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Artist wins a gumboot

THE KernArt Prize is renowned for awarding original trophies and this year’s show was no different, with the winners “given the boot”. Gumboots with the KernArt logo lazer printed into them were awarded to all section winners at the Kernot art exhibition held recently, which attracted record entries. First prize went to Bob Hickman of […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Maddy’s music on the move

Grace Griffith    MADDY May is doing what most of us wish we could: living her childhood dream. The 22 year old singer-songwriter from Phillip Island is doing whatever it takes to ensure she can focus on making folk music. “When I finished school, I thought I wanted to be an outdoor education teacher. I […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Fun and frolics at Meeniyan Marty Gras

WHAT started out as a birthday party has turned into a whole town event and fundraiser: The Meeniyan Marty Gras, a clever take on the traditional Mardi Gras by Meeniyan’s Marty Thomas. The inaugural event was held last year following Marty’s same theme at his 30th and 50th birthdays, which attracted significant attention. Now the […]

October 29th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Coal Creek will deliver a fang-tastic Halloween

TICKETS are now selling for the Halloween event at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra. Get ready for the thrill, excitement, terror and entertainment on offer at Halloween at Coal Creek on Saturday, October 26. It could well be the scariest night of your life. The park will be full of ghosts, monsters, witches […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

 Calling artists and art lovers

ARTISTS are once again invited to enter the KernART Prize with a total prize pool of more than $2000 available for the winning entries. After a successful art show last year, the KernArt Prize is on again at the Kernot Community Hall on the Melbourne Cup weekend. Since its inception just three years ago, there […]

October 15th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Native flowers grow in popularity

WITH more than 20,000 species of native plants in Australia, their range and beauty is diverse. “The thing some people don’t understand is that Australian native gardens don’t have to be these wild bushes. They can be in flower all year round,” Jenny Sierakowski said. Whether in flower or not, native plants have unique, attractive […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Inverloch’s life changing concert

WHO knew that by simply enjoying a night of catchy musical theatre numbers it would also benefit the villagers of Tam Lanh, Vietnam. This is exactly what the Change The One annual Concert will do, held October 6, 2pm at the Inverloch Community Hub. Stars of the Australian stage of music theatre and opera have […]

October 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

South Gippsland landscape inspired artist

WHILE she isn’t from the area, the beauty of South Gippsland has been the muse of artist Caroline Kennedy for over 25 years. After a sell out exhibition at Tacit Gallery in Melbourne, Kennedy has returned to showcase a series of oil paintings from September 19 to October 21 at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek. […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Wildlife inspires Emily Koenders’ spring exhibition

AFTER such a long cold winter, spring is finally here and so is Emily Koenders’ art exhibition, Wings to Fly. The show is being held from September 13 to October 7, and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am to 5pm. Spring-time is a special time of year at her hilltop paradise, where […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Jasper Jones to celebrate youth

LET’S set the scene of 1965, the era Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production Jasper Jones is staged. Despite fond memories of this year being a time of low crime, unlocked front doors and happiness, the year started with the Wanda Beach Murders and the case of the unsolved murders of Marianne Schmidt and Christine Sharrock at Wanda Beach in Sydney. Two […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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