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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB

ISSUE 8

InSight Membership Magazine issue 8 • 1


BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE Director Paul Brinkman Exhibitions Manager Sabrina Roesner Promotion and Retail Manager Rose Stibbard Administration Officer Felicity Hallam Public Programs Coordinator Naomi Baker

Front of House Victoria Bramwell-Davis Brianna Peterson Nicole Roberts InSight Membership Facilitator Nicole Roberts

BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB

Gallery Technician Jules Gull

Manager Tim Smith

Curator Rilka Oakley

Venue Operations Support Officer David Bruderlin

Café Coordinator Reggie Lawless Café Staff Kirra Courts Kelly Drake Emma Gerts Anna Green Karen Hvidding Sarah Koll Michelle Lombardi Martin van der Meyden

Programs Coordinator Yvonne Hellmers

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MEMBERSHIP MAGAZINE

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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.

For more information about locally produced items please ask one of our friendly retail staff members. The Shop is open 10am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) and 10am – 4pm (Saturday & Sunday)

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InSight Members receive a 10% discount on items in the Shop and invitations to exclusive member sales throughout the year.


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FROM THE DIRECTOR

Editor: Nicole Roberts

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FROM THE HUB

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

Design: Letra design & illustration

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STRANGE EMBRACE

Printing: Springwood Printing

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NEW ACQUISITIONS FOR THE BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE COLLECTION

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: WORLD HERITAGE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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THE CULTURAL CENTRE CAFÉ

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BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB PROGRAM

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CALENDAR

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INSIGHT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Front cover: JOHN CALDWELL Wollangambe Wilderness 1989, mixed media on paper, 100 x 148 cm

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is proudly sponsored by The Carrington Hotel

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FROM THE DIRECTOR Well into its third year of operation, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre has welcomed its 300,000th visitor and is proud to have showcased over 40 major exhibitions. Keen to continue the success of the Cultural Centre, it is with great excitement that we now join with the new Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub – ‘the Hub’ – to further expand opportunities to engage with the Arts in the Mountains. The new facility, located in Springwood, will be showcasing fantastic stage shows from local, national and international performers together with providing a modern facility for use by a diverse range of community groups and services. The connection between the Cultural Centre and the Hub extends to our InSight Membership Program, which now incorporates both facilities.

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On top of the many benefits InSight members receive at the Cultural Centre, members will now be entitled to special discounts on tickets and receive exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for selected shows at the Blue Mountains Theatre. Keep an eye on our website page, Facebook and e-news for up-to-date opportunities for InSight Members. InSight will now feature upcoming programs of both the Cultural Centre and the Hub and provide members with all the details needed to experience the best visual and performing arts activity in the Mountains. I hope you enjoy issue 8 of InSight and take the opportunity to visit one or more of our upcoming events. Paul Brinkman Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre


FROM THE HUB Whether you’re 5 or 105, Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub has some fantastic events coming up in 2015. We kicked off our first theatre event in May when esteemed Australian author David Malouf took to the stage for a special ‘In Conversation’ program. And in our first live concert, Live at the Village presented AMBON – the premiere performance of Lloyd Swanton’s 12 piece composition from a stellar ensemble of musicians. Look out for the hit ABC Kids show Lah-Lah, LIVE in Concert! this July – tickets are selling fast, and will have kids grinning and shimmying from go to whoa. In August, two of Australia’s most legendary performers, Max Cullen and Warren Fahey, square off as Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson in Dead Men Talking.

We’ll also be hosting a range of diverse community events across the year, including the monthly Springwood Growers Markets, Sunshine Day, Vietnam Veterans Long Tan Day, and Blue Mountains Bush Fire Expo. But of course, this is just the beginning – we’re developing our performance, events and film program in addition to welcoming back Blue Mountains Concert Society, as well as Blue Mountains Musical Society who will present a season of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in October. You can stay informed by signing up to our e-news. On behalf of the team, we look forward to welcoming you soon at the Hub. Tim Smith Manager, Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

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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

TAMARA MENDELS 16 MAY – 28 JUNE

LOCUST JONES 25 JULY – 6 SEPTEMBER

STRANGE EMBRACE 30 MAY – 19 JULY

ROWAN MATTHEWS 1 AUGUST – 13 SEPTEMBER

FLORA AND FAUNA: THE NATURE OF FASHION 12 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER DAMIAN CASTALDI & SOLANGE KERSHAW 19 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER

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WHITE OUT TAMARA MENDELS 16 MAY – 28 JUNE 2015 Mendels explores a new series of process driven paintings based on iPhone drawings, showing the intimacy of technology and its relationship to painting and the handmade. The white paint acts as an eraser, effectively ‘whiting-out’ parts of the painting revealing and concealing isolated gestural markings, creating ambiguity between background and foreground, positive and negative, solid and void. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

TAMARA MENDELS Splash Painting 2014, acrylic enamel resin on canvas, 160 x 120 cm

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY GUIDED TOURS EVERY SATURDAY 2PM Find out more about our exhibiting artists and their works from trained volunteer guides in a free 1-hour public tour. There’s no need to book – just meet at the information desk in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Guided tours are complimentary with Gallery admission tickets.

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

$5

Concession

$3

Children under 16

FREE

InSight Members

FREE

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STRANGE EMBRACE 30 MAY – 19 JULY 2015 Strange Embrace is an exhibition resulting from five artists working in a variety of art forms to create artwork addressing the theme of “edges” or “comfort zones” with regard to interactions with strangers. Finding ourselves in odd or unusual situations with another human being can mean embarrassment, awkward silence, random exchanges or uncanny recognition. The works in Strange Embrace all explore the edges of what is comfortable with regard to social

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encounters. The exhibiting artists are: Cath Barcan, Anne Graham, Astra Howard, Daniel Kojta and Honi Ryan. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley

CATH BARCAN Unknown Conversations 2015, archival pigment prints


PANEL DISCUSSION

Refreshments provided.

THURSDAY 11 JUNE 5:30PM – 7:30PM

$15/$13.50 InSight Members

Join us for an evening of conversation with Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Curator, Rilka Oakley; exhibiting artists Astra Howards, Cath Barcan and Anne Graham; Sydney College of the Arts lecturer Nicholas Tsoutas; and BigCi Artistic Director, Rae Boloton.

Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410 Strange Embrace artists during the BigCi residency, in conversation with Nicholas Tsoutas and Rae Bolotin.

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE WORLD LOCUST JONES 25 JULY – 6 SEPTEMBER 2015 Featuring large papier mâché installations, drawings, lithographs, and ceramics, this exhibition presents an extensive exploration of Locust Jones’ response to society’s constant saturation with headlines and short lived news images. In A Week in the Life of the World Jones assesses the ongoing drama and noise that surrounds us and makes us question how much we are still paying attention to the small and large events that are current one minute and forgotten about shortly. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition

LOCUST JONES Pacification operation 2014, ink on paper, 76 x 122 cm

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FLOOR TALK SATURDAY 25 JULY 11:30AM – 12:30PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET For an insight into his signature style, artistic practice and sources of inspiration, join Locust Jones and Justin Trendall, Director of the SCA Graduate School at the University of Sydney, for a free floor talk on the exhibition A Week in the Life of the World. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

LOCUST JONES Sifting through the wreckage 2014, ink pigment shellac on paper, 75 x 75 cm

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ROCKY GROUND ROWEN MATTHEWS 1 AUGUST – 13 SEPTEMBER 2015 An expressionist exhibition of paintings and drawings that look at mountain landscapes with a focus on the temporary activities caused by weather and bigger earth-sculpting changes that take place over time. The works notes the experience of being in dramatic places including the Blue Mountains and the New England Tablelands. The exhibition shows a connection between drawing and painting, on small and large scale, making active marks that respond directly as part of the artist’s engagement. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

ROWEN MATTHEWS Orphan Rock, Receding Mist (2014), oil on linen, 152 x 198 cm

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PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION IN THE GALLERY SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 10AM – 3:30PM Rowen Matthews will be setting up an art studio in the gallery to demonstrate his art making practice. Drop in to see him sketching or to have a chat.

FLOOR TALK SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2PM – 3PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Join Rowen Matthews for a free floor talk about his exhibition Rocky Ground. Learn about the artist’s influences, techniques and approach to landscape art. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

4 DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITING ARTIST ROWEN MATTHEWS SATURDAYS 22, 29 AUGUST & 5, 12 SEPTEMBER 10:30AM – 3:30PM Experience and gain control of the experimental, energetic and expressive brushstroke and palette knife techniques of gestural painting as you make personal sense-based responses to the landscape using oil pencils on paper, followed by oil painting on canvas boards.

Each week students will learn new skills that build upon the previous week’s lesson and are guided through difficult decisions about composition, form and colour in their paintings. To ensure that students receive oneon-one time with Rowen Matthews, tickets are strictly limited. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. $400/$360 InSight Members – includes all materials Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

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FLORA AND FAUNA THE NATURE OF FASHION 12 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER 2015 An exhibition of fashion and accessories drawn from the Darnell Collection – a world-renowned, private collection of international couture and Ready-to-Wear spanning three centuries. Nature has long been fashion’s muse. Creatives in the industry have celebrated her beauty in diverse and unique ways from full impact embellishment to subtle incorporation in weaves, from organic shapes and silhouettes to fabulous textiles that echo nature’s sublime nuances in a myriad of patterns, colours and styles. Each garment and accessory has been selected to reflect the diversity of flora and fauna. Themed, jewel-like vignettes, extolling the beauty of nature, show six categories: Lace; Embroidery; Embellishment; Printed; Textured Textiles; and Natural Dyeing. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition curated by Charlotte Smith, the Darnell Collection MARY KATRANTZOU digitally printed gown 2011, from the Darnell Collection, image Brigitte Grant Photography

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TALKS Bookings at Reception or 4780 5410

PANEL DISCUSSION: FROM MUSEUM TO MEDIA TO MUSE: AUSTRALIA’S FASHION STORY SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 11AM – 12:30PM $20/$15 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry Bookings essential

LUNCHTIME TALK: DIOR’S MUSE SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 11:30AM – 12:30PM $20/$15 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry Bookings essential

PANEL DISCUSSION: FASHION’S SWAY ON THE ARTS SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 11AM - 12:30PM $20/$15 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry Bookings essential

FILM SCREENINGS All film screenings $20/$15 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

THE WOMEN (1939) WITH INTRODUCTION BY FILM CRITIC DAVID STRATTON SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 1PM – 3:15PM

REAR WINDOW (1954) WITH INTRODUCTION BY OWNER AND CURATOR OF THE DARNELL COLLECTION, CHARLOTTE SMITH

FILMMAKER’S TALK BY GILLIAN ARMSTRONG AND DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF EXCERPTS FROM WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 1:30PM – 3:30PM

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 1:30PM

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PLAY FOR TIME DAMIAN CASTALDI & SOLANGE KERSHAW 19 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER 2015

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Play for Time is a series of audiovisual installations that invite the audience to engage with the works through playful, time based, interaction, recasting the visitor from passive observer to active participant.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

DAMIAN CASTALDI and SOLANGE KERSHAW Little Creature Cabinets 2015, mixed media assemblage, kinetic sound installation, various dimensions


Q&A SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 11AM – 12PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Join Damian Castaldi & Solange Kershaw for a Q&A on their exhibition Play for Time to discuss their work in sound and digital media and the important role of the visitor as a creator in their exhibition. RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

Photo: Bette Mifsud

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STRANGE EMBRACE 30 MAY – 19 JULY 2015 Strange Embrace presents new work by five artists working in experimental forms of installation, action research, live art and photography, through which they interpret the exhibition concept. Finding ourselves in unusual situations with another human being can evoke embarrassment, awkward silence, random exchanges or uncanny recognition. The works in Strange Embrace all explore the edges of comfort within the social space and its miscellany of encounters, often drawing on the presence of strangers. Artists Cath Barcan, Anne Graham, Astra Howard, Daniel Kojta and Honi Ryan show us a diversity of interpersonal responses. The creative research behind Strange Embrace is unusual as the five artists collectively attended a seven day live-in artists’ residency at Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives (BigCi) as part of the exhibition development. This intensive residency allowed them to gain understanding into each other’s practices and to develop collaborative relationships while working towards an identified goal.

In conversations with the artists surrounding the residency, the recurring theme was the depth they were able to achieve in their creative processes through understanding each other’s practices within the curatorial premise. As Cath Barcan commented, the residency “opened up the possibility of the dialogue between the artists being part of the work. It brought the possibility of a light touch. I work in a slow and immersive way and it was interesting being around artists who were comfortable working in the moment, creating work that may last only for a minute.” Astra Howard reflected on the residency’s value in gaining insight into the other artists’ practice: “We were finding the connections and the why of us all being in the show.” Each artist spoke of “spending time with ideas” rather than hurrying into their work. This time for common contemplation, for the ideas to show themselves and be revealed within a group context made for a unique development phase.

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Curator Rilka Oakley said: “Working between the structure of the institution and the creativity of the artists, I too am privileged to witness the unfolding dynamic of creative relationships. The real beauty of course is in seeing ideas unfolding, from the embryonic to the fullyfledged works.” A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley In association with Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: ASTRA HOWARD Moving Story-Telling Vehicle (MSTV) Tuesday 7 April – Friday 10 April 2015, Action Research/Performance. HONI RYAN Bilpin Water Drawing 2015, water on concrete, 400 x 600 cm. ANNE GRAHAM Dangerous Games (detail) 2015, installation. DANIEL KOJTA Restless (detail) 2015, performance installation


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NEW ACQUISITIONS FOR THE BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE COLLECTION Since its launch in March of 2014, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection has steadily grown through purchases and generous donations. The latest artworks to join the Collection are: Blackheath based artist John Caldwell’s Wollangambe Wilderness. This work was included in the Cultural Centre’s inaugural exhibition Picturing the Great Divide: Visions from Australia’s Blue Mountains, and is an excellent example of Caldwell’s mastery of landscape and acrylic wash techniques. The work was acquired for the Collection through a generous donation by Patron Member Gil Appleton, in memory of Jim McClelland. A series of photographs by local photographer Andrew Merry. The five works – The Valley of the Grose, Hydro Majestic Casino Cupola (aerial view), Burnt out Walking Track to the Grose Valley, After Harry Phillips and The Three Sisters Motel – have been donated by the artist. Each artwork

captures a quintessential aspect of the Blue Mountains, and a number of the donated pieces have been previously exhibited in the Cultural Centre’s inaugural exhibition.

ABOVE: JOHN CALDWELL Wollangambe Wilderness 1989, mixed media on paper, 100 x 148 cm OPPOSITE: ANDREW MERRY Hydro Majestic Casino Cupola (aerial view) 2014, pigment print, 61 x 89 cm

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection is now available online for viewing and research. Simply go to the ‘Art Gallery’ tab at bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au to find a link to our eHive Collection database. InSight Membership Magazine issue 8 • 23


Call for applications 1 JUNE – 24 JULY 2015

WORLD HERITAGE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM The World Heritage Artist in Residence Program is run by the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre to encourage and support innovation and excellence in the development of new art work. This program is aimed at local, national and international visual artists working in any medium. Through provision of a 6-week residency program at BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) artists will develop new work, inspired by the unique Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, which will be exhibited in mid-2016 at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Artists can apply at bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au BEN PEARSE Moody Blue 2014, photographic print

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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Public Programs

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Winter Soirée Concert Series 6PM – 8PM (Doors open at 5:30pm) $30/$25 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry Tickets strictly limited. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410 Keep warm this winter and join us after hours on selected Friday evenings for a concert series featuring an array of phenomenal musicians. Enjoy the evenings’ entertainment and the exhibitions in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery as they come to life in a new way. A selection of beverages and canapés including spiced mulled wine and gourmet cheeses will be available by the fire. Please note the Winter Soirée Concert Series is not suitable for children. 26 • Public Programs


PENELOPE SAI FRIDAY 19 JUNE Penelope Sai is a vocalist and lyricist who brings a life-long love of Jazz to her music, infusing her diverse repertoire with a range of influences as it traverses refreshing interpretations of standards and striking original compositions.

SEÑOR CABRALES & CORNERBROOK A SPECTACULAR EVENING OF CELTIC MUSIC

CANTO LATINO AMANDA HANDEL (VOICE) & JANE ANDINO (PIANO) PRESENT TANGO SENTIDO

FRIDAY 17 JULY

FRIDAY 28 AUGUST

Six accomplished Australian and Spanish traditional musicians take audiences on a Celtic musical journey from Spain’s northwest tip to the outer Isles of Scotland. Cornerbrook will join Señor Cabrales, driving guitar and bodhran with fast paced tunes from the celtic realms of Ireland interwoven with the songs and tunes of Newfoundland.

Join Canto Latino on a musical tour reaching into Latin America, Spain and Portugal with the lively spices of Ranchera, Salsa, Bossa and Folklórico plunged into the emotional depths of Portuguese Fado and laced with the power and drama of Argentinean Tango.

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Public Programs

4 DAY EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH COLOUR CLASS

optical colour mixing, layered painting techniques and colour abstraction.

Some basic experience in painting, using any painting medium, is

10AM – 3:30PM SATURDAYS 18, 25 JULY & 8, 15 AUGUST

Dare to explore colour and to develop

required.

Learn to use colour with confidence and style and inject more colour into your work. Drawing on historical colour theories, you will learn accurate colour mixing, the mechanisms of

techniques are taught in a simple,

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your personal sense of expression in this technically focused course. All step-by-step approach to help you

Some materials included. Enrolled students will be contacted regarding materials prior to the class.

to achieve these aims. The course is

$300/$270 InSight Members

most suited to people who want to

Bookings essential at Reception

work in acrylic and oil paints.

or 4780 5410


understand how to hold the brush and control the flow of ink onto the page. From there, you’ll practice the strokes and learn to write some simple Chinese characters. $25/$22.50 InSight Members Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

BEGINNERS PAPER QUILLING WORKSHOP SATURDAY 27 JUNE 1:30PM – 3:30PM

BEGINNERS CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP SATURDAY 27 JUNE 10:30AM –12PM Learn the ancient art of calligraphy from a modern master – Xueyi Bai. In this workshop you will learn about the history of Chinese calligraphy and be inspired as Xueyi demonstrates a variety of scripts and helps you

Learn the art of paper quilling from artist Jennifer Chapman-Paton and make your own earrings or pendant. The workshop will focus on techniques appropriate for jewellery-making, as well as finishing techniques, including waterproofing paper beads and construction techniques. The skills taught are designed to build upon each other, so you are able to apply a simple set of techniques to a diverse range of pieces. $22/$20 InSight Members Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

CHOCOLATE & TEA WORKSHOP BLUE MOUNTAINS CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL SATURDAY 4 JULY 10:30AM – 12:30PM Join Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender, for an indulgent tea and chocolate paring experience. Challenge your taste buds with flavours of pu-erh, oolong, black and white teas paired with delicious citrusy, fruity, floral, nutty and earthy chocolates. Let’s complement, enhance and contrast these two ancient, nutritious and delicious treats. Following the Chocolate & Tea Workshop, join Tahra Camidge from Sydney Chocolate (sydneychocolate. com) for a free talk and tasting session from 1pm - 3pm, featuring music about chocolate by local musician Ash Wanders. $32/$29 InSight Members Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410 For more public programs visit bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au InSight Membership Magazine issue 8 • 29


The Cultural Centre Café The colder Katoomba temperatures have arrived and thoughts turn to wholesome, hearty foods. The Cultural Centre Café serves delicious winter soups, and our recipes have proven to be very popular. Customer favourites include our Moroccan lamb and chick pea soup, authentic Italian minestrone, genuine Scotch broth, pumpkin 30 • The Cultural Centre Shop

and eggplant kasundi soup, and our Vietnamese chicken noodle soup. But undoubtedly, the most popular has been our smoked cod and potato soup. You can find the recipe for our Dublin Bay Smoked Cod and Potato Soup on our website. Simply go to the ‘Café’ tab at bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au. Enjoy!

The Cultural Centre Café opens 9:30am* – 4pm Monday to Friday. 10am – 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday. *9:30am access to the Café is via the rear courtyard only and no access can be gained to the other spaces in the Cultural Centre until 10am.


Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Program

LAH-LAH LIVE IN CONCERT! 7 JULY

DEAD MEN TALKING 9 AUGUST

BENNELONG BRASS 26 SEPTEMBER

STREETON TRIO 8 AUGUST

SIMON TEDESCHI & ROGER BENEDICT 22 AUGUST

IAN COOPER AND GRIGORYAN BROTHERS 21 NOVEMBER

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LAH-LAH LIVE IN CONCERT! TUESDAY 7 JULY 10AM From the hit ABC Kids show, meet Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Buzz the Band Leader, Lola the Dancing Double Bass and the ever loveable Lah-Lah LIVE In Concert! This spectacularly fun 45 minute show will delight audiences and have the whole family up singing and dancing. $20 General Admission, $72 Family Ticket (2Ad+2Ch), children 12 months and under are free Booking details: www.lah-lah.com/live-shows

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DEAD MEN TALKING STARRING MAX CULLEN & WARREN FAHEY SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2PM

A 90 minute stage show celebrating Australia’s two greatest storytellers. Max Cullen is Henry Lawson and Warren Fahey is ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Together they are Dead Men Talking. Henry and Banjo are seated at the Leviticus Bar & Grill, Heaven’s Gate, yarning about old times, their legacies and their famed ‘war of

words’ in The Bulletin magazine. Between friendly leg-pulling they revisit their youth and some of their greatest work, particularly their songs and poems that tell of a different Australia. $30 / $25 concession Booking details: www.bluemountainstheatre.com

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Blue Mountains Concert Society STREETON TRIO SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

SIMON TEDESCHI & ROGER BENEDICT SATURDAY 22 AUGUST

BENNELONG BRASS SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

IAN COOPER AND GRIGORYAN BROTHERS SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Booking details: www.bmconcerts.com.au

Streeton Trio

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Venue Hire Featuring a range of spaces that will cater for 1 to 425 people, Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub can provide the facilities and support for your next event. • The new 425 seat Blue Mountains Theatre features retractable seating, which also provides ample space for expos, gala events and other large functions. • Wide range of hireable spaces ideal for meetings and workshops. • Multi-purpose room for presentations, seminars and small performances. • Commercial kitchen and dining facility for catered events. For venue hire enquiries, contact thehub@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5710 104-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood

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Calendar JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

Thursday 11 June Strange Embrace Panel Discussion

Saturday 4 July Chocolate & Tea Workshop – Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival

Saturday 8 August 4 Day Express Yourself With Colour Class

Friday 19 June Winter Soirée Concert Series Penelope Sai

Tuesday 7 July Lah-Lah Live In Concert!

Saturday 27 June Beginners Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 17 July Winter Soirée Concert Series Señor Cabrales & Cornerbrook

Saturday 27 June Beginners Paper Quilling Workshop

Saturday 18 July 4 Day Express Yourself With Colour Class Saturday 25 July 4 Day Express Yourself With Colour Class Saturday 25 July Locust Jones Floor Talk

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Saturday 8 August Streeton Trio Saturday 8 August Rowen Matthews Public Demonstration in the Gallery Sunday 9 August Dead Men Talking Saturday 15 August Rowen Matthews Floor Talk Saturday 15 August 4 Day Express Yourself With Colour Class


Saturday 22 August Rowen Matthews’ 4 Day workshop Saturday 22 August Simon Tedeschi & Roger Benedict Friday 28 August Winter Soirée Concert Series Canto Latino – Amanda Handel & Jane Andino Saturday 29 August Rowen Matthews’ 4 Day workshop

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Saturday 5 September Rowen Matthews’ 4 Day workshop

Saturday 3 October Damian Castaldi & Solange Kershaw Q&A

Saturday 12 September Rowen Matthews’ 4 Day workshop

Saturday 10 October Lunchtime Talk: Dior’s Muse

Saturday 19 September Film Screening: The Women (1939) with Introduction by David Stratton Saturday 26 September Panel Discussion: From Museum to Media to Muse: Australia’s Fashion Story Saturday 26 September Bennelong Brass

Saturday 10 October Film Screening: Rear Window (1954) with Introduction by Charlotte Smith Saturday 17 October Filmmaker’s Talk by Gillian Armstrong and Documentary Screening Saturday 17 October Panel Discussion: Fashion’s Sway on the Arts

NOVEMBER Saturday 21 November Ian Cooper And Grigoryan Brothers

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InSight Membership INSIGHT 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

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PRICING Individual Adult

$45

Family (2 adults + children under 16)

$60

Concession

$35

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Concession - $35

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“Possibly the most beautiful bottle shop in Australia” – Thomas Egan, Winemaker Jed Wines

Specialising in • Regional Wines • Boutique Beers • International Deli • Saturday Wine & Food Tastings

UNIQUE HERITAGE ATMOSPHERE LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC KATOOMBA POWER STATION BUILDING UNDER THE HUGE CHIMNEY ON THE HILL.

PARKE ST, KATOOMBA • T 4782 0999

OFF-STREET PARKING • OPEN 7 DAYS

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Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub 02 4780 5710 104-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood NSW 2780 thehub@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

InSight Membership Magazine Issue 8  

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

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