NEWS & EVENTS

22 May, 2015


2014 Shoalhaven Literary Award
(poetry) - presented by FAW Shoalhaven

with support of Shoalhaven Arts Board & Bundanon Trust ... first prize to Vito Milana of Strathmore VIC, for 'Will Break My Bones' ... link for full results & judge's comments

2015 Shoalhaven Literary Award (short stories) - see launch notice below, in June events
Escape ArtFest - Facebook news !
R.I.P. Colin Lancely (1938-2015, notable Australian artist ... link to obituary
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Squid Studio - retrospective by Cyndy Kitt - pieces from the Bone Collection, 6-8 pm ... link to FB page
5 March+
... opening, new exhibition at Cafe Gunyah Creative Space with works by Lauren Perry - a special evening of sound, vision, and flavour - with live music by Russell W and Michael Slater - at Shop 6, 41 Wason St Milton - FB page
R.I.P. Betty Churcher (1931-2015), former National Gallery director ... link to obituary
21 April ... 2015 Stella Prize (for female writers) ... winner announced : Emily Bitto (Melbourne) for The Strays

link to shortlist ... and (video) readings of some longlist entries
22 April
... Gallipoli Arts Prize 2015 - $20,000 won by Sally Robinson
23 April ... 2015 Bulgari Art award - $80,000 ... won by Ildiko Kovacs
R.I.P. Ken Mackay OAM ... who devoted his life and time to the Nowra Town Band,

... his funeral attended by 400 people including friends and band members
1 May-30 September ... 'In Translation' - by Lois Johnson

wood-block prints ... exhibition at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
7-24 May ... Colour and movement bring Nowra CBD to life!

See our town's lanes in a different way ...
9-30 May ... 50th Open Annual Art Competition, presented by Shoalhaven Arts Society - launch Sat 9 May, 12-2 pm at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
12 May ... Peter Porter Poetry Prize - winner ($5000 prize) announced, by Australian Book Review - Judith Beveridge: 'As Wasp Fly Upwards' | shortlisted: ($500 each) Eileen Chong: 'Vantage'; Toby Fitch: 'Janus'; John Kinsela: 'Floribunda';Kate Middleton: 'When/Was'; Alex Skovron: 'Pitch and Yaw' ... results announced on Tues 12 May, 6 pm at Collected Works bookshop (Melbourne)
13 May ... Good news! The Queensland State government of Annastacia Palaszczuk announces their resumed support for the Queensland Literary Awards ... in contrast to their predecessor's wilful pride in abolishing them as their first executive decision of the philistine Campbell LNP government!
14 May ... 2015 FEDERAL BUDGET ... response from the ARTS Party of Australia !
15 May ... Shoalhaven Astronomers Public Lecture 'Journey to the Centre of the Planets' ... with a talk 'by Dr Helen Maynard-Casely - a talk on "The Interiors of Planetary Bodies" ... at 6:30 for 7 pm at Ray Cleary Building - Lecture theatre, UOW Shoalhaven campus, George Evans Rd Mundamia ...light supper after
15-24 May ... Eurobodalla: River of Art Festival ... a scrumptious program of live music, theatre, film, visual arts, and literature from the Eurobodalla Shire ... link for info
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - announced 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize winner - Hoda Afsher

link to video interview and also her web-site
18 May ... Miles Franklin Award - shortlist announced! - 80% female novel writers !!

Sonya Hartnett: 'Golden Boys'; Sofie Laguns: 'The Eye of the Sheep'; Joan London: 'The Golden Age'; Christine Piper: 'After Darkness'; Craig Sherborne: 'Tree Palace' ...
20 May ... 31st City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod - opening !

10 am at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
21 May ... 'Travels in Rajasthan with Rudyard Kipling: Palaces and temples, monuments and forts in the Land of Kings' - presented by ADFAS Shoalhaven, presented by Elizabeth Merry MA, BA (Hons), PGCE

7:30 pm at Berry School of Arts, Alexandria St Berry
25 May ... entries close, Wollongong Bicentennial Acquisitive Sculpture Award 2016

presented by Wollongong City Council ... call for artists, $30,000 Acquisitive Award $3000 Pepe's Choice Award
29 May ... closing date, 2015 Bruce Dawe Natonal Poetry Prize ... presented by University of Southern Queensland - link for details
30 May ... 'GOLD' - The Ultimate ABBA Show ... doors open 7:30 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre - link for details/booking
30 May - 13 June ... 'Leading Ladies' - by Ken Ludwig, presented by Nowra Players, directed by Lawrence Hinwood

sessions - EVENINGS:8 pm, Sat 30 May (Champagne evening), Wed 3 & 10 June; Thur 4 & 11 June; Fri 5 & 12 June, Sat 13 June - MATINEES: 2 pm, Sun 31 May & 7 June ... bookings (from 7 April) at Shoalhaven Visitors Information Centre, Nowra - phone 1300 662 808
31 May
... Clemens Leske (piano) plays Beethoven - presented by Milton Ulladulla Music

2 pm at St Martins Church, cnr Green St & Princes Highway Ulladulla
5-8 June
... 'PeakFestival 2015' - at Perisher Valley, in Kosciuszko National Park
5-7 June, 12-14 June
... 'SEUSSICAL Jr' - presented by Milton Follies,at Milton Theatre - link for details
6 June
... 'from the Paddock to the Trenches' (by the Wesley-Smith Brothers)

- performed by The Song Company and friends ... 3 pm at Kangaroo Valley Community Hall, Moss Vale Road - join us to celebrate the 70th birthday of Martin & Peter Wesley-Smith ... link for details/bookings, or call 02 8272 9500, or email - mail@songcompany.com.au
6 June
... launch, Sculpture exhibition - work by Robin Holliday (1932-2014)

2-4 pm at Galiera Aniela, 261A Mt Scanzi Rd, Kangaroo Valley - link for details
6-8 June
... Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival, 2015 ... (long weekend)
11 June ... final entry date, 2015 NSW Young Regional Artists scholarship

25 scholarships of $10,000 are offered to young artists and performers from all art forms ... to undertake self-directed professional development or project in their chosen field
11 June
... 'Songs in the Key of MOTOWN' -
The Las Vegas Tribute ! ... doors open 7:30 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre - link for details/booking
12 June ... entry closing date, 2015 Shoalhaven Literary Award - for short stories ... presented by Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Shoalhaven, supported by Shoalhaven Arts Board, and Bundanon Trust - prizes - 1st, $1000 with two-week artist residency at Bundanon Centre; 2nd, $300; 3rd, $100 - plus $200 encouragement award for winning entry from a Shoalhaven resident ... link for FAW Shoalhaven website to download entry form, and more details ... results available after 20 September
16 June ... Introduction to Crowdfunding - presented by Sivan (The April Maze)

2 - 5 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre - Studio ... RSVP 44293456 or email - council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
19 June ... entry closing date, 2015 Newcastle Poetry Prize - $20,000 prize pool! ... also closing 1 June, Grieve Writing Competition
20 June ... STARS of the Eisteddfod in Concert - presented by Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

2 pm at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre ... tickets on sale at the Centre box office, phone - 1300 788 503
21 June ... David Miller and Con-Quest, presented by Music Shoalhaven

2 pm at Nowra School of Arts, Berry St Nowra
26-28 June ... 'Creative Spirit' - weekend exploring writing and meditation, with Glenda Morgan & Jan Cornall at Namgyalgar South Retreat Centre, Mt Gulaga near Central Tilba

Cost: $300 for 3-day residential retreat; $$90 for 1-day workshop ............... bookings - email - glenda.energyarts@gmail.com, phone - 02 6493 4417
4-5 July ... Fabulous and Forty - by Albatross Theatre Company ... 'a feast of favorites from Pirates to Phantom'

7:30 pm July 4, 2 pm July 5 at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre ... link to book
11-12 July ... Southern Highlands Writers' Festival

includes Emily Bitto at 3 - 4 pm on Sun 12 July - at The Gallery, Don Bradman Museum, St Jude St Bowral 2576 - entry $25 ... hear this Melbourne writer and winner of the 2015 Stella Prize, for her debut novel: 'The Strays', also many other writers (see program above)