hall in the centre of Yass comes to the end of its lease on the building on the 10th December 2014. The venue has seen no less than eight separate exhibitions since it opened its doors in July and current YASSarts Chair Al Phemister says that, whilst it had its teething pains, the undertaking was well worth the effort with some very successful shows and in setting up the groundwork for things to come.
You can read an article from the front page of Friday 5th December Yass Tribune <<here>>