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Mar 07 2011


Michelle Le GrandeLocal sculptor Michael Le Grand Retrospective exhibition will be opened by Ron Robertson-Swann at Canberra Museum And Gallery, Saturday, March 12 @ 3pm

Mar 07 2011


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Renowned Harpist Alice Giles has arrived at Mawson’s Base in Antartica and has composed and performed music there. To view a performance click here


Jan 27 2011


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Alice Giles, Harpist and Head of Harp Area at the ANU, has received an Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship to travel on the ‘Aurora’ to the Mawson Base in February and March 2011. This journey will commemorate the Centenary of the 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Alice will be accompanied on her journey by 2 harps, audio-visual recording equipment, and the music of past and present composers.

Alice is the granddaughter of Dr Cecil T. Madigan, who was a member of the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914 and she will be the first Australian professional musician to perform in Antarctica. During her trip to the Mawson Base Alice will perform and record music especially written for the journey, as well as music that was heard at the Antarctic 100 years ago. She will also record the natural sounds of the Antarctic for composers and ANU students to use in compositional projects.

Alice will document her journey, with regular updates, photos and Q&A on her blog site ‘Alice in Antarctica’. She welcomes all school groups, interested musicians and community members to interact with her on her travels.



Dec 02 2010


Peter Crisp would like to invite one & all to join to join him at the Crisp Galleries at Bowning for Christmas drinks to celebrate the official opening of Rosemary Madigan’s exhibition “Retrospective to Glitz”. Rosemary will be in attendance.

Dr Deborah Hart from the National Gallery of Australia will open the show at 2pm at on Sunday 12th December 2010. For further info, click the image

Nov 16 2010


A Garden of ArtThis November artisan jeweller Helen Thomas and her husband Ian will be hosting a cornucoppia of artistic treats at their home near Gundaroo.

For further information click on the image or go to the YASSarts Calendar.

Nov 16 2010


Artist Kim Nelson will be heading to Perth on 19th November for his 2010 solo exhibition. He also launched his new ‘Kim Nelson Fine Art & Editions’ studio during the successful CLASSIC YASS weekend which featured the YASSarts Arts Trail (6-7 November). Nelson’s new artspace is located in the historic ‘Oddfellows’ Hall’ located in the main street of Yass. Click images for a closer look.

Oddfellows' Kim

Oct 24 2010


Yass Arts TrailIt’s happening again for the second year running and this year it’s even bigger, featuring the internationally renown to the not so internationally renown! The YASSarts Arts Trail will run over the 6 – 7 of November and is part of the overall CLASSIC YASS weekend which also includes the Celebration of Heritage Motoring and a feast of Open Gardens. YASSarts co-ordinator Kim Nelson instigated the concept of the three events combining and confesses he is a little worried about the monster it has become.

The cultural attractions are more varied this year and you can find out more by clicking here. Also, click on the image for a look at the Arts Trail Poster.

Oct 24 2010


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Capital PunishmentFollowing sell out performances at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Emo Parsonson brings his show ‘Capital Punishment’ to Yass as part of the YASSarts Arts Trail. He will be joined for this show by Dayne Rathbone, Daniel Connell and Rafe Morris – all regional comedians. This will be the first gig since Melbourne for the ‘Capital Punishment’ boys. Click on the image for more details or go to our Calendar section.

Oct 24 2010


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SangamRenown harpist Alice Giles will perform an exciting collaborative concert with the Indian classical dancer Padma Menon at the Oddfellows’ Hall in Yass this coming November as part of the YASSarts Arts Trail. The concert is entitled ‘Sangam’ which means confluence, and the two artists have prepared a program which finds a meeting place between our two cultures and disciplines. Click on the image for more details or go to our Calendar section.

Sep 17 2010


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David Pereira continues his series of concerts at the Crisp Galleries, Bowing this October with the ethereal and mystical ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ composed by Olivier Messiaen. Composed in a German prison camp in 1941 The first performance was in an unheated space in Barrack 27, in front of about 400 fellow prisoners and guards. Messiaen later recalled of the occasion, “Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension.”

For further details consult the YASSarts Calendar section or go to

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