February - March 2014 Issue 134 ISBN: 1324 2822 THE EVEN BIGGER EDITION!
arts and cultural news from the NSW Central West
Country Arts Support Program announced CAT theatre award nominees new directors for regional Conservatoriums Arts OutWest projects local arts news 11 pages of arts events opportunities to exhibit workshops art groups to join funding artist profiles
Cover image: The Banjo Paterson Festival in Orange, February 7-17, celebrates the 150th birthday of the locally born Australian poet . Enjoy a feast of local arts events including poetry slam, concerts, history tours and exhibitions. Full program at: www.tasteorange.com.au/slowsummer.htm and find some of the highlight events in the What’s On pages. Arts OutWest promotes, facilitates, educates and advocates for arts and cultural development for communities of Central West NSW BATHURST • BLAYNEY • CABONNE • COWRA • FORBES • LACHLAN • LITHGOW • OBERON • ORANGE • PARKES • WEDDIN • WELLINGTON
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About Us Arts OutWest Inc Servicing the Central West since 1974 Phone: 02 6338 4657 Email: email@example.com PO Box 8272 CSU LPO Bathurst NSW 2795 www.artsoutwest.org.au AOW STAFF Executive Officer | Tracey Callinan Communications | Maryanne Jaques Central West Aboriginal Arts Development Officer | Aleshia Lonsdale Finance (PT) | Bronwyn Giovenco Arts & Health (PT) | Christine McMillian Youth Projects (PT) | Zoe Rodwell Spread the Word (PT) | Anna Evans Mailout Volunteer | Andy Gould COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT Libby Oldham - general | President Cr Sharon Wilcox - Cabonne | Vice Pres Cr Graham Falconer - Forbes | Tres. Fran Charge - Oberon | Secretary Heather Blackley - Lachlan Cr Carly Brown - Weddin Cr Jess Jennings - Bathurst Brian Langer - Cowra Cr Maree Statham - Lithgow Elizabeth Matthews - Parkes Nyree Reynolds - Blayney Kylie Shead - general membership Kate Smith - Charles Sturt University Alan Sisley - Orange
From the Executive Officer Welcome to 2014. January has slipped away all too easily – or maybe it melted, given the hot weather that dominated the month. So now as we head into February the year is getting fully underway. We’re looking forward to the year at Arts OutWest as we have a number of things planned. The website is currently being worked on for an upgrade, this newsletter is also in the process of being re-vamped and our staff members are of full of ideas about how to make the year productive for everyone. Our Board is also undergoing some training and up-skilling with a development day coming up with one of Australia’s leading experts in governance and management, David Fishel from Positive Solutions who wrote the invaluable Book of the Board. We are planning a series of events throughout the region during 2014: some networking events, media training, grant writing workshops, a regional gathering in Condobolin for our AGM, some events to support our new donations program and hopefully a small conference or symposium. We’re looking at developing a new project for the region called The Portfolio Program in which we will work with arts practitioners from all artforms to develop their work portfolios to promote themselves. While we still have a number of projects being delivered in the areas of arts and health and in Aboriginal arts development, I’m also looking forward to getting out and about in the region more frequently this year – one of them most enjoyable aspects of my job. We’re very open to ideas from our arts communities about the support and events that are most needed, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you would like to discuss any possibilities. Here’s to a great 2014. Tracey Callinan, executive officer, Arts OutWest
ARTS OUTWEST IS SUPPORTED BY Arts NSW; Local councils of Central West NSW: Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin, Wellington; Charles Sturt University. MEMBERSHIP Join Arts OutWest. Individual member $20, Organisation $30 per annum. Annual membership Jan - Dec. CONTENT DEADLINES Artspeak |15th of the month Website, radio etc | two weeks prior THANKYOU Thank you to the media agencies who assist Arts OutWest to promote arts events, in particular: ABC Central West, 2BS, 2MCE, 2PK, 2EL, 2GZ, Binjang Radio, Fairfax, independent media. DISCLAIMER Articles appearing in Artspeak attributed to individuals do not necessarily express the views of Arts OutWest. All content, including event listing details, is sourced from the community and reprinted here and online in good faith. Arts OutWest accepts no responsibility for date, price, content or venue changes, or cancellation of events. Arts OutWest reserves the right to edit or omit contributions.
ARTS OUTWEST: BEHIND THE SCENES
Making the ‘Forbes Finest’ hip hop track The song and film clip ‘Forbes Finest’ is crammed with issues and messages and some bleak realities; but also speaks of the aspirations of the young participants. The clip was made by Desert Pea Media as part of Arts OutWest’s Spread the Word Aboriginal arts and health project. Aboriginal filmmaker David Towney also followed the process with his video camera. See both the behind the scenes film and the clip itself online: www.artsoutwest.org.au/news/news_item.php?nid=571 Spread the Word promotes healthy lifestyle and raises awareness of chronic disease to Aboriginal communities in the NSW Central West through arts based activities. This Local Community Campaign was developed with funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Health and Ageing.
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Country Arts Support Program 2014 Projects funded in 2014 through the Country Arts Support Program: NSW Central West region Bathurst Child and Family Network. The story of Biladurang the platypus and Yindyamarra (respect). Community arts activity. $2025 Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society Cowra Internee Symposium Visual Arts Record Project. Workshops. $1750
Lithgow City Band have secured CASP funds to run more workshops for brass musicians across the region.
13 new CASP projects for the region
The NSW government has announced $18,941 in small projects funding to the Central West region through the Country Arts Support Program (CASP). Across the Central West region there were 22 applicants requesting around $42,000 in funds from the 2014 program – double the number of applicants and nearly twice the funds requested by the community last year. 13 applications from the Central West region were successful in the 2014 round, with projects spread across the region. CASP is a key regional arts funding program for NSW which provides support to employ artists in locally initiated arts and cultural projects. The aim is to provide access to arts activities for small communities, to encourage communities to work together on cultural projects, to foster cultural diversity in the region and to ensure that regional and rural areas have an artistic voice. Projects to be funded include: • Public art activities in Bathurst and Carcoar • Community music making workshops and performances in Canowindra, Forbes, Bathurst and Orange • Artistic workshops in quilting (Quandialla), sculpture welding (Oberon), water colour painting (Lake Cargelligo), photography (Trundle) and life drawing (Condobolin) • A project that weaves visual arts with local history in Cowra • Support for local musicians in the Macquarie Philhamonia’s 2014 season “These 13 projects offer exciting new opportunities to communities, arts makers and audiences in the region. They also offer employment opportunities to local artists and arts workers,” Arts OutWest Executive Officer Tracey Callinan said. “Whilst the Central West region had a bumper year for applications, the success rate for this program is still relatively high compared to other funding sources. This is a program we really encourage people to consider for the future,” Tracey said. The grant applications can be for up to $3000. The grants program is coordinated locally by Arts OutWest with funds distributed by Regional Arts NSW. Any incorporated, non-for-profit group can apply.
folk@canowindra Opportunities Extended. Performances. $1500 Forbes Town and District Band Chamber Music Workshops and Concert. $1750 Friends of Oberon Library (FOOLS) Women Welders of the West. Workshop. $1500 Headspace NSW Central West Canbeltos Choir Central West. Workshops. $1521 Lachlan Arts Council Life Drawing in the Lachlan. Workshops.$1110 Lake Cargelligo Arts and Crafts Society Watercolour Workshop. $1500 Lithgow City Band Inc Building the Fabric of Community Through Musical Links. Workshops. $1500 Lyndhurst sub-branch RSL A Tribute on canvas to those who Served from the Carcoar district. Community art making. $1500 Macquarie Philharmonia Inc 2014 Inland Performance Season. Performer fees. $2000 Quandialla Progress Association Quandialla Centenary Quilt. Art making project. $785 Trundle Pastoral and Agricultural Society Trundle Showing Your Photos. Whorkshops. $500 More about CASP at: www.regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/ casp.html
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Local Arts News
Robot warriors from Parkes’ Big Box Battle in 2013
Time-travel, Godzillaversus-robot battles, zombies and now... the region’s first comics fest Dr Matt Finch has been a Reader in Residence at Parkes High School and Parkes Shire Library since mid last year, running a farfrom-ordinary literary program. In December, Parkes High students worked with Matt to create book trailers in a joint project with Parkes TAFE. The summer holidays kicked off with a sequel to September’s Godzilla battles at Parkes Shire Library. The UK literary expert has also been working with the popular Parkes Writers Group and together with Tracie Mauro and the team at Parkes Shire Library, has been making literary and education links with a range of other groups and opportunities in the wider region. Recent fun has included a scheme to create new, linked comic collections in Parkes High School and the Parkes Shire Library, in advance of a big comics event planned for February. Starting February 10, students from Year 7 and 8 will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative storytelling process for a whole week. Comic creator Pat Grant will visit the school facilitating writing and drawing workshops, taking the time to also talk to older english and art students. On Saturday 15 February Parkes Library will also be offering a comics workshop with Pat Grant for over 14s - adults welcome. Kings Comics will be visiting on the day and catering for those wishing to purchase. This is the first time the library has hosted a comics event it’s hoped it won’t be the last. Enthusiasts from all over the Central West region are invited to attend. Matt Finch is in the region until April. The workshops are FREE. Bookings will be essential: 6861 2309 Enquiries Tracie Mauro at Parkes Shire Library firstname.lastname@example.org
Wizen Ho and Alan Schacher performing.
Crowd funding to support Cowra community performance The Cowra- Canowindra Arts Project are crowdfunding to present a concert ‘Namae’ at the Japanese War Cemetery on March 9. The project will bring artists Weizen Ho and Alan Schacher to perform with local musician Shigeki Sano and youth performers Lauren Townsend, Jessica Harris, Bonnie Keys, Brianna Hindmarch and Bianca Riggio at the Japanese War Cemetery as part of the Festival of International Understanding. This performance is the end result of workshops held in 2013. The workshop part of the project was funded by Arts NSW. The team are using the crowdfunding platform Pozible to get the final funds to put on the community performance and only need a few dollars more to make it happen. Other activities organised as part of the project include the exhibition ‘Evidence: The fate of an Okinawan emigrant in New Caledonia, interned in Hay, buried in Cowra’ at Cowra Japanese Gardens; and ‘Gamalan Man’, a shadow puppet theatre show in collaboration with Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society, Jumaadi and Cowra artists and musicians (Thursday 6 March, Cowra Civic Theatre). You can donate or find further info on: www.pozible.com/cowra More about The Cowra- Canowindra Arts Project at: civilianinterneedoco.wordpress.com/
OAM for services to the community through the Arts Mr Courtney Robert Hawke of Orange received an OAM Order of Australia General Division in the Australia Day awards for service to the community of Orange, particularly through a range of arts organisations. Mr Hawke was a founder member, Orange Arts Foundation, since 1986. A founding member, Orange Regional Gallery, since 1986. Board Director, Orange Festival of Arts, 1983; Member, since 1965. Joint initiator, Orange F.O.O.D Week, since 1991 and is a current member, Orange Museum Working Party. Mr Hawke wrote the submission for a proposed sculpture to be located at the Orange Botanical Gardens, 2000; was a co-organiser, arts program for Western Area Health Care Centre and a member of Raffins Gallery, 1970-1980.
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Local Arts News
Familiar faces: New Mitchell Conservatorium director Graham Sattler (second from left) with past directors Lawrance Orchard (left) , Max Reeder (far right) and Fiona Thompson (second from right) at Fiona’s farewell soiree in December 2013.
Familiar faces, new directors for both Orange and Mitchell Conservatoriums
There’s been a changing of the guard, but not of the faces, at the region’s two conservatoriums of music. Orange Regional Conservatorium has officially appointed Donna Riles to the position of Music Director, a role she has been acting in for 12 months since the departure of Graham Sattler after his 11 years at the helm. “Donna was an outstanding applicant and she will play an enormous part in ensuring the ORC will continue to be one of the leading conservatoriums in NSW,” said Chairman of the Orange Regional Conservatorium, Russell Turner. “Donna has over 30 years of experience in teaching music and I am confident that in her new role as Music Director of the ORC she will pass on her enthusiasm and experience to all our valued teachers as well as our wonderful students,” Mr Turner said. Meanwhile at Mitchell Conservatorium (which has branches in Bathurst, Lithgow and Forbes) Fiona Thompson has retired as Director after 9 years in the role. Fiona has already filled her ‘retirement’ schedule with more teaching, community committees and music. Graham Sattler was appointed the new director of Mitchell Conservatorium at the end of 2013 and began in January. Graham Sattler also brings a wealth of experience to the role. “My commitment ... is to build on the terrific education and performance programs, and community partnerships... developed [at Mitchell Con] over the last 35 years... support students, staff and the broader Mitchell Con community... and offer exciting broad-range opportunities to our community,” Graham Sattler said. Orange Regional Conservatorium: www.orangecon.org.au Mitchell Conservatorium: www.mitchellconservatorium.edu.au
Lithgow’s Small Arms Factory Museum on the lookout for ‘foreign’ objects The Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum shared a month-long display in Penrith Library for January. The display included some of the commercial work and foreign orders - those items made 'unofficially' by Factory employees and smuggled out past the guards, normally at risk of losing their job if they were caught. The items on show ranged from jewellery, an ink stand, and models such as a sub-miniature cannon and spitfire plane to paint stirrers made from bayonets. The museum is always on the lookout for 'foreigners' to either add to their collection or to photograph in cases where the owner wishes to keep them. Obviously there are no official records (apart from when somebody got caught) of this important part of the Factory's story. More about the museum: www.lithgowsafmuseum.org.au/
Bathurst produced theatre, first Mardi Gras OUTPOST event A new verbatim theatre work, The Death of Kings by Bathurst writer Colette F Keen, will be staged at The Hub in Bathurst (February 21) as part of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras OUTPOST program, the festival’s new schedule of regional satellite events. Mardi Gras is reaching out to regional communities to create a greater sense of inclusion in the Sydney celebrations. The show will also have a season at Ginger’s at the Oxford Hotel in Sydney. Built on interviews that took place in 2012, The Death of Kings is a cabaret style performance of verbatim theatre that relives Sydney in the early 80s during the HIV/AIDS crisis. Drawing on both laughter and tears the show focuses on the experiences of gay men and the response to the epidemic by the gay community. Writer Colette F Keen, director Adam Deusien, dramaturg Fiona Green and technical creative Becky Russel, are all Bathurst residents and key artists on the project. “As regionally based artists, it’s important for us to perform our work in the community that sustains us,” says Adam Deusien, “Being part of the OUTPOST program allows us to connect our community directly with Mardi Gras, and extend the celebration beyond the city.” The performance has also received support from Positive Life NSW, a non-profit community organisation that works to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV, and Local Stages at BMEC.
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Local Arts News
Inside the new Banjo Paterson Museum at Yeoval. Photo: AOW
New Banjo museum Banjo Paterson …More than a Poet is the name of the wonderful new Museum/Exhibition based around the life and times of the great Australian poet and storyteller A B ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Open every day from 9am till 3pm, this exhibition aims to tell the story of this remarkable Australian through writings and associated memorabilia. Andrew Barton Paterson was born in Orange and then after the birth the family returned to the family run “Buckinbah” at Yeoval where young ‘Barty’ spent his childhood years. Handwritten letters, unpublished poems, photos, stories, editorials, as well as memorabilia of the era are all woven together to give a very interesting, informative and historical display. The museum, set up by Alf and Sharon Cantrell, is at the Wellington end of the Yeoval village, opposite the Banjo Paterson Bush Park. It sits on ground where Banjo, as a small boy, would have sat for days whilst shepherding his father’s sheep on the Buckinbah run and on country he described in his memoirs as ‘dingo infested wasteland’. The museum includes a cafe, toliets and play area. It will be officially opened on Banjo’s 150th birthday, Monday February 17. WANT MORE LOCAL NEWS? LOTS more local arts news, videos and photos on our website at: www.artsoutwest.org.au/ news/local_news.php
Central West Libraries manager Jan Richards.
Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society’s ‘The Sound of Music’, with five CAT Award nominations.
Accolade for Central West Libraries Manager Jan Richards
28 local theatre nominations for annual CAT Awards
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Board has announced that former ALIA President, Jan Richards, has been conferred with the honour of ALIA fellow. Jan is currently the Chair of the ALIA Public Libraries Advisory Committee, a member of the IFLA standing Committee on Public Libraries, a member of the Library Council of NSW and Manager of Central West Libraries. This achievement recognises Jan’s exceptional contribution to the Australian public library sector throughout her career.
Congratulations and best wishes to all the Central West nominees in the CAT (Canberra Area Theatre) Awards 2013. The Gala Awards Night will be held on Saturday 22 February 2014 at The Llewellyn Hall, ANU Canberra. Orange Theatre Company (The Phantom of the Opera), Kinross Wolaroi School Preparatory and senior Schools Orange (Vines, Tribes and Killer Joules and Hairspray), Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society (The Sound of Music), Molong Players (A Club Full of Cracks) and Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society (Pride and Prejudice) have all received nominations. Nominations covered performance, backstage work, design, original productions, direction and music direction. The Molong Players have been nominated for the special ‘In the Spirit of the Community Award’ for A Club Full of Cracks for involving the entire community in fundraising for local charities. Full list of local nominees: www.artsoutwest.org.au/news/news_ item.php?nid=548 More about the CAT Awards: www.catawards.com.au/
One Farm Day blog wins social media award An outstanding project by the Central West Writers’ Centre, Central West Libraries, Department of Primary Industries and the National Year of Reading team has been recognised with a 2013 NSW Public Libraries Marketing Award. The One Farm Day blog was awarded highly commended for the partnership allowing agricultural communities to tell their stories. Writer-in-residence Sophie Hansen visited 10 rural sites throughout the Central West, interviewed farmers and uploaded their stories to a dedicated blog: http://onefarmday.blogspot.com.au/ It was part of a nationwide campaign by Australian libraries, library associations, writing centres and workplaces to improve literacy skills.
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Writers Centre closed in 2014 In disappointing news, the Central West Writers’ Centre, based at Orange City Library and servicing the whole region, will be closed in 2014 due to lack of state funding. Options for 2015 onwards are being explored.
What’s On | February - March 2014 A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’sOn Also look at events around the region at: www.artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
Arts and cultural events in Central West NSW. Listed by event type, then by local government area. BATHURST REGION
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street Bathurst 6333 6555 www.bathurstart.com.au Opening: $8/ $6 BRAGS. Exhibitions free Tues - Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 11am-2pm f www.facebook.com/bathurstart
new things will be added to the database that aren’t yet listed here. For the latest go to: www.artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
BATHURST REGION Bathurst Arts Trail
First full weekend of the month, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm Local artists exhibiting in studios and gallery spaces. Pick up a map and list at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. Facebook: Bathurst Arts Trail www.bathurstartstrail.com
Russell Street, Bathurst open 6 days a week (closed Tues), 10am-5pm weekdays; 10am-2pm w’ends Facebook: t.arts Gallery
BATHURST REGION Dean Mobbs Gallery
Keppel St, BATHURST deanmobbs.com 0438 602 921 Monday to Friday 1pm-5pm Saturday 10am-2pm also picture framing.
Jean Bellette Gallery
Open 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Sunday, closed 12.30 - 1.30pm At the Hill End Visitor Information Centre, a joint initiative between NPWS and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Work by artists based in the Hill End area, as well as artists who have participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program, and specially curated exhibitions. Free admission Jean Bellette Galllery, HILL END
Rankin Cottage Crafts
Guest exhibitors: Printmaker Greg Hyde + Sculptor Tom Buckland
To 7 February Printmaker Greg Hyde – well known for his prints. Sculptor Tom Buckland – third year (2014) student at Canberra School of Art, originally from Oberon, imaginative small and large works. Image: Paintbirds. Tom Buckland. Sculpture.
Daily 10am-4pm Local crafts. Free admission. 02 6331 4351 Rankin St, BATHURST
Buddens Rockley Bank Tea Rooms: Greg Cross Art Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 February, 10am - 4.30pm To coincide with Bathurst Arts’ Trail. Enjoy local artist Gregg Cross’ exhibition of landscapes in a variety of mediums including pastels, oils and inks. Buddens of Rockely, ROCKLEY
Opens Friday 21 March, 6pm. To 13 April
Natalie Hartog-Gautier: Earthlines
Hartog-Gautier investigates the mining heritage of Hill End through a series of paintings and photographs.
WEB TIP Yes, this is two-months worth of event listings so, of course,
Galleries & Art Exhibitions
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery continued
31 January - 16 March
Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan In-habit: Project Another Country
Artists, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan moved from the Philippines to Australia in 2006.
Twelve contemporary Australian artists including John Gillies, Paul Winkler, John Conomos, Joan Ross, Deborah Kelly and Jess MacNeil explore how fine art uses film for expression, challenging and expanding the boundaries of documentary and narrative film making.
Seven screen interactive audio-visual installation features musicians from the world renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) playing music by Bach, Grieg, Smalley and Piazzola in a remarkable immersive 3D experience.
BLAYNEY SHIRE Jacoba Craft Cottage
Daily 10am-5pm Local arts and crafts. 02 6366 3980 Golden Memories Museum, MILLTHORPE
Selby Warren: Trunkey’s Tribe of One
Selby Warren (1887 – 1979) was a naïve painter who lived in the village of Trunkey Creek. He commenced painting in the 1960s after a life working the land. Warren’s ‘discovery’ and rise to prominence in the 1970s Sydney art scene is a fascinating story. Image: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, In-Habit: Project Another Country (detail), 2012. Installation view, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Photo: Jacob Ring. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2012. Image courtesy the artists.
Textures of One
Saturday 15 March & Sunday 16 March Imagination is Everything. Let your imagination take you on a journey of colours, season, who and what. An exhibition of works in all mediums with the same basic motif of trees as a basis. Blayney Community Centre, BLAYNEY Facebook: Textures of One
Blayney High School Craft Fair
Saturday 15 March, 10am-4pm Blayney High School Auditorium, BLAYNEY
Blayney Arts and Crafts Visitors Centre Daily 10am to 4pm Adelaide St, BLAYNEY
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What’s On | February - March 2014 A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’s On Also look at events around the region at: www.artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
Galleries & Art Exhibitions CABONNE SHIRE River Bank Gallery
71 Gaskill Street Canowindra 63442778 Thursday-Monday 10am-4.30pm email@example.com www.riverbankgallery.com f RiverBankGallery
Opens March 8, 6.30pm. Runs one month. All works 10x10inches. The theme of this exhibition is not limited by subject but the works must be completed on the required canvas. This generates an amazing diversity, drawing attention to the unique way in which each artist approaches and executes their work.
Carolyn Kohler Collection During gallery hours Textiles and locally design clothing.
31 Gidley Street Molong 6366 9093 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm www.jayesgallery.blogspot.com
CABONNE SHIRE Melissa Barber Gallery
Thursday-Monday, 9.30am-5pm 35 Gaskill Street, Canowindra www.melissabarber.com
Crn Ferguson and Tilga Streets Canowindra 6344 2332 www.tastecanowindra.com.au Art, leatherwork.
Peter Browne Gallery
Daily except Tuesdays Mitchell Highway Molong www.peterbrowne.com.au/
Craft on the Creek
7 Days 9-30am to 4pm Craft, knitting, sewing, cooking, plants, woodwork etc Craft on the Creek 59 Broad Street Eugowra 6859 2218
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
The Morton Gallery
77 Darling St Cowra 6340 2190 cowraartgallery.com.au email@example.com Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-4pm Free admission To 2 February
The Pots I Kept
Greg Daly’s ceramics.
The Yarn Market
Bank St Molong 7 days, 10am-4.30pm 6366 8260 Locally made crafts of all kinds including woodwork, toys, knits, beanies, patchwork, jewellery.
Manildra Craft Shop
Tuesday - Sunday,10am-4pm Paintings,knitting/crochet, jewellery, home cooking, plants, olive oil products. Dowrie Street Manildra 02 6364 5033.
Norman Lindsay Exhibition
31 January – 2 March Originals and etchings by Norman Lindsay in collaboration with Aarwun Gallery Canberra.
Penelope Jo Matchett 7 March - 30 March Photography.
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The Morton Gallery joins two of Cowra’s most well known artists, Anne and Glenn Morton. with Cowra’s oldest piece of history – The Mill, built in 1861.
Kalari Art Gallery
8 February to 16 March
The Calleen Art Collection was established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The collection is comprised of the winning works of the Calleen Art Award over the years.
Molong District Serviceman & Servicewomen’s Portrait Gallery Open everyday after 2pm Portraits of serviceman and women by local artist Ann Marie Ingham. FREE entry Molong RSL, Riddell Street
3rd floor of The Mill 6 Vaux St, Cowra Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 11am to 5pm
120 Carro Park Road Cowra www.kalariwines.com.au 6342 1465 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am-5pm Gallery & cellar door. Free entry
To 2 March A diverse display of miniature paintings by Central West Artists. Creative Textile Art March 9 – April 27 by Robyn Lazaroff and Pamela Heikkinen. A display of textile art pieces using a variety of techniques such as hardanger, crewel, wool on canvas and dyed silk.
Collaborative exhibition between artist couple Peter and Susan O’Doherty, combining Susan’s mixed media constructions and Peter’s paintings. 22 March to 27 April
The Wattle Room: Force of Circumstance – Chapter 7 New works by Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll is a visual memoir circumnavigating the world in which she lives.
Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd An exclusive behind-the-scenes photographic tour of a variety of Australian artists working in their studio environments
Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre Binni Creek Road COWRA www.ccowragarden.com.au 02 6341 2233 Entry cost to gardens
Evidence: The fate of an Okinawan emigrant in New Caledonia, interned in Hay, buried in Cowra Opening 6 March 5pm Runs to end March Artist Mutsumi Tsuda. Part of the Civilain Internment Inspired Arts Program. Mayu Kanamori firstname.lastname@example.org 041 924 5036
Image: Susan O’Doherty Earlwood Kitchen 2013. Mixed Media Assemblage/Construction 120 x 130 x 20cm. Photo courtesy the artist.
What’s On | February - March 2014 A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’s On Also look at events around the region at: www.artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
Galleries & Art Exhibitions FORBES
LITHGOW REGION Rust in the Dust + The Memory of History
Ann and Glen Morton, People, Places and Things
Saturday 22 February to Sunday 2 March, 10am-4pm A Forbes Arts Society exhibition. Forbes Town Hall, FORBES Image: River Gum, Glenn Morton.
Cnr Templar and Lachlan Streets, Forbes Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Gallery of Forbes Arts Society Facebook: Forbes Arts Society Freee admission
Forbes Art & Crafts Centre Open daily Forbes Handicraft Centre Lachlan Street, FORBES
LITHGOW AREA Lithgow Craft Co-Op
Sweetbriar House Great Western Hwy Lithgow 10am-4pm daily 02 6352 3541 lithgowcraftco-op.yolasite.com Facebook: Greater Lithgow Arts & Crafts Co-Op
It’s Not easy being Green
Opens February 15, 2pm Runs to end of March Car Boot Sausage sizzle and Exhibition opening event. Exhibition officially opened at 2pm with work by the members featured.
February. Official opening Saturday 1 February, 10am Two local artists, Sandy Gray and Ariel Elliott are holding a joint exhibition. Sandy will be showing her paintings of a mainly historical theme and Ariel will be showing photographs taken of cars in the desert south of Alice Springs as well as a small selection of her portraits. Free entry Sandy 0469 381 540 Ariel 0457 116 257 Lithgow Library & Learning Centre, LITHGOW
Eskbank House Museum
Cnr Inch & Bennett Sts Lithgow Wed – Sun 10am - 4pm 6354 9999 Adult $5.70/ conc $4.65/ Child (5-17yrs) 2.70/ Child (under 5 yrs) Free Residents of LGA adult $2.65/ Pens. $2.10/ Child (5-17yrs) $2.10/ Child (under 5 yrs) Free
Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery
Open 7 days At Hartley Historic Site, Great Western Hwy, Hartley The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space. www.artsoutwest.org.au/projects/Aboriginal_KewYAhn.php
Portland Art Exhibition
OBERON AREA Potters Needs
75 Curtis Street Oberon 6336 0411 www.pottersneeds.com.au email@example.com Thursday to Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Gallery and potters supplies
Cobweb Craft Shop
Daily 10am-4pm See the 8 Bicentennial Tapestries, designed by artist Kim Rabbidge. Plus arts and crafts for sale. Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon Street, Oberon
NEW LOCATION Hartley Historic Village 6355 2056 www.talismangallery.com.au Metal sculpture gallery displays a permanent exhibition of the work of renowned metal sculpture artist, Ron Fitzpatrick. Facebook: Talisman Gallery and Cafe - Little Hartley
Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March Crystal Theatre, Wolgan St, Portland An annual celebration of skill and imagination. The Portland Art Exhibition has been a major event on Portland’s calendar for the last 37 years. The not for profit Portland Art Purchase Society works hard to ensure the exhibition showcases the work of many talented artists from within the local region. All works exhibited will be for sale. In prior years, any money raised from art sales has been distributed back into the local community. The Society takes great pride in the fact that a large number of local schools and organisations have benefited from the Art Exhibition over the years. Typically, the Portland Art Exhibition includes the work of over 100 local and well known Australian artists who submit more than 400 works of art. In recent years, the exhibition has featured artists such as Eris Fleming, Greg Hyde, Warwick Fuller, Suzanne Sommer, Peter Fennell, Garry Pettit and Ramon Ward-Thompson. www.portlandart.com.au
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What’s On | February - March 2014 Events for the Banjo Paterson Festival in Orange (Feb 7-17) are marked with this logo
Galleries & Art Exhibitions ORANGE Orange Regional Gallery
Byng Street Orange 6393 8136 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12-4pm www.org.nsw.gov.au Fbk: Orange Regional Gallery
Sustainable 100km Art Exhibition
To Sunday 2 February
ORANGE Art Exhibition and Studio Tours
February 10-17, 10am – 4pm Visit the working studios of a group of local artists and see them at work and view their artwork. Open all week at the Barracks, East Fork, Piesley Street, Orange. (just before the overhead railway bridge FREE 0428 565 124. The Barracks Gallery, ORANGE
Banjo Paterson Art Exhibition
Madeleine Winch To 16 February
Reflective Moments by Studio 15.
To 16 February Brings together a number of works from the collective known as Studio 15, founded in 1986 by graduating students of Orange TAFE College.
Richard Green 7 February to 10 March Photography. Banjo Time Line Display
February 10-17. Open all week. Trace the life of AB (Banjo) Paterson in this informative display in the foyer of the Orange Regional Art Gallery.
21 February to 23 March
John R Walker
15 March to 27 April
28 March to 4 May
Cook Park Guildry
Summer St Orange 6362 5850 7 days, 10am-4pm Knitting, sewing, pottery, woodwork, lead light, painting, leather work, jewellery, cakes.
Saturday 8 February Friday 14 February, 10am-4pm daily A contest and exhibition staged to show and promote the wealth and range of artistic talent in the Orange region and the key role of the arts in the city’s celebrated cultural profile. With a theme of Banjo Paterson - celebrating 150 years, there are sure to be some interesting historical artworks FREE Newstead Bowling Club, ORANGE
February 10-17. Monday to Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Discover the words of Orange’s favourite son Andrew ‘Banjo’ Paterson at Orange City Library with a display highlighting his published works during February 2014. FREE Orange City Library, ORANGE
Orange Regional Conservatorium Public Art Space
73a Hill St, Orange firstname.lastname@example.org
29 January – 9 March Local artist.
Anita Craw and Kim Laird 15 March – 21 April A mix of illustration and painting. Two emerging artists who embrace their surrounding environments which subconsciously appears in their art.
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To Friday 28 February Parkes Shire Library, PARKES Powerhouse Museum exhibition that celebrates the railway industry. Over 50 photographs, comprising the winners and highly commended entries, from the 2012 International Trainspotting Photographic Competition, organised by the Powerhouse Museum. The 2012 competition attracted over 3,600 entries from around the world. Free entry. www.parkes.nsw.gov.au/library Craft Corner
20-22 Dalton Street Parkes Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday, 9.30am-2pm 6862 3240 / 6862 3271
Ninda Art Gallery
87 Caswell Street, Peak Hill email@example.com Indigenous Art Gallery and Workshop. Operated by artist Irene Ridgeway. Featuring art works from aboriginal artists.
WEDDIN SHIRE Grenfell Art Gallery
Main Street Grenfell 6343 1864 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm www.grenfell.org.au/artgallery/
Bogan Gate Railway Arts and Crafts Centre Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm Devonshire Teas available for only $4. Free admission
Peak Hill Country Crafts & Visitor Information Centre
Open daily 9.30am to 4.30pm Ray Merton art collection, pottery, gifts, visitor Information.
28 January to 1 March John Perkins FRAS and Peter Whelen.
Finding Our Way
4 March to 12 April Includes artists Rae Ayling and Noelene Rawson from Dubbo.
What’s On | February - March 2014 Heritage Events BATHURST REGION
Bell Tower Open Day
Banjo Self Drive Historical Trail
Saturday 1 February & Satuday 1 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm Bell ringers of Bathurst’s newest bell tower will conduct tours of all levels. $5/ under 12yrs $2 All Saints Cathedral, Bathurst
Guided Tours of Cathedral
Saturday 1 February, 10.30am to 12.30pm See the Coburn hanging, learn about the three Cathedrals that have stood on this site and marvel at the stunning historic stained glass windows. All Saints Cathedral, Bathurst 02 6331 4711 www.allsaintscathedralbathurst. websyte.com.au
COWRA Festival of International Understanding
March 6-16 Held each year to celebrate a guest nation with a festival parade, street stalls and many other events and ceremonies throughout the week. 02 6340 2000 www.cowra.nsw.gov.au
LITHGOW REGION Boom and Bust: Lithgow in the 20s
Saturday 15 February and Sunday 16 February 2014 Museums open 10am-4pm Purchase a passport per car for $20 from the Lithgow Visitors Information Centre (Great Western Highway, Lithgow) for access to four museums in the area and the 1920’s Garden party at Eskbank House and Museum (Sunday 16 1-3pm). Answer the questions from each museum tour on your passport and place it in the barrel at the Garden Party to win prizes from local businesses. Includes: State Mine Heritage Park Eskbank House and Museum Hartley Historic Site Rydal Village Historical Tour $20 passport Lithgow, LITHGOW
A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’sOn Also look at events around the region at: www.artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
February 10-17 This self-drive trail will trace the early years of Banjo in and around Orange and then onto Molong and Yeoval. Pick up a brochure from the Orange Visitor Information Centre. FREE
Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair
Wentworth Main Mine Open
First Saturday and Sunday of month, 10am – 2.30pm Since Orange City Council purchased the Wentworth Main Mine site it has implemented a program of works to conserve the buildings and the iconic poppet head, create pathways, install electricity to all buildings, make the site safe for visitor access and develop an exhibition that tells the story of Wentworth Main Mine. The Wentworth or Lucknow goldfield (as it was known) was discovered in 1851 and became one of the richest in NSW. Lucknow was a thriving mining village among a network of mine shafts and mullock heaps. The Wentworth Main Mine reveals more than 100 years of history, it is remarkably intact and a prominent landmark in Lucknow. $2 adults/ children, students and pensioners are free. Wentworth Mine, LUCKNOW
Family Day @ Emmaville Cottage
Sunday 16 February, 9am-2pm The Rotary Club of Orange is celebrating Banjo’s birthday with a Family Fun Day, Market Day and official opening of the relocated Emmaville Cottage. market stalls, kids’ games and rides, entertainment with Wallis and Matilda singing Banjo’s poems, shearing and sheep dog demonstrations and horse rides. The opening at 11am followed by an opportunity to walk through this 1850’s cottage – one of the first residences in Orange, restored with a lot of local volunteering and donations. Len Banks 02 6361 7677 or 0428 459 117 (between the Botanic Gardens Car Park and the Northern Distributor Road) Orange Botanic Gardens, ORANGE
Saturday 8 February, from 10am. Rally Ground, Oberon Rugby League Club, Oberon Oberon Heritage & Collectors Club Inc will be hosting the Highlands Steam & Vintage Fair on 7, 8 and 9 February at the Friday will be set-up day with tractor trek and car and truck road runs. Saturday will be open to the public with a street parade at 10.00am followed by all action at the Fair Ground . Sunday will see an early bird tractor trek and displays till noon. The Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair will feature historic machinery, vintage and classic car display, steam traction engines, steam portables and stationary engines, vintage trucks and lots of tractors. Tractor treks, fun tractor pull, car and truck rally, the flying pieman organ, market stalls, drum maker, timber working, military displays including the Lithgow Living History Group will be further features of
1300 76 33 11 www.jenolancaves.org.au f JenolanCaves
Ragtime & Royalty
Sunday 16 February Feel part of the ‘Gatsby’ era, with history cave tour, traditional high tea, live 1920s orchestra and tour of Caves House. $37 / $27 child/conc / $90 family.
WELLINGTON Wellington Vintage Fair Street Parade Saturday March 1, 2014 WELLINGTON
Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet
Sunday 2 March, from 6am Antique vehicles, motor bikes, tractors, arts and crafts, collectables, helicopter rides and Army display. entertainment with music, wood chopping, tractor pulls, working horses, shearing and reptile displays. $10 Adults/ children under 15 free. Swappers $25 per site: includes 1 person. Extra site $15. 02 6845 1736 Wellington Showground, WELLINGTON
There’s scores of important, intriguing and world class museums to visit across the Central West. For a full list go to: www.artsoutwest.org.au/ whats_on/index.php
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What’s On | February - March 2014 A selection of new events from the Central West NSW regional What’s On Also look at events around the region at: www.artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
Live Music & Performance BATHURST REGION Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street Bathurst 6333 6161 www.bmec.com.au Facebook: BMEC Bathurst
The Umbilical Brothers
Thursday 6 February 7.30pm Contains violence, sexual references, drug taking and frequent coarse language. It is absolutely NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. $39-$44.
BATHURST REGION Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre continued
The Empire Strips Back Burlesque Show
The Seven Sparrows Project: World Premiere Performance
Thursday 13 March 8pm A Star Wars Burlesque Parody
Launch: “If there was a colour darker than black, I’d wear it” Monday 10 February Find out about the show and the production in May.
The Rat Pack From Vegas Thursday 13 February, 8pm Direct From Las Vegas after sell out seasons through North America and the UK Frank, Sammy and Dean. $30-$49
Monday 17 March 6.30pm Tuesday 18 March 1.00am & 12.30pm Imaginary Theatre brings to life Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s well-loved adventure books. Come and see two fabulous theatrical adaptations of these exciting family stories. Kids show. $15- $18.50
The Ten Sopranos
Saturday 22 February 8pm Led by the award winning vocalist Penny Pavlakis, The Ten Sopranos deliver a varied repertoire of operatic favourites and well chosen popular songs in spine-tingling fashion. $22-$42
Australian Bee Gees Show Saturday 1 March 8pm After 3 years and 1000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, Stayin’ Alive
Raymond Crowe The Unusualist
Wednesday 19 March, Thursday 20 March 6.30 Dinner, 8.00pm Show Rachael Beck with Band. A dynamic concert of song and fun, packed with numbers from famous films and musical theatre such as Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Cabaret, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mamma Mia. Dinner + Show
Wednesday 26 March 8pm by arrangement with Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia . One of Canada’s most exciting young pianists.
Songs In The Key Of Motown
Thursday 27 March Starring Spectrum and Radiance direct from The U.S -A Journey Through Motown.
Sat 8 March 7pm World Renowned Unusualist and Hand Shadow Artist. $20.30-$39.90
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Sunday 1 February, 7 for 7.30pm Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst Original music, made fresh from local Bathurst talent. The Seven Sparrows ensemble; Georgia Sonter guitar, Marcus Milton oboe and piano, Hamish Starr guitar and percussion, Olive Lockett guitar, Kirsten Jones violin, Felicity McKellar flute and Will Armstrong guitar will be presenting the world premiere of their original world-music composition this after six months of music workshops, professional mentoring and hours of improvisation, playing and practice. The young musicians have been mentored by established Bathurst based professional musicians Aaron Hopper in scoring techniques (using music software) and composing for ensembles, Rob Shannon in Indian Rhythms and composition techniques, Mbaye Kante in African Rhythms and composition techniques and Minh Ha Patmore in Northern and Southern Vietnamese classical instruments and composition. All tickets $10. 02 6331 6622 www.mitchellconservatorium.edu.au The 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras production of The Death of Kings Friday 21 February, 7pm The Hub, BATHURST SOLD OUT
Brucedale Twilight Concert and Picnic
Sunday March 9, 5pm www.bathurstartscouncil.org.au Brucedale Homestead, Sofala Rd, PEEL
Another Irish Concert
Sunday 16 March 2pm Rockley School of Arts, ROCKLEY Sunday 23 March 2pm Bathurst City Uniting Church, BATHURST Songs of Old Ireland and the Irish Tenor and other Tenor favourites. Tenor, William Amer collaborates with Accompanist, Roland Auguszczak, conductor, composer and music arranger, Founder of The Macquarie Male Singers. $15. Duration approx 1 hour Bookings asked for catering purposes 02 6337 9410 email@example.com
Live Music & Performance CABONNE SHIRE
COWRA Cowra Civic Centre
Crn Ferguson and Tilga Streets Canowindra 6344 2332 www.tastecanowindra.com.au
Saturday 1 February, 7pm SOLD OUT
Central West Short Play Festival Friday 14 February See highlight box.
The Butler Did It
Friday 28 March 8pm and Saturday 29 March at 2pm The Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society. Written by Todd Wallinger. 02 6341 2558 Facebook: Cowra-MusicalDramatic-Society-Inc
Central West Short Play Festival: Valentines Show
Thursday 6 March, Evening (time TBA) Shadow Puppet Theatre in collaboration with Cowra Musical & Dramatic Society. Artists: Jumaadi in collaboration with Cowra artists and musicians. Cowra Civic Centre. Upstairs Theatre. Mayu Kanamori firstname.lastname@example.org 041 924 5036
Classical virtuoso pianist Andrew (Wizard) Farrell & Dave McMillan (Oz) Saturday 15 March, 7.30pm Classics from Bob Dylan, Elton John, Joe Cocker and James Taylor Phil Manning (Chain) says:
Friday 14 February, 7pm Taste Canowindra. Brand New Australian Plays from Central West NSW. Included will be ‘The Picnic Spot’ by Canowindra based writer Julia Andrews. Presented by Bathurst Theatre Company and Local Stages at BMEC. 6344 2332 www.tastecanowindra.com.au
Friday March 28, 7pm Based in Berlin the Beez play an average 120 shows a year, primarily in Europe with their trademark cabaret sensibilities never far from the surface. $80. Ticket includes 3course meal & show.
Raymond Crowe The Unusualist
Sunday 9 March, 7pm World renowned Unusualist and Hand Shadow Artist. $39.90 / $34.90 conc/ $29.90 child. Tickets from Cowra Information Centre 6342 4333.
Great Escape Country Music Festival 2014
Lithgow Folk Club
February 6-9 See festivals listings on the next page
1st Sunday of month 3pm FREE Court House Hotel, LITHGOW
Saturday 9 March (morning, time TBC) Artists: Weizen Ho, Alan Schacher, Shigeki Sano with Cowra youths. Movement and Voice. Part of the Cowra Canowindra Arts Project last year. Results of workshops in Cowra in Shadow Puppet Theatre, Movement and Voice. Japanese War Cemetery, COWRA
1300 76 33 11 www.jenolancaves.org.au f JenolanCaves shows $70 adults/ $40 kids
Opera in the Caves
Friday 14 February, 8pm Saturday 15 February, 8pm See highlight box.
Friday 14 February, 8pm & Saturday 15 February, 8pm Jenolan Caves Sunday 16 February, 2pm Wellington Caves Experience the power and seduction of opera, as the Underground Opera Company presents all the most well known works. This will be the sixth year that Underground Opera has performed at Jenolan Caves. Jenolan events: The Valentines Day Cathedral Concert Friday,14 February, (Valentine’s Day) $110 per person The Grand Arch Valentine Concert Saturday, 15 February 8pm. $77/ $66 pensioner/ $44 child Seating is provided. Arrive by 7.15pm. 1300 763 311 www.jenolancaves.org.au Wellington Caves event: $69/ $59 Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au 1300 723 038
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Live Music & Performance COWRA
ORANGE Orange Civic Theatre Byng St Orange 6393 8111 www.orange.nsw.gov.au Facebook: Orange Civic Theatre
75 years on: Buddy Holly in Concert Great Escape Country Music Festival 2014
February 6-9 Blues, jazz, folk, gospel and country artists, comedians, divas, poets, balladeers and instrumentalists. Thursday 6 February Open Mic/Walk Ups and backing band, 5-9pm, gold coin donation, Cowra Van Park Friday 7 February Dance the Night Away, 7.3011.30pm, $10, Cowra Services Club. Variety of artists. Bustin’ Loose Dance Party, 7.00-10.00pm, $10, Cowra Civic Centre. Easy Rock, Gen X&Y and Punk Rock for the younger generation (14-24 years) with DJ Dukey and guests including Callum Gleeson. Saturday 8 February Australia at its Best, 11.00am1.00pm, $10, Cowra Civic Centre Inspirational and Gospel Show, 1.30-3.30pm, $10, Civic Centre Crooners, Divas and Country Show and Vietnam to Afghanistan easy rock, 3.45-6.15pm, $10, Cowra Civic Centre Celtic Young Women’s Dance Group, 6.40-7.00pm, FREE, Cowra Civic Centre Rock and Roll Dance Night, 7.30-11.30pm, $15, Civic Centre. Featuring Australian Ambassador of Rock N Roll, Roland Storm. Sunday 9 February - FUNDAY Comedy, Krazy Country and Poets Brunch including Bushranger Show, 9.00-11.30am, $10, Cowra Civic Centre Storytellers and Songwriters Folk and Country Show, 12.002.00pm, $10, Cowra Civic Centre Blues, Jazz, Country Swing and Instrumentalists Show, 2.304.30pm, $10, Cowra Civic Centre Grand Finale of Festival Highlights, 4.45-6.30pm, $10, Cowra Civic Centre Festival pass tickets, Cowra Visitors Information Centre 02 6342 4333, cowratourism.com.au
Saturday 1 February 8pm A Tribute to the Musical Sensation starring Scot Robin.
The Umbilical Brothers Friday 7 February 7.30pm Contains violence, sexual references, drug taking and frequent coarse language.
A Conversation with Banjo - a play by the Molong Players.
Friday 14 February, 7.30pm A short play of interesting historical dialogue between Banjo and his grandmother written on the occasion of the Centenary of AB Paterson’s birth by Bertha MacSmith in 1964. $30.
Roy Orbison & Del Shannon Together in Concert
Saturday 15 February 8pm Tribute show.
Favourite Australian Poems with Jack Thompson
Sunday 16 February 2.30pm What could be more Australian than Jack reading the classic works of Banjo Paterson? Hear all your favourites: The Man From Ironbark, The Geebung Polo Club, Clancy of the Overflow, The Man From Snowy River as well as a few unique treats especially for the 150th Banjo Birthday Celebrations.
Tuesday 25 February 8pm The Searchers have contributed enormously to the British music industry, over the past 50 years, with record sales well in excess of 40 million.
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Events for the Banjo Paterson Festival in Orange (Feb 7-17) are marked with this logo ORANGE
Orange Civic Theatre continued When Dad Married Fury Saturday March 1, 8pm By David Williamson.
Looking Through A Glass Onion
Friday 7 March 8pm In a homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon, John Waters explores the essence of the man through song and spoken word.
Brass Celebration Concert Saturday 8 March 7.30pm Three top quality brass bands (see Brass Celebration listing for details). Orange Civic Theatre, ORANGE
Sunday 2 February. 2pm-5pm Tash Steger has performed alongside famous artists, on television and now she is coming to the Orange Jazz Club! Tash will be supported by the Central West Jazz Quartet. Free entry 02 63611419 www.orangejazzclub.com Royal Hotel, ORANGE
Brass Celebration Concert
Tuesday 11 March 12.30pm The story of five Aboriginal children and their forced removal from their families by the Australian Government. This Orange Civic Theatre production is for secondary schools looking to achieve a deeper understanding of this Australian curriculum based work and will be presented as a staged reading. $5. Recommended for Stages 3-6. Expressions of interest are sought from schools. Lior Supported by SOQ Friday March 14, 7.30pm Hear the acclaimed vocalist Lior. With SOQ featuring: Stephen O’Connell: tunesmith, saxes; and inspiration Graham Sattler: lyrics and vocals; Andrew FrenchNortham: guitars; Mark Scotland: double & electric bass David Condon: drums.
Tash Steger with the Orange Jazz Club
Saturday 8 March 7.30pm Three top quality brass bands (see Brass Celebration listing for details). Orange Civic Theatre, ORANGE
City of Orange Brass Band Recital
Sunday February 9, 1pm The public are invited to bring a rug and a picnic and hear a wide range of brass band repertoire. FREE Cook Park, ORANGE
Friday 14 February, 6-9pm See budding bards and banjo players battle it out in fiery competition. An audience vote will decide the winners. To register your name for entry to either the banjo battle or the Banjo Paterson poetry slam, email your contact details to Duelling Banjos: FREE email@example.com Brooke 02 6393 2510 Gladstone Hotel, ORANGE
Wednesday 19 March 6.30PM Thursday 20 March 10am Thursday 20 March 12.30pm Join Imaginary Theatre on a journey of adventure and excitement as they perform two of Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s popular Tashi stories.
BATHURST REGION CABONNE SHIRE
LITHGOW Lithgow Valley Community Cinema
Flix in the Stix
16-18 Main Street Lithgow 02 6353 1897 firstname.lastname@example.org Membership/ guest fees
Friday 31 January 10.30am Sunday 2 February 2.45pm
Valentines Glamour Stars Film Festival 2014 Saturday 22 February Orange Botanic Gardens, ORANGE Short films + live music. West Australian band and multi ARIA award winning artists, ESKIMO JOE have signed on to perform all stops of the 2014 Flix in the Stix Tour with an intimate outdoor set featuring songs from their past five albums as well as from their recent sixth album release “Wastelands”. ESKIMO JOE will be joined on Tour by musical comedy geniuses THE AXIS OF AWESOME. www.flixinthestix.com.au Wallis and Matilda Concert Sat 15 Feburary, 7pm For over 30 years Wallis and Matilda have moved the emotions of Australians of all ages with their inspired musical interpretations of the works of A.B. (Banjo) Paterson. $75 Orange Ex-Services Club, ORANGE
Banjo Poetry Slam: Battle of the Bards
Sat 15 February 4pm Rap, yell, howl, whisper, sing or just speak your literary lines with a performance inspired by Banjo’s life, writing, poems or whatever! This is a fun literary event where the audience judges the winner. For performers aged 18 years and under, hosted by spoken word artist Miles Merrill. Audience members also required to help judge – all ages welcome. FREE. 02 6393 8132 www.cwl.nsw.gov.au CWA Hall, ORANGE
City of Orange Brass Band Recital
Sunday March 23, 1pm Cook Park, ORANGE
WELLINGTON Opera in the Caves
Sunday 16 February, 2pm See highlight box previous page
Country Music Monthly Socials
Sunday February 2, 1-5pm Sunday 2 March, 1-5pm FREE Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club, WELLINGTON
Sunday 2 March, 2-5pm Experienced multi instrumental percussionist and world music extraordinaire. Presented by the Orange Jazz Club. FREE Royal Hotel, ORANGE
Friday 28 February, 6.30pm Upstairs at the Oxford Hotel, William St Bathurst & Saturday 22 March Rosnay Vineyard, Canowindra Bathurst program: 6.30pm live acoustic music & welcome nibbles; 7.30pm Best Of Australian Shorts www.bathurstartscouncil.org.au Tickets: $18 from Booksplus 157 Howick Street or at the door on the night. Info: 6331 5500. www.flickerfest.com.au Rosnay tickets: 02 6344 3215 www.rosnay.com
CABONNE SHIRE Amusu Theatre
Dowrie St, MANILDRA 0418452902 / 63645906 Joan 02 6364 5906 www.amusutheatre.com.au
Saturday 15 February, 7.30pm
LITHGOW AREA Crystal Theatre
Wolgan Street PORTLAND www.portland-nsw.com/ Portland_Crystal_Theatre.html Screens the 2nd weekend of each month Friday night at 8 pm. $6 Saturday matinee at 2 pm. $6
Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February The greatest line-up of classic movies featuring some of the most unforgettable actresses of the Studio Era. Friday 10.30am SHOWBOAT 7pm - THE KING AND I Saturday 8am - Pre-Movie Breakfast at Onelia’s Cafe. 10.30am BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S 2.45pm BAND WAGON 7.00pm HIGH SOCIETY Sunday 2.45pm CALAMITY JANE. Bookings essential for all movies, breakfast: 6353 1897.
The Butler (new release)
Friday 28 February 10.30am & Sunday 2 March 2.45pm Little Man Tate Friday 14 March, 10.30am & Sunday 16 March, 2.45pm Starring & Produced by Jodie Foster.
ORANGE Flix in the Stix
Saturday 22 February See highlight box this page
Orange Film Society Screening: THE GILDED CAGE
Sunday 23 February 7pm and Wednesday 26 February, am Running Time: 90 Country: France Directed by Ruben Alves Cinema prices. 02 63611479 Odeon 5 Cinemas, ORANGE
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Workshops BATHURST REGION
Evans Arts Council: Glass Mosaics
Make a Double Bow Windsor Chair with Howard Archbold; Make a Windsor Stool with Geoff Tonkin
ABC Open Writing Workshop
Head And Shoulder Study Sculpture Workshop with Sam Valenz & Stephen Hall
Saturday 15 February, 10am till 4pm or later if required No class fee. Materials: You will need an object to use as a base for your mosaic (terracotta objects need to be sealed with terracotta sealer, concrete items with Boncrete and boards need to be sealed with PVA glue). Limit of 8 people (book early). Other materials will be supplied. BYO lunch. Oz Art 6334 3493 or Maureen Storey 6337 6604 Oz Art Glass Studio, BATHURST
Evans Arts Council: Bear Making
Saturday 15 February, 10am-4pm Making a small fur bear. Limit of 6 people (book early). Bring a small pair of pointed nose scissors, straight pins, sewing needle, cream cotton and a sewing machine. Byo LUNCH. No class fee. Kits supplied at cost price. Pamela White 02 6334.3900 02 6331 7027 www.facebook.com/ EvansArtsCouncil Lee Street Hall, BATHURST
5 to 14 April Molong 0427 677 226 www.geofftonkin.com.au
COWRA Hip hop hop, break dance and acrobatics workshops
Sundays February 2, 9, 16, 23 Registration 9.30am- 10am, workshop 10am - 12.30pm. Performance: Sat March 15 To prepare for this year’s Festival of International Understanding. Together with United Fusion’s artistic director Alison Buckley, Zealous Crew’s Jordan Wong is set to school dancers in hip hop, break dance and acrobatics. Boys and girls aged five to 14 years $25 workshop fee and $5 membership fee covers all workshops. Cowra High School, COWRA email@example.com
first Thursday of the month from 4.30pm to 6.30pm With ABC Open producer Luke Wong. Each month challenge yourself to write a 500 word nonfiction story and get it published on-line through the ABC. Learn how to improve your writing skills and choose the right image for your story and how to publish it online. FREE. Orange City Lirbary
ORANGE Celebration Tables/ Bouquets and Posies
Saturday 22 February 3.306.30pm & Sunday February 23 10am-1pm With Mikarla Bauer? $140 and include a 3 hour class, fresh flowers, food and bubbles/ coffee! Jumbled, ORANGE www.jumbledonline.com 02 6361 4447
Central West Short Play Festival: Directing Workshop with Kate Gaul
Sat March 1, 10 - 6pm and Sunday March 2, 10 -4pm For all interested directors to grow your skills in directing and running a workshop, with the possibility to work in the region, running some of our directing workshops. Some directorial experience is required. Kate is a fantastic Director from Sydney as well as a great Workshop Tutor in Directing and Acting. www.sirentheatreco.com Cost: You need to be/ become a member of Bathurst Theatre company ($15 Single / $20 Family) plus workshop $35 including lunch. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, BATHURST 02 6333 6161
Alexander Technique with Greg Holdaway
Central West Short Play Fetsival: Playwriting Workshop
Saturday March 29, 10am - 6pm & Sunday 30 March 10am - 1pm With the inspiring Australian plywright Alex Broun (www. alexbroun.com.au). Alex has been working with us for the last few years assisting local playwrights develop their work. $35, lunch included (plus a current BTC membership of $15) Becky Russell, Central West Short Play Festival via BMEC 02 6333 6161 centralwestshortplayfest@gmail. com FORBES
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Weekend 22 & 23 February Refresh your Alexander Technique. This workshop will help you rediscover your natural poise and ease of moving. Ideal for rehabilitation. $380 early bird paid by 31 Jan Full price $465 Anula Healing Centre, ORANGE www.alexandertechnique.com.au Greg Holdaway on 0408 257 174
January 13 – 15 & February 1 Three and a half day course, exploring the human head and shoulders through drawing and sculpture. Kay Norton-Knight 0428 635 993 Amber Norton-Knight 0414 942 917 firstname.lastname@example.org. Rosby Guesthouse, MUDGEE
Close the Gap Community Painting
Thursday 20 March, 9am to 6pm Join Australia’s largest campaign to improve Indigenous health. Community project creating a giant dot painting inspired by Mudgee. Indigiearth, MUDGEE mudgeeunderground.com.au
Sunday 23 February,10am midday: Song of the People, free, all welcome 10am - 4pm. 6pm - 8pm: Songwriting concert ARIA award winning songwriter Mike Carr and professional musician and local resident Kyle Manning are hosting Mudgee's first collective community writing workshop. $55 including lunch. Kyle 0417 687 762. Limited numbers. Roth's Wine Bar, MUDGEE mudgeeunderground.com.au
Welding Workshop with Maurice Berry
March 19 - 20 Two-day course examines the use of basic welding techniques in creating metal sculpture and garden artworks, Kay Norton-Knight 0428 635 993 email email@example.com. Rosby Guesthouse, MUDGEE
NEARBY Learn to weave with Lanny Mackenzie
Saturday 1 Feb, 10am–3pm With natural grasses and materials from the garden. $95. Bookings essential 02 9231 8182. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, MOUNT TOMAH
Lots of skills to learn with classes daily around the region. For a full list go to: www.artsoutwest.org.au/ whats_on/index.php
Orange Health Service Art and Health Tour COWRA Civilian Internment in Australia Symposium
March 6-9 Civilian Internment in Australia during WWII: history, memories and community heritage. This international symposium will be held during Cowra's annual Festival of International Understanding. About 200 graves of the Japanese internees who died during the Pacific War are now located in the Cowra Japanese Cemetery. Participants will learn about civilian internment in Australia during WWII - a lesser-known part of Australian history. It will be of interest to both researchers and non-researchers, as well as former internees and their families who will share their life stories. Historians, creative writers, artists and members of the local community where internment camps were built will tell us how they have maintained and developed the legacy of the wartime camps as part of their community heritage. Includes: • pre-symposium dinner (Thursday 6 March) with guest speaker Professor Bill Gammage. • two day symposium (Friday 7 and Saturday 8 March). • international art exhibition at the Cowra Japanese Garden, • free movie and performance night at the Cowra Civic Centre (Friday 7 March) •unveiling of an interpretive board at the Japanese War Cemetery (Sunday 9 March). $130 includes Lunch, morning and afternoon tea during the Symposium (March 7-8), Unlimited admission to the Japanese Garden (6-9 March) Unlimited admission to the photo exhibition Ames Errantes. Bookings: Cowra Visitor’s Centre 02 6342 4333. Cowra Civic Centre, COWRA
Friday 7 February, 1pm Thursday 13 February, 1pm Friday 7 March, 1pm Join the curator on a tour of Orange Health Service Arts Projects. See the Orange Regional Gallery collection, cubism, weaving and well-being sculptures and the Aboriginal Gathering Space. Meet at the Wayfinders Desk inside the main entrance to the hospital. FREE Bloomfield Campus, Orange Health Service, ORANGE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL Image: Opening of Weaving Wellbeing installation, November 2011- an initiative of Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Service with support from the Australia Council
Meetings FORBES Forbes and District Band Annual General Meeting
Monday 17 February, 7pm 02 6852 2951 Forbes Town Band Hall, FORBES
Social BATHURST REGION
Bathurst Panorama Chorus Luncheon and Craft Display Saturday 8 February 12 noon Buffet luncheon, art display and entertainment from the Chorus singing popular songs from their repertoire. This year well-known local artist (and former Chorus member) Wendy Maclean will be exhibiting her painting and drawing. $25. Bookings essential by February 1 Katherine Porter 63375131 firstname.lastname@example.org 02 6337 5131
Mortimers Wines Amatuer Poetry Regatta
Library Lovers Day
Friday February 14 Choose this day to come into your local library and show your appreciation. FREE Orange City Library, ORANGE
Lithgow Highland Pipe Band 2nd Annual Ceiliah Saturday 8 March, doors open 5pm. Starts 6pm. Ends middnight (pronunced Kay-lee) .Dess code: highland or smart casual with a touch of tartan. Dance band: Coolfin Mac, Lithgow Highland Pipe Band, Pipes of Haggis, Kim Durie's Highland Danicng School. $65/ children under 12 $25. 2 course buffet dinner. Bar facilities available. Jo 02 6351 4082 Civic Ballroom, Lithgow
JOIN A GROUP
From art societies and arts councils to knitters, musicians and family history researcher. See: www.artsoutwest.org.au/ whats_on/index.php
Saturday 8 February Enter this Banjo themed poetry regatta to present an original work and be judged by the audience. If poetry is not yout thing, just come along and make uo a table of 8 to enjoy a camp oven buffet for $20. Full bar available. First prize $500. Entry is $10 per poem. Mortimer’s Wines Cellar Door, ORANGE 02 6365 8513
Roaring Twenties Glamour and Gowns Ball
Saturday 15 February, from 6.30pm Hosted by Lithgow City Council as part of the Roaring 20s and all that Jazz Festival. Dress up. $80 includes champagne and canapés on arrival a two course dinner plus live music from the Fabulous Shapelles. Tickets available from Lithgow Visitor Information Centre. Civic Ballroom, Lithgow
Banjo Paterson Birthday Dinner
Monday 17 February Celebrating Banjo’s 150th Birthday. Canapes and two course prepared by the chefs of Byng Street Local Store. Special guests include the hon Tim Fischer and Australian Icon Jack Thompson. Local radio personality Neil Gill will MC the evening with entertainment by Wallis & Matilda. $75 Botanic, Orange Botanic Gardens, ORANGE 02 6360 1990
Harmony Day 2014
Sunday 16 March 2pm With a showing of Colourfest Multicultural short films; some cultural performance and of course food. Anni Gallagher, Migrant Support Officer, Orange City Council Odeon 5 Cinemas, ORANGE
WELLINGTON Decade Dance
Saturday March 1 Presented by the Wellington Vintage Fair Committee and Wellington Business Services. Step back in time to the days of gansters, speakeasies and prohibition - celebrate the roaring 40s. Live music, lighthearted entertainment and 1920s trivia. WELLINGTON Tickets 0467 286 464
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Call for Entries Get involved. Get yourself and your work out there! Portland Art Exhibition
2014 Parkes Waste to Art Exhibition and competition
Exhibition Feb 28-March2, Crystal Theatre, PORTLAND The Portland Art Exhibition is a hugely popular annual celebration of skill and imagination held in the Lithgow area. 0428 280 354 www.portlandart.com.au Entries close February 8 2014
Quota International of Wellington Art Exhibition
Exhibition March 14-16, Wellington Sections: Art: portrait, landscape, still life, open. Junior Art. Photography. Craft (frabic art, original design any medium). $2,500 in prizes. Adult $12 first item, each additional item $8, children 17 years and under $5 per item. Kay Conn 02 6845 2552 / 0427 919 646 Entries close 27 February 2014
Opening night 8 March, River Bank Gallery Canowindra People’s Choice Prize: $500. First Prize. The theme of this exhibition is not limited by subject but the works must be completed on the required canvas. Placed together these works create something very special because of the canvas size. To ensure this consistency and support our gallery all canvases for the ‘2013 Smalls’ must be purchased from the River Bank Gallery. The number of entries per artist is limited to 6. Three dimensional works need to be approximate in scale to 10X10X10 inches. Commission of 30% will apply on all paintings sold. River Bank Gallery, CANOWINDRA 02 6344 2778 www.riverbankgallery.com.au Entries close 3 March 2014
Cancer Council Charity Art Auction @ The Agrestic Grocer Cancer Council NSW extends a warm invitation to all artists wishing to donate works to be auctioned at their F.O.O.D. Week event on April 9, 2014. Artists will receive 60% of the final auction price. Contact Emily on 0421070448 Entries close 7 March 2014
Calleen Art Award + Central West Region Arts Award
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is delighted to once again invite artists to enter the following art awards. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national art award for painting in any subject. Winner of the 2014 Calleen Art Award will receive a prize money of $18,000. The Central West Regional Art Award is a non-acquisitive award for painting or drawing in any subject. This award is only open to artists living in the local government areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Boorowa, Cabonne, Cowra, Crookwell, Forbes, Lachlan including Upper Lachlan), Lithgow, Mudgee, Gulgong, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin, Young and Wellington. Prize money of $2,000. A first time winner will also receive the opportunity of a solo exhibition at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. The People’s Choice Award is nonacquisitive and awarded at the end of the exhibition. The winner will receive prize money of $500. Entry forms are available by contacting the Cowra Regional Art Gallery on 02 6340 2190 or downloadable from the website. Entry fees: $33 – one entry $66 – two entries $99 – three entries (02) 6340 2190 www.cowraartgallery.com.au Entries close: 7 March 2014 Exhibition: 4 May–15 June 2014
WEB TIP: Local calls for artwork, competitions and opportunities are also listed in online: .artsoutwest.org.au/whats_on/
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The Exhibition will be officially opened on Thursday 3 April at 6pm and then will be available for viewing until the 30 April, Parkes Shire Library WASTE TO ART is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents who reside in the NetWaste region. It showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Parkes Shire Council invites the Parkes community to enter the Parkes Local Waste to Art exhibition and competition being hosted by Parkes Library. Free entry. Parkes Shire Library 02 6861 2333 www.parkes.nsw.gov.au Entries close March 24 2014
Exhibition 23-25 May, Dunedoo Central School Hall, DUNEDOO Art Unlimited, Dunedoo’s annual art competition and exhibition, one of regional Australia’s leading art competitions with artists, photographers and ceramicists vying for prize money in excess of $11,000, and hundreds of art lovers attending the opening night and weekend exhibition. Entry is open to artists aged 18 years and over. Dunedoo Lions Club. Norma 0437 751 180. Entries close Thursday 24 April 2014
Lake Cargelligo Arts and Crafts Society
Exhibition June long weekend, Lake Cargelligo Memorial Hall, LAKE CARGELLIGO 68 categories including fine art, photography, porcelain painting, patchwork and quiliting, creative craft, hand craft (woodwork, glass, restoration, furnitute etc) and sections for schools. Entry fee $4 members, $2 non-members, 50c kids for each entry. 02 6898 1693 www.lakecargelligo.net.au Entries close May 22 2014
Funding These and more can be found on the Regional Arts NSW website: www.regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/
Get involved. Get yourself and your work out there!
ARTS NSW 2014 NSW Fellowship for Regional Artists
Regional Arts Australia Summit 2014
Expressions of Interest open for content
Regional Arts Australia Summit 2014: Arts + Edges WHEN: 16-19 Oct 2014 WHERE: Kalgoorlie Boulder, WA The Summit will share the experience of desert life through stimulating content, networking, artistic programs and inspiring talks. An exciting fourday program with boutique elements will showcase the unique cultures of Western Australia’s GoldfieldsEsperance region to national and international visitors. Become a part of the Summit by presenting work in one of seven categories. Apply for one, some or all – it’s up to you. Both individual artists and groups can present work at the Summit, the process will require you to complete a form online. To sumbit an expression of interest go to www.raasummit.com.au/ Applications close 24 February, 2014
Orange Buskers given poetic licence
There is a call out for buskers of all kinds to put themselves forward for the February 2014 Banjo Paterson Festival in orange (the Slow Summer Festival and celebrates Banjo’s 150th birthday). Busking will take place at the festival between February 7 and 17. For more details call David Williams on 0428 288 431, email email@example.com or go to the Facebook page Busk Banjo Festival Orange. For a list of activities planned for the festival go to www.tasteorange.com. au/slowsummer.htm
Valued at $30,000. The NSW Fellowship for Regional Artists is offered by the NSW State Government to enable an artist living in regional or remote NSW to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. Activities eligible under this Fellowship include travel; mentorships or internships with recognised professional artists; residencies; short-term courses, workshops or other training at recognised institutions / organisations; research; and the creation of new work. www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/fundingand-support/types-of-funding/fellowships/ Closes Monday 3 March, 2014.
Aboriginal regional arts fund
The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW. $3,000 for individual professional artists, or $15,000 for organisations, partnerships and groups Who can apply? Individuals, organisations, partnerships and groups (auspiced) residing in or based in NSW. www.arts.nsw.gov.au/index.php/fundingand-support/information-for-applicantsfunding-and-support/how-to-apply-2/ Contact Sharni Adamietz, Senior Aboriginal Cultural Development Officer Arts NSW. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 02 9995 0667 Free call: 1800 358 594 (within NSW) Closes Monday 10 March 2014.
Australia Council for the Arts
www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/2014/ 1800 226 912 A selection of upcoming funding rounds. See the website for the full list and detail
A grant for up to $10,000 to support a career or business development strategy for your arts practice. www.artstartgrant.com.au/ Closes 3 February, 2014 Early Career Residencies Up to $30,000. provides an opportunity for artists, curators, writers, editors, and producers in all Australia Council supported art forms to develop and implement creative projects and developments, in partnership with a host organisation. Closes 24 February, 2014 Artistic Leadership Grants Program up to $20,000. Invites proposals from artistic leaders (including emerging leaders) to undertake highly impactful professional development in artistic leadership. Closes 24 February, 2014 Executive Leadership Grants Program Closes 24 February, 2014
Artists with Disability Program
Up to $10,000 (Development) up to $20,000 (Art Projects). The Artists with Disability Program provides funding for Australian artists with disability (including Deaf artists) to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work. Closes 3 March, 2014
Community partnerships – Career Pathways – Structured Mentorships Closes 7 March, 2014
Regional Arts NSW
Community partnerships - Projects
Quicks & Prop Ups
The RAF quick response program ‘quicks’ are small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Prop Ups are from CASP funds and assist with unexpected perfrormance opportunities/ traning. http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/
WEB TIP: We pop lots of arts opportunities up on our Facebook page as they come up. Follow at: www.facebook.com/artsoutwest
Closes 7 March, 2014
Experimental Art Grants Closes 12 March, 2014
Festivals Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund
This fund supports innovative arts projects which add to the quality, diversity and audience engagement of festivals in regional and remote Australia. Closes 21 March, 2014
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Creative Industries Profiles
In our In the Studio wth profile for Arts Sunday we spend a morning with Orange-based milliner Fiona Schofiled.
December marked 22 years since Fiona Schofield graduated as a professional milliner from the Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney. January marks ten years of her business Fiona Schofield Millinery in Orange. Surrounded by hats, hat blocks and oodles of gorgeous fabrics and materials we talked about the value of a good space to work in, time management, her start in the industry and both the challenges and advantages of being a professional creative in a regional area. Read the profile story: www.artsoutwest.org.au/news/news_item.php?nid=560
Left: Jennifer Rae’s first novel ‘Confessions of a Bad Bridesmaid’, right, C.S. Boag’s third crime thriller in the Mister Rainbow series ‘Horses for Corpses’.
Two Orange-area writers have taken on the most popular genres with their new novels. Jennifer Rae has cracked the highly lucrative romance market with her debut novel. Rae becomes the latest Australian author to be picked up by the world’s leading romance publishers, Harlequin Mills and Boon. Her novel was picked up by the publishing juggernaut within a week of her submitting. C.S Boag describes his lead character, Mr Rainbow, as “a retro private eye in a contemporary Australia”. Read the profile story: www.artsoutwest.org.au/news/news_item.php?nid=569
Fairfax Arts Sunday is changing to ... Arts every week! Arts OutWest has a special spot with local Fairfax papers, publishing your arts news, photo galleries and profiles online (at westernadvocate.com.au and others). This year these features move from monthly to weekly! Head online every weekend (Sat & Sun) for highlights from the local arts scene. We’d love to share yours, get in touch. For info on what kinds of things we publish and how to share your story go to: www.artsoutwest.org.au/news/Arts_Sunday.php
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ARTS OUTWEST IS SUPPORTED BY: Contributing local councils: Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow City, Oberon, Orange City, Parkes, Weddin and Wellington as well as Charles Sturt University.
Arts OutWest is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
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