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Art blossoms

Local talent: from left, fibre artist Meg Viney and South Gippsland Shire Council director of community services Jan Martin at the Environmental Art exhibition at Leongatha Hospital on Thursday evening.

FOR Koonwarra artist Meg Viney, the proof was in the pudding last week when her series of workshops culminated into a display at Leongatha Hospital. The accomplished fibre artist took a number of classes teaching environmental art, from basket weaving to plant felting, throughout spring. The work made over the duration of the workshops is […]

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

Lyric’s Gypsy wins state nominations

Winning director: multi-award winning director Colin Mitchell’s 2015 Gypsy musical, staged by Leongatha Lyric Theatre, has been nominated for a host of state awards.

  LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s 2015 musical Gypsy has won a swag of Music Theatre Guild of Victoria nominations from some 58 production judged statewide. Gypsy was directed by multi-award winning director, set and costume designer Colin Mitchell. The winners of the prestigious awards will be announced on December 12 at the gala presentations. Music Theatre […]

November 17th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

See landscapes through artists’ eyes

Scene on canvas: Coastal Window, oil by Adrian Johnson.

STUNNING landscapes of South Gippsland and beyond will feature in the latest exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek. Adrian Johnson and Gillian Carpenter will present Double Vision – landscapes in watercolour and oil from November 15 to December 12, with the official opening this Sunday. Johnson is an award winning painter, having won […]

November 10th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Dancers to star on elite stage

Stretching for stardom: from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Morgan Mitchelson and Matilda Thorpe are warming up for what is sure to be a massive year of dance in 2016.

LISA Pellin Dancers students are taking their education to the next level, with two students of the Leongatha dance school accepted into elite dance training programs next year. Morgan Mitchelson has been accepted into the Australian Ballet School Interstate Program. She will take classes with the Australian Ballet School throughout the year, alongside her classes […]

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

Casting call for super show

Classic show: Leongatha Lyric Theatre is seeking cast members of its production of Mary Poppins.

  LEONGATHA’S Lyric Theatre is the first amateur theatre company in Gippsland to be given the opportunity to perform Mary Poppins on stage. The musical has only been available to amateur groups for two years. An information session on the production will be held at Memorial Hall in Leongatha on Sunday, November 1 from 4pm. […]

October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Artist wins over Melbourne

Stand out piece: Korumburra artist Bruce Plant and his oil painting Love the Cannibal, which won third prize at the 2015 State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition.

KORUMBURRA’s Bruce Plant has won third prize at the 13th annual State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition. His oil painting entitled Love the Cannibal reflects his idea that to love someone or something can be an all-consuming activity. The exhibition in Melbourne’s central business district features more than 80 artworks shortlisted from nearly 500 submissions from […]

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

Art show enters its 39th year

Buy a ticket: Chris McDonald and Harry Leggett with the stunning raffle prize.

THE Leongatha Rotary 39th Art and Photography opens this Friday, October 16 and runs to Sunday, October 18 at the Memorial Hall, Michael Place, Leongatha. The show has become one of the region’s largest shows and this year is no exception with more than 400 entries valued in excess of $200,000. Local South Gippsland artists […]

October 13th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Sublime spring exhibition

Like his ancestor: John sits painting in a small Dutch village during filming of their documentary about Vincent van Gogh.

ARAWATA’S Mayfield Gallery will be celebrating the glory of warmer weather in South Gippsland with the opening of its latest exhibition Springtime. Opening this Saturday (October 10), Di and John Koenders will showcase their latest masterpieces throughout spring until Tuesday, November 3. Situated on a historic and picturesque farming property, Mayfield Gallery surrounds visitors with […]

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

Triple Treat delights audiences

Local talent: from left: young actors from Foster based Tribe Theatre and Education performed Vincent in Triple Treat Plus One on Saturday. They are, from left, Cas Maclean, Taliya Barker, Camille Wanstall, Ben Fletcher and Amy Tudor.

LEONGATHA was treated to four one act plays presented in Triple Treat Plus One over last week. The plays were Castaway presented by Tribe Theatre and Education and written by Chris Dickens, Skeletons in the Closet presented by Leongatha Lyric Theatre and written by Michael Street, This Almost Joy presented by Pop Culture Theatre and […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Fiddler hit high note

The best in the village: from left, Charli, Sky, Elley, Justin, Jess, Chris, Stephanie, Joey, Rhianne and Toby took to the stage to perform Fiddler on the Roof Jr at Chairo Christian School Leongatha last Friday to an astounded audience.

FAMILIES and friends flocked to Chairo Christian School Leongatha to see the school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr last Friday. The first production staged by the school, Fiddler included students from all year levels take to the stage to sing the classic tunes If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker, Matchmaker. Director […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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