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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB

ISSUE 11

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE Director Paul Brinkman Exhibitions Manager Sabrina Roesner Promotion & Retail Manager Rose Stibbard Administration Officer Felicity Hallam Public Programs Coordinator Naomi Baker Gallery Technician Jules Gull Curator Rilka Oakley Front of House Jasmine Avery Stella Pretty Nicole Roberts InSight Membership Facilitator Nicole Roberts

Café Coordinator Reggie Lawless Café Staff Sheena Carley Kelly Drake Sarah Koll Michelle Lombardi Jennifer Chapman – Paton Martin van der Meyden

BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB Facility Manager Tim Smith Programs Coordinator Yvonne Hellmers Administration & Ticketing Officer Jodie Benbrook Theatre & Building Technician Philip Regan

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Cultural Centre Shop The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Shop showcases an extensive range of local and Australian made products. Our range of unique and creative gifts, homewares, stationary, books and children’s toys are carefully selected to complement gallery exhibitions and the Blue Mountains region.

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For more information about locally produced items please ask one of our friendly retail staff members. InSight Members receive a 10% discount on items in the Shop and invitations to exclusive member sales throughout the year.

OPENING HOURS 10AM – 5PM MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 4PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY


contents Editor: Nicole Roberts InSight is proudly designed and printed in the Blue Mountains. Design: Nicole Roberts (original template design by Letra design & illustration) Printing: Springwood Printing Front cover: WENDY SHARPE Cherry Lush at the Clarendon 2013, two plate etching 21/60, 25 x 33 cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gift Program by Ian and Anne Smith

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

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INSIGHT NEWS

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WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBITION

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY EXHIBITION GUIDE

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ARCHIBALD PRIZE REGIONAL TOUR 2015

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CELEBRATING THE COLLECTION

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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THE GALLERY CAFÉ

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BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB PROGRAM

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INSIGHT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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FROM THE DIRECTOR Considering it has only been a little over two years since we started collecting, it is a great achievement for the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre to curate an exhibition from our Collection. This achievement is thanks to the many donors, artists and philanthropists who have generously contributed to our collecting aims. The exhibition The Collection, on show from 11 June to 24 July, is testament to our supporters’ commitment to building a public collection that benefits the Blue Mountains Community for many generations to come, and I take this opportunity to thank all those who have played a part in growing this important resource. Running concurrently with our Collection exhibition, we welcome for the first time to the Blue Mountains the touring exhibition of the Archibald Prize, The Archibald Prize 2015, on show from 11 June to 24 July.

Yet another milestone for the Cultural Centre is the inaugural exhibition of the World Heritage Artist in Residence Program. The first artist to take part in our residency was Magda Wegrzyn from Torun, Poland who spent six weeks developing an exhibition at our partner artist residency site, BigCi, in Bilpin. The results of the residency will be shown at the Cultural Centre from 30 July to 11 September. Titled Error Strategy, Magda’s exhibition references the topography of the Blue Mountains and early exploration of the area. This exhibition is hoped to be the first of many as national and international artists participate in the Cultural Centre’s bi-annual residency program, spreading recognition of the Cultural Centre across the globe. Paul Brinkman Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre


BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE AND SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD PARTNERSHIP EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY 6 JUNE – 4 JULY 2016 Every year one work from the Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition is chosen for the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition Opportunity, which will be displayed for one month at the Cultural Centre’s central courtyard after Sculpture at Scenic World concludes. This year the Exhibition Opportunity was awarded to Suzie Bleach & Andy Townsend with their work Alicanto. The work Alicanto (2015) takes its inspiration from a bird in Chilean mythology that inhabits small caves in mineral bearing hills and feeds upon gold and silver. A fortunate miner, following the bird undetected, will find silver or gold. But, if alerted, the Alicanto will guide the greedy miner into a precipice and certain death. This hybrid is an allegory of human yearning for “growth”, ever rising wealth, what Dr. Seuss described as “biggering and

biggering”, and also the perils and risks associated with achieving and maintaining our rising living standards. The form of the figure is rendered as a steel grid, referencing contemporary digital interpretations of the built and natural worlds that have become commonplace these days. Computer technology allows us to explore beneath the surface of humans and mountains. The figure itself has more than a passing resemblance to a fallen angel. Alicanto will be exhibited at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s central courtyard from 6 June – 4 July 2016. SUZIE BLEACH & ANDY TOWNSEND Alicanto 2015, welded steel and found objects, 113 x 67 x 29 cm

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World Heritage Exhibition In 2000 the Greater Blue Mountains Area was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of the exceptional diversity and integrity of its eucalypt forest communities. The permanent World Heritage Exhibition: Into the Blue features high-tech interactive exhibitions exploring the natural and social landscapes of this unique area. Audiences are invited to navigate their way through these stories through an immersive exhibition experience, introducing them to the richness and wonders of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

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Blue Mountains City Art Gallery Exhibition Guide

THE COLLECTION 11 JUNE - 24 JULY ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2015 REGIONAL TOUR 11 JUNE - 24 JULY

MAGDA WEGRZYN ERROR STRATEGY 30 JULY – 11 SEPTEMBER KRIS PETA DERAY DRAWING LIGHT 30 JULY - 4 SEPTEMBER

SACRED 10 SEPTEMBER - 16 OCTOBER ART EXPRESS 2016 17 SEPTEMBER - 6 NOVEMBER

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THE COLLECTION 11 JUNE – 24 JULY The Collection presents the first exhibition curated from the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection, which was launched in March 2014. Since then, over 90 significant artworks by local and Australian artists have been aquired for the collection. Each artwork was selected based on its excellence, relevance, value and ability to celebrate the cultural identity of the Blue Mountains. Artists presented in the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection include James Blackwell, Blue Mountains Illustrators, John Caldwell, Peter Kingston, Michael Mandelc, Scott Marr, Andrew Merry, Bernard Ollis, Simon Reece, Leo Robba, Joan Ross, Wendy Sharpe, Garry Shead, Nicole Welch, Freedom Wilson and Ken and Julia Yonetani. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition

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ARTIST TALK WITH WENDY SHARPE & BERNARD OLLIS SATURDAY 18 JUNE 11AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Join acclaimed artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis for a lunchtime talk about their works from the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

Wendy Sharpe in the studio. Photo: Michael Amendolia OPPOSITE: JOHN CALDWELL Wollangambe Wilderness 1989, mixed media on paper, 100 x 150 cm

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ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2015 REGIONAL TOUR 11 JUNE – 24 JULY The Archibald Prize 2015 is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. The exhibition presents the finalists from this highly-anticipated and much loved major portraiture prize held annually by the Art Gallery of NSW. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 to the winning artist. Entries must be painted in the past year, from at least one live sitting with the artist. Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW before touring, providing regional Australian audiences the opportunity to experience and enjoy the Archibald Prize in their local community. The Art Gallery of NSW provides a host of programs for visitors or the regional tour, including a mobile exhibition guide and education resources. An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition

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IN CONVERSATION SATURDAY 11 JUNE 11AM - 12:30PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Explore the unique relationship between portraiture artists and their subjects. Join ‘what’, a renowned Katoomba based contemporary artist, and Nigel Milsom, winner of the Archibald Prize 2015 and the subject of Matthew Kentmann’s portrait, also currently exhibited in the Archibald Prize 2015. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.

4 WEEK PORTRAITURE COURSE WITH ARCHIBALD PRIZE FINALIST & WINNER OF THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, MATHEW LYNN SATURDAYS 25 JUNE, 2, 9 & 16 JULY 10AM – 1PM SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE Mathew Lynn will take students through all aspects of portraiture using a live sitter, with the aim of not just achieving a likeness but also conveying a sense of the person. Tickets strictly limited.

$240 | $215 InSight Members Includes refreshments, lunch & entry to Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au Bookings essential at Reception #archibald2015 @artgalleryofnsw or 4780 5410.

ANIMAL PORTRAITURE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH ILLUSTRATOR JENNIE DEANE TUESDAY 12 JULY 10:30AM - 12:30PM SUITABLE FOR 6 - 11 YEARS Unleash your creative side this school holiday and create your own animal Archibald portrait with a Rock Star theme. Learn the tricks of the trade from local illustrator Jennie Dean as you experiment with a variety of mediums including watercolour, collage and pen work. Disclaimer: Imagination is essential for this workshop. $15 | $13.50 InSight Members Includes all materials. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

OPPOSITE: CARLA FLETCHER Jenny Kee 2015, mixed media on linen, 200.5 x 150.5 cm © the artist

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MAGDA WEGRZYN ERROR STRATEGY 30 JULY – 11 SEPTEMBER Magda Wegrzyn from Torun, Poland was selected to participate in the inaugural World Heritage Artist in Residence Program and will present Error Strategy in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Her body of work is based on Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson’s exploration and crossing of the Blue Mountains and its twofold consequences: The achievement of successfully navigating extremely challenging terrain and finding access to new land for agricultural purposes on the one hand and the dispossession of the traditional owners of the land and destruction of their culture on the other. Wegrzyn is intrigued by this duality of ‘exploration’ and through her exhibition will investigate the idea of errors made in past exploration of new territory and its implication for future generations. A World Heritage Artist in Residence Exhibition

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EXHIBITIONS MANAGER’S TALK FRIDAY 29 JULY 5:30PM – 6PM FREE EVENT Join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibitions Manager Sabrina Roesner for a free floor talk on the exhibition Magda Wegrzyn: Error Strategy and the World Heritage Artist in Residence Program.

WORLD HERITAGE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM In recognition of the significance and outstanding beauty of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre launched the World Heritage Artist in Residence Program. This initiative consists of a 6-week artist residency at Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives, sponsored by

the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, to create a new body of work in response to the World Heritage Area followed by an exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.

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KRIS PETA DERAY DRAWING LIGHT 30 JULY – 4 SEPTEMBER Drawing Light investigates the significance of light as a determining characteristic of the Australian landscape. The tradition of portraying landscape through ligh is redefined in this exhibition by the artist, whose focus is not on representing light but rather utilising it as an essential artistic material. Through a combination of installation, lighting and painting Deray creates a fictive space in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, encouraging visitors to re-imagine their own concepts of the Australian landscape. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

KRIS PETA DERAY Cosmos 1 (detail) 2015 - 2016, oil on rag paper, 90 x 120 cm

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ARTIST TALK SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 11AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Find out more about the exhibition Drawing Light and join the artist Kris Peta Deray for a lunchtime talk. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.

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SACRED 10 SEPTEMBER – 16 OCTOBER Over a twelve-month period a group of artists were challenged to explore the question ‘What is sacred to you?’. The resultant responses and use of artistic media are diverse yet possess thematic similarities. The major themes running through this exhibition examine the love of being connected to family and friends, the natural world and the ever-expanding universe; as well as the strength of being connected to culture, faith and the spirit of things. Featuring Rachel Develin, Tina Fiveash, Gerald Jones, Mary Kayser, Matthew Harding, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Amanda Stuart, Marcus Tatton, Bruce Tunks and Fatima Killeen. Curated by Benita Tunks

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CURATOR’S TALK SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2PM – 3PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Looking for an insider’s view? Join Curator Benita Tunks for a free floor talk on the exhibition Sacred. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410. OPPOSITE: TINA FIVEASH Twin Spirit 2013, pigment print on cotton rag, 110 x 80 cm MARCUS TATTON What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know 2013, suspended steel and wood, 100 cm diameter

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ARTEXPRESS 2016 17 SEPTEMBER – 6 NOVEMBER ARTEXPRESS 2016 features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2015. The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will show a selection of 33 artworks by students from the Blue Mountains, Central West and NSW. The works provide insights into issues that are important to the young artists, such as cultural and gender identity, globalisation and climate change. The exhibition encompasses a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, sculpture, timebased works and animation, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking and textiles and fibre. ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

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VISUAL ARTS TEACHERS’ DAY FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 8:30AM – 3:30PM This course is registered under the terms of the NSW Institute of Teachers Continuing Professional Development policy. For teachers accredited at Professional Competence, completion of this course or program will contribute 5 hours towards Institute Registered professional development. This course will address the following Professional Teaching Standards: 3.2.10, 5.2.3, 7.2.4. Bookings via MyPL@Edu JESSIE LUCHETTI Lithgow High School, Morfar (Mother’s Father) (detail) 2015, painting, 120 x 100 cm

VISUAL ARTS STUDENT WORKSHOP MONDAY 17 OCTOBER 9AM – 3:30PM The Visual Arts Student Workshop offers an intensive one day program for stage 5 and 6 students with a keen interest in Visual Arts. The workshop provides an opportunity for students to experience a range of materials and techniques under the guidance of a practicing visual artist. The workshop is coordinated by the Department of Education, The Arts Unit in association with ARTEXPRESS. Bookings via www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/ ARTEXRESS_student_workshop

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JULIAN MEAGHER Daniel Johns 2015, oil on linen, 122 x 91 cm © the artist. Photo: © AGNSW, Mim Sterling

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ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2015 REGIONAL TOUR The Archibald Prize is a major art award run by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It is an open competition, meaning anyone who has been resident in Australia or New Zealand in the previous 12 months can enter. Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. A portrait prize, the Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist (up from $75,000 last year). Entries must be painted in the past year from at least one live sitting. High profile, eagerly anticipated and often controversial, the Archibald Prize for portraiture dates back 94 years: it was established in 1921 from a bequest made by Jules Francois Archibald. Archibald was a passionate supporter of a distinctly Australian style of

nationalism, journalism and the arts. In establishing the prize, his aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. Archibald died in 1919 at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst, with the first Archibald Prize being staged two years after his death.

Jessica Le Clerc, KristinTennyson, Robert Hannaford, Tsering Hannaford, Stewart MacFarlane, Samuel Condon, Carla Fletcher, Prudence Flint, Juan Ford, Sophia Hewson, Jeremy Kibel, Sally Ross and Andrew Sayers. Archibald Prize 2015 Regional Tour will be shown at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery from 11 June – 24 July.

Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW before embarking on a year-long regional tour. The 2015 finalists are Adam Alcorn, John Beard, Jason Benjamin, Filippa Buttitta, Mitch Cairns, Tom Carment, Wei Bin Chen, Tony Costa, Tony Curran, Blak Douglas, Marc Etherington, Shaun Gladwell, Bruno Jean Grasswill, Tim Gregory, Leon Hall, Tanja Karl, Matthew Kentmann, Kim Leutwyler, Angus McDonald, Kerry McInnis, Julian Meagher, Nigel Milsom, Guy Morgan, Alicia Mozqueira, Jason Phu, Rodney Pople, Leslie Rice, Paul Ryan, Jiawei Shen, Mirra Whale, Marcus Wills, Tianli Zu, Richard Bell, Peter, Churcher, InSight Membership Magazine issue 11 • 21


Celebrating the Collection Since March 2014, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre has been actively building a public art collection with the intent of preserving and documenting the visual art practice that the region inspires. Through the generosity of many in our community we have managed to grow the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection by purchasing artworks and accepting artwork donations. The Collection has now reached a size that has allowed us to curate and display our first Collection exhibition. The Collection is an exhibition that acknowledges both the generosity of donors and the exceptional draw the Blue Mountains has on many of Australia’s most acclaimed artists. Works by Wendy Sharpe, Joan Ross and Peter Kingston celebrate the many facets of the Mountains 22 • Blue Mountains City Art Gallery


unique social character while works by Andrew Merry, Michael Mandelc and John Caldwell capture the grandeur of the vistas to be found throughout the region. Many others represented in the exhibition reinforce the fact that the Blue Mountains has historically been a drawcard for artists, with a long list of acclaimed practitioners from all art disciplines making the Mountains their home and basing their studios in the region. The Collection exhibition is a great achievement for the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and it is hoped that a Collection show can be an annual fixture on the Gallery’s program, showcasing new acquisitions and recording the Collection as it grows in size and reputation. The Collection will be shown at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery from 11 June to 24 July. With your assistance we hope to purchase a new work for our Collection, Euan Mcleod’s Jenolan Caves.

THE COLLECTION SPECIAL EVENT FRIDAY 1 JULY 6PM – 9PM Join fellow supporters and friends for a special evening to celebrate two years of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection. With guest speaker, acclaimed artist and Archibald Prize Winner Wendy Sharpe and music by Gary Daley and Lloyd Swanton, this is a limited ticket event not to be missed. $35 | $25 InSight Members. Includes complimentary drink and canapés on arrival. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

EUAN MCLEOD Jenolan Caves (detail) 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 280 x 76 cm. Photograph: Michel Brouet OPPOSITE: ANDREW MERRY Burnt out walking track to the Grose Valley 2013, archival pigment print edition 1/10, 56 x 84 cm. Donated to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection by the artist InSight Membership Magazine issue 11 • 23


ADMISSION Joint ticket admission for entry to both the World Heritage Exhibition and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery: Adults $5 Concession

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Children under 16

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InSight Members

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY GUIDED TOURS EVERY SATURDAY 11AM Find out more about our exhibiting artists and their works from trained volunteer guides in a free public tour. To participate in a tour, simply meet at the information desk in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Guided tours are complimentary with Gallery admission tickets.

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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Public Programs

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WINTER SOIRÉE CONCERT SERIES AN AFTERHOURS EVENT ON SELECTED FRIDAY EVENINGS Keep warm this winter and join us after hours on selected Friday evenings for a concert series featuring an array of phenomenal musicians, including Aslan & Vouros, Bungarribee Trio and, back by popular demand with a new set of songs, Canto Latino. Come and enjoy the evenings’ entertainment and the exhibitions in the City Art Gallery as they come to life in a new way. A selection of beverages and canapés including gourmet cheeses and spiced mulled wine will also be available by the fire. Please note, the Winter Soirée Concert Series is not suitable for children.

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ASLAN & VOUROS

BUNGARRIBEE TRIO

CANTO LATINO TRIO

FRIDAY 17 JUNE

FRIDAY 8 JULY

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

6PM - 8PM DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM

6PM - 8PM DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM

6PM - 8PM DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM

Muharrem Aslan (vocals & saz), Dimitri Vouros (clarinet, bansuri Indian bamboo flute & flute) + Friends: Colin Berryman (sitar) & Tim Bradley (percussion) present Music From The World’s Heart!

Gary Daley (accordion & piano), Ollie Miller (cello) & Paul Cutlan (reeds).

Amanda Handel (voice & percussion), Jane Andino (piano) & Special Guest Gary Daley (accordion).

Join Aslan & Vouros + Friends for a unique and moving sound and rhythm experience. With their musical roots from cultures of Kurdistan, Greece, India, Turkey and the Middle East at the core of the Eurasian continent, Aslan and Vouros present music that shifts from passionate to witty, intricate rhythmic energy to evocative purity. $30 | $25 InSight Members - includes Gallery entry. Tickets are strictly limited. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410. This program is supported by the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Cultural Program 2015/2016.

The Bungarribee Trio creates freshly improvised performances on gems from the classical repertoire. Filtering them through worlds as different as jazz, folk, Balkan Rhythms and Indian Karnatic music. Featuring an exotic mix of instruments played by leading Australian contemporary musicians. “An amazing performance...some of the most interesting combinations of composed and improvised music that I’ve ever heard in Australia. Truly unique and pure pleasure for the listener.” - Phillip Johnston, composer and musician. $30 | $25 InSight Members - includes Gallery entry.

Spinning out stories of sensuality and seduction, Canto Latino will be cooking up a hot spell to enjoy on a cold Winter’s evening with a selection of songs sourced from the golden eras of Spanish and other Latin lands. Savour a lively program of musical spices and rhythms dished up in a delicious brew of heartfelt items from the repertory of Tango, Fado, Ranchera, Salsa, Bolero and Latin Folklórico. $30 | $25 InSight Members - includes Gallery entry. Tickets are strictly limited. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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Public Programs WOLLEMI ARTISAN MARKET SATURDAY 23 JULY 10:00 – 3:00PM FREE EVENT Join us at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for the Wollemi Artisan Market, featuring live music and a range of stalls from designers, artists and food producers from the Blue Mountains, Sydney and West of the Divide. A selection of hot beverages and delicious food will also be available by the fire at our Café. It’s the perfect opportunity to shop local and enjoy winter in the Blue Mountains.

8 WEEK COURSE: PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS WITH ARTIST LIZ PERFECT THURSDAYS 28 JULY – 15 SEPTEMBER 10AM – 1PM Learn how to use three different printmaking mediums: silkscreen, relief printing and intaglio. This course introduces the beginner to a range of methods and materials necessary to enable them to use and experiment with the three mediums being taught. Students will produce a diverse body of work using different methods of printmaking. Please note: When etching, students will use non-toxic etching solution and inks that clean up safely with water. $275 | $248 InSight Members Materials are included. Please bring an apron and closed in shoes. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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INTRODUCTION TO BLENDING – TEA, SPICES & HERBS SATURDAY 30 JULY 10:30AM – 1:30PM Creating your own style of tea is easier than you might think. Join Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender, for and introduction to blending tea, spices and herbs. Learn about their flavor profiles and visual qualities so that you can create a balanced and beautiful blend. Once you have chosen your ingredients, design and create your own blends for yourself, family and friends. $50 | $45 InSight Members Includes refreshments. For more public programs visit bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au

Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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The Gallery Café At the Gallery Café we have a tasty range of fresh vegetarian and gluten free lunch options available to our meat free clientele, including the ever popular John Butler Trio - a delicious toasted Turkish bread sandwich filled with felafels, roasted capsicum, mixed greens and a trio of dressings. We also serve an Italian Caprese Baguette, with bocconcini

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cheese, fresh tomato, crispy basil leaves and a dash of garlic aioli on a crisp, lightly toasted baguette. Or choose from a selection of individual gluten free or vegetarian quiches, baked daily and served with salad. There are many further vegetarian options available, so feel free to pop in and try something different at the Gallery Café.

OPENING HOURS 9.30AM** – 4PM MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 3.30PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY *The Gallery Café offers alcohol service with a substantial meal only, from 12 midday until 4pm. Available to over 18’s Only. Valid ID can be requested. **9:30am access to the Café is via the rear courtyard only. No access can be gained to other spaces in the Centre until 10am.


Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Program

DAVID ROBERT HILL ENCHANTMENTS 2 JUNE - 16 JULY

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION 8 JULY & 10 JULY

FUSED FROM THE GROUND UP 21 JULY - 3 SEPTEMBER

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE CONCERT & CD LAUNCH 24 JULY

DAMIEN LEITH THE WINNER’S JOURNEY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 27 AUGUST CROSSING PATHS 8 SEPTEMBER - 22 OCTOBER

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BRAEMAR GALLERY 104 MACQUARIE ROAD SPRINGWOOD

DAVID ROBERT HILL ENCHANTMENTS 2 JUNE - 16 JULY

GALLERY IS OPEN THURSDAY – SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM

CROSSING PATHS ROLAND HEMMERT, ADRIENNE RICHARDS AND SANJA ZEMLJACENKO

FUSED FROM THE GROUND UP

8 SEPTEMBER - 22 OCTOBER

FREE ENTRY

21 JULY – 3 SEPTEMBER

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LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION FRIDAY 8 JULY, 8PM SUNDAY 10 JULY, 2PM “A Deeply felt reflection of the man. Savour every minute” – NEW YORK TIMES Direct from their acclaimed season in New York, renowned Australian actor/ musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, present Lennon: Through a Glass Onion. Part concert and part biography, this stunning show reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including: Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds, All You Need is Love, Come Together, Help, Working Class Hero, Mother, Jealous Guy and more. $55 per person Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050

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SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE PRESENT “WARM” CONCERT & CD LAUNCH SUNDAY 24 JULY, 2PM The Spooky Men’s Chorale are the defacto archdeacons of low frequency vocal mayhem. One of the Blue Mountains’ most successful music exports, they have performed at festivals and concerts all over Australia and internationally, including six critically acclaimed tours of the UK. This special concert and CD launch will include a collection of sonorous bon-bons; some original, some Georgian, some covers, along with the usual generous smattering of Spooky humour. An afternoon at the theatre to “Warm” your heart and put a pleasant curl in your musical whisker – the perfect antidote for a chilly winter’s day! $28 Adult | $25 Concession Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050

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DAMIEN LEITH THE WINNER’S JOURNEY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 8PM

DAMIEN LEITH THE WINNER’S JOURNEY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 8PM This special concert marks 10 years since Damien Leith won Australian Idol and released his six times platinum album - The Winner’s Journey. To celebrate this auspicious

anniversary, the Aria award winning singer-songwriter is gearing up for a massive national tour and performing for the very first time in the Blue Mountains. Hear favourites like Night of my Life, Hallelujah and Roy Orbison classics, along with rare gems, audience requests and hilarious untold stories from this renowned musician, novelist and raconteur.

This concert marks 10 years since Damien Leith won Australian Idol and released his six times platinum album - The Winner’s Journey. To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, the Aria award winning singer-songwriter is gearing up for a massive national tour and performing for the very first time in the Blue Mountains. Hear favourites like Night of my Life, Hallelujah and Roy Orbison classics, along with rare $65 audience Adult | $55 Concession gems, requests and hilarious untold stories from this renowned Bookings via musician, novelist and raconteur. www.bluemountainstheatre.com or Adult contact 4723 5050 $65 | $55 Concession Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050

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Calendar JUNE

JULY

Saturday 11 June In Conversation with ‘what’ and Nigel Milsom

Friday 1 July The Collection Special Event with guest speaker Wendy Sharpe and music by Gary Daley and Lloyd Swanton

Friday 17 June Winter Soirée Concert Series Aslan & Vouros Saturday 18 June Artist Talk with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis Saturday 25 June 4 Week Portraiture Course with Archibald Prize Finalist & Winner of the People’s Choice Award, Matthew Lynn

Saturday 2 July 4 Week Portraiture Course with Archibald Prize Finalist & Winner of the People’s Choice Award, Matthew Lynn Friday 8 July Winter Soirée Concert Series Bungarribee Trio Lennon: Through a Glass Onion at the Hub Saturday 9 July 4 Week Portraiture Course with Archibald Prize Finalist & Winner of the People’s Choice Award, Matthew Lynn

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Sunday 10 July Lennon: Through a Glass Onion at the Hub Tuesday 12 July Animal Portraiture School Holiday Program with Illustrator Jennie Deane Saturday 16 July 4 Week Portraiture Course with Archibald Prize Finalist & Winner of the People’s Choice Award, Matthew Lynn Saturday 23 July Wollemi Artisan Market Sunday 24 July Spooky Men’s Chorale Present “Warm” - Concert & CD Launch at the Hub Thursday 28 July 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect


Friday 29 July Exhibition Manager’s Talk Magda Wegrzyn: Error Strategy

Thursday 18 August 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect

Saturday 30 July Introduction to Blending - Tea, Spices & Herbs

Thursday 25 August 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect

AUGUST

Friday 26 August Winter Soirée Concert Series Canto Latino Trio

Thursday 4 August 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect Saturday 6 August Artist Talk Kris Peta Deray: Drawing Light Thursday 11 August 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect

Saturday 27 August Damien Leith The Winner’s Journey - 10th Anniversay Tour at the Hub

SEPTEMBER Saturday 17 September Curator’s Talk with Benita Tunks Thursday 1 September 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect Thursday 8 September 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect Thursday 15 September 8 Week Course: Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect

OCTOBER Friday 14 October Visual Arts Teachers’ Day ARTEXPRESS 2016 Monday 17 October Visual Arts Student Workshop ARTEXPRESS 2016

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InSight Membership Magazine Issue 11  

InSight is the membership magazine of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub and Braemar Gallery, featuring...

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