Kultcha-cha…

5 11 2012

The weekend brought good weather at last – an opportunity to put the roof down for this week’s cultural c-c-coastal roadshow. Main highlight was Tom Bosman at Ivy Hill…

 

 

We love his geometric abstraction big time. For this exhibition he’s had a bet each way (to appease/appeal to the ultra conservative local market, we’re presuming), so some of the work is a hybrid of conventional landscape with an abstracted fringe. We get the whyfores. But for ours, the more the abstraction the better we like it. There’s certainly plenty to lust after – well worth the drive, dust off your wallets.

Lots of our fave lovelies turned out for the gig…

 

 

 

[Work in the background here, btw, is Anneke Van Tholen’s…just in case you thought Tom had had a style swing! n(Ed)]

 

 

…plus it was a chance to catch up with Edward Willson and his new work…

 

 

Bonus.

The Gang’s big Sunday treat was Brunchalicious at the Eden Whale Festival. Glorious day, all the requisite elements: coffee, food, good company, sea, boats, old cars(!)…

 

 

We made like tourists – and it was good.





Culture mulcher…

7 05 2012

This last weekend involved some serious social cha-cha on Saturday, starting with the lovely Di della V’s big 5-Oh!…

 

 

…which also provided the visual treat of the day…

 

 

After which we made a beeline to Ivy Hill, for our main man Stan…

 

 

He’s really somethin’, we reckon.

 

 

Too good. More info on the show (dates/catalogue, etc) here

And, finally, we wound up with the kiddies at the Willy Wagtail in Wyndham…

 

 

Noice.

[Duck still good!! n(Ed)]





Open season for Coastal Culture…

4 10 2011

Last weekend marked the official opening of culture season down this neck of the woods, sending the Gang gaily off on the gallery rounds. First up was the BVRG’s opening of Far Enough! Aesthetic responses to the Far South Coast NSW, The ANU School of Art’s Environmental Workshop’s Field Study for 2011, The Eden Project.

Lots of familiar peeps enjoying the October long weekend…

 

…and plenty more besides – we always enjoy that quick hit of Old ‘Berra. More snaps in the link below.

And then on Saturday it was down to the long haul;  first stop Bermagui to catch up with Matt…

 

…then the ubiquitous fush and chups and – joy of joys – a Lord Nelson brew…

 

 

…after which we moseyed down to Sara Freeman and Peter Jordan’s show at Ivy Hill

 

 

…followed by Ivan Gluch et al at Narek

 

The only downside was the weather.

General snaps here





Artie’s birthday bash 2011…

10 01 2011

Yesterday was the Gang’s first outing since we returned flu-blown from Burma – but there was no way we were going to miss Artie’s birthday and, besides, it was the occasion of the first local gallery openings for the year. So we swung by Ivy Hill, most specifically to check out Andy Townsend and Suzie Bleach’s latest work.

Great stuff as ever, and it seemed as if all of Canberra was there (well, the sculpting end of town at any rate.)

We’ll have to go back and check it out properly.

The Camel was a huge hit with the punters – but of course when it all boils down our focus was firmly on Artie…

More snaps here.

For those who want to add culture to their holiday mix, we recommend…

…and…

And, of course, the Bega Art Prize 2010 at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (on until the end of January.)





Opening at Ivy Hill…

30 04 2010





This week’s gallery openings…

28 04 2009

CoastalConnect…

At Ivy Hill…

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At the Bega Valley Regional Gallery…

 

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Friday night gallery g(l)oss…

15 04 2009

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We love that dear old gate-keeper at Narek!!  Meanwhile the Gang didn’t do the entire Easter Friday art trail – we left the Bermagui end to Rachel (who had the guest speaker gig at the Cuttagee show.)

Tanja and Wapengo and back to Wyndham was quite enough, we figured, considering it was just the beginning of a huge holiday weekend. Narek had a group wood show on the go, while Ivy Hill hosted two painters and a ceramicist – so there was something for everyone in a relatively short hop.

Also doing the rounds of the coastal cultural fare was the Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s man of the moment, Andrew Forsythe, and wife Amelda Read…

 

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Andrew (winner of last year’s Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award) is currently ensconced in the rural splendour of Tanja as the inaugural recipient of the Gallery’s artist-in-residency program. Taking advantage of the opportunity afforded by the glorious weather and idyllic environment to break loose from the commission and teaching demands back in Melbourne, he’s been spotted by startled locals wandering o’er hill and dale in the company of a charmingly elegant stag’s head. We love that!

 

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Meanwhile, back at Narek and Ivy Hill, we also crossed paths with some unexpected surprises, not the least being…

 

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…Erik!! Anyhoo, we had a lovely squizz around. And then high-tailed it back to Pa at the hide-out. As you do. 

For more snaps of an abbrieviated evening, go here.

The serious highlight of the night, which we unfortunately don’t have an image of, was the magnificent moonbow we were treated to on the drive home. It’s the first one we’ve ever seen, and it was truly divine.





Easter openings at the coast…

9 04 2009

Ivy Hill…

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Cuttaggee Artists… 

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And Mister Jones…

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For anyone heading down the coast for the Easter break, there’s lots of cultural tid-bits on offer, and no doubt more than we’ve posted. But as well as the established art-trail, the big news of the moment is the opening of a contemporary art space at Bermagui. Mister Jones opens on Saturday amidst great anticipation and we wish Matthew a grand hurrah for his launch (unfortunately we have Rogero’s 70th birthday to attend at the other end of the shire that evening, so can’t quite swing it…)

We’ll have to wander up during the following week.