Aug 13 2015

VALE KIM NELSON

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kimnelsonAward winning artist and much loved community identity Kim Nelson has passed away at his home overnight. Our thoughts and hearts are with his family and friends.

Aug 07 2015

ENTRY TO ‘THE PADDOCK’ EXTENDED!

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Be quick sculptors!  The deadline for entries to ‘Sculpture in the Paddock has been extended to 21st August 2015.  Go to www.sculptureinthepaddock.com.au

Jul 07 2015

ENTRIES CALLED FOR REGIONAL ART SHOWS

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spring-art_webThe following Spring art shows are calling for expressions of interest from artists/artisans to exhibit and sell works:

Binalong ‘Spring Art Show’ to be held over
11th – 13th September.
(There will also be a children’s art competition). Forms and further information contact Anne: treealla1@gmail.com by Friday 21st August

St-Columba's-Catholic-Church-Bookham_3The Bookham Art & Quilt Show is on the
30th October – 1st November at the Bookham Church & Hall
For further details check out theJugiong-Art-Exhibition_Face
YASSartsevents calendar:

The Jugiong Biennial Art Exhibition
20th to 22nd November 2015
Entry forms are available via the
website www.jugiongartexhibition.com

 

Jun 05 2015

ENTRY TO ‘THE PADDOCK’ NOW OPEN!

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Sculpture-in-the-Paddock_Sophie-PeerSubmission for the annual, ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ are now open.  Applications are welcome from both regional and national artists.

Within it’s first two years, ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ has been hugely successful and garnered media attention nationally via television, radio, press and social media. Both newcomers and award winning sculptors have taken part and this year the event is exploring new avenues whilst still being located in the pastoral splendour that is the historic National Trust property, ‘Cooma Cottage’.

Major Prize of $2,000 and a People’s Choice Award of $500 as well as a Tuggeranong Arts Centre Prize.

Applications close 7th August 2015.  Artworks will be selected by 21st August.

Go to the Sculpture in the Paddock website to download entry forms (Photo by Sophie Peer)

Jun 05 2015

$30,000 EMERGING MUSICIANS GRANT

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Emerging musicians and composers in the Goulburn Electorate are being encouraged to apply for the inaugural Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship in honour of the internationally renowned composer.

For more information click here: Musician Fellowship_Pru Goward

May 24 2015

SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING

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Windows-to-the-Sacred_MorningtonYass Valley artist Kim Nelson featured on ABC Radio National on Rachael Kohn’s ‘The Spirit of Things’ program on 24th May 2015.  Nelson who’s work is part of a travelling exhibition ‘Windows to the Sacred’ discussed the exhibition theme alongside the exhibition’s curator Robert Buratti.

The exhibition opened at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Melbourne on 15th May. The interview will be broadcast again nationally on Wednesday evening at 9.00pm. Equally, it can be downloaded via the ABC website at this address. <<Click here>>

Apr 22 2015

100 SCHOLARSHIPS for YOUNG ARTISTS

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NSW-Govt-logo_smallThe NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has created a new scheme to develop young artistic talent through a regional scholarship program.  Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said they were proud the NSW Government has invested in 100 scholarship grants valued at $10,000 each, available for 18-to-25 year olds living in the regions.

For further information read here:
SCHOLARSHIPS for YOUNG REGIONAL ARTISTS
Or visit: www.arts.nsw.gov.au

Apr 16 2015

LUGH DAMEN ALBUM LAUNCH

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Lugh-Damen-thumbnail_webThe Yass Valley Shire is fast becoming a recording music hub with the recent release of Cub Callaway’s new album and now multi instrumentalist/singer/ songwriter Lugh Damen.  Lugh is launching his new album, “Cry for my Country”, at the YAZZBAR in Yass, on Friday 24th April @ 7:00pm.

In honour of the centennary of WWI “Cry For My Country” delivers a stirring and thought provoking collection of original songs.  Find out more about Lugh << here >>

Apr 16 2015

‘FLASH’ MURALING @ BINALONG

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Binalong Mural advertWith the upcoming commemoration of the death of bushranger Flash Johnny Gilbert on the 16th May 2015, the good citizens of Binalong have decided to repaint the Johnny Gilbert mural in Binalong. (The old one, painted, in 1983 for the Binalong Centennary, had become too deteriorated to restore).

Binalong Arts Group is collecting donations for a wonderful new mural telling the story of Johnny Gilbert and it will be painted by some ‘infamous’ Binalong artists. Please drop into the Post Office or send to Binalong Post Office, Binalong NSW 2584. (Cheques to Binalong Arts Group.)

Click on the image for more details.  Also Binalong Mural media release

Apr 16 2015

EMERGING ARTIST GRANTS

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Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today encouraged local visual artists embarking on their careers to apply for a $30,000 NSW Government Visual Arts Fellowship.  “The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is providing this funding as part of its commitment to supporting the professional development of artists in our State,” Ms Goward said.
“The fellowship is open to visual artists at the beginning of their careers and will support a self-directed program of professional development that might include travel, a mentorship or internship, residencies, courses, workshops, research or the creation of new work.
“This is an excellent opportunity for emerging visual artists to gain recognition for their work, exhibit in an internationally recognised arts centre, and receive support for their professional development.
“I encourage visual artists from across the Goulburn Electorate to apply for this fellowship: it would be great to have a  young artist from our region take up an opportunity like this.

A shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected by an independent panel of peers managed by Arts NSW. The artists’ works will be exhibited at Artspace, Sydney from 12 November to 18 December 2015.

Applications for the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) close on 18 May, 2015 with the successful candidate expected to be announced at the exhibition opening.

For more information and to apply, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au or www.artspace.org.au

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