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BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB

ISSUE 9

InSight Membership Magazine issue 9 • 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 Stella Pretty Nicole Roberts InSight Membership Facilitator Nicole Roberts

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Gallery Technician Jules Gull

Manager Tim Smith

Curator Rilka Oakley

Programs Coordinator Yvonne Hellmers

Café Coordinator Reggie Lawless Café Staff Kelly Drake Emma Gerts Anna Green Karen Hvidding Sarah Koll Michelle Lombardi Martin van der Meyden 2 • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Blue Mountains City Art Gallery


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

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

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


contents Editor: Nicole Roberts InSight is proudly designed and printed in the Blue Mountains.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

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

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INSIGHT NEWS

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WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBITION

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BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY EXHIBITION GUIDE

Printing: Springwood Printing

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ARTHUR BOYD: AN ACTIVE WITNESS

Front cover: JULIE HARRIS Way out West (detail) 2008, synthetic polymer paint on polyester, 160 x 198 cm (triptych), collection of the artist and courtesy of The Hughes Gallery.

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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

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is proudly sponsored by The Carrington Hotel

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FROM THE DIRECTOR As we near the end of 2015, it is an ideal time to recognise the many achievements of the year. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibited the work of over 40 local artists alongside major touring exhibitions, welcomed over 120,000 visitors and hosted over 100 events and programs. Through the generous support of donors and our Insight Members, we added to our growing collection of fine art and increased our Collection Fund, dedicated to acquiring artworks of significance to the Blue Mountains region. With the new Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub at Springwood opening last March, we now have a professional standard 430 seat theatre and performance space. Combined with Braemar Gallery to create an

Arts precinct, the Hub has added an extra dimension to arts activity in the Lower Mountains, and by partnering with the visual arts focussed Cultural Centre in Katoomba, Blue Mountains City Council has shown significant investment in Arts infrastructure across the Mountains. I take the opportunity to thank our hard working staff and volunteers at the Cultural Centre and the Hub who have made the year such a great success, ensuring our Arts and cultural facilities continue to engage and inspire audiences, and most importantly, celebrate the Arts as a valuable part of our community. We now look forward to 2016 and our program that brings the best art and cultural experiences from across the Mountains, Australia and the world to our doorstep. Paul Brinkman Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

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KATOOMBA STREET ART WALK The Cultural Centre partnered with Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) and Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) to launch the Street Art Walk in July 2015. This fantastic display of aerosol murals by some of the world’s most recognised street artists alongside the works of many talented locals has been a huge success and transformed Beverley Place from a dilapidated back street into a vibrant and popular attraction. Far from a static display, this outdoor gallery will have regularly changing artworks, so make sure you keep visiting to discover new additions.

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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

FLORA & FAUNA THE NATURE OF FASHION 12 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER

ARTHUR BOYD AN ACTIVE WITNESS 7 NOVEMBER – 3 JANUARY

CHRISTINE JOHNSON VOYAGES BOTANICAL 9 JANUARY – 21 FEBRUARY

DAMIAN CASTALDI & SOLANGE KERSHAW 19 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER

JOAN ROSS 7 NOVEMBER – 3 JANUARY

COUNTRY & WESTERN LANDSCAPE RE-IMAGINED 9 JANUARY – 6 MARCH

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FLORA & FAUNA THE NATURE OF FASHION 12 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER 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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PANEL DISCUSSION: FASHION’S SWAY ON THE ARTS SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 11AM - 12:30PM Whether painting a famous Australian, blending elements of Australian flora and fauna into wearable art, capturing nature and fashion through the lens, or curating exhibitions reflecting the uniqueness of Australia’s artistic community, prominent Blue Mountains artists Brigitte Grant, Mathew Lyn, Christine Thompson and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Exhibitions Manager Sabrina Roesner discuss their personal and professional work ethos in the context of fashion, with host Charlotte Smith. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410 $20/$15 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry.

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

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

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 1:30PM

Adults $5 Concession

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Join film critic David Stratton as he introduces acclaimed filmmaker Gillian Armstrong who will discuss and show excerpts of her documentary about Golden Age Hollywood’s most celebrated designer Orry-Kelly in Women He’s Undressed.

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Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410 $20/$15 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry. Reticule, maker unknown 1890, metallic thread, silk and gilt metal. Image Brigitte Grant Photography

BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY GUIDED TOURS EVERY SATURDAY 11AM Find out more about our exhibiting artists and their works from trained volunteer guides in a free public tour. To participate in a tour, simply meet at the information desk in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Guided tours are complimentary with Gallery admission tickets. No bookings required.

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PLAY FOR TIME DAMIAN CASTALDI & SOLANGE KERSHAW 19 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER Play For Time is a series of four audio-visual installations that invite the audience to engage with the works through playful, time-based interaction, recasting the visitor from passive observer to active creator. The ‘play’ element is reminiscent of Pierre Schaeffer and the ‘Musique Concrète’ movement, within which the word ‘jouer’ (to play) carried a double meaning: ‘to enjoy oneself by interacting with one’s surroundings’, as well as ‘to operate a musical instrument’. The four installations are: Type overTime PlayOngaku PlayforTwine LittleCreatureCabinets

Castaldi is a sound and digital media artist. Spanning over twenty years, his career is built upon a diverse practice that encompasses mixed media installation, performance and audiovisual production. The research focus in his current work is on designing real-time interactive systems using software, sensors, signal processing, new musical instruments and sculptural objects for performance and audiovisual installation, an area which he also works closely on with his partner Solange Kershaw.

sensor technologies and various hardware/softwares to produce gesture-based interactive sound installations. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

OPPOSITE: DAMIAN CASTALDI and SOLANGE KERSHAW Play Ongaku 2015, mixed media assemblage, kinetic sound installation, various dimensions

Kershaw is an electronic artist and composer whose art practice involves exploring different ways of hearing, interpreting and interacting with the world. Her artistic commissions have included ABC radio, the Ensemble Theatre, the Australian Museum, the Sydney Writers Festival, AFTRS, SBS Radio, and many more. Castaldi and Kershaw work extensively with

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ARTHUR BOYD AN ACTIVE WITNESS 7 NOVEMBER – 3 JANUARY This is the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd’s art and to convey the political life of Boyd, linking his actions with his artwork. Paintings, prints, ceramics and other materials from the Bundanon collection offer insights into how one of Australia’s greatest artists dealt with the social responsibility that defines humanity. The exhibition includes works by Boyd’s contemporaries and is supported by loans from public and private collections, photographs and other documents. A Bundanon Trust Touring Exhibition

ARTHUR BOYD Large skate on grey background (detail) 1979, oil on canvas. Bundanon Trust Collection.

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FLOOR TALK

TALK & DISCUSSION

SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 11AM – 12PM

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 11AM – 12.30PM

FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET

FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET

Find out more about the exhibition Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness and join us for a free floor talk led by Bundanon Trust’s Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Jennifer Thompson.

Join Mary Preece and Jim Birkett from Bundanon Trust for a talk and discussion on the themes in a selection of Boyd’s works from the exhibition. These works will be placed in the context of Boyd’s life, his family and his legacy of Bundanon, gifted to the Australian people in 1993.

RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

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JOAN ROSS 7 NOVEMBER – 3 JANUARY This exhibition showcases a selection from Joan Ross’ extensive repertoire including drawing, sculpture and video. Her works are both satirical and disarming while addressing serious issues including ownership, surveillance, fear and boundaries. Her trademark use of fluro is intentionally prevalent as are her kangaroo fur fashion items. Ross’ aesthetic is visually pleasing and yet confronting, reminding us of our colonial history and the ongoing repercussions of that history. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley JOAN ROSS Pokie reels (detail) 2015, hand painted vinyl wallpaper, dimensions variable

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CURATOR & ARTIST TALK SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER 11.30AM – 12.30PM FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION TICKET Looking for an insider’s view? Join exhibiting artist Joan Ross and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Curator Rilka Oakley for a floor talk of the exhibition.

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CHRISTINE JOHNSON VOYAGES BOTANICAL 9 JANUARY – 21 FEBRUARY Voyages Botanical is artist Christine Johnson’s tribute to the untamed treasures of Australia’s vast native flower garden. It is indeed a voyage, through rare and wonderful landscapes, but also through our botanical heritage and history. Johnson’s delicate and beautifully-realised solar plate engravings of wildflowers are powerful symbols of the vulnerability and fragility of Australia’s natural environment and heritage.

CHRISTINE JOHNSON Xerochrysum bracteatum (A series) (detail) 2014, solar-plate engraving created from the original Sydney Parkinson drawing, 34 x 29 cm OPPOSITE: EUAN MACLEOD Present 2008, oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 124 x 100 cm. Purchased by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation with the assistance of Ashby Utting, 2008.

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COUNTRY & WESTERN LANDSCAPE RE-IMAGINED 9 JANUARY – 6 MARCH A comprehensive landscape exhibition that aims to bring into focus the contrasting insights and cultural imperatives, both Indigenous (country) and non-Indigenous (western), that have given shape and substance to our evolving attitudes and perceptions of the national landscape over the past 25 years. A Perk Tucker Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition curated by Gavin Wilson Country & Western: landscape re-imagined forms part of Gallery Services’ National Touring Program, supported by Glencore. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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ARTHUR BOYD: AN ACTIVE WITNESS 7 NOVEMBER – 3 JANUARY Arthur Boyd may have been known as shy and retiring but he was certainly not passive. He felt passionately about society and the world in which he lived. His responses informed his art making. His compassion and concern is reflected in artworks which don’t deliver a strident message or a simple solution. They are infused with the complexity of the issues themselves; wrapped in mythological and biblical narratives and set in the Australian landscape he universalised. This is one of the reasons Boyd’s work has, and will continue, to endure. Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness honours the work of this internationally recognised Australian artist and the potential of the artist to influence society through their role as an active witness. It is the first major exhibition to consider the social and political consciousness that influenced Boyd’s art and contains a rich collection of significant artworks 18 • Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

by Boyd and his dynastic Australian artist family members. Alongside the Boyd collection, the exhibition shows a small archive of photographs, letters and other documents that provide insight into Boyd’s historical, cultural and social milieu. Also included are selected works by his significant modern Australian contemporaries, such as Sidney Nolan and Charles Blackman. Curated by Zara Stanhope, the exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Bundanon Trust and positions Boyd as a critical yet empathetic witness engaged with the urgent issues of his time, issues which remain salient for audiences today. Highlighted are enduring Boyd subject matters, reflecting the ethical paradoxes faced by individuals and humanity: outsider figures and the power of groups and individuals; the futility and violence of war; and the beauty, vulnerability and savagery of

nature. Constant presences in Boyd’s imagery are the metamorphosis between human and animal figures, and landscapes experienced and remembered. Boyd wrestled with the burden of the artists’ role as an active witness in his work but ultimately triumphed in his generous act of philanthropy, gifting his collection and Bundanon properties to the Australian people, saying: I want it to be accessible to any Australian whose life can be enriched by the beauty, the history, the landscape, the environment and by the energy and stimulation from social interaction with Australian creative artists. Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness is open at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery from 7 November – 3 January.


ABOVE LEFT: ARTHUR BOYD Hanging rocks with bathers and Mars c1985, oil on canvas. Bundanon Trust Collection. ABOVE RIGHT: ARTHUR BOYD Jonah on the Shoalhaven - outside the city 1976, oil on canvas. Bundanon Trust Collection.

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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Public Programs

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MIDSUMMER NIGHTS As the weather gets warmer Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is keeping its doors open on selected Friday evenings to feature spectacular concerts, a twilight Wollemi Artisan Market, trivia and live music. Midsummer Nights is a great way to enjoy the artwork in the Gallery as it comes to life in a new way. Come and enjoy drinks and canapés after work while watching a magnificent sunset on our Viewing Platform and enjoy the evenings’ entertainment. All ticketed events include entry into the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410. Please note, Midsummer Nights is not suitable for children.

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ACADEMY SINGERS – SEATED CONCERT

TWILIGHT WOLLEMI ARTISAN MARKET

THE STEVE HUNTER TRIO – SEATED CONCERT

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 6PM - 8PM

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 5.30PM - 8.30PM

FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 6PM - 8PM

Academy Singers presents The Arafura, featuring choral music from five centuries, starting with one of the greatest Renaissance composers, Giovanni Palestrina and finishing with a recent work, The Arafura. This piece, by Australian composer Dan Walker, includes both English and Indigenous text and celebrates the landscape of northern Australia. The concert also includes performances by a professional string quartet, music by Johannes Brahms, John Rutter and a work by the choir’s director, Paul Terracini.

Join us for a special Twilight Wollemi Artisan Market featuring live music, delicious tapas, twinkling fairy lights and a range of stalls from designers, artists and food producers from the Blue Mountains, Sydney and West of the Divide.

Renowned nationally and internationally, Steve Hunter has been a virtuoso bass player, band leader and prolific composer for over 20 years. Joining Steve are two of Australia’s most in-demand musicians, guitarist Ben Hauptmann and drummer Andrew Gander.

$30/$25 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry.

TRIVIA AND LIVE MUSIC BY ULTIMATE SAXES SENTIDO FRIDAY 22 JANUARY 6PM - 8PM Join us for a fun evening of trivia with great prizes to be won and live music by Ultimate Saxes!

Performing music mostly composed by Steve, the trio’s music draws from Jazz, Funk, Latin and other musical traditions. $30/$25 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry.

Ultimate Saxes is a riveting saxophone quartet that incorporates the skill and style of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Swing, Jazz, Classical and Modern music. Make up a table of 6 people (or we can place you on a table). $15/$10 InSight Members – includes Gallery entry. InSight Membership Magazine issue 9 • 23


Public Programs

6 WEEK DRAWING BASICS COURSE WITH ARTIST KRISTEL SMITS 10AM – 12.30PM FRIDAYS 6, 13, 20, 27 NOVEMBER & 4, 11 DECEMBER Have you always wanted to draw but have trouble getting started? Or do you have a natural talent that you would like to develop? This course is

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the perfect starting point for beginner artists, but is also suited to people with some drawing experience who want to hone their skills. The course covers basic and more advanced drawing skills including accurate observation and representation, capturing light and shade for three dimensional effects, observation of negative space, and aspects of perspective. A wide range of exercises

will allow you to experiment with various drawing materials, styles and techniques. You will have the chance to explore still life, portraiture and landscape subjects, and some use of colour. $200/$180 InSight Members All materials included. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410


ART RESTORATION SESSION SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2PM – 4PM (EACH SESSION 30MIN) Are you interested in gaining an assessment of the condition of your art work or advice about how to preserve it? Experienced art restorer Kristel Smits is offering free art restoration sessions.

Paintings and their frames, works on paper and artefacts made of plant and animal materials would be most suitable. FREE Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410 For more public programs visit bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au

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The Cultural Centre Café With springtime now upon us, mornings in the Café are glorious, with sunshine streaming in through the floor to ceiling windows that give the Café that feeling of airiness, even when it is at its most busy. The Café continues to evolve and grow. While maintaining your favourites - the CBLT, the Reuben 26 • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Sandwich and the classic Italian Caprese - the menu changes regularly, and in summer we will once again serve lighter salads and fresh cut sandwiches and baguettes. The Café also stocks a range of local drinks from the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas, including non-alcoholic Cider from Bilpin,

Kombucha Tea from Lawson, Apple Juice from Bilpin, and Sparkling Mineral Water from Lithgow. 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

SPRINGWOOD GROWERS MARKET 25 OCTOBER 22 NOVEMBER 20 DECEMBER

TIM & BRONWYN NEWMAN 25 SEPTEMBER – 18 OCTOBER LEO ROBBA 23 OCTOBER – 15 NOVEMBER SEEING, BEING, PAINTING 20 NOVEMBER – 13 DECEMBER

IAN COOPER AND GRIGORYAN BROTHERS 21 NOVEMBER NIDA HOLIDAY CLASSES 18 – 24 JANUARY

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Springwood Growers Market SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER The new Springwood Growers Market attrracts over 3000 people to Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub each month. Meet almost 60 growers and producers offering a range of local and regional foods, including fresh and organic fruit and vegetables; beef, pork and bacon; olives and antipasto; salami and French pates; olive oils, local wines, biscuits and breads, condiments, smoked nuts, free range eggs, teas, saffron and more! Tantalise your tastebuds and explore the wonderful range of products, all in the one convenient location. Photo: Blue Mountains Gazette

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BRAEMAR GALLERY 104 MACQUARIE ROAD SPRINGWOOD GALLERY IS OPEN FRIDAY – SUNDAY 10AM – 4PM

FAST AND LOOSE IN SPRINGWOOD

SEEING, BEING, PAINTING

TIM & BRONWYN NEWMAN

CORINNE LOXTON, JANE CANFIELD & VANESSA STOCKARD

25 SEPTEMBER – 18 OCTOBER

20 NOVEMBER – 13 DECEMBER

MEMORIAL LANDSCAPE OF BLOOD, BONE AND TIN: GALLIPOLI 2015 LEO ROBBA 23 OCTOBER – 15 NOVEMBER

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Blue Mountains Concert Society

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IAN COOPER AND THE GRIGORYAN BROTHERS SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER Ian Cooper and the Grigoryan Brothers are sought-after artists across Australia and overseas. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to listen to their combined talents in guitar and violin, in a concert performance not to be missed.

Tickets $55 / available from www.bmconcerts.com.au Phone 1800 98 44 60


NIDA HOLIDAY CLASSES AT BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB 18 – 24 JANUARY Dive into a world of make-believe with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), as a range of fantastic holiday performing art classes roll out in the Blue Mountains, at the new Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub in January.

ACTING BOOT CAMP 7 – 12 YEARS

BEASTLY RHYTHMS 5 – 7 YEARS

SUMMER STORY SCREEN ACTING CLASSES

Performing arts classes are a great part of any education and development. NIDA prides itself on delivering engaging courses, where children and adults of all ages will be challenged and inspired in a supportive environment. With extensive experience in theatre, TV and film, NIDA tutors are on-hand throughout every class to deliver enriching experiences for every student. NIDA performing art classes will run from 18 – 24 January 2016 at the Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, 104 –108 Macquarie Road, Springwood. For bookings and more information go to www.open.nida.edu.au

12 – 16 YEARS & 16 – 18 YEARS

ACTING ESSENTIALS 18 YEARS PLUS Photo: NIDA

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Calendar OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Saturday 17 October Flora & Fauna Filmmaker’s Talk by Gillian Armstrong and Documentary Screening of excerpts from Women He’s Undressed

Friday 6 November 6 Week Drawing Basics Course with Artist Kristel Smits

Saturday 17 October Flora & Fauna Panel Discussion: Fashion’s Sway on the Arts Sunday 25 October Springwood Growers Market at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

Saturday 7 November Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness Floor Talk Friday 13 November 6 Week Drawing Basics Course with Artist Kristel Smits Saturday 14 November Art Restoration Session Friday 20 November 6 Week Drawing Basics Course with Artist Kristel Smits Saturday 21 November Blue Mountains Concert Society Ian Cooper and the Grigoryan Brothers at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

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Sunday 22 November Springwood Growers Market at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Friday 27 November 6 Week Drawing Basics Course with Artist Kristel Smits Friday 27 November Midsummer Nights Academy Singers - Seated Concert


DECEMBER

JANUARY

Friday 4 December 6 Week Drawing Basics Course with Artist Kristel Smits

Monday 18 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

Friday 4 December Midsummer Nights Twilight Wollemi Artisan Market Saturday 5 December Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness Talk & Discussion Friday 11 December 6 Week Drawing Basics Course with Artist Kristel Smits

Tuesday 19 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Wednesday 20 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

Saturday 12 December Joan Ross Curator & Artist Talk

Thursday 21 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

Sunday 20 December Springwood Growers Market at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

Friday 22 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

Friday 22 January Midsummer Nights Trivia and Live Music by Ultimate Saxes Saturday 23 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub Sunday 24 January NIDA Holiday Classes at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

FEBRUARY Friday 26 February Midsummer Nights The Steve Hunter Trio - Seated Concert

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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

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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.

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