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Music at Mossvale

Tubariffic: Will Brusamarello (left) and Nick Beale performed with Wonthaggi Citizens Band at the Music for the People event, held at Mossvale Park on Sunday.

MOSSVALE Park came alive on Sunday, when the annual Music for the People concert returned to the Berrys Creek venue. The event is organised by a dedicated band of volunteers, and funded and supported by the South Gippsland Shire Council. The South Gippsland Brass Band, the Wonthaggi Citizens Band, the South Gippsland Concert Band and […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Art show amazes Korumburra

First place: co-director of the Korumburra art show Marilyn Sim showcases the prizing winning pastel Neath Sheltering Gums, Selville.

KORUMBURRA art show judge Glenn Hoyle was impressed by the standard of artwork exhibited at the opening on Friday night. “I’ve been in the show before and it is very pleasing,” Mr Hoyle said. This was the 38th annual Korumburra art show and a large crowd gathered to view the exhibition in the Federation Art […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Artist explores self in Gecko show

Mind on job: Peter Cole at work in his Venus Bay studio, ahead of his exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek.

AFTER 35 years of exhibiting almost exclusively in Sydney, Venus Bay artist Peter Cole is preparing to exhibit in his home state and near his home town, at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery. His show is entitled, Peter Cole – The Circus of Life – sculpture, paintings and drawings. Cole has been producing amazing sculptural […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric is ready to celebrate

Prized costume: life member of Lyric Theatre and exhibition curator Colin Mitchell showcases Mary Eagger's costume form the 1980 production Hello Dolly.

LYRIC Theatre Group will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. Members of the theatre group are looking forward to the cocktail party on Friday night, and will be joined by Lyric Theatre Group founder Lynn Carr. “Lynn will be flying from Brisbane to be with us on the night,” Lyric life member and exhibition […]

February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Never too late to paint

Inspirational story: Wonthaggi artist Kathy West is holding her first solo exhibition after learning to paint 10 years ago.

KATHY West took her first art lesson aged 75. Now she is holding her first solo exhibition. The Wonthaggi artist presents A Reflection of a New Passion, a retrospective exhibition of paintings at the ArtSpace Gallery at Wonthaggi from February 12 to March 9. The show covers diverse subjects, from cathedrals and mirror balls to […]

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Art unites four generations

All smiles:  Rhona Bowler (left) of Meeniyan, artist Leslie Monahan and Jeanne Hughes (right) from Melbourne were enjoying the art and the festive occasion at the opening of Rustica.

FOLLOWING the success of their joint exhibitions in 2013 and 2014, Meeniyan artist Leslie Monahan and her father, Bermagui artist Bill Shaw are currently presenting Rustica, an exhibition of metal sculptures, metal jewellery and photography, at the Meeniyan Art Gallery. Rustica combines their joint passion for metalwork and recycled materials, and Leslie’s unique photographic style, […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Volunteers back FAMDA

Action!: volunteer film extras for FAMDA’s production of Waratah the Musical at Sandy Point on Sunday. From left, FAMDA president Peter Clyne, actor Leuca Maclean, who will play Tim who drives the go-kart in the show, and Chris Dickins, writer and director.

IN PERFECT weather conditions, 43 volunteers turned up at Sandy Point beach on Sunday to work as film extras. Their mission was to be involved in to be used in the production of Waratah the Musical, to be staged by Foster theatre company, FAMDA. The film taken on Sunday shows people jumping out of the […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

2000 party on The Hill

Social time: festival-goers at The Hills are Alive. Photo by Ant Hellier.

  MORE than 2000 folks gathered on The Hill in Krowera to ring in the New Year alongside some of the best up-and-coming live acts in the country. Presented by the team behind The Hills Are Alive Festival, the second annual NYE on the Hill event took place from December 30 until January 1, and […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Movie extras needed

Come along: Waratah the Musical cast members on the beach at Sandy Point, from left, Siobhan Cooper, Taj Cooper, Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Leuca Maclean and Joanne Street. 
Members of the public are invited to be movie extras at Sandy Point this Sunday, January 4.

IT’S 1965 in Sandy Point. It’s summer, love is in the air and there are iconic Australian rock and pop songs on the radio. That’s the background to the brand new musical created by local writer, Chris Dickins, for Foster theatre company, FAMDA, to perform as part of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival. Titled Waratah […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Big line-up at The Cally

New Year’s Eve: Baxter will headline New Year’s Eve at The Cally in Wonthaggi.

CHRISTMAS Eve, Boxing Day and New Years have yet again rolled around and pounced upon us without warning. There are fantastic events going on all over the area with Christmas carol nights, sales galore in the stores, lights are up on houses, and the festive spirit is alive in the hearts of young and old […]

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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