We didn’t make it to last Saturday’s opening unfortunately (Pa came down to the hideout for the weekend) but for those down on the coast for the upcoming school holiday break An Independent Mind at Gallery Bodella will be on until the Sunday the 19th October.
The show is a ‘compendium exhibition of memorabilia honouring the extraordinary life of Peter Andren (1946-2007), Federal Independent Member of the House of Representatives 1996-2007.’ Brigitte went up for the launch and had a lovely time (it’s a quite darling little gallery, run by a very sweet mob of peeps.)
Gallery hours are Thurs-Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Omigod – can’t imagine Paul Newman dead…it’s all downhill from now, wethinks.
Wyndham, it seems, has become the blues ‘pocket’ of the Far South Coast (with music at the pub following every monthly market) and yesterday was the biggie; a live recording for a CD of ‘the best of’…
We sauntered down for a perv and it turned into a very pleasant afternoon; sunshine, music, coldies, and lots of peeps.
The bloke behind this blossoming music renaissance is Sharon Cornthwaite’s hubby, Dave Sparks, who runs Pirate Recording Studio at Bournda, and it’s obviously quite the happening thang.
Not many sheilas in the mix we noticed (and if they were, they seemed relegated to snare drums or bongos – we pondered the metaphoric connotations of that all arvo!!) and the Wyndham Pub does make a perfect setting for the blues, no question…
In the very words of my own wise little brother, “it is what it is.”
Snaps of proceedings (although we did miss a chunk of the beginning…) here.
Tony, from Pericoe – a clear crowd favourite.
On our way back home from shed hunting at the big(!) Bega Expo yesterday the Gang stopped off at Candelo for the gala opening of The Crossing Gallery – the latest entry in the Bega Valley cultural stakes. It was a trés stylish, late afternoon affair with superior nibbles, a really fabulous local band and a decent turnout of the wider district’s arts mob. (The gallery’s housed in Baz and Geordie’s old fish’n chipper – if you go back that far – on the corner, by the bridge.)
It’s all been gussied up very nicely (white walls/polished floor/spotties) and while the gallery space itself is relatively small there is a large outdoor area, to the side, which accommodates a sculpture garden. The inaugural exhibition itself was a somewhat mixed(group) affair – and we’ve absolutely no idea whether they intend to continue in this vein or opt for snappier solo shows…suffice to say we’ll be watching developments with great interest.
The painted chicken wire doggy on the tucker box (by Wendy King) was our personal fave.
More pics of the opening action here.
The Debster (Leader of the Free Glass World) just sent over a couple of lovely (very late) pics from the Ausglass conference…
…from the wise…
…to a bit of quality gutter action…
The Netster came through with the goods yesterday, having volunteered to be the Gang’s roving reporter at last Friday night’s opening of In Essence: The Legacy of Stephen Procter, at Sabbia. Once there however she got so caught up in the social swill that she almost forgot […don’t worry darl, happens to us all the time. n(Ed)] – so the flick around’s a wee bit truncated…
Doesn’t matter, it’s all good. Brennie’s piece (above) – and Brennie for that matter – feature large, which is only to be expected given the Gang’s own (entirely non-biblical) proclivities. And there’s a nice little core sample of the crowd – which was clearly Canberra-centric, as you can see…
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Looks like everyone was having a lovely time. Jane wasn’t there after all, which was a shame (luckily we didn’t belt up to see her especially!!) – guess we’ll all just have to catch up with her OT.
Meanwhile, thanks Netty, dang good job ♥♥♥
Our dear old mate Julie Cuerden-Clifford sent through a couple of snaps from the opening of The Country Show exhibition (held at the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery recently) which we’d missed, sad to say – though La Gropp had filled us in, painting a marvellous portrait of Jules, centre stage, spun into the guise of the Fairy Floss Fairy! Everybody hopped straight in and started to eat her, apparently – what a wonderful departure from boring old bickies ‘n cheese.
We’re not sure if the sheep dog was actually doing trials but there was plenty of classic country show action nonetheless; including (prints of) ring events, crotchet-ed cake cosies, knitted vegetables, sundry preserves and a clot of country cookery…all in a class of its own.
It was such a success and so much fun that there’s serious talk of it becoming an annual event (in which case we are sooo going to put in something ourselves next year…)
Thanks Jules ♥♥♥
Deb Jones, Light Construction, 2008, glass.
Sammy Jo and Chris sent this snap from the Metallica concert in London – wow, wish we were there!
[Can ya get any closer than that!?! Bonza photo, Chris. n(Ed)]