BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB
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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 Elizabeth McCrystal Gallery Technician Jules Gull Curator Rilka Oakley Front of House Jasmine Avery Stella Pretty Nicole Roberts Patron Services Officer Nicole Roberts Café Coordinator Reggie Lawless
Café Staff Sheena Carley, Jennifer ChapmanPaton, Karl Downing, Kelly Drake, Sarah Koll, Michelle Lombardi, James Silk, 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 Marketing Officer Clare Power Business Administration Officer Agnes Zalan Front of House and Box Office Attendant Andrew Lyons
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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
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Editor: Nicole Roberts
WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBITION
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BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY EXHIBITION GUIDE
LANDMARKS: FEATURING WORKS FROM THE JOHN KALDOR FAMILY COLLECTION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW
BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC PROGRAMS
THE GALLERY CAFÉ
BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB PROGRAM
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FROM THE DIRECTOR The 5th anniversary celebrations at the Cultural Centre are well underway, with the major exhibition Landmarks: Featuring Works from the John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of NSW attracting large audiences. Following Landmarks we will see a media installation, Wildēornes Land by acclaimed artist Nicole Welch, alongside this year’s entries to Sculpture Otherwise, a partnership exhibition with the Sculpture at Scenic World program. It gives me great pleasure to confirm that through a partnership with Tweed Regional Gallery the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery has secured David Hockney: Words and Pictures from the British Council in the UK. This is the first time this international exhibition has travelled to Australia and it will only visit the two partnering galleries. See works by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century right here in the Blue Mountains from 14 October to 3 December.
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We have three exciting collection development projects this year: with thanks to a significant donation, we are commissioning local artist James Blackwell to complete a major work for the Collection; the inaugural Honouring Country Program will see a new video work by Blue Mountains indigenous artist John South on display in the lounge; and a sculpture will be commissioned for permanent display on the Cultural Centre’s viewing platform. These projects will see the Cultural Centre Collection continue to be a great asset for the city. The Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub continues to attract some of Australia’s biggest entertainment stars with Arj Barker, Stewart D’Arrietta and Baby Et LuLu to name a few. Don’t forget that you can book your tickets to any event at the Hub online by going to: bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au Paul Brinkman Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
MEET OUR NEW TEAM MEMBERS IN 2017
CULTURAL CENTRE ELIZABETH MCCRYSTAL PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR Elizabeth has held various professional positions in both private Art Galleries and Artist Run Initiatives, including Volunteer Coordinator, Gallery Manager and Curator. Elizabeth is also an emerging artist, with her practice based in photo-media, video and installation.
THE HUB CLARE POWER MARKETING OFFICER
TOP: Elizabeth McCrystal BOTTOM: From left, Agnes Zalan, Andrew Lyons and Clare Power
Clare brings with her extensive arts marketing experience from organisations including the Tasmanian Theatre Company, Moonah Arts Centre and the Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania.
AGNES ZALAN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER Agnes brings a wealth of experience from organisations including BMEE, where she was Administration/Project Coordinator, and prior to this, she was Administration Assistant/Projector Coordinator for Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
ANDREW LYONS FRONT OF HOUSE AND BOX OFFICE ATTENDANT Andrew has extensive customer service and administrative experience. Most recently, Andrew worked at the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centres, in addition to being one of the Hub’s founding casual staff members, where he has worked across the bar and box office and front of house.
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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
LANDMARKS FEATURING WORKS FROM THE JOHN KALDOR FAMILY COLLECTION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW 21 JANUARY – 19 MARCH
NICOLE WELCH WILDĒORNES LAND 1 APRIL – 7 MAY A CONVICT IN THE FAMILY? 13 MAY – 25 JUNE
COLLECTORS' EDITION #4 13 MAY – 28 MAY KURT SORENSEN SOLITUDE IS DESOLATION 13 MAY – 2 JULY
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LANDMARKS FEATURING WORKS FROM THE JOHN KALDOR FAMILY COLLECTION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW 21 JANUARY – 19 MARCH 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. Showcasing outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Simryn Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, Richard Long, Perejaume, Imants Tillers and a new commission by internationally renowned Blue Mountains artists Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy. Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales 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. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW
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LUNCHTIME TALK SATURDAY 11 MARCH 11AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Find out more about Landmarks and join us for a lunchtime talk with Anthony Bond OAM, Curator and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW, and exhibiting artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.
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NICOLE WELCH WILDĒORNES LAND 1 APRIL – 7 MAY Nicole Welch’s Wildēornes Land is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European’s romantic notions of Australian wilderness, juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition Nicole Welch is represented by Stella Downer Gallery NICOLE WELCH Wildēornes Land #3 2016, giclée print, face-mounted, 135 x 76 cm, edition of 6. Image courtesy the artist
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LUNCHTIME PANEL DISCUSSION SATURDAY 15 APRIL 10:30AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibitions Manager Sabrina Roesner for a lunchtime panel discussion with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch, Co-Director of Cementa Alex Wisser, and Director of BigCi and local explorer Yuri Bolotin, to discuss ecological themes in contemporary artistic practice. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.
AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH NICOLE WELCH CREATE A HYBRID LANDSCAPE TUESDAY 18 APRIL 10:30AM – 12:30PM SUITABLE FOR AGES 6 – 11 YEARS Unleash your creative side this school holiday and experiment with collage techniques with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch. In celebration of World Heritage Day, participants will explore the history of the Blue Mountains and its unique ecological features as they work with images of the Blue Mountains to create a collage of a hybrid landscape that speaks to a future of sustainability. $17/$15 InSight Members. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410. All materials are included. However, participants are welcome to bring their own images of the Blue Mountains to work with. InSight Membership Magazine issue 13 • 11
A CONVICT IN THE FAMILY? 13 MAY – 25 JUNE Was your ancestor transported for a pittance? A convict in the family? showcases the rich, largescale photographs of documentary photographer Mine Konakci. The works reveal the connections between convict settlers, their direct descendants and the petty crimes that changed the course of their families’ histories. Drawn from a diverse crosssection of the community, sitters have been photographed alongside a representation of the item, or items, stolen by their ancestors. A convict in the family? is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums MINE KONAKCI Ron Withington photographed with items similar to those stolen by his convict ancestor William Parish 2008–2013, archival print on Canson cotton rag paper, 60 x 77.5 cm. Photograph © Mine Konakci
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LUNCHTIME TALK SATURDAY 13 MAY 11AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Join the photographer behind A convict in the family?, Mine Konakci, and the subject of one of her photographs, Blue Mountains resident Ron Withington. Ron’s ancestor William Parish was convicted at the age of 33, for assault on the King’s Highway with a pistol. He was sentenced to seven years transportation as of 1788. Find out more about the exhibition and the stories behind the photographs and join us for this free lunchtime talk. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410. MINE KONAKCI Catherine Mulhall photographed with items similar to those stolen by her convict ancestor Elizabeth Bridges 2008–2013, archival print on Canson cotton rag paper. Photograph © Mine Konakci
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COLLECTORS’ EDITION #4 13 MAY – 28 MAY This popular fundraiser exhibition supports the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Collection Acquisition Fund. Since its inception in 2014, more than 250 artworks have been exhibited and auctioned, with the proceeds being used to acquire new works for the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection. This year over 80 original artworks by prominent artists will be for sale through silent auction. Take the opportunity to start your own collection while supporting the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition
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HOW IT WORKS All Collectors’ Edition #4 works are for sale through silent auction. Bidding opens at the exhibition launch on Friday 12 May and final bids are recorded at the closing function on Friday 26 May, at the ring of the 7pm bell. At this time, the five works that have attracted the highest bids are verbally auctioned. Each artwork is successfully purchased by the bidder with the highest bid at the close of the silent and verbal auctions.
To receive a bidder number you must register with our staff in the Gallery during the exhibition period. A registration fee applies to all bidders – $5 [inc GST], which then includes free entry to the gallery for the remainder of the exhibition. IMAGE: Silversalt
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KURT SORENSEN SOLITUDE IS DESOLATION 13 MAY – 2 JULY Drawing upon the historical newspaper account of the disappearance of David and Emily Jane Joel near Wentworth Falls in 1918, Kurt Sorensen combines experimental analogue photography, video and sound works to explore the often uneasy relationship of colonial European settlers with the Blue Mountains environment. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery Exposé Program exhibition
KURT SORENSEN I get some terrible frights here #1 2015, C-type photograph from colour negative, 116 x 94 cm, from the series The Solitude is Desolation
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LUNCHTIME TALK & FILM SCREENING SATURDAY 27 MAY 11AM – 3PM (WITH AN HOUR LUNCH BREAK) FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET From 11am, join exhibiting artist Kurt Sorensen and special guest Courtney Colins for a free lunchtime talk and Q&A about his exhibition Solitude is Desolation. From 1:30–3pm, join Kurt Sorensen for an introduction to and film screening of an iconic Australian film relating to his exhibition (Film TBA). RSVP essential at Reception or 4780 5410. IMAGE: Courtesy the artist
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Find and connect with talented Blue Mountains creative practitioners for your next project, commission or creative collaboration.
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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE IS OPEN 10AM – 5PM MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 4PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10AM – 2PM PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)
LOCUST JONES The Bird Agents 2016, 16 steel plate etchings & steel plates, 118 x 82 cm each. Installation view. Image: Silversalt
ADMISSION Joint ticket admission for entry to both the World Heritage Exhibition and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery: Adults $5 Concession
Children under 16
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.
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LANDMARKS: FEATURING WORKS FROM THE JOHN KALDOR FAMILY COLLECTION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW Landscape in art has always had the capacity to embody more than the appearance of the environment. Artists have considered the place of humanity within the natural order and how it feels to be within the environment, not only objectively observing it from a distance but also through a frame. The romantic idea of entering a landscape metaphorically acknowledged the limitations of simply trying to capture the appearance of it. In the late 20th century, conceptual artists found various ways of thinking about the land and the complex experience of being in it without necessarily making a picture of it. After all, landscape is something you inhabit, smell, hear, feel underfoot and in the wind. How on earth can you paint and frame that? At the same time, Land Art emerged, in which artists undertook
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actions in the landscape or co-opted objects found in the bush to stand in as an experience metonymically (i.e., making things appear by showing a part of the thing or an associated thing). In this exhibition a selection of late 20th and early 21st century artists create new ways of thinking about human presence in the landscape. The works have all been selected from the holdings of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, including some important examples from the astonishing gift to the gallery of the John Kaldor Family Collection. The John Kaldor Family Collection has lent a number of groundbreaking works including the Bulgarian/ American artist team Christo and Jeanne-Claude with macquettes for their 1969 wrapping of Little Bay and other projects. The English sculptor Richard Long also has several
examples of drawing, photography, text and sculpture created while he, like Christo and Jeanne-Claude, took up Kaldorâ€™s invitation to participate in the John Kaldor projects. Two massive photographic works by the German photographer Andreas Gursky are also from the John Kaldor Family Collection. Works from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collections include major examples of Catalan artist Perejaume, Australian painter Imants Tillers, photographs by Malaysian/Australian Simryn Gill, and performance documentation of work by English sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. In addition to the works from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and with the support of Arts NSW, renowned Blue Mountains artists Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy have been commissioned to produce a work specifically related to the
Australian landscape vernacular. Cordeiro and Healy have created a large scale installation that references a lagerphone. The piece comments on issues of human engagement with the land from indigenous history to early European settlement. Landmarks is open at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery until 19 March. TOP LEFT: Simryn Gill from Vegetation 1999, 5 gelatin silver photographs, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of the artist 2005 © Simryn Gill. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW TOP RIGHT: Christo Wrapped Paintings 1968, stretched canvases, tarpaulin, rope, 300 x 162 x 18 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Christo. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW BOTTOM: Richard Long Spring showers circle 1992, delabole (Cornish) slate, 200 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, John Kaldor Family Collection. © Richard Long. Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW
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The Collection The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection has seen solid growth over the last six months thanks to numerous artwork donations by artists and benefactors as well as purchases made using funds from the Cultural Centreâ€™s Collection Acquisition Fund. Donations by artists Euan Macleod, Robert Malherbe and Leo Robba have been complemented with the purchase works by Euan MacLeod and Chris Tobin. A generous legacy from the estate of the late William Scrymgeour Tatlow has boosted our collection fund and we thank both the relatives of Mr Scrymgeour Tatlow and the executors of his estate for their commitment to the Collection. It is through the support of such donations that the Collection continues to grow to be both a resource for future generations and 22 â€˘ Blue Mountains City Cultural Art Gallery Centre Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
a valuable asset to the city of the Blue Mountains. 2017 will see continued collecting activity by the Cultural Centre with the planned commissioning of a major sculptural work for the central courtyard and viewing platform. This work is hoped to be a major statement piece that will enliven and activate the area, further reiterating the Cultural Centreâ€™s intent to grow a collection that is dynamic and not static, seen and not hidden, and celebrated by all.
TOP: LEO ROBBA Into the Blue of day and Night. Memories Locked In Time (detail) 2013, oil on canvas and oil on metal, 350 x 2100 cm FAR LEFT: ROBERT MALHERBE Landscape with large tree 2009, oil on linen, 76.5 x 60.5 cm. Image courtesy the artist
OPPOSITE: EUAN MACLEOD Leura 5 1991, oil on primed paper, 55 x 77 cm
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Community Events SCULPTURE OTHERWISE 7 APRIL â€“ 7 MAY Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by the exhibiting artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2017. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists from the 2017 Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition. A Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition
MICHAEL MCINTYRE Becoming a Monster 2016, rubber bands and bamboo skewers
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Public Programs 8 WEEK PRINTMAKING COURSE WITH LIZ PERFECT THURSDAYS 16 FEBRUARY â€“ 6 APRIL 10AM - 1PM Produce a diverse body of work as you learn how to use three different printmaking mediums: Etching, where you will develop tone as well as line; Silkscreen, where you will build images with layers of colour; and Relief printing, with the choice of woodcut or lino. The course is designed to encourage experimentation and gives the opportunity to explore how your work is shaped and transformed in response to each medium. This course will introduce the beginner to a range of methods and materials. For the more practised printmaker, this course 26 â€˘ Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
will offer extension with woodcut relief printing as well as discovering how you can combine more than one kind of printmaking in individual artworks. Please note, water-based inks will be used and when etching. Students will be using nontoxic etching solutions, non-rosen based aquatint and inks that safely clean up in water. $300 |$270 InSight Members.
Materials are included. Please bring an apron and closed in shoes. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.
ABOUT LIZ PERFECT Liz studied her BA (Hons) in Painting and Printmaking at the Central School of Art in London, going on to win post-graduate scholarships to paint and print in Italy. In 2015 she graduated with a Master of Art in Printmaking at UNSW Art & Design.
WOLLEMI ARTISAN MARKET JOINS CULTURESCAPE FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 7PM – 10PM FREE EVENT Join us at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for the Wollemi Artisan Market, featuring live music, delicious food and stalls from designers and artists that showcase a range of unique and creative gifts, homewares, prints, jewellery, clothing and accessories, stationery, beauty products, children’s clothing, toys and more. This Wollemi Artisan Market is proudly joining Culturescape, an evening event where selected artworks will be digitally projected on the Carrington Hotel. It’s the perfect opportunity to shop local and enjoy Culturescape 2017 in the Blue Mountains.
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS TRIVIA & LIVE MUSIC BY JARRAH FERRIS–SMITH
WOLLEMI ARTISAN MARKET
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 6PM – 8PM (DOORS OPEN 5:30PM)
Farewell summer and join us for the final Midsummer Nights event for this series. Midsummer Nights is a great way to enjoy the artworks 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. 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.
SATURDAY 22 APRIL 10AM – 3PM Join us at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for the Wollemi Artisan Market, featuring live music, delicious food and stalls from designers and artists that showcase a range of unique and creative gifts, homewares, prints, jewellery, clothing & accessories, stationery, beauty products, children’s clothing, toys and more. Shop local and enjoy a relaxing day finding unique artisan gifts for Mother’s Day.
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5 Week Access Program INSPIRED BY ART WEDNESDAYS 1 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH 10:30AM – 12:30PM Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Access Program: Inspired by Art is an inclusive class open to all ages and abilities. Participants will join artist Clare Delaney for a tour of the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery followed by a mixed media art making workshop inspired by their Gallery visit. Each week students will learn a new skill and also build upon the skills they learnt from the previous week. Students must be able to have an attention span of 2hrs. $75/$65 InSight Members. Spaces are strictly limited. Bookings are essential at Reception or 4780 5410. 28 • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
9 WEEK DRAWING & PAINTING INTERIORS COURSE FOR BEGINNERS WITH LOCAL ARTIST ROWEN MATTHEWS WEDNESDAYS 15 MARCH – 5 APRIL (FOLLOWED BY A 2 WEEK BREAK), RECOMMENCING 26 APRIL – 24 MAY 10:30AM – 1PM Learn to compose exciting, subtle drawings and paintings of interiors and the objects that have traditionally made up interior studies. In this course you will gain an understanding of the methods of Johannes Vermeer,
Grace Cossington Smith, Margaret Olley, Henri Matisse, Peter Godwin, Luke Sciberras, and more. Beginning with basics, colour, form, tone and perspective are explained simply and clearly. Students will then explore in greater detail the relationship of shape and colour, using light to observe variations in tone that aid drawing and painting depth of field.
$275/$250 InSight Members Includes all materials. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.
For more public programs visit bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au
To ensure that students receive one-on-one time with Rowen Matthews, tickets are strictly limited.
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The Gallery Café The Gallery Café has enjoyed great success delivering a traditional Ploughman's Lunch. With vintage cheddar cheese, pickles, double smoked ham and crispy rustic baguette, the Ploughman’s is often accompanied by a cold Badlands Pale Ale from Orange in NSW. Many customers also include a
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delicious, traditional Yorkshire pork pie, handmade in Sydney by Sue Patchett. Raised in the UK, Sue moved to Yorkshire to train as an apprentice under the watchful-eye of an award-winning master butcher. His trade secrets were passed to Sue, who moved to Sydney in 1982 and opened Patchett’s Pies. Sue’s pork pies are on sale in the café and are
served with Branston Pickle. We also offer a delicious vegetarian version of the Ploughman’s Lunch. 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
CHRISTINE STEWART KATE SMITH 19 JANUARY – 5 MARCH
LEANNE TOBIN MICHAEL HERRON 9 MARCH – 2 APRIL
ARJ BARKER ORGANIC 4 MARCH
MY LEONARD COHEN 25 MARCH TEXTILES OUT OF CONTEXT 6 APRIL – 30 APRIL
BABY ET LULU 29 APRIL OWEN THOMPSON ANNA DI MEZZA RACHEL HANNAN 4 MAY – 28 MAY
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Braemar Gallery 104 MACQUARIE ROAD SPRINGWOOD OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY 10AM – 4PM
LEANNE TOBIN OLD YET UNTOLD: THE HIDDEN STORIES OF THIS PLACE 9 MARCH – 2 APRIL MICHAEL HERRON RECENT WORK 9 MARCH – 2 APRIL
FREE ENTRY TEXTILES OUT OF CONTEXT 6 APRIL – 30 APRIL CHRISTINE STEWART PRINCE ALBERT AND PRINCE GEORGE VISIT THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 19 JANUARY – 5 MARCH
OWEN THOMPSON OBSERVATIONS: SEASIDE AND MOUNTAIN TOP 4 MAY – 28 MAY
KATE SMITH LOCOMOTION 19 JANUARY – 5 MARCH
ANNA DI MEZZA OBSCURA 4 MAY – 28 MAY RACHEL HANNAN WILD THING 4 MAY – 28 MAY
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ARJ BARKER ORGANIC SATURDAY 4 MARCH, 8PM Arj Barker, arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian, has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those. "As always, I start with the finest freerange topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them”. “A must see for anyone who loves a laugh…****” – Adelaide Now $49.90 | $46.90 Concession Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050
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MY LEONARD COHEN STARRING STEWART D’ARRIETTA SATURDAY 25 MARCH, 8PM The toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, with sold out shows and rave reviews – My Leonard Cohen starring Stewart D’Arrietta is a tour de force. Leading a six piece band of renowned musicians, D’Arrietta inhabits Cohen’s world, translating the musical canon of the great poet and songwriter in his undeniable, indomitable style. The soundtrack to the lives of generations, Cohen’s music transports you to the timeless notions of love and loss, sex and heartache, all wrapped up in a powerful and sensual musical show including the heart-rending ‘Suzanne’, the seductive ‘I’m Your Man’, the iconic ‘Tower of Song’ and more. All tickets $36 Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050 34 • Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
BABY ET LULU SATURDAY 29 APRIL, 8PM Baby et Lulu is the charismatic musical partnership between Abby Dobson, songstress extraordinaire and former frontperson for the platinum selling Leonardo’s Bride, and Lara Goodridge, violinist/singer with the celebrated string quartet FourPlay. With a heady combination of feminine couture, seductive and witty banter, romantic chansons sung exquisitely in French and extraordinary musicianship, Baby et Lulu will leave you enraptured.
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.
$65romantic Adult | $55 Concession From songs about strolling along the Champs Élysées to tracks Bookings via made famous by cultural icons Edith www.bluemountainstheatre.com Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Françoise or contact 4723 5050 Hardy, be swept away by the irresistible fun and folly of Baby et Lulu. C’est une expérience fantastique! $38 | $36 Concession Bookings via www.bluemountainstheatre.com or contact 4723 5050 InSight Membership Magazine issue 13 • 35
Calendar FEBRUARY Wednesday 1 February 5 Week Access Program: Inspired by Art Wednesday 8 February 5 Week Access Program: Inspired by Art
Thursday 23 February 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect Friday 24 February Midsummer Nights: Trivia & Live Music by Jarrah Ferris-Smith
Wednesday 15 February 5 Week Access Program: Inspired by Art
Wednesday 1 March 5 Week Access Program: Inspired by Art
Thursday 16 February 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect
Thursday 2 March 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect
Friday 17 February Wollemi Artisan Market joins Culturescape
Saturday 4 March Arj Barker – Organic at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
Wednesday 22 February 5 Week Access Program: Inspired by Art
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Thursday 9 March 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect
Saturday 11 March Landmarks Lunchtime Talk Wednesday 15 March 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews Thursday 16 March 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect Wednesday 22 March 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews Thursday 23 March 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect Saturday 25 March My Leonard Cohen Starring Stewart D'Arrietta at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
Wednesday 29 March 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews Thursday 30 March 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect
Tuesday 18 April Autumn School Holiday Program with Nicole Welch Saturday 22 April Wollemi Artisan Market
Wednesday 26 April 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews
Wednesday 5 April 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews
Saturday 29 April Baby et Lulu at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
Thursday 6 April 8 Week Printmaking Course with Liz Perfect Saturday 15 April Nicole Welch: WildÄ“ornes Land Lunchtime Panel Discussion
MAY Wednesday 3 May 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews
Wednesday 10 May 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews Saturday 13 May A convict in the family? Lunchtime Talk Wednesday 17 May 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews Wednesday 24 May 9 Week Drawing & Painting Interiors Course for Beginners with Rowen Matthews Saturday 27 May Kurt Sorensen: Solitude is Desolation Lunchtime Talk & Film Screening
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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 the Gallery 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
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PRICING
(Family memberships only)
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Membership Plan Individual Adult - $45
Family (2 adults + children under 16) - $60
Concession - $35
Individual Patron - $200
Terms and Conditions Membership benefits apply to InSight Members only. InSight Member admission tickets are non-transferable. Individual Patron Members receive all regular benefits plus exclusive events, special offers and a 50% discount on venue hire at the Cultural Centre. Business Members receive all regular benefits plus a 50% discount on venue hire at the Cultural Centre and a 10% discount on advertising in InSight Magazine for the registered business. A replacement card fee of $5 applies for lost membership cards.
Family (2 adults + children under 16)
Business (up to 7 membership cards)
Business (up to 7 membership cards) - $250
Cheque (payable to Blue Mountains City Council) Mastercard
Cardholder’s name Cardholder’s signature Completed applications can be brought
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to the Cultural Centre or posted to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: InSight Membership Application Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780
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Published on Feb 1, 2017
InSight is the membership magazine of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub and Braemar Gallery, featuring...