If you’re local and have something to add here, send details to with “add me” in the subject bar if not already on the list. Cheers!

Interesting what’s happening in National Politics although many of us are understandably apathetic.

Regardless of which party forms government, I wonder if  we wouldn’t we be ruling out the possibility of most problems in politics if all politicians had to sign up to the Bells Principles prior to their inauguration to insure accountability and transparency in government?  See them here below to see what think. Taken from:-



We will

• abide wholeheartedly by the spirit and letter of the Seven Principles of Public Life set out by Lord Nolan in 1995: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

• be guided by considered evidence, our real world experience and expertise, our constituencies and our consciences

• be free from the control of any political party, pressure group or whip

• be non-discriminatory, ethical and committed to pluralism.

• make decisions transparently and openly at every stage and level of the political process, enabling people to see how decisions are made and the evidence on which they are based

• listen, consulting our communities constantly and innovatively

• treat political opponents with courtesy and respect, challenging them when we believe they are wrong, and agreeing with them when we believe they are right

• resist abuses of power and patronage and promote democracy at every level

• work with other elected independents as a Group with a chosen spokesperson

• claim expenses, salaries and compensation openly so the public can judge the value for money of our activities.

Saturday Farmers Market

Just a reminder, and call to arms, about our Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 10am to 12ish.

Jim shall be with us in the lane alongside the co-op again this week selling his fresh organic produce. He kindly brings us items that have been grown locally and organically as well as supplementing his produce with organic market purchased items so that we may have a wider variety in these tougher growing times.

Business was slow last week making Jim question if future market days are feasible so please turn up and show your support and make him feel welcomed (and needed) this weekend as we hope to make these mornings a permanent fixture.

If you have not been down to see Jim I have provided a list of examples of what he has been selling in the past few weeks – you are sure to see value.

Please note these prices and items are not assured for this week – but great examples.

Dapto grown organic greens (including silverbeet, chard and kale) $1 a bunch
Albion Park grown cauliflower $ 1.50 a head
Tasmanian grown organic carrots $1.50kg
Market purchased organic Broccoli $3.50kg
Market purchased organic Red and Green capsicums $4kg
Jims popular “variety” mixed box $30
also one of our members brought down some gorgeous (organically) home grown beetroots and very impressive sweet potatoes.

So while you are out and about  voting come on through, hope to see you there.



New Products in Store

Some volunteers have been working hard on building a beautiful new centre console for the shop, once it’s in we’ll be able to order in some of the products from your suggestions which we currently don’t have room for.  In the meantime, there are a few new products which we’ve managed to squeeze in which you might be interested in:
Rain-fed brown rice (an exciting more sustainable, biodynamic Australian rice which is not irrigated but only watered by the rain – and cheaper too!),
Umeboshi plum paste (in the fridge),
Self-raising flour,
Paris Creek Nuage Blanc cheese,
Enriched soy and rice milks,
Lunette menstrual cups (will be in later this week),
Eggs (they’re back! organic and free-ranging from north of Sydney, a little more expensive than those we were getting from Camden, but just as delicious),
also we now regularly stock Soyghurt in addition to the range of cow’s and sheep’s milk yoghurt as there seems to be demand for it now.

Stay tuned for updates on the new products that will be in store once the console is installed.

Soup night wrap-up

Thankyou to everyone who supported the soup and film night last week, it was a great chance to get together eat some warming food, raise some money for the co-op and think about a pretty confronting film.  Hopefully all of those who saw the film are not feeling too depressed about what it depicted – if you want to turn whatever disheartening reactions you had to the film to positive change, think about getting involved with your local food co-op where the origin and conditions of every product in the shop are carefully researched and considered (and often exposed to healthy debate!) – if you want to volunteer, put your name down in the shop or contact us by email and we’ll invite you to an induction.


Flame Tree Community Food Co-op
3/374 Lawrence Hargrave Dr



Just letting you know that ” Bubbly on the Balcony”  at Corrima RSL is starting up again. Chris Parkes Trio wil be there on Friday 17th September . Like to remind you that there is a FREE Champas/orange with every meal bought.
Look forward to seeing you there for a relaxing afternoon with great jazz. Time 12.00 – 2.30

chris parkes

Doing It Locally on Vox FM 106.9

… a couple of idiots & the best local music

Saturdays 6-8pm with Craig & Peter

New podcasts now on iTunes & including our chat with country artist Tori Darke (pictured with Craig & Peter)

Looking for performers for the Illawarra Folk Festival Youth Stage

Young performers under 25 years are invited to apply to perform at the Youth Stage, at the Illawarra Folk Festival held 13th-16th January 2011.

Since its inception, the Youth Stage at the Illawarra Folk Festival, has been a fantastic showcase of young talent and has featured wild tango ensembles, gypsy bands, folk infused instrumentalists, didjeridu playing guitarists and inspired young singer/song writers.

Ann Lehmann, Youth Stage Coordinator says, “the Youth Stage at the Illawarra Folk Festival gives talented acoustic musicians a platform to be heard.  Youth performers also receive a Season Pass, valued at $110, to the Illawarra Folk Festival for themselves and a parent.”

Performers can apply online at

Applications close on the 30th August 2010.

For more information and photo shoot times contact:-

Ann Lehmann –

Youth Stage Coordinator

0414 680 123 or


Theresa Gregory,

Media & Promotions Manager

Illawarra Folk Club Inc and Illawarra Folk Festival

0413 219 112 or

Illawarra Folk Club Concert – WOMEN IN THE HOUSE – Friday 3 September, 7.30pm

Members $10
Non Members $15


sounds of SONIDO

South American folkloric and contempory music

This internationally acclaimed group led by young Chilean singer/songwriter Oscar Marin, with Steve Marin, Oscar Marin, Victor Valdes and Marco Lopez will provide

a cultural mural with a South American base. Their music is a synthesis of folkloric

and world music of instrumentals and vocals.    Don’t miss this concert, as Sonoco’s

compositions  and performances are a treasure for the human spirit.

Sunday 05 September


Gerringong Town Hall

Ticket prices: $25    members $15

Information and bookings: Tickets at the door

Further information:

The Wollongong Music Collective

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music Tour – presenting leading staff performers

The group will feature a combination of jazz, classical, and contemporary music. A commitment to supporting local professional musicians and staff, while providing high quality affordable musical experiences.The concert will feature a range of styles and ensembles including a piano trio (Scott Taggart – violin, Brad Baker – piano, John Benz – cello), a jazz trio led by Jeremy Rose, as well as composer, pianist and guitarist John Spence.

Sunday 26 September


Gerringong Town Hall

Ticket prices: $25    members $15

Information and bookings: Tickets at the door

Further information:


Faye Mason

Publicity Officer

Gerrigong Music Club

Phone: 0438539683

26th Illawarra Folk Festival Tickets Available Now

Festival Tickets are now available EARLY BIRD Season Passes are only $80 until 3 December – a saving of $30! Click here to buy tickets.

A Season Pass allows entry to all events from Thursday evening to Sunday evening – over 300 concerts, dances, workshops in 12 venues at Bulli Showground.

  • EARLY BIRD Adult Season Passes Stage 1 (4 day entry) for $80 (save $30 on full Season Pass)
  • Weekend Pass for Saturday and Sunday only $85
  • Full Day Passes (from 8am to Midnight) Friday $40 Saturday $55 Sunday $45
  • Evening Passes (from 6pmto Midnight) Friday $30 Saturday $35
  • Youth (12-17) are discounted and children under 12 are free with paying parents
  • Camping on site is $25 per adult. Youth and children are free with paying parents


In the Sports Bar.It’s Free! And starts at 2:30pm.

At the Builders Club on Sunday afternoons.!

Check out Who’s Playing Jazz in the Sports Bar!

Get into the Rhythm!


Sports Bar JazzSeptember 5th – Fusion

September 12th – Joe Epps Quartet

September 19th –  Marie Wilson Trio

September 26th – Errol Buddle Quartet

Hello Dear Friends and Bon Vivants!
Its been a while since the last newsletter, life just gets away when you’re having too much fun!
See what you can do with these offerings for September.  Stay tuned for good spring things.

Wednesday September 1The Illawarra Jazz Club will be presenting the first Australian concert ofLulo Reinhardt’s World Tour @ the Wollongong Golf Club 8pm From Germany, Lulo is the grand nephew of Django Reinhardt and one of Europe’s finest gypsy guitarists.  He is accompanied by drummer Uli Kramer and bassist Harald Becher both from Germany and violinist Daniel Weltlinger and keyboardist Sean Mackenzie both of Sydney.  More details or ring Dorreen Lee 4285 1903 Celebrate Django’s 100th birthday!  Tickets are $25 for IJC and KJC Members ($30 for everyone else) or $10 for Student under 16 with parent.Friday September 3

Dr Don’s Double Dose

@The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, Blue Diamond Bar

6-9pm presented by the Kiama Jazz Club

Blues Drenched piano & vocals.  Swing, Rag, Rhythm & Roots.  A big rich sound with Don Hopkins on piano and Rob Grosser on drums.

Sunday September 5

Sounds of SONIDO

@The Gerringong Town Hall 2pm

South American Folkloric and Contempory Music presented by the Gerringong Music Club

Internationally acclaimed group, led by Chilean singer/songwriter Oscar Marin playing wind, string and percussion instruments. Tickets at the door $25 and GMC members $15.  Doors open 1.30pm

Sunday September 5

John Hill

@Kiama Golf Club 3-6pm

John solo & soulful, piano & vocals. Individual & heartfelt, illuminates your mind and touches your soul.

Friday September 10

Paul Robert Burton & Andrew Toner

@The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, Blue Diamond Bar

6-9pm presented by the Kiama Jazz Club

Kiama favourites.  Paul is a multi talented, multi instrumentalist extraordinaire.  Blends blues, Celtic, gypsy, Middle Eastern, gospel, bluegrass, swing, jazz & folk rock perfectly paired with Andrew, a young guitar maestro who knows how to wow. Essential entertainment.

Sunday September 12

Jan Preston

@Kiama Golf Club 3-6pm

The Queen of boogie woogie blues piano is back with her stylish repertoire of ragtime, honky tonk, blues & boogie piano, song (and sensational boots).

Friday September 17

Chris Mawer Duo

@The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, Blue Diamond Bar

6-9pm presented by the Kiama Jazz Club

Rock Jazz Blues Soul Guitar & vocals…you need to see Chris.

Sunday September 19 Jazz, Swing & Groove for Breakfast with Les Crosby Trio @Kiama Harbourside Brighton 9.00 -11.30 am $25 pp includes big breakfast, music, book launch, and a mellow latino inspired musical morning with Les Crosby, Dave Smith and Mike Walsh.  Book with Rhonda 4232 2799   Saturday October 16 Swing into Spring Dance with the Bird Yard Big Band @Gerringong Town Hall Dust off those dancing shoes, gather your pals, frock up and dance into spring.  Bird Yard are 18 pieces of exhiliarating big band sounds fully experienced in showing you a good time.  Brought to you by the Kiama Jazz Club.  $25 pp for KJC and IJC Members.  $30 pp for everyone else.  Tables of 10, byo supper & drinks just like the good old days.  Tickets at Kiama Visitors Centre 4232 3322, or contact Kiama Jazz Club for more info 4234 4326. Oh and by the way, the Kiama Jazz Club has a new website Cheers


Wollongong Conservatorium – September Events

Friday September 3 – A Night At The Opera

featuring Teresa La Rocca and Jacqui Dark (Opera Australia)

@ Wesley Church on the Mall, 7pm.

Saturday September 11 – The Vampires

@ Wollongong Con, 7pm

Friday September 17 – Ensembles Showcase

featuring Conservatorium student ensembles

@ Wollongong Con, 7pm

Saturday September 18 – Vocal Showcase

featuring Conservatorium students

@ Thirroul Community Centre, 7pm

Friday 24 September – Misinterprotato and Zac Hurren Trio

@Wollongong Con, 6pm

Saturday 25 September – Wollongong Music Collective

@ Wollongong Con, 7pm

Wollongong Music Collective Tour

Brad Baker – John Benz – Scott Taggart

John Spence

Jeremy Rose – Abel Cross – James “Pug” Waples

Thursday 23 – Picton Shire Hall @ 12:30pm

Thursday 23 – Mittagong Playhouse Theatre @ 7pm

Friday 24 – Milton Theatre @ 7pm

Saturday 25 – Wollongong Conservatorium @ 7pm

Sunday 26 – Gerringong Town Hall @ 2pm

The Illawarra’s leading live music venue The Towradgi Beach Hotel presents the 4th TOWRADGI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL on Sunday 19th September, 2010 featuring an all–star lineup of blues, roots and reggae artists.
This event will include touring international blues guitarist WOLF MAIL, plus, top Sydney-based reggae/roots act KING TIDE, the guitar driven swamp of Melbourne’s BACKWOOD CREATURES, new electric blues from THE SHANE PACEY BLUES TRIO, Wollongong’s own roots ‘n’ reggae star MATTY WOODS and the burnin’ R & B of the legendary WHOSE MUDDY SHOES.
Be part of this fantastic day of blues & roots entertainment. It all starts from 12.00 midday and continues through until 9.00pm. Six great acts over nine hours – so don’t miss it!
OSCARS Bistro will be open for all-day dining, KIDZ COVE for the children, plus all the comforts of The Towradgi Beach Hotel.
Tickets are value-packed at just $22 + bf (pre sale) or $27 at the door and are available now from the Venue or MOSHTIX.
Wolf Mail (Canada)
Wolf Mail measures among the top of a new generation of blues guitarists. Born in Montreal, Canada, and raised in the South of France and California, Wolf Mail’s music style is a blend of traditional blues, citing influences such as Albert Collins and Roy Buchanan to classic soul artists like Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding, to rock & blues legend Johnny Winter. Wolf has created a very clean, powerful and yet intense guitar style. “His playing is concentrated with no waste”, the UK Gloucester Times reviewed, “Wringing emotions out of every note and making each one count”. While Guitar Player Magazine Japan declared Mail “The new Blues master of the Telecaster”.
As for Wolf’s voice, it is very distinctive and particularly suited to the blues. Combining his guitar style and voice with highly crafted songwriting it is no surprise that his previous album “Solid Ground” spent three weeks in the top 10 Japanese best selling chart.
Wolf is constantly on tour around the world playing hundred of shows each year in Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia where his live performances are legendary.
King Tide
King Tide formed out of Thursday night jams on the floor of Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel just 5 years ago, featuring some of Sydney’s best known musicians. Ever since, they have wowed festival audiences with their live performances, blending dub, reggae, ska, roots and dancehall seamlessly into fun, energetic sets that will get just about anybody moving. These guys are the kings of roots/reggae/ska – hellbent on rocking festival stages with their bass heavy beats. Their latest album ‘ROOTS POP REGGAE’ pretty much sums up their sound and good time ethic.
The Backwood Creatures (Melb)
Spawned from the deepest darkest depths of St.Kilda’s “Espy” public bar in 2004, The Backwood Creatures were an accident waiting to happen!
Drummer Burnin’ Timmy Burnham and bassist Grant ‘Squire’ Cummerford (ex-Third Degree) were the house band in a tragic open mic night full of butchered blues renditions and train wrecks, when yet another sordid evening, Adelaide escapee Jeb Cardwell appeared out of the smoggy cesspit, introducing the boys to his brand of guitar driven swamp. Needless to say the trio locked in from the word go and years down the track, the jam night is all but a blurry memory and the Backwood Creatures live on.
The Shane Pacey Blues Trio
Although Shane’s other band, The Bondi Cigars is still very much a going concern, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the guitar playing and singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50’s and 60s.
“The main aim,” states Shane “Is to create something totally different to The Cigars”. Bearing that in mind, people should not expect any Cigars material at an SPBT gig, but rather a no-nonsense trip through blues’ back pages, all played with Shane’s customary attack and passion.
Matty Woods
Woods is a Wollongong-based, roots/reggae singer-songwriter and is one of the emerging “true” voices of Australian reggae. His illuminating stage presence brings a message of empowerment and unity. A progressive artist/producer with a distinct relevance to contemporary Australia, Matty performs as a solo artist, incorporating acoustic and electric guitars, percussion and loops. His debut release ‘The Ras Gong Guerrilla EP’ covers many heated and political forums such as Indigenous sovereignty, transitional lifestyles, climate change, national identity, and corruption at all levels of
business and government!
Whose Muddy Shoes
Back by popular demand after last year’s festival triumph, Wollongong’s own Whose Muddy Shoes are all set to reunite for another sizzling performance of burnin’ R & B.
Formed in the early 90’s by core members Ewan Somerville (vocals/harmonica), Jeremy Edwards (guitar/vocals) and Richard Steele (guitar/slide guitar), the band had two things that set them apart from other blues bands at the time – they could write songs and…they could swing! The raw Chicago influences in Sommerville’s vocals and harp, together with the exciting twin guitar attack of
Edwards and Steele have placed the band amongst the country’s best ever blues outfits.

Hi Everyone,

Here’s an update from Penny and the Mystics, and a big hi from me, Joe, Jedd and Sam.

We’re really excited to be in the line-up for the Great Southern Blues Festival at Batemans Bay in the October long weekend (October 1-3). Chugg Entertainment has put together a great line-up of international and national acts, so we’re really thrilled that festival director Neil Mumme has included us. We’re playing on Sunday afternoon (October 3).

You can see all the festival details on

It also looks like our album will be released by MGM on 1 October to coincide with the festival, which is also very exciting. In the meantime, you can listen to all the songs on our website

And for those people who helped out with the filming of the video for our refugees song Welcome Here, we’re hoping it will be ready in the next week or two. As soon as we can, we’ll put it up on the website.

Here are our gigs for the next month:


Friday, 27 August: Tory’s Kiama Inn 9.30pm-1am (our drummer Joe’s been away this month, so our good friend Isaac Blomley will be filling in on drums tomorrow night).

Friday, 3 September: Bulli Heritage Hotel (we’re sharing the bill with South Coast reggae band Shore Rhythm).

Sunday, 5 September: Windang Hotel 3pm-6pm

Friday, 10 September: Tory’s Kiama Inn 9pm-1am

Saturday, 11 September: Lake Illawarra Yacht Club, Warrawong – Make A Wish Foundation fundraising event for sick children. Tickets ($20) available from the club or by calling Pam Rimmer on 0407 461553.

Sunday, 12 September: Mt Kembla Hotel 3-6pm

Friday, 24 September: Kiama Golf Club 8-11pm

Sunday, 3 October: Great Southern Blues Festival at Batemans Bay (Yippee!)


Sunday, 29 August: Jamberoo Hotel 1-4pm

Saturday, 4 September: Tory’s Kiama Inn – 7.30-9.30pm

Sunday, 26 September: Blue Diamond Bar at Sebel Harbourside, Kiama 1-4pm

Friday, 1 October: Dunes at Wollongong City Beach 6.30-10.30pm

We’ve got some good things happening in October, including an album launch (details to come), supporting the fabulous CHASE THE SUN at Beaches in Thirroul on Sunday afternoon 24 October, and the Kidgeeridge Music Festival at Lake Conjola on 29-30 October.

Thanks for your continued support.


Penny xxx

PS: Please note the new email address


Gerringong Pics & Flicks Inc.
“Food Inc”
Friday 3rd September

On Friday 3rd September Gerringong Pics & Flicks Inc. present “Food Inc” [Rated PG]

Review by Margaret Pomeranz

The way we eat has changed more in the past 50 years than it did in the previous 10,000 years; that’s the opening claim of this powerfully didactic documentary FOOD, INC. which looks beyond the supermarket shelves to see how the food Americans eat is prepared.

It’s a shocking indictment of an industry which has been taken over by greedy, litigious, multi-national corporations who not only want to put small farmers and food suppliers out of business, they want to keep quiet about the dangerous practices they use in the slaughtering of animals for food and other farming practices.

Robert Kenner’s film, based on Eric Schlosser’s “FAST FOOD NATION” and Michael Pollan’s “THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA”, accuses factory farmers of dangerous practices while at the same time accusing America’s watch-dog organisations, like the FDA, of being corrupted because former executives of those same multi-nationals have been appointed to them.

It looks at the stories of a woman whose two year old son died of E-Coli poisoning after eating a hamburger; a Latino couple who simply can’t afford to buy healthy food because it’s dearer than junk food; and a small farmer sued by a giant company for wanting to use his own seed for planting; the company owns the rights to genetically modified soybeans.

It’s a frightening film, lucidly presented, and guaranteed to make you angry but hopefully also to make you think again before you do your own shopping this weekend.

It’s taken nearly two years to reach us, which is too long.
Set alongside last week’s THE END OF THE LINE – it’s enough to make you a vegetarian.
Further comments

DAVID: Margaret?

MARGARET: Yes, it’s true, isn’t it?

DAVID: But then…

MARGARET: Then you worry about where your vegies come from.

DAVID: The vegetables, yes.

MARGARET: Look, I think this is so mind-bogglingly, outrageous – the information we’re given in this film and it isn’t just about the food. The food is pretty disgusting.

DAVID: It is.

MARGARET: The way our beef and our chickens are sort of like…

DAVID: Are raised and slaughtered.

MARGARET: Yes. Yes. You just want to go out and buy organic everything. But what is scary to me is that behind this are these corporations. The distribution of food has come down to four or five giant corporations in America.

DAVID: A small handful, yes. Very powerful.

MARGARET: They control everything.


MARGARET: And they control government.


MARGARET: And they intimidate individuals. And what I found the most outrageous thing in this film was the mother of that two year old who died was not prepared to say on camera how she’d changed her family’s diet after the death of her son for fear of litigation…

DAVID: I know.

MARGARET: …by one of these corporations.

DAVID: It’s absolutely…

MARGARET: Now, that to me…


MARGARET: …is so outrageous.

DAVID: It’s chilling, isn’t it?


DAVID: Absolutely chilling.

MARGARET: It made me so damned angry. I am now demanding organic food everywhere I go and I just think knowledge is power. People have to do what they will with the…

DAVID: It’s up to people to change things, obviously.


DAVID: And maybe…

MARGARET: We’re the only people that can do it.

DAVID: Maybe it’s not too late.

MARGARET: And, actually, we feel pretty powerless, I’ve got to tell you. I’m giving this four and a half stars. I think it’s really important.

DAVID: It’s very good. I’m giving it four.


Tickets go on sale at Gerringong Town Hall at 7.30pm with the film starting
at 8.00pm. After the film Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous Tea,
Coffee and Cakes will be available, providing a great chance 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 Pics & Flicks!!




Kiama Leagues Club Auditorium

Corner of Terralong & Collins Streets, Kiama



$1,000 Second Prize Overall  – Kiama Municipal Council

$500   Third Prize Overall  – Reece Plumbing Centres

$600 in total  Young Artists’ Awards hung in Sections G and H


See attached documents for details and enrolment

AnEx10 Front cover

AnEx10 Inside front cover

The third annual photography exhibition by the Wollongong Pictorial Mafia is on from 1st to 12th September at Project Contemporary Artspace, 255 Keira Street Wollongong.

This years photographers are Brian Lefoe, Craig Powell, Dulcie Dal Molin, Geoff Smith, Gerry Lefoe, Jason P Mercer, Lisa Enever, Nate Young, Rowen Atkinson, Ruth Livingstone, Steve Young, Stuart Starr and Taina Hall.

Gallery opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 12 – 6, weekends 11 – 4.

The exhibition will have its official opening on Friday 3 September, with music by the group ‘The Groovy Brothers’ and it will be opened by Sue Bessell.

Studio Space available now

Barracks Artists Inc, is a non residential, artist run studio.

Features: 3 months contracts, 24 hour access, Street level, own lock up studio 3m x 8 m, good natural light, under cover outside working areas, secure parking, close to buses and trains; Short walk to the shops and beach.

Apply anytime.

$50.00 per week + key deposit

Proposal available from the website
Write a letter, send in a proposal to: the secretary,

Barracks Artists Inc, Church St, Thirroul, 2515, NSW,

or email (judy)

Or (Cathi)

Or Phone: Judy Bourke 4267 2697

Beautiful location and art instruction.

what more could you ask for? Read on.

Each day we will be working outside on location and coming back to the tourist village to continue working on your artwork.

Whilst out on location you will have the choice of numerous wonderful scenes to work from.

The park is surrounded by the beautiful still waters of the lake on one side, and the restless energy of the ocean on the other side.

Swan Lake is the home of the elegant black swan. You may choose to make painting this swan your goal for the week. There is so much subject matter to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.

On returning to the park we will  discuss how to pull your work together. This will include composition, perspective, the use of colour and much more.

Included in this five day getaway,  at no extra charge, is a whale/dolphin watching tour. Lunch will be provided on this day out.

All this for the low cost of $580 (plus accommodation)

Numbers are limited to 8 students

So book early to avoid disappointment.

Dates : Sunday 17th to Thursday 21st October 2010 with late 2 p.m. checkout.

To secure your place phone Faith on 0412 643 263 or you can pay in full or leave your deposit  online at:

Venue: The beautiful Swan Lake tourist park near Sussex Inlet. NSW

Cnr Collier & Goonawarra Drive, Cudmirrah  2540

For information on accommodation at Swan Lake Tourist village call Tracey.

Tracey is offering all students attending the art getaway a special rate. Pay for four nights and get the fifth night free. To take advantage of this offer you will need to phone Tracey directly on 02 4441 2219 and tell her you are doing the art getaway. Check out the tourist park at


An Infinity Room (A.I.R)

An Infinity Room is an new ensemble comprising various synthesizers, keyboards and electronic organs. Led by composer Julian Day, the group strives towards a Zen-like sense of spaciousness, resonance and poise. A.I.R uses graphic scores, simple performance techniques and semi-improvised structures to create a haunting aura of drones and rich harmonic fields.

A.I.R. recently supported Japanese artists aus and Cokiyu on their Australian tour and was a featured ensemble at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) in 2009. The group will tour the UK and Europe in late 2010.

Julian Day is a composer and sound artist based in Sydney. He also hosts New Music Up Late on ABC Classic FM. Described as an ‘epic and intimate formalist’, he is interested in creating lush and evocative sound worlds through simple and often surprising means.

DATE Friday 3 September 2010
TIME 8pm
WHERE Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium, SYDNEY
TICKETS Adult $20 / Conc and Under 30 $12
BOOK ONLINE, by phone (02) 8256 2222  or tickets available at the door

Speak Percussion

In celebration of Speak Percussion’s 10th birthday this program reflects it’s oeuvre and dedication to new and challenging Australian art music. All the works are focussed around the keyboard percussion family and were premiered by the group.

Speak Percussion contributes to contemporary music by dealing with percussion in innovative ways. Their art exists beyond percussion ensemble and new music practice in an evolving and hybrid form. They have commissioned many new works for percussion and have collaborated with artists from diverse disciplines. Supported by Sound Travellers.

PERFORMERS: Eugene Ughetti begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Peter Neville, Leah Scholes and Matthias Schack-Arnott

DATE Saturday 25 September 2010
TIME 7pm
WHERE Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium, SYDNEY
TICKETS Adult $30 / Conc and Under 30 $20
BOOK ONLINE by phone (02) 8256 2222 or tickets available at the door

Philippa Horn
NMN Manager
P: 0411 606 077


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