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Your FREE online Eurobodalla weekend magazine.

Welcome to the 2018 River of Art Festival With mellow days to go exploring and balmy nights to enjoy intimate performances, the NSW South Coast is the perfect place to visit this time of the year. And for arts lovers, the River of Art Festival’s big weekend from 17-20 May is an irresistible invitation to take a break and indulge in live music, visual arts, film, poetry, open studios and creative workshops. Over one hundred events are on offer, from Durras Lake in the north to Bermagui in the south. The festival kicks off with the prestigious River of Art 2018 Art Prize celebration on 17 May at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma. This is just one of the many diverse exhibitions on offer up and down the coast. On Saturday 19 May, why not make a day of it at the Creator’s Bazaar at the Moruya Country Markets? Browse through a treasure chest of artworks and chat to local creators. Picnic with friends and family by the river as you enjoy tasty local produce and lively performances. In Batemans Bay, laugh along to stand-up comedy, with evening performances on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May. Further south at Tuross Head, join the fun at the annual poetry slam for a riotous Saturday night of impromptu storytelling and live music. Music lovers have plenty to choose from throughout the festival – one of the highlights is a concert by Chamber Soloists from Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra at Batehaven on Sunday 20 May. On the film front, take a step back in time and experience the 1920s charm of Narooma Kinema where you can catch four films celebrating the lives of renowned artists and musicians. Other special screenings are on show in Moruya and Batemans Bay. For the first time this year, three arts and information hubs will be open during the River of Art festival. Locations are the Eurobodalla Botanic Garden just south of Batemans Bay, the Air Raid Tavern in Moruya, and Club Narooma. Visit the River of Art team at these venues to see inspiring group exhibitions. Take the time to talk to our volunteers about what’s on nearby, where and when. Each hub will showcase entries in River of Art Land of Many Waters Exhibition. This is a new group show that reflects what our landscape means to our artists. Visitors can cast their vote for Peoples’ Choice awards. Artworks will also be available for sale. Festival fun continues through late May, with the River of Art Trail open right through until 26 May. Discover paintings, pastels, sculptures, woodcarvings, photography, textiles, mosaics, jewellery and so much more. Browse local markets for collectables and explore intriguing galleries.

Browse through these pages for an overview and more festival fun ideas.

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Festival Hubs Three arts and information hubs will be open during the River of Art festival from 17- 20 May. Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens just south of Batemans Bay, the Air Raid Tavern in Vol 16Locations September are 15ththe 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 2018 Moruya, and27th Club Narooma.

Visit us at these venues to see inspiring group exhibitions. Take the time to talk to our volunteers about what’s on nearby, where and when. Each hub will showcase entries in the River of Art Land of Many Waters Exhibition. This is a new group show that reflects what our landscape means to our artists. Visitors are invited cast their vote for Peoples’ Choice award. Artworks will also be available for sale. The Air Raid Tavern in Moruya will also host another group exhibition called Domestic Life, presented by Comrades in Art. And on 18 and 19 May, enjoy an electric cello and guitar duo performance performed by Duopoly. Mosaics will take centre stage at Club Narooma, with a collaborative Mosaicosphere exhibition displaying works by ceramic artists from across the Eurobodalla responding to the festival theme. The Narooma Camera Club will also have a selection of stunning prints on show.

Open Studios And Art On Parade Eurobodalla is home to a thriving arts and crafts community, and River of Art’s Open Studios unlock a trove of hidden delights located in surprising coastal settings. This year’s festival showcases 25 Open Studios from Batemans to Bermagui. Go behind the scenes to meet local artists in the quirky and often secluded places where they work. Discover the magic that inspires them to bring the local landscape to life in paint, fabric, sculpture, found objects and ceramics. Wander through the coastal streets and delve into stunning displays of art of every kind. Delightful pop-up galleries come to life up and down the South Coast as artists showcase their works in local shopfronts, cafés and businesses.

The River of Art Trail Make your own way along the River of Art Trail – from Durras in the north to Bermagui in the south. Discover paintings, pastels, sculptures, woodcarvings, photography, textiles, mosaics, jewellery and so much more. Open Studios – Go behind the scenes to meet local artists in the quirky and often secluded places where they work. Find out what inspires them to create their unique artworks.

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River of Art—Art Trail North to South—Sth Durras and Long Beach Sth Durras Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

LONG BEACH: Something Quirky About Lazy Dog If you want to experience an art exhibition that is “out there”, then you must visit the Lazy Dog Art Studio when it opens it doors to the public for two days. To celebrate the River of Art Festival, this studio will be open on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May from 9.30am to 4.00pm both days. On display will be Paul Dimmer’s sculptures dotted throughout the gardens, up-cycled books and bottles and all things Steam Punk by Carmel Cox, and a large body of paintings in all mediums by Adrienne Conway. Each of the three Long Beach artists has a very distinct and unique approach to their art. Collectively, the exhibition is truly quirky with something for every art lover.

The public are warmly welcomed to attend. Lazy Dog Art Studio is located at 75 Blairs Road Long Beach. Enquiries are welcomed on lazydogart@spin.net.au Above: Paul Dimmer with his sculpture “Bedraggled”, Adrienne Conway with “Shields of Time” and Carmel Cox with her Steam Punk art The Beagle River of Art Special : May 2018

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Talented folks north of Batemans Bay are sharing their creations with you: • South Durras Art Show: Rocks and Clouds, 16-25 May • Open Studio: Lazy Dog Art Studio, 19 & 20 May • Open Studio: Megan Dixon Dawes, 19 & 20 May

Batemans Bay's artists invite you to see their creations!! • Open Studio: The Digressionists • Open Studio: Beth's Modern Art Group • Open Studio: Margaret Allen • Art on Parade: Nina Poulton at Gj's Bay Cafe, Amber's Creative Cakes, Maloneys Beach Cafe & Cellar, Spiritual Holistic Centre Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for dates

Our Coastal artists open their studio doors and invite you in to see where they work and discover what makes them tick: • Open Studio: Ruth Henderson, woven and wearable art • Open Studio: Framed By Tracey, jewellery and art • Open Studio: Helen Okey, photography • Open Studio: Cath Bowdler, hand-made ceramics Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for dates

As if you needed more reasons to stop in seaside: • Adrian Froff's "Follow Your Art" Exhibition Opening and show at JJ's at The Moorings • Open Studio: Ursula & Joachim Straub, 17-26 May • Open Studio: Ian McKenzie, 17-29 May • Open Studio: Katherine White, 19 & 20 May • Open Studio: Frances Luke, 19-27 May Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for dates

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River of Art—Art Trail North to South—Guerilla Bay

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Mogo Village knows how to deliver on River of Art festival delights! • Open Studio: Ken Taber • Open Studio: John Sharman • Open Studio: Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild Inc. • Art on Parade: Mogo Collective • Art on Parade: Amanda Williams • Art on Parade: Alexafranka's "Bird People" • No Time clock-making workshop with Alexafranka Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for dates

Open Studios are your backstage pass to discover the inner workings of an artist's creative space and mind. Pop in and visit these Moruya artists during the River of Art: • Open Studio: Jennifer Jones • Open Studio: Sharon Atkinson • Open Studio: Allan Dickinson Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for dates

These South Coast creators invite you into their studios on 20 May to see where the magic happens: • Open Studio: John Payne • Open Studio: Congo Crafts Gallery Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for dates

Bodalla's full of River of Art treasures: • Art on Parade: Artisans Nest Inc @ Artisans Nest • Art on Parade: Lachlan Callender @ Bodalla Bakery • Textile Artists' Open Studio: Sue Barford, Marian Webb & Jane Frost • Shanna Provost & Jordan Roberts exhibition & live music @ The Downward Dog Co Cafe • Creative Voice Workshop with Hilde Knottenbelt

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An Open Studio is a behind-the-scenes look at a working studio, where you will meet the artists, explore their unique work • Open Studio: Robyn Woodward, 17-20 May • Open Studio: Gary Caldow, 17-26 May • Open Studio: Deborah Mandira, 19 & 20 May Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for details

Don't miss our southernmost sensations: • Umbarra Indigenous Art Show • Open Studio: APMA Creations Group Exhibition • Art on Parade: Jenny Blessington at Abc Cheese Factory • Art on Parade: Marilyn Raynsford at Markets on Lamont Bermagui • Gulaga, then, now & forever: Cheryl Davison & Annie Bryant - an afternoon of Dreamtime story, song and sharing on 27 May. Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for details

Take in some cultural creativity with River of Art this month: • Umbarra Indigenous Art Show • Gulaga, then, now & forever: Cheryl Davison & Annie Bryant • Songs and Aboriginal storytelling with Jeff Aschmann • Eurobodalla Youth Café Collage Project Exhibition • Welcome to the Dreaming: Geoff Berry & Cheryl Davison • Shanna Provost & Jordan Roberts exhibition & live music Check the River of Art events at www.riverofart.com.au for details

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River of Art—Film

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Narooma Kinema is screening artful films every day for four days during the River of Art festival next week: KK Thursday 17 May, 4pm: Whiteley http://bit.ly/2I2feAj K Friday 18 May, 4pm: Maudie | http://bit.ly/2I1kCDG KK Saturday 19 May, 4pm: Loving Vincent | http://bit.ly/2JuM63Z ࡧ Sunday 20 May, 4pm: Grace Jones, Bloodlight http://bit.ly/2vZR07x

Moruya FILM Group In conjunction with River Of Art present THE EAGLE HUNTRESS - Thursday 17th May 2018 UK/Mongolia/USA 2016 87 mins G Director:Otto Bell Stars:Aisholpan Nurggaiv Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv At The Performing Arts Centre, St Marys Primary School, Queen Street, MORUYA NOTE: In conjunction with the River of Art this month’s film will screen earlier on Thursday 17th May 6.30 pm: Refreshments 7.00 pm: Film Screening This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is figh3ng to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve genera3ons of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and in3mate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity. The Beagle River of Art Special : May 2018

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River of Art—Photography

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Photography phreaks gather round for some treats: • Open Studio: Helen Okey invites you into her creative space • Art on Parade: Lachlan Callender at Bodalla Bakery • Photography Workshop with Ted Richards in Batemans Bay • The Moruya & District Historical Society's Photographic exhibition: Mardi Gras Mayhem

As part of the River of Art programme,, the Old Courthouse Museum in Batmans Bay is hosting an introduction to taking close up studies, a macro photography workshop run by Ted Richards at the Old Courthouse Museum, Batemans Bay. No special equipment needed just bring your camera, plus a tripod if you have one, but that's not essential. From little things big things grow!!! Saturday May 19th 10-12. Very limited numbers for individual attention. Book on 4472 1635 or at secretary@oldcourthousemuseum.com.

A Moruya Mardi Gras Queen entrant - from the 1972 archives Does anyone recognise this lovely entrant in one of Moruya's Mardi Gras Queen competitions? The young woman was sponsored by BJ Motors. This photo is just one of the many stunning photos being exhibited at the Moruya & District Historical Society's Photographic exhibition: Mardi Gras Mayhem opening this Saturday 19 May at 2 pm.

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Don’t miss these River of Art workshops! Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

• Floral Art Workshop with Barry Flanagan • Children’s Lego Art Workshop with Rima Edwards 18 May: • Hand-woven beanie workshop with Marg Hansen • Crochet beanie workshop with Marg Hansen 19 May: • No Time clock-making workshop with Alexafranka • Photography Workshop with Ted Richards • Hand-woven beanie workshop with Marg Hansen • Crochet beanie workshop with Marg Hansen • Understanding Modern Art: discussion led by Alda Rudzis 26, 27 May: • Gulaga, then, now & forever: Cheryl Davison & Annie Bryant • Creative Voice Workshop with Hilde Knottenbelt

We cannot say enough good things about the dynamic, engaging, enthusiastic creative venue Cultivate Space in Kylie Cres, Batemans Bay. Get there during the River of Art festival and see for yourself: • River of Art 2018 Youth Art Prize Finalists' Exhibition • Bateman's Baes. Live stand-up comedy at River of Art. • Children’s Lego Art Workshop with Rima Edwards • Film Screening: "Through My Eyes"

Indulge your senses with a VIP Private Tour of artist’s open studios during the Eurobodalla River of Art. Morning and afternoon tours will run from the Moruya Riverside Park on Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May 2018. Tours cost $25.00 per person and will visit several studios in our luxury VW Multivan. To book, phone Steve: 0437143477 or email: hello@viptours.net.au Terms and Conditions apply. Minimum three and a maximum of six guest per tour. Studio locations have been set and agreed with artists in advance. Payment terms: in advance by bank transfer or cash on the day, credit card or EFTPOS not available for this service. The Beagle River of Art Special : May 2018

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Event sold out! EFTAG members are busy preparing for next weekend's big Wearable Art Fashion Parade event.

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Once again the show promises some amazingly creative work this year's theme is Folklore and Fantasy. From a mix of everything from the super imaginative to beautifully crafted one-off everyday-wear garments, many will be for sale after the show. We look forward to seeing you there at St Marys Performing Arts Centre at 3pm on Sunday 20th May. Doors open 2.30pm. Ticket holders only.

Artisans Nest is ‘Revamping the Blues’. 16-23 May We are coming to realise that we should be recycling as much as we possibly can – cardboard, plastics, electronics – but what about our clothing? If you are interested in having your own unique look and at the same time contributing to the collective recycling effort, come along to the Artisans Nest Gallery in Bodalla. Here you will find some quite exquisite recycled, or as they are called ‘upcycled’, stylish garments made by members of the gallery As the name indicates, this exhibition will consist of all things blue, from denim to wonderful eco-dyed fabric made into beautiful garments and accessories. Gallery members have been busy sewing to make this exhibition special and all pieces on display will be for sale. The exhibition runs from 16-23 May at the Gallery, 56 Prince Highway Bodalla. The Gallery is open from 10 am until 4 pm, seven days a week. Local woodworkers show their skills at Splinters As part of the River of Art fes3val, local makers will be showing off their woodworking skills at the Splinters exhibi3on in Moruya. Now in its sixth year, the popular group show at the Mechanics Ins3tute will exhibit a range of skills and techniques, from marquetry to handcra<ed 3mber sur=oards. Also on display will be works by local ar3sts Raewyn Lawrence and John Rouch. For more informa3on, contact Graham Peterkin on 0408 642 497 or visit www.riverofart.com.au. Splinters Exhibi*on Friday 18th to Sunday 27th May Open: 10am – 4pm Mechanics Ins*tute, Page St, Moruya The Beagle River of Art Special : May 2018

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River of Art invites you to enjoy the magic of music... • Duopoly: Adrian Lewis & Colin Enright Electric cello and guitar duo performance. 18 May – 7pm-8pm, 19 May – 2pm-3pm Air Raid Tavern, Vulcan Street, Moruya • Gulaga, then, now & forever: Cheryl Davison & Annie Bryant • Live music with Duopoly: Adrian Lewis and Colin Enright • Narooma Busking Championship • Church for the Frivolous: Gospel Music for Fun Gospel music for fun with Kay Killick, the Moruya Town Band and Sing Australia Choir 20 May – 11am • Classical Melodies from the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra (ARCO) Where: St Bernard’s Catholic Church, Batehaven When: Sunday 20 May, 3pm Cost: Adults $35, members and pensioners $30, school aged children free. Tickets available at the door or online. Adults accompanying school student/s will be admitted free in accordance with the South Coast Music Society’s aim of encouraging the love of fine music in young people. Eleven leading chamber soloists will present a spectacular programme of classical melodies spotlighting the classical wind and string instruments. ARCO’s concertmaster Rachael Beesley will be joined by principal violinist Jakob Lehmann from Berlin, Paris-based Deirdre Dowling teaming up with Simon Oswell on viola, along with cellist Natasha Kraemer and double bassist Kirsty McCahohn. Flautist Pablo Sosa del Rosario and bassoonist Takako Kunugi, both based in The Hague - will join the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, augmented by natural horn specialists Anneke Scott from London and Graham Nichols. The ARCO Chamber Soloists will present two works for strings: Mozart’s Eine Ideine Nachtmusik and Beethoven’s Storm Quintet. It will also introduce two lesser-known works from the same period: an octet for winds and strings by German opera composer Peter von Winter and a wind quartet by Italian Vincenzo Gambaro. This programme is a wonderful opportunity to hear up close how the delicate qualities of the earlier wind instruments - the flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn - enhance the tonal breadth of the gut strings. The Beagle River of Art Special : May 2018

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Creative Voice workshop Where: Bodalla Community Hall, Princes Highway, Bodalla When: Saturday 26 May to Sunday 27 May 2018 Costs: $90 for the 2 day workshop: Another great River of Art Workshop. It was a sellout in 2016 and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back again. Creative Voice provides a delightful opportunity to express your aliveness through voice, through a playful, multi-layered approach to improvised singing. You develop the courage to experiment with your voice together with others and extend the expressive possibilities of the human voice. The instructor, Hilde, has been doing this work for nearly 30 years and is very skilled at bringing the best out in participants. Participants really enjoyed it last time. Come and join us for this terrific workshop. More information: W: www.riverofart.com.au and www.creativevoice.net.au T: 0447 028 340

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Roll up, roll up for some undeniably entertaining experiences during the River of Art festival next month! • Bateman's Baes. Live stand-up comedy at River of Art. at Cultivate Space • TAFE NSW presents "Heart of Art" lunch with an artist at Mantle Restaurant, Moruya TAFE, Tourism, Hospitality & Events • Welcome to the Dreaming: Geoff Berry & Cheryl Davison • Live music with Duopoly: Adrian Lewis and Colin Enright at the Air Raid Tavern • Creators' Bazaar at Moruya Country Market • Narooma Busking Championship • Gulaga, then, now & forever: Cheryl Davison & Annie Bryant • Poetry Slam at Tuross Head Country Club • Outdoor performance: Flow of Nature by Youth of Theatrics

Batemans Baes Live Comedy !! LAST YEARS COMEDY SHOW SOLD OUT! This year, River of Art stand-up comedy is back with more comedians, a longer show, and a licensed bar - all in our (mostly) secret and kinda groovy warehouse. Show this Saturday 19th. Bar opens 6:15pm. Show 7pm. Tickets only $20.

Poetry Slam

19 May, 7pm-9pm Tuross Head Country Club, Monash Avenue, Tuross Head Poets and audience participation A panel of poets and members of the audience are challenged to write poems on topics the audience nominates. The winners, over four rounds, are selected by lively audience accolade. Live music entertains the crowd during and after the poetry performances.

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River of Art events for kids

River of Art is not just for adults. We have fun activities for kids too. The No-Time Clock workshop is lots of fun and open to adults and kids on 19 May from 9-2pm at Mind, Body and Home, Vol 162, September 15th 2017Mogo. Cost $25, tickets at www.riverofart.com.au Shop 15 Sydney Street, Vol 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018

Children’s Theatre with the Country Pumpkins – Pat the Possum, will be great fun for kids at the Moruya Public School on 19 May at 4-5pm. Cost: $5 at the door. Children’s Lego Art workshop has heaps of lego for kids to play with. It’s on at Cultivate Space at 10 Kylie Street, Batemans Bay. Cost $5 at the door. Alexa Franka’s no-time clock making workshop will be huge fun for adults and kids on 19 May all day 9am-2pm at Mind, Body and Home, 2/15 Sydney Street, Mogo Cost: $25, tickets at www.riverofart.com.au Youth of Theatrics, a fabulous opportunity to be outdoors experiencing the flow of nature and the nature of flow. It’s on the main beach, near the Surf Club in Narooma 19 May at 2pm. Eurobodalla Youth Café Collage Project Exhibition at Eurobodalla libraries 17-25 May – during library hours

19 May at 4-5pm. Cost: $5 at the door.

Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay Moruya Library, Vulcan Street, Moruya Narooma Library, Field Street, Narooma Disability Trust Art Group Group exhibitions Moruya - 17-27 May – weekdays 9am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm Platinum Blinds & Awnings,11a Church Street, Moruya Narooma - 17-27 May – 9am-5pm Silly Willy’s Art and Craft Supplies, Southfield Plaza, Princes Highway, Narooma

Pat the Possum is an interactive educational show aimed at pre-school and early primary children, performed by the Country Pumpkins group. Learn about recycling and caring for our bush, native birds and animals through the story of Pat the Possum, Isabelle Bird, Phil the Frillin’ FrillNecked Lizard and Lorikeet Sweet. All costumes and backdrops are made from recycled materials, and all the performance material is original - written locally by musician, artist and teacher Michelle Scobie.

2018 Youth Art Prize Exhibition of finalists’ artworks 17-20 May Cultivate Space, 10 Kylie Crescent Batemans Bay

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Pat the Possum: children's theatre with the Country Pumpkins

Cost: $5 per child, you can pay at the door or book online Adults: free Want to know more? Call the Country Pumpkins on 0409 225 957.

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