Archive for October, 2013

Oct 30 2013


Published by under Exhibitions

Sculpture in the PaddockThe inaugural Sculpture in the Paddock expo at the National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’, just outside of Yass, has worked out better than anyone could have dreamed. It looks brilliant in its setting and is receiving great patronage. Don’t be the one to miss it – head out and have a stroll through the pastoral splendour and sculpture before it finishes this Sunday 3rd November.

Oct 21 2013


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Robyn-Archer_Heide-Smith1_tAustralian arts icon and Creative Director for the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer AO, will launch this year’s YASSarts Arts Trail and CLASSIC YASS weekend. We are pretty happy!

The launch will occur on Friday evening 1st November at the Yass Memorial Hall which is the site of this year’s YASSarts Art Expo. The evening will include displays and performances and feature the announcement of 2013 ‘Miss Yass Valley’ (not a YASSarts event – but proud to host it anyway!)

Oct 21 2013


Published by under Literature

Sara Book LaunchYass Valley artist Sara Phemister has published her first publication, a storybook style format that features her own artwork. The book was launched to a capacity crowd at the ‘Thyme to Taste’ Deli/Cafe in the town of Yass on Saturday 19th October 2013. ‘Beautiful Lovely Sam’ is a dedication to a much loved and missed member of the Phemister family, their late dog Sam. Congratulations Sara!

Enquiries and orders, contact 0419 439 710

Oct 17 2013


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The Yass Music Club RAG Holmes Scholarship holders presented a wonderful concert on October 13th at St Clements Church. The performers were Rowan Phemister (harp), Ruth Giddy (piano and violin), Patrick Dodd (piano), Jessica Granger (violin) and Samuel Giddy (piano and organ). The scholarship encourages local senior school musicians who are serious about developing their music skills and the concert provides a wonderful opportunity for the musicians to play in front of a live audience.

The scheme has been operating for several years but it’s only in the last five years that there has been an annual concert. There are no restrictions on the instruments played and these have included guitar, clarinet and even drums in previous years.

If anyone is interested in applying for a scholarship for 2014 please contact Ros on 62261878.

Oct 14 2013

Fundraising Concert for Michaela Swadling

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Concert for Singapore

Yass singer Michaela Swadling has been working hard to establish herself as a vocalist both locally and in Sydney. Michaela has the opportunity to tour to Singapore in January a group of performers and is organising a concert this Friday at Oddfellows Hall to assist with some of her travel expenses. Performers on the night will include Michaela, Vague, Judy Pinder and PJ McDonald. Music kicks off at 7:30pm. For full details click on the image.