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Glenelg Shire Council

Arts Program July - December 2013


Would you like to book your tickets on-line 24/7? Here’s how . . . Step1 Open the Glenelg Shire Arts website: www.arts.glenelg.vic.gov.au Step 2 Click on the ‘BOOK HERE’ button located at the top of the Home page Step 3 Click on the show for which you wish to make bookings Step 4 Follow the prompts on each page Some points to note • When finalising your booking, please click the ‘Box Office Collection’ box, so that we know your tickets need to be printed and held at the Box Office for you to collect. • Access to online bookings closes 2 hours prior to the commencement of all performances. • You can collect tickets from the Portland Arts Centre, weekdays 9.00am to 5.00pm, or at the relevant venue up to 1 hour prior to commencement of the show. • You will only see a ‘Seat Map’ if you are buying tickets for a show in the Portland Arts Centre, and only if that show has allocated seating. All other Council venues are General Admission only, and this is also the case for some shows presented in the Portland Arts Centre. • If you encounter any problems when trying to purchase tickets on-line, or if you have any questions re the process, please contact Karl Hatton or Lynda Cooper on 5522 2263.


Performances At a Glance ON AIR 3 July DELECTABLE SHELTER 6 July I HEART BUNNINGS 25 July CHET BAKER: LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE 29 July EVERYTHING MUST GO 20 August, Heywood 21 August, Casterton ACOUSTIC GUITAR SPECTACULAR 24 August SQUARING THE WHEEL 3 September & 4 September THE 39 STEPS 9 September KAPOW! 17 September, Heywood 18 September, Casterton THE BOOK CLUB 9 October BUBBLEWRAP AND BOXES 15 October PORCELAIN PUNCH 16 October SING!! 24 October, Casterton MELBA AND MONCRIEFF 14 November


ON AIR Wednesday 3 July 7.30pm The program consists of four works, all of which are choreographed by Simon Hoy. On Air, is a pure dance work inspired by our fundamental human interdependence. Music by Claude Debussy. Focussed on Aspects Of Light, is based on a poem by Faye Jones, ‘Separation’. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich. Submerged mirrors the endless possibilities of our lives and scope for development. Even when much that we need is no longer available, or may no longer exist, it is never too late to try and create a better tomorrow. Music by Samuel Barber. Motion Transcend considers the notion of the purity of classical form. While exploring intricate pointe work and explosive jumps this classical ballet is about picture, line, and silhouette, an emphasis on grace within each gesture and intricacies of each linking moment. Music by Frederic Chopin.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $35 Full price $30 Concession $10 Student $72 Family Running time: 75 minutes, no interval


DELECTABLE SHELTER

by The Hayloft Project and Critical Stages Saturday 6 July 7.30pm Delectable Shelter is a riotous, no-holds-barred portrait of western society, facing the end of the world as they know it. In a bunker deep under the Earth’s surface, the last five humans are left after “the end of the world”. Their job is to ensure the human race survives for the 350 years it takes before it is safe to return to the surface. As these five very different individuals plan their utopian society they introduce a hilarious breeding program. Their daftness contrasts with the darkness of the underground; all culminating in a purely hilarious gospel choir belting out 80’s love ballads. “The performances are excellent” - The Age Originally produced by The Hayloft Project and Theatre Works

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $40 Full price $35 Concession $10 Student $80 Family Running time: Approximately 90 minutes, no interval Warning: Performance contains coarse language, adult themes, sexual references, smoking & 80s music Written and Directed by Benedict Hardie Cast includes Simone Page Jones, Josh Price, Yesse Spence Set Designer Claude Marcos Costume Designer Esther Marie Hayes Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw Composer Benny Davis Musical Director Nathan Gilkes Sound Design Alister Mew


I HEART BUNNINGS Thursday 25 July 7.30pm Winner 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival Piece of Wood Award 8.00am, Sunday morning. Q: What’s wrong? A: You’re not at Bunnings.... It’s the ultimate man-shed. Two acres of timber, tools and trellises, guaranteed to make your man-ovaries ache. It’s a fantasy supermarket where dreams and wobbly bookshelves are made. Harley Breen has two brothers, they’re both carpenters. He likes going to Bunnings to look at things he could make if they were around to fix them. Perhaps this is Bunnings’ great, dark secret: no one there knows what the hell they’re doing! It is the perfect place to wander around and feel like you’ve got the skills and materials to nail your shit together. “Some of the best belly laughs I’ve had so far.” Australian Comedy Review

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $30 Full price $25 Concession $10 Student $66 Family Running time: 60 minutes, no interval


CHET BAKER: LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Monday 29 July 7.30pm In this dark theatrical performance we meet the popular jazz master Chet Baker, played by David Goldthorpe, whose subdued and cool stage presence made him the ‘James Dean of Jazz’. This gripping production blends a scintillating script with smooth jazz performances and is presented with a trio of superb jazz musicians live on stage. Once the dramatic portion of the show is complete the audience will have a chance to applaud, have some refreshments, and then relax as they are treated to a further full 60 minute jazz set performed by all four members of the “Chet Baker Quartet”. “The songs enchanted, the life story was never short of riveting & the moments of terror/bliss of Baker’s drug use cut to the quick.” - The Full Catastrophe (Melbourne)

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $40 Full price $35 Concession $10 Student $80 Family Running time: 50 minutes of theatre plus 60 minutes of live jazz, with 20 minute interval Warning: This production contains coarse language, drug use and electrifying live jazz

Visit: www.ChetBakerShow.com for more info.


Written and performed by Rachel Leary

EVERYTHING MUST GO

Tuesday 20 August 7.30pm Heywood Wednesday 21 August 7.30pm Casterton Nancy Browne is having a garage sale. There will be treasure like you can’t imagine. Like you really can’t imagine. Hilarious, ridiculous and very touching, this is a fabulously unique Australian character. Eccentric and reclusive, Nancy has lived in the same house, the same valley all her life, but now the valley is changing — farms are being sold and city people with new ideas are moving in. The wider world has encroached and Nancy has to make sense of it. She also has to move house. Nancy delights the audience with show and tell, drawing out family stories from the items she is selling in her sale, as well as highlighting her own original take on the world. “’Everything Must Go’ is a beautiful comedy creation. Nancy Browne is at once heart breaking and hilarious. She’s very, very funny, but there is also a poignancy that makes the show deeply satisfying and human.” Frank Woodley

HEYWOOD COMMUNITY HALL $25 Full price $20 Concession $10 Student $60 Family CASTERTON TOWN HALL $25 Full price $20 Concession $10 Student $60 Family Running time: 60 minutes, no interval


AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR SPECTACULAR Saturday 24 August 7.30pm This concert features three of Australia’s finest guitarists and singer songwriters in solo and combined performances. NICK CHARLES Described by The Age as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”, a Nick Charles performance features dazzling six string, twelve string and slide guitars and songs drawing from the rich traditions of American folk, blues, country and early jazz and ragtime. MICHAEL FIX Michael Fix is noted for his unique and moving compositions and popular arrangements that combine feeling and flash, presented with plenty of humour and stories. PAUL WOOKEY Paul Wookey is a Tamworth gold guitar winner, and has worked with many great Australian and visiting overseas artists including, John Hammond, Albert Lee, Vince Gill, Mark O’Connor and Mick Jagger. Local guitarist, singer and songwriter JESS GORDON will be performing as a support act. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $35 Full price $30 Concession $10 Student $72 Family Running time: 110 minutes including a 20 minute interval


SQUARING THE WHEEL Tuesday 3 September 7.30pm & Wednesday 4 September 10.30am A family show inhabited by quirky contraptions: Squaring the Wheel brings together circus skills, puppetry, magic, wacky mechanisms and unexpected music, in a theatrical stage extravaganza with a comical and physical language. When an eccentric misfit meets a strange world of mechanisms, everything turns into a challenging and surprising discovery. Indulge in watching how someone can always complicate simple things! Kooky antics, absurd gadgets, tomfoolery and high energy are balanced with themes of loneliness, thinking outside the box, friendship and achieving, in a story of finding one’s place. “ A comical visual feast which simply has to be seen to be believed.” **** Artshub, 4.10.2011

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $25 Full price $20 Concession $10 Student $60 Family Running time: approximately 60mins + optional 20mins post-show demonstration


John Buchan & Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS adapted by Patrick Barlow Monday 9 September 7.30pm Winner of two Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Award and the Best New Comedy Laurence Olivier Award, ‘The 39 Steps’ is Broadway’s longest running comedy. This Performance is presented by HIT Productions. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and the audience are treated to a fast-paced ‘whodunit’ for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. The play is packed with non-stop laughs, with over 100 zany characters played by a cast of four in 100 hilarious minutes. Struggles atop a speeding train, aeroplane chases, an on-stage plane crash, dastardly murders, double crossing secret agents and some good old-fashioned romance. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, ‘The 39 Steps’ will offer audiences an unforgettable evening of theatrical pleasure. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $45 Full price $40 Concession $10 Student $90 Family Running time: 2hrs 30min including a 20 minute interval


Asking For Trouble

KAPOW!

Tuesday 17 September August 1.30pm Heywood Wednesday 18 September 1.30pm Casterton

This show is programmed specifically for primary schools, and is an irreverent, comical and human look at the desire to be a superhero in the suburbs. Introducing Scout: she does mad tricks on her bunk beds – in fact, if bunk beds were an Olympic sport, she would pretty much be going to the Olympics. In KAPOW! Scout goes on a backyard adventure with her best friends, Natalie and Terry. KAPOW! explores the super power of imagination and the possibility of our imaginary worlds leading to real adventure, bravery and a bigger life. Highly visual, full of skilful acrobatics and set to a spectacular soundtrack KAPOW! asks some seriously heroic questions. Why do we imagine and desire to be superhuman? What are our secret unnoticed abilities? Can you be afraid and save the day? “KAPOW! is funny, clever and charming and is perfectly pitched at the young audience I saw it with. Recommended without reservation.” Ian Pidd- AD, The Village

HEYWOOD COMMUNITY HALL $15 Full price $10 Student/Child CASTERTON TOWN HALL $15 Full price $10 Student/Child Running time: 50 minutes, no interval


HIT Productions

THE BOOK CLUB

by Rodney Fisher from the play by Roger Hall Wednesday 9 October 7.30pm Australia’s leading stage actress, Helpmann Award winner Amanda Muggleton, reprises her role as genteel housewife and mother Deborah, who has an addiction. ‘I’m a bookaholic,’ she confesses. ‘I just can’t help myself.’ The spice of Deborah’s life is her book club. For the women who take part, it’s a meeting of minds – and their very different lifestyles. For Deborah, the club is a chance to gather the juicy gossip of her friends’ lives and relationships. But when a famous author joins the group for a study session, Deborah’s own life suddenly switches from an old wives’ tale to the stuff of erotic fiction. The ensuing affair takes her love of linguistics to a whole new level. “Amanda Muggleton is simply brilliant. If you only see one play this year, make it The Book Club.” The West Australian

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $45 Full price $40 Concession $10 Student $90 Family Running time: 2hrs 10min including a 20 minute interval Cast Deborah Creatives Author Producer Director/Designer

Amanda Muggleton Rodney Fisher from the play by Roger Hall Christine Harris & HIT Productions Rodney Fisher AM


Asking For Trouble

BUBBLEWRAP & BOXES

Tuesday 15 October 11.00am & 6.00pm Acrobatics, clowning and a whole lot of cardboard boxes! Programmed mainly for primary schools Asking for Trouble present their award-winning, delightful, highenergy show, set in the lost mailroom, a strange, dusty nowhere land where homeless parcels and undeliverable letters live. A highly-strung mailroom dweller, intent on keeping his boxes in order is visited by a free-spirited new arrival whose sense of adventure will leave you gasping for breath. This little story about how to live bravely in a big world is told using acrobatics, clowning and a whole lot of cardboard boxes. 2010 Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Primary Students – Drama Victoria Winner 2009 and 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival Best Family Show Award. ‘ Delightful, assured and very funny’ - Edinburgh Fringe ‘ The show is always surprising and impeccably performed, but above all it is great fun.’ - Adelaide Advertiser Performed by Christy Flaws and Luke O’Connor

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $15 Full price $10 Student/Child Running time: 50 minutes, no interval


Porcelain Punch in association with Critical Stages PORCELAIN PUNCH – ‘TRAVELLING MEDICINE SHOW’ Wednesday 16 October 7.30pm The Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show draws influence from the infamous ‘Medicine Shows’ that once travelled the countryside offering programs of comedy, music, circus and other novelties along with complex displays and a ‘hard sell’ of assorted tonics, salves, elixirs and the ever unattainable ‘miracle medicinal cure’. Within the show, individual and group acts are interspersed with comedic pitches and audience participation. The show’s lineup consists of a range of characters including a contortionist Miss Molly Minks, a strongman (who is really a woman), a one man band Oliver Muskat, Shirley Crumple a character parody of Shirley Temple, a burlesque dancer Bugsie Bell, and front man Sir Leonard Grad who is accompanied by songstress Miss Ellie May Rose. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $30 Full price $25 Concession $10 Student $66 Family Running time: 60 minutes, no interval


The Beggars present

SING!! Thursday 24 October 10.30am This show is a joyful all singing tribute to music and artists we love. ‘The Beggars’ invite everyone to sing along with songs from Peter Paul and Mary, The Mamas and the Papas, The Seekers and The Beggars plus masterpieces of folk music, Australian song, hits from great singer songwriters and novelty songs. As well as being a vehicle to showcase ‘The Beggars’ exquisite voices the program includes sing along favourites your audience will love to join in with. ‘The Beggars’ are Renee Donaghey, Stuart Day and Quinton Dunne. They will be accompanied by a guest violinist. “The best Australian vocal band since the seekers” Normie Rowe [Australia] 2011 “World-class musicians” rock times [Germany] 2010 “Super Australian band: Renee Donaghey is a genius.” Bote der urschweiz, Lucerne [Switzerland] Feb 2008.

CASTERTON TOWN HALL $15 Full price $10 Concession Running time: 75 minutes, no interval Refreshments will be available after the show Cost: Gold coin


Promac Productions presents

MELBA & MONCRIEFF Thursday 14 November 10.30am Following the enormous response to ‘The Merry Bronhill’ show last year, Promac Productions has assembled the two leading ladies from that show Angela Hogan and Alison Jones to star in another wonderful tribute to two great Australian stars...Nellie Melba & Gladys Moncrieff. Narrated and compered by Chris McKenna with musical direction by Len Vorster on piano, this show will bring to life the highlights of these two amazing singers and their careers. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE $15 Full price $10 Concession Running time: 75 minutes, no interval Morning tea is available prior to the show from 9:45am Cost: Gold coin


Booking Information Booking and Purchasing Tickets

Online bookings – tickets may be purchased online by going to the Glenelg Shire Council Arts website – www.arts.glenelg.vic.gov.au – and following the prompts. Access to online bookings closes 2 hours prior to the commencement of all performances. Phone bookings – tickets may be reserved or purchased by phoning the Portland Arts Centre on (03) 5522 2263 and can be paid for by Credit Card (VISA or Mastercard only). In person – tickets may be reserved or purchased in person at the Portland Arts Centre, cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland. Normal office hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm week days, and the Box Office is also open 1 hour prior to the commencement of all performances.

Ticket Categories

• Concession prices are available to all holders of Pension Cards, Health-care Cards, Seniors Cards and tertiary students. Proof of entitlement may required. • Student/Child prices refer to persons 18 years or under • Companion Cards are accepted on proof of entitlement • Family consist of 2 Adults plus 2 Children under the age of 18 years.

Refunds

A refund on tickets is available for no charge where an event has been cancelled, re-scheduled or relocated. In other circumstances, an administration charge of $3.00 per refund will apply.

Special Assistance

The Portland Arts Centre only has capacity for two (2) wheelchairs. For wheelchair seating or other assistance in any Council venues, please contact the Box Office on (03) 5522 2263 prior to the performance date. The Portland Arts Centre is fitted with an audio loop, and limited audio loops are also fitted in the other three Council venues. For further information, please contact the Box Office on (03) 5522 2263.

Running times

Running times of performances can be subject to change. Patrons are advised to check with the Box Office (03) 5522 2263 closer to the performance date.


Community Arts Program Details of some of the Community Arts programs offered from July to December 2013

TRADITIONAL REALISM PAINTING with Brett Jarrett

This five week course is designed to guide participants of all levels through the basic steps of traditional realist painting. Whether new to painting or more experienced you will find Brett’s guidance on both technique and materials invaluable. Some easels are available but participants are advised to bring their own materials. A list is available on enrolment. Julia Street Creative Space A five week program every Thursday, commencing 11 July Workshop Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm Cost: $200.00 for 5 week program Bookings: Mobile 0400 768 033 Email: npevitt@glenelg.vic.gov.au

FELT-MAKING TASTER with Jenny Griffin

Come along to this introductory session and create your own felt making sample. You will be guided by Jenny to understand wet felt making technique. All materials supplied. Julia Street Creative Space Date: Saturday 27 July Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm Cost: $35.00 Bookings: Mobile 0400 768 033 Email: npevitt@glenelg.vic.gov.au


A STITCH IN TIME artist talk and workshop series

South West Victoria is a region rich in contemporary textile artists. This series provides an opportunity to explore the work of three different artists. Each will present a free artist talk which gives a valuable insight into their creative processes. Morning tea will be provided. In the afternoon a mini workshop will be offered, in which participants can also choose to enrol. A fee is applicable. The program will commence with the work of Shelley Husband. Please see her website www.spincushions.com. For the full ‘Stitch in Time’ workshop program contact Nikki Pevitt, Community Arts Officer. Julia Street Creative Space Artist talks and workshops August, September and November Commencing with: Shelley Husband – ‘Make a pin cushion . . . or two’ Date: Saturday 24 August Free artist talk: 11.00am - 12.00pm Mini Workshop: 1.00pm - 2.30pm Workshop Fee: $20.00 Bookings: 0400 768 033 Email: npevitt@glenelg.vic.gov.au


EXHIBITIONS At a Glance

SMARTART 22 July to 16 August ANNE FRANK – A HISTORY FOR TODAY 19 August to 13 September Portland Arts Centre 17 September to 4 October Casterton Town Hall PORTLAND TOWN HALL – CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 16 September to 11 October VCE Exhibition 14 October to 8 November DREAMS & ASPIRATIONS – Artists with Disabilities 12 November to 6 December 12/12 9 December 2013 to 31 January 2014 Several current and continuing exhibitions from the

GLENELG SHIRE COUNCIL CULTURAL COLLECTION

CHILD’S PLAY Until 18 August 2013 SOUVENIR Until 13 October 2013 TIME OUT 3 June 2013 to 31 January 2014 WINDING A PATH TO THE SEA 5 July 2013 to 9 February 2014 TOURING GLENELG – RECENT ACQUISITIONS 21 August 2013 to 29 March, 2014 UNBURIED TREASURES 19 October 2013 to 21 June 2014


SMARTART exhibition 22 July to 16 August You are invited to explore the vibrant world of the Portland Secondary Art Department in this annual exhibition. Come and marvel at the inspiring, creative and imaginative artworks from these committed art students from Years 7-11. Art is a way of conveying so many messages and meanings and this exhibition provides a great insight into the world of our wonderful students. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Open weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm, except Public Holidays Admission free


ANNE FRANK – A History for Today 19 August to 13 September – Portland Arts Centre 17 September to 4 October – Casterton Town Hall Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, on 6 July 1942. On her thirteenth birthday Anne received a diary, in which she meticulously wrote what was happening around her and what she and her family had to endure. In August 1944 the hiding place was betrayed by an unknown person, and following her capture by the Nazis, Anne died aged 15 years, in Bergen-Belsen. Only her father survived the war, and he decided his daughter’s diary should be shared with the rest of the world. The exhibition contains quotations from Anne Frank’s diary, and through photographs and words, contrasts her personal story with the ‘big historical events’ of that time. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Open weekdays 9.00am to 5.00pm except Public Holidays CASTERTON TOWN HALL – Supper Room Open weekdays 9.00am to 5.00pm except Public Holidays


PORTLAND TOWN HALL – CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 16 September to 11 October On 21 September 1863 the foundation stone for the new Portland Town Hall was laid by William Learmonth, Chairman of the Municipality of Portland. This exhibition commemorates 150 years of this heritage listed building. Featured items include the original drawings from a competition to design the new Town Hall by engineer John Barrows, and eventual winner, surveyor and architect Alexander Ross. This is possibly the first public showing of these drawings in 150 years. Also included are portraits of past Portland Mayors up to the mid 20th century, and significant items related to Portland’s civic past. Now known as “History House”, the former Town Hall is home to the Portland Family History Group and a social history display from Council’s Cultural Collection. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Portland Open daily 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays except Public Holidays Admission free


Seisia Kane, ‘Into The Blue’, 2012

Elle Hateley, ‘Society vs Reality’, 2012

VCE EXHIBITION 14 October to 8 November Year 12 students from Bayview College, Casterton Secondary College, and Portland Secondary College, exhibit selected work from their VCE folios. As always, much of the work will be of very high quality, exploring a wide range of topics and issues, and utilising a variety of media. The students are also responsible for coordinating the hanging of their work, assisted by both their art teachers and Council staff. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Portland Open daily 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays except Public Holidays Admission free


DREAMS & ASPIRATIONS Artists with Disabilities 12 November to 6 December Dreams & Aspirations is a collective exhibition of works by artists with a disability who reside in the Glenelg Shire. This exhibition is a celebration of ability, dreams and aspirations that encourage people with a disability to express themselves through their art, whilst promoting a wider acceptance and participation for people with a disability within the arts community. Image:

Jess King “Flora” –Scratch Board

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Portland Open daily 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays except Public Holidays Admission free


Photo By: Joshua Heath

12/12 EXHIBITION 9 December 2013 to 31 January 2014 The annual 12/12 exhibition endeavours to celebrate and bring awareness to nature, in particular the natural environment in South West Victoria, creating a visual dialogue around the very broad theme of environmental change. The objectives of this exhibition are to provide a creative, non-commercial and explorative environment, for emerging and mid career artists, from Sydney and the South West, to create innovative work related to the theme. This year’s 12/12/ exhibition, curated by Catherine Bailey, will focus on work made out of fibre and textile from artists such as Carmel Wallace, Cherree Densley, Deb Saunders and Kellie Frankland from South West Alternative Medium Project Inc (SWAMP). In addition, two-time winner of the Qantas SOYA Visual Arts Award, and Sony World Photography Awards finalist Joshua Heath, from Sydney, will be exhibiting a video and there will also be some installations and printmaking on display. PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Portland Open daily 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays except Public Holidays Admission free


CULTURAL COLLECTION Glenelg Shire Council

Ceremonial trowel used to lay the foundation stone of the Portland Town Hall in 1863 Glenelg Shire Cultural Collection

Glenelg Shire’s Cultural Collection has evolved since the earliest days of local government in south west Victoria and now includes approximately 9,000 objects. The collection encompasses objects, photographs and records relating to the social, maritime and civic history of the Shire, an art collection and public art. The collection documents the region’s unique history, environment and people, and contains objects of state-wide and national significance. The Cultural Collection Strategic Plan (2009-2014) guides Council in the management, use and care of the collection. Aspects of the Cultural Collection can be seen in permanent and temporary displays at Portland’s History House, Rocket Shed and Maritime Discovery Centre; temporary exhibitions in the Casterton Town Hall foyer; and occasional exhibitions at Portland Arts Centre. The ceremonial trowel shown above, will be on display as part of the Portland Town Hall – Celebrating 150 Years exhibition, which will be presented in the Portland Arts Centre from 16 September to 11 October (see page 24)


WINDING A PATH TO THE SEA 5 July 2013 to 9 February 2014 Take a nostalgic journey along the Glenelg River with this exhibition looking at the river from a historic perspective. Themes include bridges and crossings; major floods; fishing the river; shacks and camping; recreation and celebration; and tragedy on the river. Images in the exhibition have been sourced from various public collections including Casterton and District Historical Society, Les Hill Photographic Collection at the Mount Gambier Library, Glenelg Shire Cultural Collection and private collectors in Casterton, Dartmoor, Merino and Portland. The exhibition also includes a collection of vintage fishing paraphernalia – rods and reels, floats, flies, creels, books and bait tins. CASTERTON TOWN HALL (Foyer) 67 Henty Street Casterton Open weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm, except Public Holidays Admission free


SOUVENIR Until 13 October 2013 Everyone loves to receive a postcard in the mail and most would have some odd trinket tucked away in the back of the cupboard that was purchased while on holidays. Postcards and souvenirs from Portland dating from the late 19th century to the 1970s come together in this exhibition from Council’s Cultural Collection. The postcards show the changing face of Portland through a series of images of the foreshore, harbour, streetscapes and buildings. The souvenirs range from crockery and glass view ware, to felt pennants and tea towels – some of the souvenirs are tasteful, others are wonderfully kitsch. PORTLAND MARITIME DISCOVERY CENTRE Lee Breakwater Road Portland Open daily 9.00am – 5.00pm, except Christmas Day Admission free


UNBURIED TREASURES 19 October 2013 to 21 June 2014 Highlighting a selection of maritime-related acquisitions, this exhibition brings together photographs donated by Miss Betty Vivian of Portland, and a varied collection of objects acquired by Council in recent years. The photographs cover a number of themes including the south west coastline, Portland foreshore, activity in the port, the lighthouse, ships and boats, and the Portland Battery. The objects predominantly focus on the byproducts of the whaling industry and their uses, including items made from whale oil, whalebone and baleen, and a collection of whale oil lamps donated by Iain and Anne Grant of Portland. PORTLAND MARITIME DISCOVERY CENTRE Lee Breakwater Road Portland Open daily 9.00am – 5.00pm, except Christmas Day Admission free


CHILD’S PLAY Until 18 August 2013 Discover child’s play of days gone by in this exhibition of card games, games of skill, dolls, tea sets, money boxes and novelties. Many of the treasured toys in the display were donated to the Cultural Collection by Miss Betty Vivian of Portland. Also included are several children’s garments – a baby bonnet worn by Marianna Trangmar in 1820; a pair of button up boots; and two fine hand-knitted children’s jumpers made by Mrs Grace Osbourne of Portland. HISTORY HOUSE Cliff Street, Portland Open daily 10.00am to 12 noon 1.00pm to 4.00pm (except Good Friday & Christmas Day) Admission: Adult $3.00 Pensioner/Child/Student $2.00 School groups 50c per student


TIME OUT 3 June 2013 to 31 January 2014 Clubs, social groups and community events of yesteryear are the focus of this display of Portland’s past. The display includes photographs and items relating to the Portland Highland Pipe Band, Portland P.A. & H. Show, Portland Star Theatre and Portland Social Amusement Club. Portland Social Amusement Club formed in 1897 and regularly held fancy dress balls, card nights, picnics, and drama and music nights. Items in the display include Portland Social Amusement Club memorabilia, Portland Highland Pipe Band trophies, Star Theatre weekly programs from the 1940s and 1950s, and a selection of glass slide advertisements that were used in the theatre. HISTORY HOUSE Cliff Street, Portland Open daily 10.00am to 12 noon 1.00pm to 4.00pm (except Good Friday & Christmas Day) Admission: Adult $3.00 Pensioner/Child/Student $2.00 School groups 50c per student


TOURING GLENELG – RECENT ACQUISITIONS 21 August 2013 to 29 March, 2014 Through a collection of vintage postcards, promotional material, souvenirs and ephemera, this display celebrates the towns, townships, landmarks and attractions that make up Glenelg Shire. The display takes us on a trip from Cape Bridgewater and Portland on the southern coast, north to Heywood, through ‘Australia Felix’ to the rolling hills around Casterton, along the Glenelg River to the township of Dartmoor, and then Nelson, where the river meets the sea. All items in the display are recent additions to the Cultural Collection, and many are on public display for the first time. HISTORY HOUSE Cliff Street, Portland Open daily 10.00am to 12 noon 1.00pm to 4.00pm (except Good Friday & Christmas Day) Admission: Adult $3.00 Pensioner/Child/Student $2.00 School groups 50c per student


Glenelg Shire Council acknowledges the assistance of the following funding bodies and partners in support of professional touring performances and exhibitions

The Australian Government is proud to be associated with tours of Delectable Shelter, Chet Baker: Like Someone in Love through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia, which gives Australians across the country the opportunity to see some of the best performing arts.


www.arts.glenelg.vic.gov.au Glenelg Shire Council Arts Program Bookings: 03 5522 2263 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets Portland Vic 3305 Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

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