Archive for the 'Visual Arts' Category

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.

Aug 11 2010


That indefatigable family the Corkhills of Binalong are at it again with a new exhibition at the ‘Art of Living’ Gallery featuring Amanda Humphries. The promotional material describes it as being about “The invented world, Consumer culture, All things glossy and exciting, Anti gravity etc.”

For further details check out the YASSarts Calendar

The Corkhills have also been busy of late giving rebirth to the Swan Restuarant in Binalong, so now you can experience both their culinary and cultural delights!

Aug 11 2010

10 OUT OF 10!

Gallerists and art framers Laurie & Trevor Columb celebrate their ten years running the Anthony Rose Gallery in Yass with a wonderful mixed exhibition of 10 artists they have featured over the last ten years.

For further details check out the YASSarts Calendar

Aug 11 2010


Oscar ReddingArtist Kim Nelson’s portrait of actor, producer and screenwriter Oscar Redding has been selected as a finalist in the City of Perth ‘Black Swan; National Portrait Awards to be staged in Perth in September. As some may remember Oscar was featured in these News pages last year with the release of his latest film ‘Van Dieman’s Land’.

Oscar Redding (who grew up in Wee Jasper in the Yass Valley Shire), was approached by Nelson after the artist saw a preview of the film and was inspired to do a painting in relation to the film.

Aug 04 2010


Classic YassAn early notice just to prepare you all for the YASSarts ‘Arts Trail’ which will be running again this coming November, featuring exhibitions, artist open studios, music, poetry, comedy & dance. The Arts Trail will be part of a larger celebration of community entitled Classic Yass.

Further details as they come to hand. Just jot down 6-7th November and keep checking this website!

Apr 29 2010


Published by under Exhibitions,News,Visual Arts

4x4Those indefatiguable sculptors Phemister, Deronne & Topfer are at it again! This time in the superb vistas of the Brindabella foothills and this time they have jewellery artist Helen Thomas on board. One day only – Sunday 16th May 2010. Click here for details & here for maps.

Mar 30 2010


Published by under Exhibitions,News,Visual Arts

Amanda McLean ExhibitionYass Valley artist Amanda Mclean will be featured at an upcoming exhibition at the Aarwun Gallery in Canberra. The show opens on Saturday night 3rd April to music by the Lauren Davis String Quartet and Amanda’s work will be shown alongside works by Norman Lindsay and Dr John Diamond.

The exhibition will be on display Aarwun Gallery, Federation Square, Nicholls from 3 – 24 April.

Enquiries: 02 6230 2055

Feb 26 2010

MARCH ARTS WEEKEND 13-14 March 2010

The artistic community of the Yass Valley are up to things again. Hot on the heels of last November’s highly successful Art Trail, a number of venues have organised another weekend treat.

Historic “Weetalabah” a private home in Yass is hosting ‘Arts in the Garden’ featuring sculpture by Al Phemister and Steven Deronne, jewellery by Helen Thomas, photography by Elena Thomas, montage art by Lisa Fuller & paintings by James Shannon.

It is also a fundraiser for the Yass District Red Cross who are catering morning and afternoon teas, so your patronage will go to assisting a worthy cause.

Painter Jan Matson will be having an “Open Studio”. Artist in oils, Jan presents beautiful landscapes, country cottages and beach scenes. Her studio just happens to be located in the fantastic ‘Old Stationmaster’s’ house, another one of Yass’s classic buildings just behind the Catholic Church.

Finally, there is an exhibition byAdam Humphreys at the Crisp Galleries near Bowning just 15 minutes down the Hume Highway from Yass.

Chainsaw artist Adam Humphreys is artist in residence at Crisp Galleries this year and this exhibition runs from 7th March – 19th April 2010.

See the Calendar section for times and locations.

Location map can be viewed here (or downloaded as PDF).

A4 Poster can be viewed here (or downloaded as PDF)

Feb 26 2010


Adam HumphreysChainsaw artist Adam Humphreys is artist in residence at Crisp Galleries and hails from Wales in the UK. Adam also has a degree in outdoor and recreational management.

Crisp Galleries will stage an exhibition of his work from 7th March – 19th April 2010 to be opened by Mr David MacLaren director of the Bungendore Woodworks Gallery (thumb & expanded image)

Feb 10 2010


WeetalabahThe gardens of historic ‘Weetablabah’ will be open to the public this coming March and will feature sculpture, jewellery, arts and crafts.  Last held in 2008 the weekend proved to be one of the highlights of the Yass Valley calendar year so Yass Red Cross are determined to make this years even better.

Check the events calendar section for details

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