illawarraartists

October 2011

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ALTERNATIVE NEWS NETWORKS

http://www.democracynow.org

http://www.opednews.com

http://rt.com/news

http://english.aljazeera.net

http://www.zcommunications.org/znet

http://www.truth-out.org

http://readersupportednews.org

http://www.crikey.com.au

http://www.alternet.org

http://www.medialens.org

http://www.axisoflogic.com

And, as for assuring truth in media, check out this new organisation

http://www.newsstand.org.au

After consulting a range of organisations like The Centre for Policy Development, The Australia Institute, Media Matters for America, the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, GetUp, Avaaz and a range of individuals from all walks of life, we are hitting the ground running with a petition encouraging the Government to establish a short, sharp public Inquiry. We reckon the Inquiry should take a look at how to promote higher standards, protect people’s privacy while guaranteeing the freedom of the press, stimulate a more diverse media marketplace, and ensure that problems and complaints can be handled simply, fairly and effectively.”

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-> University of Wollongong.The Radical Ideas of Noam Chomsky‘. Speakers: Brian Martin, Professor of Social Sciences and Lindsay Hawkins. 12.30pm, Monday 10 October. Free.

“The gnomes have decided to take action! They’ve turned off their TVs and logged out of facebook. They’re making celebrities and self-appointed leaders irrelevant. Together, they’ve downed tools and gone on strike. They’ve taken to the streets and are speaking out – finding voices they never knew they had. From Annandale to Bondi Junction, Newtown to Broadway, the gnomes are occupying Sydney. Running stalls, talking to fellow gnomes, taking direct action. And the world is changing.” http://www.jura.org.au

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Escape ARTfest 2011
30th Sept – 9th Oct

IGNITE …

10 days of artistic bliss in the MUD
http://www.escapeartfest.com.au

News Update No. 9 – SEPTEMBER 2011

Greetings ARTfestians,

PREFEST EVENTS ARE IN FULL SWING.
Although the official ‘start’ of the festival is still days away, there’s already loads happening and the local community is getting into the spirit of ARTfest throughout the district.

Keep reading for updates about events and exciting events happening over the next week.
Plus there’s a few pictures from events to enjoy!

ARTS PRIZES NOW ON DISPLAY

RIPE: Sculpture @ Cupitt’s Winery

SOAP – Shoalhaven Open Art Prize @ Alley Gallery at the Dunn Lewis Centre Ulladulla (above)

YOUTH ART – Art Prize @ the Dunn Lewis Centre Ulladulla Foyer

8X8 – Canvas Art Prize @ Millhouse Little Gallery, Courtyard Studios Milton

POSTCARDS – Art Prize @ Millhouse Little Gallery, Courtyard Studios Milton

Make sure you go along and see the amazing range of works on display and vote in the People’s Choice Prize for various competitions.

OTHER PRIZE & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES – There’s still time!

Literature Awards
Harbour Bookshop Short Story Prize
Bendigo Bank Poetry Prize

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES & READING OF WINNING WORKS

The prize winners will read their winning entries and be presented with their prizes.
Both Open & Youth – Poetry and Short Story winners will read their work inspired by the theme:   “IGNITE”
Ulladulla Library on Thursday 6th October @ 2.30 pm

For details contact:
Ulladulla library on 4455 1269
Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla on 4454 4044

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla and Bendigo Bank Milton

PFUCAS – Pictures Framed Under Constraint Awards at Ulladulla Picture Framers – Artists receive a frame and must then produce a work to complement that frame. More Details.

IGNITE THE PLAZA – art competition and exhibition organised by the Harbourfeast committee as part of ARTfest with $500 prize from Bannisters. The theme is THE HARBOUR and/or food and/or wine. Please visit  http://www.harbourfeast.com.au/art_form.php for entry details.

Pre-Fest Events – what’s happened so far?

Escape Arts Film Fest:  Launched Thursday 22nd Sept – film lovers were transported to another time in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ which officially launched the 2011 Film Festival. This was followed on Sat & Sun 24th & 25th Sept with six hand-picked films in 2 days.
All reports so far have been overwhelmingly positive in regards to the quality and diversity of films that were on offer during the film fest – well done Arcadia Cinemas on yet another successful event!

IDU Student Exhibition & Fashion parade: Launched Friday 23rd Sept 6pm
An exhibition in combination with the Institute’s Open Week, including paintings, photography and fashion garments. This night was a great success and drew a great crowd of people. All were extremely impressed with the quality and professionalism of the students, their work and of course the fabulous staff.
And the food was delicious!

RIPE: Sculpture Launched Sunday 25th
Outdoor and indoor sculptural works set amongst the backdrop of the gorgeous Cupitt’s Winery.
The afternoon included the announcement and presentation of the ANU Sculpture Prize Winner 2011 – Simon Barton with his ‘Weedy Sea Dragon’ (pictured).

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Recent Work – Nadja Burke: Launches TONIGHT Monday 26th Sept 6-8pm
Recent Works including pieces made in China and Raku fired work. More Details.

Coastal Fusion: Launch Tuesday 27th Sept 6.30pm
Join artists from House of Jules at Coastal Indulgence to launch this exhibition of student works.
Sit-Down 2 course menu $35/head – Booking Essential. More Details.

AERIAL PERSPECTIVE: Launch Wednesday 28th Sept 6pm
Exhibition by Linda Lees at Bawley Beach Cafe. More Details.

igniting your passion for the coast: Launch Thursday 29th Sept 5-7pm
Exhibition by Linda Lees at Bawley Beach Cafe. More Details.

Main Festival Events – Friday 30th September
Official Day One kicks off with the following exciting events:

4-6pm – Kindle: An exhibition of work by SHARON ARMSTEAD and MARAMA WARREN at Something’s Brewing, 275 Green Street Ulladulla.

Sharon Armstead continues to use the landscape as the source of imagery for her work. Here she explores it further with found objects, paintings and artist’s books. Marama Warren is a Milton based writer, book artist and teacher whose work has been published and exhibited around Australia and internationally. This year, through text, images and artist’s books, Marama investigates her sources of inspiration and examines what kindles her creative spark. Join the artists for drinks & nibbles.

ignite_plaza_sml5-8pm – Ignite the Plaza: an open art competition showcasing local art, music and food in the Ulladulla Plaza courtyard.  Entertainment will be provided by Santoza and local drumming groups. Artwork will be judged and first prize will be a $500 prize at Bannisters. For more details http://www.harbourfeast.com.au

7pm – A Feast with Greg Duncan Powell at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, 3a Merry St, Kioloa. Greg Duncan Powell will be showcasing his new book ‘Glovebox Guide to Wine Touring’: 48 Australian Wine Regions from the Yarra Valley to Mclaren Vale. He tastes wine for a living, cooks for fun and occasionally writes books. Breakfast: Food worth getting out of bed for, Beer: A Gauge for Enthusiasts and The Pig, The Olive and the Squid. Enjoy Greg’s company at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, Kioloa. Matt Upson and Clayton till will offer a degustation menu and matching wine. Booking Essential: Please phone (02)44572020.

bluehouseBluehouse, supported by Jonno Zilber: Friday, September 30, $28/ U18$19. Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm. Bluehouse – They pack houses across North America; get 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and are ranked alongside k.d. lang and the Indigo Girls. Bluehouse dishes up folk-flavoured pop with inspired guitar playing and x-factor stage presence. Rolling Stone says put them top of the list of bands to see before you die. Sydney Morning Herald’s Bruce Elder reckons they have “…some of the best harmonies you’ll find this side of heaven.”
Jonno Zilber – This multi award-winning purveyor of sinister swing and blues returns to ARTfest by popular demand. Just 23, but channelling an old, black bluesman – he’s got the guitar chops and voice to match.
Tickets: Splatters of Milton: 4455 1959 and Malibu Music, Ulladulla 4455 5693 or online.

or visit the WEBSITE for more information.

Music Triple Treat
SAVE $$$ and SEE ALL THREE MUD MUSIC SHOWS at MILTON THEATRE

Bluehouse & Jonno Zilber (Fri 30th)
Bluestone Junction (Sat 1st)
Rafe and the Well Dressed (Sun 2nd)
Triple Treat Price $75 or U18 $45
Tickets from Splatters of Milton or Malibu Music Ulladulla
More Details

GET IN EARLY FOR THESE TICKETED EVENTS:
Ignite Your Senses with Greg Duncan Powell at Merry Street Bar & Restaurant – Friday 30th Sept details
It Goes Boom – Ulladulla Youth Drama Crew at Milton Theatre – Monday 3rd Oct details
Chefs @ ARTfest – Jane and Jeremy Strode at Cupitt’s Winery – Saturday 8th Oct details
Long Table Lunch with Lucio Galletto at Bannisters – post-fest Monday 24th Oct details

BOOK IN NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING
WORKSHOPS & TALKS

Parent & Child Mosaic Workshop: Wednesday 28th Sept – ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!
Drawing from Life – Burlesque Inspired – Wednesday 5th Oct –
Ukulele Workshops at Uke Day Out – Sunday 2nd Oct
Singing Workshops with Leone Rogers 12-2pm (Children) & 2.15-4.15pm (adults) Friday 7th Oct
A Brush With Mondrian Writers Talk 4.30-5.30pm Friday 7th Oct
Create a Children’s Picture Book Saturday 1st Oct 2pm – 4.30pm
Creative Journal Workshop Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th Oct from 2pm – 4.30pm
Encaustic Workshop with Ember Fairbairn Ramsay 10am-4pm Sun Oct 9th
PLEASE NOTE: Change to previously published details – this workshop now a ONE day workshop instead of two. Now $90. Limited Places left so please act quickly if you wish to attend.

For all workshop details visit the website.

The beginning and THE end – ‘MUST SEE’ EVENTS!

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL OPENING DAY IN MILTON PROUDLY SPONSORED BY IGA
Saturday 1st October – from 10am

The Day includes:

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Celebrating Bargana Art Project in Wason St – come along and join in from 9am
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Pop-Up Art exhibitions
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MILTON MUSIC FEST through the streets of Milton – live music galore from 9am
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SHUTTERSPEED Photographic Challenge – outside Splatters at 9am
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KIDSFEST @ ARTfest (see below)

The official opening events at 1pm include:

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Welcome to Country by the Budawang People
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Performance by Circus 35 South
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Live Music on the stage
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Official Launch by ARTfest’s very own icon LADY DADA… if you haven’t met her, you’re about to be enthralled – she’s loud, she’s shocking, she’s adorable… she’s the epitome of creativity. Think Dame Edna meets Lady Gaga. Surrealism comes to Milton in the shape of Lady DaDa!

THE BIG FINALE @ THE HARBOUR PROUDLY SPONSORED BY CIVIC ULLADULLA
Sunday 9th October – from 6pm
As the sun sets on another culture-filled event on the coast, grab your chairs, blankets and your loved ones, and get down to Ulladulla Harbour for an ending to inspire – ‘Mamma Mia’ comes to Ulladulla.
Rug up, as it can get quite chilly!
6pm LIVE MUSIC starts on the Harbour Stage.
7.30pm YOUTH LANTERN PARADE & HARBOUR BEATS Bring along your drum or something to bang on and join the mass drum jam as the children make their way along the foreshore. Kids – bring those lanterns from previous years, or make a new one – it’s easy, just a decorated glass jar and a long wire handle – check the website for lantern making instructions if you want to join in and not sure what to do. Anyone is welcome to join in and be inspired by the spectacle of lanterns and drums.
UKE-MANIA hits as the ensemble of local and visiting ukulele-addicts take to the stage, lead by the one and only Queen of ARTfest – Lady Dada, in a not-to-be-forgotten rendition of ‘Mamma Mia’ before the screening.
8pm MAMMA MIA ON THE BIG SCREEN under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema. Lay back, or sing along… let the music fill your soul.

KIDSfest @ ARTfest
A morning of creative fun, specifically aimed at children.
The day includes Tapstar & Dripette Show sponsored by Shoalhaven Water, Face-Painting, Fairy Wing Making, Glass Lantern Making (BYO glass jar and be ready for the Youth Lantern Parade at the Big Finale on Sunday 9th Oct), Paint a creative garden, film tent, music, dancing and more… encourage your child’s creative energy!
Milton Village Green Sat 1st Oct 9-1pm
More Details
Volunteers Needed for this day… please contact us if you can help out.

Uke Day Out
Calling all Ukulele Addicts & Wanna-be Addicts… Sunday Oct 2nd Milton Village Green – it’s
Uke-mania and it’s a whole lot ‘a fun!
Workshops, demonstrations, concerts, performances and more. Register online now.

Why not come along to the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WORKSHOP? We know you want to!!

More Details.

HELPERS NEEDED
We are still in need of volunteers to help with the following:

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setting up prize exhibitions Sat 24th Sept
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manning (or ‘womanning!’) merchandise stall at various events
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selling raffle tickets (at events and separately)
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helping with art activities on Sat 1st Oct
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baking for Milton Theatre acts (a cake or slice)

LANTERN PARADE

As in previous years we will be holding a
Lantern Parade – this year the event will take place in the lead up to the Festival Finale at Ulladulla Harbour on Sunday 9th October from 6pm. There will be an opportunity to make lanterns during the festival on Saturday 1st October in Wason St Milton. BYO Glass jar along at 10am to Milton Village Green.

Lanterns made in previous years are welcome to make a return appearance. Watch the website for more details.

GET YOUR ARTFEST MERCHANDISE

Pictured are two of our lovely Events & Tourism Work Placement Students – Kahlia
and Emily – looking after the merchandise stand at the Escape ARTfest Film Fest launch.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS ON THE WEBSITE

Any artist exhibiting/performing/appearing at the festival is welcome to send through a brief paragraph about themselves, where you will be exhibiting and one image to be added to the artist listings on the website.

Escape ARTfest 2011 Patrons
Rick Stein and Sarah Burns
Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook

Contacting the Committee

All correspondence should initially be directed to:

The Coordinator (Julie Sydenham)
12 Myrtle St Milton NSW 2538
T: 02 44545993
E: info@escapeartfest.info

Please spread the word and pass this email on to others….

The Escape ARTfest is proudly presented by Milton Ulladulla Apex

OUR SPONSORS
Australian National University

Bendigo Bank Milton

IGA Milton
Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servos
Civic Ulladulla
Hozack Clisdell Lawyers

Cupitt’s Winery & Restuarant

Re{invent} Yourself

Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla

MUD Music Council

Ulladulla Picture Framing

House of Jules Art Studio

Riversdale 7 & Ollie 7 Photography

Splatters of Milton

Ulladulla Printing Service

Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

Ashiki

Ulladulla Guest House

Meadowlake Lodge

Ngulla-Dulla Garden Centre

South Coast Leisure Times

Boots Great Outdoors Ulladulla

Holiday Haven Tourist Parks
& Tabourie Tourist Park

AKWA Surf Shop

Ulladulla Guest House & Elizans Restaurant

Office National

Revival Furniture

Dunn Lewis Centre

McDonalds Ulladulla

Arcadia Cinemas
Milton Hair Design
Essence of Milton
Sarah Gabrielle Boutique
Anica Art Gallery
Furniture One Ulladulla
Eyecare Plus
Mollymook Surfbeach Motel & Apartments
Rubee & Mee
CC Gifts & Bargains
Bunnings
Weave or Knot
Millhouse Art Society
Reflections of Spirit
The Kitchen
Mitre 10 Ulladulla
Milton Chemmart
CTC Ulladulla
Merry Maidens Veggies
Merchants of Milton
Ulladulla Medical Centre
Boudoir Milton
PresOz Computer Services
Artyfacts Shoalhaven
Milton Bed and Breakfast
Merry St Restaurant & Bar
Times Past Bed & Breakfast
Bawley Bush Cottages
Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant
Cartridge World
Cignall Ulladulla
Cowley’s/Harcourts
Milton Ulladulla Bakery
Saunders Ulladulla
Coastal Indulgence
Sachi on Green
Ulladulla Butchery
Panache
Boardwalk Cafe
Southern Man

Many Thanks to our valued sponsors !

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Australian Landscape 2011                    

29th September-30th October

Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm

Opening by Bobbie Miller on the 29 September 5.0pm at Kiama Art Gallery

129 Tarragon Street
       Kiama
NSW 2533
(02)4232 4121

 

Kathy Karas and Salwa Woodroffe

      Coastal Inspirations

27th Augusyt-16th October

Daily 9 am-4-pm

Minnamurra Art Cafe

1 Rangoon Rd, Minnamurra

NSW 2533

42378779

 

   

Seven

Diverse and distinctive

By Seven group of artists

1-3 Ocrober 9am-5pm

Open on Sat 1 October ar 3pm

Old Courthouse Gallery

Belmore Basin, Wollongong NSW 2500

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Cross Connection is a group of Christian Artists that have exhibited together at the W’Gong uni for the last10 years or so.

Cross Connections  exhibition at the W’Gong University  is on  again

3rd October -27th October 2011.

in the foyer of the Mc Kinnon building on campus.

The exhibition will be opened by Emma Medwell

Opening night will be 7th October at 7.30 pm

Look forward to seeing you there.

All welcome.

Regards.

Irene Carroll

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Gayle Embrey from the US is making a doco about human rights murals and their artists. She hasn't been able to find Indigenous mural artists in Australia, which is why I'm forwarding the message that came to me through our mutual friend Jane.

Please let Jane know if you can help. jane.marton@gmail.com

Hearty thanks

Aviva Sheb’a

——– Original Message ——–

My friend Gayle Embrey is producing a documentary called Murals as Voice through her company power surge productions.

powersurgeproductions.net/    This is the link to the website which also has a short seven minute video.

Gayle and her family have a foundation The Embrey Family Foundation and they have been funding Human Rights organizations in the U.S. The foundation has funded the Human Rights Major degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas. smu.edu/humanrights
and on the website of the foundation lists what they have funded.
www.embreyfdn.org/

Gayle has been traveling around filming Public Murals and interviewing the artist of that Mural.

So far they have been to Argentina, El Salvador, going to Palestine in November, planning on going to Thailand, Australia, South Africa.  Her plan is to submit the documentary to the NY documentary film festival in 2013.

I have been asked to find Indigenous Artists in Australia who have painted Public Art Murals and see if they are willing to be part of the documentary. So far it has been very difficult and I do understand why individuals may be hesitant.

Leslie I would appreciate any help that you can give me in this direction and it would be very appreciated. I know there are Murals in Melbourne and Sydney I have found them on the net but tracing down the artist well that’s not so easy.

Thanks Aviva for forwarding this….any questions let me know.

Jane

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OUT OF TOWN

Hi Illawarraartists

It has been quite a while since I last sent a newsletter – I have been in my studio getting ready for a busy run of exhibitions which has just started by reinstalling the threaded work vortex at the Swell Sculpture Festival held at Currumbin Beach in Queensland. http://www.swellsculpture.com.au

CURRENTLY SHOWING

Swell Sculpture Prize, 8-18 September Currumbin, Queensland

Swell Smalls, 8-18 September Currumbin, Queensland

COMING UP

Lorne Sculpture Prize, 15 October – 6 November, Lorne, Victoria – where I will be installing a new outside work tumble

Projecting Forward, 19 October- 13 November, Wollongong, NSW – where I will be installing a new inside work in contact

Sculpture by the Sea, 4-19 November, Bondi, NSW
where I will be reinstalling cellullar memory with white threading.

Sculpture Inside, 4-19 November, Bondi, NSW

Line of Sight 16-27 November, Wollongong, NSW where I will be installing a new work as yet untitled

cheers
Greer

http://www.greertaylor.net

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MUSIC

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One Day Folk Festival, Jamberoo Valley Lodge

Sunday 16 October 2011, 8.30am to 7pm

A relaxing one-day folk festival in the beautiful Illawarra Rainforest with over 15 artists, 25 concerts in 5 venues at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge. Food and drink available.

Purchase tickets by midnight, 14 October 2011 for only $35 and save $10. Full price is $45.

  BUY TICKETS ONLINE

or call 1300 887 034

The artists (DRAFT PROGRAM BELOW):

JUDY SMALL | JAN PRESTON | TATTIE JAM (SCOT)
ALLAN JOHNSTON (SCOT) | ZORBA’S KEFI
FRED SMITH | BOWRALHOUSE
THE STRING CONTINGENT | AZ-I-AM | PUKARA
COOLFINN MAC | GREG NORTH | NO SUCH THING
SWINGALELE ORCHESTRA | KAY PROUDLOVE
BUTCHER BOYS | WOLLONGONG WELSH CHOIR
KALALAYA INDIAN DANCE GROUP | ECOPELLA
BUSH TRADITIONS with ALAN MUSGROVE,
JOHN BROOMHALL, DAVE OLIPHANT

    

About the Day

Nestled in the foothills of the Illawarra Escarpment is the beautiful Jamberoo Valley Lodge.

On Sunday the 16th of October it will be the venue for a big day out for Folk enthusiasts when they gather in its magnificent ambience, to hear music and verse performed by a great array of renowned international and local performers.

There will be over 25 concerts from over 15 acts from 8.30am in the morning till 7pm in the evening with five venues in play – a large concert room, an intimate acoustic concert room, the restaurant, the ambient outdoor grove area and the quiet charm of the Carrington Room. All these are set in the picturesque and tranquil surrounds of the Lodge.

The day is presented by the Illawarra Folk Club Inc. which is a non-profit incorporated association.

Venues

Wentworth – 300 capacity room :: Belmore Room, acoustic room for 80 :: Restaurant, 150 capacity :: Carrington, 120 people :: The Grove, outdoor area

Tickets

Tickets will be limited and there will be no individual concert tickets.

Advance Adults – $35, purchased by 14 October 2011

After 15 October – $45, Youth (12 to 16) – $5 with paying parent, Children under 12 free with paying parent

How to get a Ticket

1. Purchase securely on-line with Visa / Mastercard Click here to buy tickets

2. Purchase over the telephone, call 1300 887 034 and provide credit card details

3. Turn up on the day and purchase tickets at full rate of $45 for adults.

Accommodation

The Jamberoo Valley Lodge is offering a special deal to stay on Sunday night. Call the Lodge to make a booking on 02 4236 0269.

For accommodation in nearby Kiama, about 15 km away, call the Kiama Visitors Centre 02 4232 3322 or visit the accommodation website, click here.

Venue Map & Directions

Jamberoo is about a 2 hour drive from Sydney and Canberra. The Lodge is situated at the foot of the Illawarra escarpment on the Jamberoo Mountain Road.

If coming from Sydney:

Travel down freeway and turn off at the roundabout to Albion Park.

Travel through Albion Park and head for Jamberoo.

Look for signs to Minnamurra Rainforest / Jamberoo Mountain Pass just before the village of Jamberoo.

2011 PROGRAM – by artist

10:00
11:00
From the Bush Cincert – Alan Musgrove / John Broomhall / Dave Oliphant / Bob McInnes
Carrington
10:30
11:30
Allan Johnston
Belmore Room
16:00
17:00
Allan Johnston
Carrington
12:00
13:00
Az-I-Am
Belmore Room
13:30
14:30
Bowralhouse
Belmore Room
9:00
10:00
Butcher Boys
Belmore Room
11:30
12:30
Coolfinn Mac
Carrington
14:00
15:00
Coolfinn Mac
Restaurant
14:00
14:45
Ecopella
The Grove
15:00
16:00
Fred Smith presents Dusts of Uruzgan
Belmore Room
8:30
10:30
Greg North host for Poets in the Morning
The Grove
14:30
15:30
Greg North
Carrington
12:30
13:30
Jan Preston
Restaurant
15:30
16:30
Jan Preston
Wentworth Room
11:00
12:00
Judy Small
Wentworth Room
17:00
18:00
Judy Small
Restaurant
13:15
13:45
Kalaya Indian Dance Group
The Grove
15:00
15:30
Kalaya Indian Dance Group
The Grove
13:30
14:00
Kay Proudlove
Carrington
11:00
11:45
No Such Thing
The Grove
12:30
1:30
Pukara
Wentworth Room
18:15
19:00
Russell Hannah hosts Finale with Festival Artists
Restaurant
12:15
13:00
Swingalele Orchestra
The Grove
14:00
15:00
Tattie Jam
Wentworth Room
16:30
17:30
Tattie Jam
Belmore Room
9:30
10:30
The String Contingent
Wentworth Room
15:30
16:30
The String Contingent
Restaurant
13:00
13:30
Tim Lukey
Carrington
15:45
16:30
Wollongong Welsh Choir
The Grove
11:00
12:00
Zorba’s Kefi

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OCTOBER UPDATE FROM PENNY AND THE MYSTICS

 

Hi everyone,

 

Well, we’re home from the tour and looking forward to some local South Coast gigs over the next month, and hopefully catching up with many of you. We had an awesome time on tour, but it is always nice to be home.

 

Here are our public gigs for October:

 

Sunday, October 9: Jamberoo Pub 2-5pm

 

Friday, October 14: Great Southern Hotel, Berry 8pm-midnight

 

Sunday, October 16: Lake Illawarra Hotel, Windang 3-6pm

 

Saturday, October 22: Mollymook Golf Club 8pm-11.30pm

 

Thursday, 27 October: UniBar, University of Wollongong, with The Bungalows (not sure exactly when this show is kicking off).

 

Looking further ahead, we’re honoured to have been asked to play at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla on Thursday, 17 November. It’s a legendary music venue, and we’re stoked to be playing there. Here’s a link to the venue for tickets and more information:

 

http://brassmonkey.com.au/events/penny-the-mystics

 

Hope to see you at one of our shows.

 

Penny xxx

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Visit the Wollongong Town Hall website…
See what’s on in October…

Soweto Gospel Choir
National Boys Choir of Australia

Sunday, 2nd October, 2.00pm
Tickets: Adult $25, Pensioner $20, Junior (0-15) $12

Book now via Ticketek

The Arcadian Lamplighters Male Choir is thrilled to again host the National Boys Choir at the Wollongong Town Hall. They amazed a large Wollongong audience in 2006 and we are honoured to be part of their 2011 tour of Regional NSW and Victoria.

Stars of the Qantas TV comercials, the Choir regularly tours overseas and has given performances at locations ranging from Disneyland to St Peter’s in Rome. Australian tours have taken them to centres across our vast continent. The choir regularly performs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Victorian Opera and Opera Australia.

The boys have toured with Andre Rieu, entertained at the Sydney Olympics, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the Grand Prix, Bledisloe Cup and for twenty years, the Carols by Candlelight. On this tour the choir will include staged children’s opera, “All the King’s Men”, by Richard Rodney Bennett. The Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme arose from this historical English event. The local Arcadians Lamplighters Male Choir will add to the enjoyment of the afternoon with their special brand of male voice singing and entertainment, Young and old combine, in harmony, to present an unforgettable performance of music and song.

More information: http://nationalboyschoir.com.au/ or http://arcadians.org.au/lamplighters

Smart Living Community Expo
The Halley Quartet & Mark Mattews
“Spring Tour For Charity”
Saturday, 8th October, 7pm
Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $18, Junior (0-12) $12
Book Now: Ph 4254 7600 ext #4

Composers Paul Halley and Mark Matthews will be combining for the REDKITEcancer cause this Spring, with a tour throughout the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. The newly reformed Halley Quartet (Alexandra Loukianova – Violin, Catrina Hughes – Violin,George Kowalik – Viola andMichael Wieczorek – Cello) will perform several original compositions by well known local composer (and dentist) Dr. Paul Halley including the very popular “Angel”, “Midnight” and “Winter” as well as premiers of “Summer” and the engrossing “Firestorm”.

For the first time ever, Paul Halley is collaborating with fellow composer and local identity Mark Matthews, who will himself perform several original piano pieces, including “Anew”,“October”, the ever popular “Jewel Sea” along with premiers of “Waiting” and “Moonlight Meditations”. Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to ‘REDKITE – Supporting children and young people through cancer’ (www.redkite.org.au) Together the two composers hope to show that contemporary classical music can be beautiful, exciting and approachable to modern audiences, whilst raising well needed funds for REDKITE along the way.

Tickets at the door or call Wollongong Town Hall 4254 7600 (for all venues)
More information: http://www.paulhalleymusic.com, Paul 0414 425614 or http://www.remarkablemusic.net, Mark 0412 77 35 77

Town Hall Talks – series
“Dr Karl Kruszelnicki”
Tuesday, 4th October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Entry: Free
Register now: Ph 4227 7111

Wollongong City Council is running a series of free Town Hall Talks in the lead up to the development of Wollongong 2022: Community Strategic Plan. Key people who are experts in their fields will present their views on challenges and trends which will affect our city. Each speaker will be followed by a workshop where participants can share their ideas.

Our Future, Our Environment
Speaker: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Date: Tuesday 4 October 2011
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Author and radio presenter Dr Karl’s enthusiasm for science is totally infectious and no one is better able to convey the excitement and wonder of it all.

Our Future, Our Community and Leadership
Speakers: Glenn Mitchell and Max Hardy
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2011
Time:6.30pm-8.45pm
Glenn Mitchell is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Wollongong. Max Hardy is a consultant who specialises in community engagement, deliberative democracy and collaborative governance.

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October 14: Steve Hunter Quartet

Steve Hunter (electric bass), James Muller (guitar), Matt Keegan (saxophone), Evan Mannell (drums)

Steve Hunter is a renowned virtuoso of the bass guitar and has played a major role in Australian jazz through his own bands and projects with Mark Simmonds, David Jones and Kevin Hunt, James Muller, and Guy Strazzullo. He has also performed internationally with the likes of Chick Corea and Billy Cobham.

Hunter’s current band includes some of the heavyweights of the Sydney jazz scene, including Muller and Keegan who have performed to full houses at the Conservatorium with their own groups.

Gig: Steve Hunter Quartet
Venue: Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
Date: Friday 14 October
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $14 (General) / $12 (Parents accompanying students) / $10 (students) / $35 (Family: 2A, 2C)
For more info: (02) 4228 1122 / wollongongjazz@gmail.com

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2 October: ERIC DUNAN QUARTET with David Reglar, Jodie Michael, Lucy Clifford, and Freyja Garbett


Eric Dunan (trumpet), Freyja Garbett (piano), Dave Reglar (saxophone), Lucy Clifford (bass), Jodie Michael (drums)

Eric Dunan returns to Samuel’s with his quintet featuring some of Wollongong’s finest young musicians. YES, Under 18’s are allowed in Samuels, but are reminded that there are strict guidelines that they do not purchase or consume alcohol. The food and the environment is fantastic…so come eat some great food and listen to some great music.

Gig: Eric Dunan Quintet

Venue: Samuel’s, 384 Lawrence Hargreave Dr, Thirroul

Date: 2 October 2011

Time: 5-8pm

Tickets: Free

For more info: (02) 4268 2244

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Jazz, Sunday Arvos at the Master Builders Club, Church st Wollongong from 2.30pm

Basement Jazz

October 2nd   – Graham Lockwood Band

October 9th   – Mirek Galczynski Trio

October 16th – Gipsy Swing

October 23rd – Laurie Bennett Band

October 30th – Errol Buddle Quartet

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C.CHECK OUT YOURS AND OWLS !

http://www.yoursandowls.com.au/upcoming

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FILM

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The Trip
Director: Michael WinterbottomFilm Information
posted by Leaonard Maltin on http://blogs.indiewire.com/“Actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have teamed up again, under Winterbottom’s direction, for an unusual and highly amusing road movie called The Trip. The premise is that Coogan has been asked to write a restaurant column, but his plans for a sojourn through the North of England are thrown asunder when his girlfriend decides that she needs a break from the relationship and travels to America. That’s when Coogan reluctantly invites Brydon to be his traveling companion as they tour the country and visit some of its most prestigious restaurants.

The resulting film consists of sumptuous meals, a bit of travelogue, and constant conversation, with the friendly rivals trying to outdo each other’s mimicry (wait till you hear the dueling Michael Caines) and occasionally comparing notes on their lives (Coogan is a divorced dad, Brydon a happily married new father) and careers. It’s hilarious, bittersweet, and thoughtful. How much of it is true I cannot say, though I reckon it’s an exaggeration of reality if not a complete fabrication.”

GERRINGONG PICS AND FLICKS
Find out what’s on next month at http://picsandflicksgerringong.blogspot.com/
Tickets go on sale at Gerringong Town Hall at 7.30pm with the film starting at 8.00pm. After the film, stay for our Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous Tea, Coffee and Cakes ($2.50) and take the time to discuss the film or anything else you like in a relaxed social atmosphere.
And remember – yearly memberships available now for only $50. That’s 11 movies for just $50.
So come get your kicks at Gerringong Pics & Flicks!!
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