It’s showtime…

We’re in the middle of country agricultural show season down here in the Far South East and we’re building to the biggie; the Bega Show – which this year is starring as the backdrop to the upcoming BVRG exhibition The Country Show.

Excitement is gathering apace – more of that soon.

But meanwhile Megsie took these shots of a couple of her fave bits at the recent Candelo Show (well, more particularly for Sammy Jo and Iain.)

[She’s such a tragic for pipes and militalia. n(Ed)]


for Iain

for Iain

for Sammy Jo

for Sammy Jo


Back at the BVRG, preparations are well in hand for the upcoming excitements…


Grand Supreme (Arts and Crafts) Champion of the Bega Show, Rita Roberts making dainty with the laceworks.

Grand Supreme (Arts and Crafts) Champion of the Bega Show Rita Roberts making dainty with the laceworks.

Lace leaves


Rita’s one of the BVRG’s longstanding volunteer gallery sitters. (What a privilege, that added bonus of watching a live demo at work.)

She’s also one of a selected handful of local artists joining the 21 strong Canberra mob in what promises to be a most entertaining celebration of the long standing country ag tradition.

Hang on to your hats – it opens next week.

On a roll…

Painter Andre Hiep had put out a general call for toilet rolls for his piece for the reSOURCE: the art of recycling exhibition, and plenty of peeps put in a concerted effort to help him out. The drive, alas, fell short of the critical mass required and the artwork wasn’t quite a done deal in time for the competition’s deadline and opening.

Andre finally finished the work last week and brought it in for a show and tell – and it was just too good not to hang…

Meanwhile the exhibition continues to be a great hit, especially with the kids…