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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB

ISSUE 12

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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 Jennifer Chapman-Paton Karl Downing Kelly Drake Arone-Ru Gumas Lopez Sarah Koll Michelle Lombardi 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

We thank the dedicated volunteers at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub and Braemar Gallery, who provide valuable support to staff and visitors.

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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, stationery, 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


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FROM THE DIRECTOR

Editor: Nicole Roberts

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INSIGHT NEWS

InSight is proudly designed and printed in the Blue Mountains.

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WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBITION

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY EXHIBITION GUIDE

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CELEBRATING PRINT

Design: Nicole Roberts (original template design by Letra design & illustration)

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Printing: Springwood Printing

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Front cover: London Klezmer Quartet, performing at Blue Mountains Theatre, 17 February.

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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 Now is a perfect time to come to the Cultural Centre or Hub to get your fix of art and culture from across the Blue Mountains. Only a few weeks are left to see the hugely popular HSC student exhibition ARTEXPRESS 2016. Other fantastic shows include Tracing the Line, an exhibition showcasing the breadth and depth of print practice in Australia since the Australian Print Council was started in the 1960s and As far as the eye can see, a presentation by some of Australia’s best known printmakers whose work includes investigations into their local landscapes. Further celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Print Council of Australia include a wide range of workshops and seminars providing the opportunity to learn printmaking skills by masters of the art.

Bells for Two, and Henry Rollins, and the quality shows keep coming with The Troggs and the London Klezmer Quartet. Make sure to book your tickets either online or at our box office to avoid disappointment.

Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub has seen sell-out performances by The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Tubular

Paul Brinkman Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

We look forward to a blockbuster 2017 as the Cultural Centre celebrates its fifth birthday. Major exhibitions coming our way over the next year include Landmarks: Works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of NSW Collections and the National Photographic Portrait Prize from the National Portrait Gallery. To our InSight Members, thank you for your ongoing support. Make sure you join us in the New Year for a great range of exhibitions, performances and public programs.


BRAEMAR GALLERY 2017 EXHIBITION PROGRAM Braemar Gallery was opened in 1988 and is located in the historic Braemar House, Springwood. It functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. The gallery is a valuable community venue with a focus on displaying works by local artists. It has become well known for exhibiting high standard exhibitions.

The Braemar Gallery Management Committee would like to thank all artists who participated in the application process. Braemar Gallery is open: Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm Free admission to all exhibitions.

After a competitive application process, the Braemar Gallery Management Committee is pleased to announce the new exhibition program for 2017. The program will feature over 15 exhibitions from Blue Mountains artists, art collectives and community groups. Exhibited works will cover a wide range of mediums, promoting the diversity of artistic practice within the region.=

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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

ARTEXPRESS 2016 17 SEPTEMBER – 6 NOVEMBER

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 12 NOVEMBER – 15 JANUARY

TRACING THE LINE 22 OCTOBER – 4 DECEMBER

FOLD: PAPER AS OBJECT 10 DECEMBER – 15 JANUARY

LANDMARKS: WORKS FROM THE JOHN KALDOR FAMILY AND ART GALLERY OF NSW COLLECTIONS 21 JANUARY – 19 MARCH

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ARTEXPRESS 2016 17 SEPTEMBER – 6 NOVEMBER FREE ENTRY 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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TRACING THE LINE 22 OCTOBER – 4 DECEMBER Tracing the Line is a selection of 50 works from the Print Council of Australia’s collection of over 500 Australian prints. The Print Council of Australia started a commissioned print award in 1967 and has been collecting Australian prints ever since. Tracing the Line celebrates the diversity of print practice within Australia by tracking the last 50 years of print practice, highlighting the inclusion of new techniques and processes into the printmaking repertoire as well as recognising the continued skill and commitment printmakers have for traditional print processes. Artists such as John Coleing, Janet Dawson, Barbara Hanrahan, Michael Kempson, Maria Kozak, Bea Maddock, Judy Watson and Fred Williams are among those represented. This exhibition is also the NSW launch of the 2016 commissioned prints. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley in association with the Print Council of Australia’s 50th Anniversary

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EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTIST TALK SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2PM – 3PM FREE EVENT Join us for the opening of Tracing the Line and launch of the 2016 Commissioned Prints by Akky van Ogtrop, President of the Print Council of Australia, with artist talk by Michael Kempson, Director of Cicada Press. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410. OPPOSITE: JANET DAWSON Parts of Fortune 1981, sprayed stencil, 57 x 78 cm, courtesy the Print Council of Australia Collection MICHAEL KEMPSON The Cycle 1994, colour etching and aquatint, 50 x 39 cm, courtesy the Print Council of Australia Collection

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AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 12 NOVEMBER – 15 JANUARY As far as the eye can see is an exhibition of works by prominent Australian printmakers investigating their local landscapes. It celebrates the breadth and depth of printmaking practice in Australia today and is a stunning reflection of Australia’s unique and varied geography. The artists express their stories and relationships to the land through a variety of print media, describing the vast scale or intimate detail of our diverse natural environment. As far as the eye can see portrays the similarities and differences of coastal, mountain, desert and island terrain all contained within our country.

such as etching, woodcut and lino block. It also showcases some of the innovative print techniques currently being used by printmakers. This includes sculptural forms, installations, collage, monotypes and digital technologies. Australian printmaking is flourishing as can be seen by the quality and diversity of the prints in this exhibition, which brings together a small sample of what is currently being produced. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley in association with the Print Council of Australia’s 50th Anniversary celebrations OPPOSITE: JULIE PATERSON Mountain landscape (in process) 2016, screenprint on linen, 35 x 44 cm

PRINT SYMPOSIUM SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 10AM – 12PM DOORS OPEN 9:45AM FREE EVENT Looking for an insider’s view? Join us for a panel discussion with printmaking professionals and a floor talk with exhibiting artists from As far as the eye can see and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Curator, Rilka Oakley. Includes morning tea. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410. This event is followed by a silk screen workshop with exhibiting artist Freedom Wilson. See page 14 for more information.

Printmaking has a history of being a dynamic and innovative media that is constantly embracing new technologies. The exhibition includes printmakers working in traditional print mediums

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2 DAY PANORAMIC SILK SCREEN WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITING ARTIST FREEDOM WILSON SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Please feel free to bring in drawings, photos or pictures of a panoramic view that you are fond of as inspiration for your silkscreen design on day 1. Please also wear old clothes on day 2.

& SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 10:30AM – 2PM

$256 | $230 InSight Members Includes all materials.

On day 1, experiment with mark making design techniques using black gouache on paper to create a positive panoramic print image. This design will then be sent to Sydney to be photographed onto a silkscreen.

Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

On day 2, using the silkscreens newly exposed with your panoramic image, we will discuss the possibilities of printing onto multiple surfaces. Experiment with and print works onto stonehenge printmaking paper, industrial felt fabric and MDF wood. At the close of the workshop silk screens along with prints can be taken home to reuse to continue your screen printing practice.

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1 DAY LOOKDRAWPRINT WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITING ARTIST JULIE PATERSON SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 10:30AM – 3:30PM Julie Paterson, the woman of Cloth, has been drawing on the local landscape as inspiration for her textile designs for over 20 years. And now she has simplified her methods and created a workshop. She calls it LookDrawPrint, an imperfect workshop for the creatively curious.


The process is dynamic, playful and productive. Over the course of a day you will explore creative mindfulness, and embrace chance and imperfection, producing your own unique prototype design directly onto fabric. Beginners are encouraged because deep down we all know that creativity is a state of mind before it becomes a skill. $125 | $112.50 InSight Members. Includes all materials. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

3 DAY BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITING ARTIST JANET PARKER-SMITH THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 10:30AM – 3:30PM Discover the art of bookmaking and the artist book. In this course, learn skills in how to make handmade

books/journals and to work on a self-directed artwork from an existing book – the deconstructed and altered book process. Over the course of three days students will acquire skills in book-binding. Then, through the process of experimentation, be able to explore ideas in the realm of the artist book though the deconstruction of an existing book to create a finished work of art.

Please bring 1 - 2 books that you would like to deconstruct/alter for the class. $220 | $200 InSight Members. Includes materials, morning and afternoon tea. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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FOLD PAPER AS OBJECT 10 DECEMBER – 15 JANUARY Fold: Paper as Object showcases the works of three artists who push the boundaries of working with paper as their primary medium. Veronica Herber, Helen Sturgess and James Gordon explore, manipulate and transform this fragile yet strong material to explore its second and third dimensionality. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition VERONICA HERBER Grey Tape Study (detail) 2015, Japanese washi masking tape on Fabriano handmade paper, 76 x 105 cm. Image by Meek Zuiderwijk

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FOLD: PAPER AS OBJECT 10 DECEMBER – 15 JANUARY Fold – Paper as Object showcases the works of three artists who push the boundaries of working with paper as the primary medium. Veronica Herber, Helen Sturgess and James Gordon explore, manipulate and transform this fragile yet strong material to explore its second and third dimensionality. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition

ARTIST TALK SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 11AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Find out more about the exhibition Fold: Paper as Object and join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibitions Manager, Sabrina Roesner, and the exhibiting artists for a lunchtime talk. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.

VERONICA HERBER Grey Tape Study (detail) 2015, Japanese washi masking tape on Fabriano handmade paper, 76 x 105 cm. Image by Meek Zuiderwijk

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LANDMARKS WORKS FROM THE JOHN KALDOR FAMILY AND ART GALLERY OF NSW COLLECTIONS 21 JANUARY – 19 MARCH For its fifth anniversary, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery has partnered with the Art Gallery of NSW to deliver a major highlight exhibition for the 2017 artistic program. Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks celebrates works of art that are inextricably linked with landscape from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century. Comprising over 20 outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Simryn Gill, Imants Tillers, Andreas Gursky and Perejaume. After being shown at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Landmarks will tour to MAMA, Albury and Tamworth Regional Gallery. Pesented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales

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LANDMARKS IN CONVERSATION SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 6PM – 7:30PM DOORS OPEN 5:30PM FREE EVENT Join Paul Brinkman, Director of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, for an evening In Conversation with Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Nicholas Chambers, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of NSW. RSVP essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

PRINTMAKING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH LOCAL ARTIST FREEDOM WILSON WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY 10AM – 2PM SUITABLE FOR 6 - 11 YEARS Unleash your creative side this school holiday and learn the art of printmaking with local artist Freedom Wilson. In this workshop you will create and print a collagraph plate using natural found objects. Draw from your own imagination as you arrange objects such as leaves, grasses, flowers, petals and feathers to create an intaglio print from a collagraph plate.

Inspiration will be taken from the work of Andy Goldsworthy which will be on display as part of the exhibition Landmarks: Works from the John Kaldor Family and AGNSW Collection. $66 | $60 InSight Members All materials are included, however participants are welcome to bring leaves, grasses, petals, feathers, etc. that they have collected from home as well. Please wear old clothes or an art smock. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

OPPOSITE: CHRISTO Wrapped Island, Project for South Pacific Ocean 1970, collage: pencil, fabric, twine, staples, photograph, crayon, charcoal, pastel, Perspex box, 71.5 x 56 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, John Kaldor Family Collection © Christo InSight Membership Magazine issue 12 • 19


BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE IS OPEN 10AM – 5PM MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM – 4PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10AM – 2PM PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

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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 FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET 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.


CELEBRATING PRINT Blue Mountains Cultural Centre has curated three printmaking exhibitions to join the Print Council of Australia (PCA) in celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2016. This suite of exhibitions brings together works by over 70 Australian printmakers from the 1960s to now. The first exhibition, Tracing the Line, is a selection of 50 works from the Print Council of Australia’s Collection that emphasises the historical development of printmaking practice in Australia since 1967, when they began their collection. It also includes the PCA commissioned works for 2016. Our feature exhibition, As far as the eye can see, presents work from outstanding Australian printmakers investigating their relationship to the Australian landscape. The artists express their stories and relationships to their terrain through a variety of print media. Australia is a large JANET PARKER-SMITH The Vanishing Point (detail) 2016, digital print on archival paper, from As far as the eye can see


country and many have not experienced the multitude of landscapes that occur within it. For the Blue Mountains, the relationship to the plateau, the escarpment, the valley and the gorge is particularly special as we live within a World Heritage National Park. Other parts of Australia are equally special, and the works here not only highlight this but also show a glimpse into some of the very distinctive environments that artists are experiencing now. In collaboration with Cicada Press at UNSW Art & Design, Blue Mountains artists Chris Tobin and Judith Martinez have attended a printmaking residency with custom printer Michael 22 • Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Kempson in order to develop their works for As far as the eye can see. The artists have travelled regularly to Paddington to work with Michael on their etching plates that will be printed by Cicada Press for the exhibition. This amazing opportunity supports the ongoing careers of these two artists from our region. The third in the suite of print exhibitions is a selection of landscape themed works from the Cicada Press Collection that compliments the other two exhibitions. Together these three exhibitions explore a range of contemporary print practice, historical print process, print collecting and custom printing.

ABOVE: As far as the eye can see artists Chris Tobin and Judith Martinez, Cicada Press Director Michael Kempson and curator Rilka Oakley. OPPOSITE: MICHAEL LARKIN Vanitas 1995, etching and aquatint, 29.5 x 39.5 cm, courtesy the Print Council of Australia Collection, from Tracing the Line


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Community Events CICADA PRESS HILLS & VALLEYS 4 NOVEMBER – 4 DECEMBER FREE ENTRY Cicada Press was established by founding Director Michael Kempson in 2004 to foster research projects that facilitate diverse contemporary dialogues and promote the broad methodological potential of printmaking practice. Cicada Press is a custom printing facility at UNSW Art & Design in Paddington. It has an educationally focussed emphasis on open dialogue, broad relationships with the artistic community and highlights the importance of lived experience in learning. This exhibition showcases a selection of prints by esteemed Australian artists produced at Cicada Press and will be on display in the Cultural Centre’s Seminar Room.

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ELISABETH CUMMINGS Western Country 2009, etching, aquatint and open bite, 33.5 x 50 cm, courtesy Cicada Press


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Public Programs 9 WEEK DRAWING & PAINTING STILL LIFE BEGINNERS COURSE WITH ARTIST ROWEN MATTHEWS TUESDAYS 25 OCTOBER – 20 DECEMBER 10:30AM – 1PM Learn to draw and paint fruit, flowers, vases, kitchen bowls, bottles and other objects that have traditionally made up still life studies. In this course you will gain an understanding of the methods of Da Vinci, Picasso, Cezanne, Morandi, Preston, Olley, Rae and more. Beginning with basics, form, tone and perspective are explained simply and clearly so you can compose exciting, subtle drawings and paintings.

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Places are limited to ensure each student receives plenty of individual guidance. $275 | $250 InSight Members Includes all materials. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

ABOUT ROWEN MATTHEWS Rowen Matthews lives in Blackheath, on the edge of the Grose Valley. He has been exhibiting his work professionally since 2000 and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Calleen Art Prize and the Blackheath Art Prize. Since 2003 he has taught in the Art Education Faculty at the University of New England and in 2015 he completed a PhD in Creative Practice. ROWEN MATTHEWS Paint Jars 2014-2015, glass jars and discarded oil paint, 26 x 16 cm


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TEA & CHEESE PAIRING WORKSHOP WITH TEA SOMMELIER & BLENDER LILIANA ALGORRY SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 10:30AM – 12:30PM Join Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender, for something out of the ordinary: cheese and tea pairing, a true delight! In this workshop you will experience flavors, aromas and textures of teas from different world regions (Green, Oolongs, Black and Pu-erh) paired with cheeses from Spain, France, Holland and Italy. Dare to pair! $55 | $50 InSight Members Includes all materials. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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Midsummer Nights AN AFTERHOURS EVENT ON SELECTED EVENINGS As the weather gets warmer, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is keeping its doors open on selected evenings to feature a spectacular Twilight Wollemi Artisan Market; In Conversation; and Trivia & Live Music by Jarrah Ferris-Smith. Midsummer Nights is a great way to enjoy the artwork in the Gallery as they come to life in a new way. Come and enjoy drinks and canapés after work whilst you watch a magnificent sunset on our Viewing Platform and enjoy the evenings’ entertainment.

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TWILIGHT WOLLEMI ARTISAN MARKET FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER 5:30PM – 8:30PM FREE EVENT Join us for a special Twilight Wollemi Artisan Market featuring live music, delicious food, twinkling fairy lights and a range of stalls from designers and artists from the Blue Mountains, Sydney and West of the Divide. Enjoy a relaxing evening finding unique artisan Christmas gifts, perfectly wrapped and ready to place under the tree.

LANDMARKS IN CONVERSATION SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 6PM – 7:30PM DOORS OPEN 5:30PM FREE EVENT Join Paul Brinkman, Director of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, for an evening In Conversation with Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks

Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Nicholas Chambers, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of NSW. RSVP essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

TRIVIA & LIVE MUSIC BY JARRAH FERRIS-SMITH FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 6PM – 8PM Test your knowledge of pop culture, art, sport, local trivia and the Cultural Centre. Join us for a fun evening of trivia with great prizes to be won and live music by Jarrah Ferris-Smith. Make up a table of 6 (or we can place you on a table). $10 | $15 InSight Members Includes Gallery entry. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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The Gallery Café The Gallery Café menu reflects the changing seasons, and with spring upon us we have been busy creating satisfying salads and delicious spring broth soups, such as the very popular Lamb Scotch Broth and Spring Vegetable Soup, plus we have expanded our lighter meals and vegetarian items as well. Take a seat at our communal bench and enjoy

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our quality coffee and spring menu in a sun-filled bustling café scene.

Services, you know where you can grab a coffee and a sandwich!

You can now also find our fresh made sandwiches at the Coffee Cart (Mon-Fri), located in the Foyer of Blue Mountains City Council, Civic Place, Katoomba. So, if you’re feeling peckish while waiting to see the Council or the Roads and Maritimes

OPENING HOURS 9:30AM* – 4PM MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 3:30PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY *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

CROSSING PATHS 8 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER

THE TROGGS 17 NOVEMBER

SUMMER EXPOSURE 15 DECEMBER – 15 JANUARY

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE PRINTMAKER 27 OCTOBER – 11 DECEMBER

CHRIS NORMAN & DAVID GREENBERG WITH THE EVERGREEN ENSEMBLE 18 NOVEMBER

CHRISTINE STEWART 19 JANUARY – 5 MARCH LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET 17 FEBRUARY

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BRAEMAR GALLERY 104 MACQUARIE ROAD SPRINGWOOD OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY 10AM – 4PM FREE ENTRY

CROSSING PATHS ROLAND HEMMERT, ADRIENNE RICHARDS AND SANJA ZEMLJACENKO 8 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE PRINTMAKER 27 OCTOBER – 11 DECEMBER

SUMMER EXPOSURE 15 DECEMBER – 15 JANUARY

CHRISTINE STEWART WHEN ROYALTY COMES TO THE MOUNTAINS 19 JANUARY – 5 MARCH

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THE TROGGS: WILD THING 50TH ANNIVERSARY AUSTRALIAN TOUR THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 8PM ‘Wild thing, you make my heart sing!’… 60’s British rock legends The Troggs finally return to Australia this November to celebrate the Wild Thing’s 50th Anniversary by performing all their greatest hits: Wild Thing, With a Girl Like You, I Can’t Control Myself, Love is All Around, plus more! Widely known to have inspired the age of garage and punk rock, including The Ramones, Iggy Pop and The Buzzcocks; this could be your last chance to see one of the world’s most loved rock bands live. The Troggs legendary status will be confirmed when the room begins to shake and bodies start moving to all the hits you know and love from the last 50 years. All tickets $60 Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050 InSight Membership Magazine issue 12 • 33


CHRIS NORMAN & DAVID GREENBERG WITH THE EVERGREEN ENSEMBLE FROST & FIRE: A SCOTS MEETING OF BAROQUE & TRADITIONAL MUSIC FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 8PM Where Nova Scotia collides with Terra Australis: Canada’s renowned “flute superstar” Chris Norman and “impassioned folk fiddler” David Greenberg team up with some of Australia’s finest musicians in the only dedicated Scottish baroque band - Evergreen Ensemble - for a magnificent program of music from 18th-century Caledonia, a time when soulful airs and merry jigs were heard alongside the latest compositions by Purcell, Corelli and Vivaldi. $35 Adult | $30 Concession Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050

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LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET DAMIEN LEITH THE WINNER’S JOURNEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 8PM SATURDAY 27 AUGUST “When Buraczewska sang, all the 8PM

earthiness, profound melancholy This special concert marks 10 years and celebratory joy you could desire since Damien Leith won Australian came surging to the fore via her vast, Idol and released his six times singular contralto.” platinum album - The Winner’s - Sydney Morning Herald Journey. To celebrate this auspicious

The criticallythe acclaimed London anniversary, Aria award winning Klezmer Quartet’ (LKQ) return singer-songwriter is gearing upto Australia to take you on a passionate, for a massive national tour and moving andfor joyous musical performing the very firstjourney time in fromBlue the Mountains. Baltic to the Black Sea the Hear favourites and Night beyond, delving into the like of my Life, deep Hallelujah and celebratory soulful music of Roy Orbisonand classics, along with Jewish Eastern Europe. rare gems, audience requests and hilarious untold stories from this LQK bring fresh life to an almost-lost renowned musician, novelist and instrumental folk tradition through raconteur.

a huge repertoire of dance tunes $65 Adult | $55 Concession and lyrical melodies. Prepare to be Bookings via engaged with Klezmer at its most www.bluemountainstheatre.com beguiling and seductive, combined or contact 4723 5050 with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party! $35 Adult | $30 Concession Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050

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Calendar OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Friday 14 October Visual Arts Teachers’ Day ARTEXPRESS 2016

Tuesday 1 November 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews

Monday 17 October Visual Arts Student Workshop ARTEXPRESS 2016 Saturday 22 October Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk Tracing the Line Tuesday 25 October 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews Saturday 29 October Tea & Cheese Pairing Workshop with Tea Sommelier & Blender Liliana Algorry

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Tuesday 8 November 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews Saturday 12 November Print Symposium Saturday 12 November 2 Day Panoramic Silk Screen Workshop with Exhibiting Artist Freedom Wilson Tuesday 15 November 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews

Thursday 17 November The Troggs: Wild Thing 50th Anniversary Australian Tour at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Friday 18 November Chris Norman & David Greenberg with the Evergreen Ensemble at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Saturday 19 November 2 Day Panoramic Silk Screen Workshop with Exhibiting Artist Freedom Wilson Tuesday 22 November 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews Saturday 26 November 1 Day Lookdrawprint Workshop with Exhibiting Artist Julie Paterson


Tuesday 29 November 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews

Saturday 10 December 3 Day Book Making Workshop with Exhibiting Artist Janet Parker-Smith

JANUARY

DECEMBER

Saturday 10 December Artist Talk Fold: Paper as Object

Wednesday 25 January Printmaking School Holiday Workshop with Local Artist Freedom Wilson

Tuesday 13 December 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews

FEBRUARY

Friday 2 December Twilight Wollemi Artisan Market Tuesday 6 December 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews Thursday 8 December 3 Day Book Making Workshop with Exhibiting Artist Janet Parker-Smith

Tuesday 20 December 9 Week Drawing & Painting Still Life Beginners Course with Artist Rowen Matthews

Saturday 21 January Landmarks In Conversation

Friday 17 February London Klezmer Quartet Australian Tour at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Friday 24 February Trivia & Live Music by Jarrah Ferris-Smith

Friday 9 December 3 Day Book Making Workshop with Exhibiting Artist Janet Parker-Smith

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InSight Membership MEMBER BENEFITS Free annual entry to the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition Discounts on Blue Mountains Cultural Centre public programs 10% discount at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Shop (excludes exhibition artwork sales) 10% discount at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Café Invitations to Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition openings and InSight events Subscription to InSight Magazine Subscription to monthly e-newsletter Access to InSight Members Lounge at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (Wednesday to Friday) 10% discount on Blue Mountains Theatre house shows Exclusive access to pre-sale tickets on selected events at Blue Mountains Theatre

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InSight Membership Magazine Issue 12  

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

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