NEWS & EVENTS

4 September, 2015


1 May-30 September
... 'In Translation' - by Lois Johnson

wood-block prints ... exhibition at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
until 30 September ... Robin Holliday (1932-2014), Abstract sculpture exhibition - at Galiera Aniela, Kangaroo Valley
1 July ... National Program for Excellence in the Arts - as announced in the 2015-16 Federal budget by Arts Minister Senator George Brandis ... link for guidelines released by Arts department ... link to The Saturday Paper article, for critique details ... also other media comment and Arts Party newsletter response to Federal government changes

BRANDIS-GATE? ... satire with The George Brandis Live Art Experience !!

National Program for Excellence in the Arts - seeking assessors from arts and cultural professionals to reflect the Australian community - link to website ... it's aimed inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, young people, or those from culturally and linguistically diverse background and/or living in regional and remote areas
R.I.P. -
E L DOCTOROW - ACCLAIMED AMERICAN AUTHOR known for his works of historical fiction including Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989), The March (2005) ... see also New York Times comment
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre - August
11 August ... 2015 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, shortlist - announced by Australian Book Review

Michelle Cahill (AUS) - 'Borges and I'; Harriet McKnight (AUS) - 'Crest'; Rob Magnuson Smith (UK/USA - 'The Elector of Nossnearly' ... total prize value $8,000 ... winner announced on Fri 4 September at Brisbane Writers Festival
15 August- 12 September ... 'Manland' - paintings by Robert Simpson ... 'Creative Moments' - works by Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society; Shoalhaven Potters; Nowra Sinners & Weavers

12-2 pm launch - at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
20 August ... R.I.P. Lyn Aldred - a great musical force, and recently music director of the Lydian Singers

Lyn touched many lives in music within the Shoalhaven community and further ... teaching, working with massed choirs, and encouraging young people. Lyn's other interests included writing, in which she produced seven Fantasy novels for younger readers including the Wild Magic series
20 August ... R.I.P. Sister Veronica Brady I.B.V.M. (1929-2015) - academic and radical

From teaching at Loreto Convent in Sydney, went on to University of Western Australia as Associate Professor - later Professor of Australian Literature ... an active champion of Australian writing, she also joined many progressive causes including Aboriginal rights, anti-uranium mining lobby, and publicly attacked the Vatican position on gay rights, abortion, church resistance to ordination of women
21 August ... Australian Arts Party as started a petition for a National Arts Week ... support this proposal by joining the petition now!

Australian Arts Party is calling for candidates for the next Federal election! ... More than half of membership is female, which they aim to be reflected in candidate selection !! (Peter Collins, party leader)
22 August- 4 September ... 'NOISES OFF' - by Michael Frayn, presented by Nowra Players

2 pm matinees on Sun 23 and 30 Aug; Sat 5 Sep; 8 pm evenings on 26/27/28 Aug; 2/3/4 Sep - at Players Theatre, Meroo St Bomaderry ... bookings $23 at Shoalhaven Visitors Information Centre phone - 1300 662 808
24 August ... Australian Arts Party candidates nomination for the next Federal election now closed ... 66 applications received or enough to stand senate candidated across the nation!

More than half of membership is female, which they aim to be reflected in candidate selection !! (Peter Collins, party leader)
4 September ... 'A Brilliant Young Mind : X + Y ' (2014) - comedy/drama presented by Gerringong Pics'n Flicks

written by James Graham, directed by Morgan Matthews ... at 7:20 for 8 pm start, at Gerringong Town Hall
5-6, 12-13, 19-20 September ... 'Little Shop of Horrors' - musical presented by Pigs Fly Productions ... Gala Opening Night Charity Performance on Fri 4 September .for $79 single or $150 couple .. 8 pm at Mittagong Playhouse, cnr Main St & Bowral Rd, Mittagong 2575 ... other nights: tickets $35 adult, $30 concession card holders, $25 students up to 16, link for booking
6 September ... James Muller (guitar) with the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, from 1:30 pm at Bundanon Centre
11 September ... The Umbilical Brothers - 7:30 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra ... link for booking
12 September ... Megan Washington, in her TANGENTS tour - presented by Milton Theatre

8 pm - tickets $29 net ... SOLD OUT!
13 September ... The Sydney Consort, baroque music presented by Music Shoalhaven

2 pm at Nowra School of Arts
18 September-14 October ... Escape ARTFest 2015/2016 - presented by Milton Ulladulla Apex

... CLASH theme - Facebook news!
19 September- 21 November
... 'The Garden of Forking Arts' - travelling exhibition by DLUX Media Arts, curated by Neil Jenkins ... The Metaphysical Edge: Seeing Abstraction - The Dingle Hughes Collection, curated by Max Dingle ... at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre - launch Sat 19 Sep 12-2 pm
20 September
... 'Shoalhaven River Duck Dash' - come to Nowra and enter and/or watch this charity fundraiser event!
20 September
... Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Barber, Schubert - played by the Australian Art Quartet

2 pm at Uniting Church, 69 Albert St Berry
21-25 September
... Acacia Quartet, at South Coast Music Camp

Mumbulla School, Bega
24 September
... lecture, Sir Edwin Lutyens - by Anthea Streeter, Med Harvard - presented by ADFAS Shoalhaven ...

7:30 pm at Berry School of Arts, Alexandra St ... light supper after - enquiries , email - shoalhaven@adfas.org.au; phone - 4423 5588
26 September ... Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Barber, Schubert - played by the Australian Art Quartet

7 pm at St John's Church, Moruya
26 September
... SITEWORKS 2015 - The Feral Amongst Us ... 12-9 pm at Bundanon Centre
26 September ... 'Swan Lake' - by the Russian National Ballet

7:30 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra ... link for booking
26-27 September ... Acacia Quartet, presented by Sapphire Coast Music Society

Sat 26 Sep at St Paul's Anglican Church, 11 Tilba Street Narooma ... Sun 27 Sep 2:30 pm at Wolumla Hall, Wolumla
27 September ... 'Sleeping Beauty' - by the Russian National Ballet

2:30 pm (extra session) and 7:30 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra ... link for booking
27 September ... 'Famous Gospel Brunch' by the Glorious MUD Singers

10 am - 12 pm at Milton Anglican Hall
30 September
... final entry-cutoff date for 2016 STELLA PRIZE, for nonfiction or fiction by women writers ... $50,000 major prize
30 September ... Frank Sinatra, celebrating 100 years! Starring the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

7:30 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre ... link for information/booking ... $10 off if booked/paid before 31 July!
30 September ... Elaine Morel (mezzo Soprano) & William R Hawkey (piano), Twilight concert - presented by Sapphire Coast Music Society

5:30 pm at Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2 October ... closing date, Kangaroo Valley Poetry competition, prize $100 ... presented Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival ...

for info, email - kangaroovalleypoetry@gmail.com
2 October ... closing date, 64th Blake Prize - for spiritual art - presented by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2 October ... Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Barber, Schubert - played by the Australian Art Quartet

7 pm at St Martin's Church, 275 Green St Ulladulla
3 October
... 'Women He's Undressed' (2015) - documentary tribute to Hollywood costume designer Orry-Kelly - presented by Gerringong Pics'n Flicks and Kiama Historical Society

writer - Katherine Thompson, director - Gillian Armstrong ... at 7:20 for 8 pm start, at Gerringong Town Hall
3 October ... Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Barber, Schubert - played by the Australian Art Quartet

7 pm at Kangaroo Valley Showgrounds - Community Hall
9 October
... Lee Kernaghan & Friends : The Songs and the Stories In Concert

8 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra ... link for details/booking
11 October ... Sarah Mann (soprano) & Suzanne Powell (piano), selection of opulent songs ... presented by Milton Ulladulla Music

2 pm at St Martin's Church Ulladulla
16-18 October ... Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival !
18 October
... Melinda Schneider presents her "Tribute to Doris Day"

2 pm at Milton Theatre ... bookings, call - 4455 3056 or link
24-25 October
... SHOALHAVEN RIVER Festival 2015 ... celebrate with arts & entertainment; river activities; and a street parade!! don't miss our launch party, on Fri 16 October in Nowra CBD - ticket & venue details soon!
1 December
... closing date, Peter Porter Poetry Prize, presented by Australian Book Review

$7,500 first prize, $500 to shortlisted poets