Time Out: November 15-21

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Kim Ritchie, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 6pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury 

Chiltern Lions Amateur Players (CLAP): Act Your Age, Star Theatre, Chiltern

24th Harrietville National Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention

Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

Morning Melodies: Shirlene Clancy and Laurie Levey, 11am, Corowa Golf Club

Open Mic: Kane Mills, 7.30pm, Royal Hotel, Corowa

Anthony Tenace, ClubMulwala

Mark Haze, Mulwala Waterski Club

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Friday Night Seafood Buffet and Jazz Night, 4pm bar opens 5pm music, buffet 6pm, Fresco’s Restaurant Bar, Rydges Albury

Unplug and Unwind: Brock Shirley — live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

John Gratton, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Live Music, 5.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Denise Thorman, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Infinity Duo, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Destroy She Said: Down and Dirty CD launch, Sheriff and Idle Fret, doors open 8pm, The Long Room, Albion Hotel

Overtime, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Knock Knock Rattle, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Midnight Alibi, Mia Grace and the Aviators, Alan Brolly, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington 

Paul Wookey Trio, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Live DJ, 9pm, O’Maille’s Pub & Hops Garden, Wodonga

Live music, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury 

DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint

DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury 

Chiltern Lions Amateur Players (CLAP): Act Your Age, Star Theatre, Chiltern

24th Harrietville National Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention 

Rory Ellis, 8.30pm, Tanswell’s Hotel, Beechworth

Wangaratta Players: Dial M For Murder, The Stage Door, Wangaratta 

Macca on Tour: Australia All Over’s Ian McNamara and his Gumboot Band plus special guest Digger Revell, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Bracket & Jam live music night, 6.30pm dinner, music 7.30pm, Mansfield Regional Produce Store

Bob Turk, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Howie Bros and Wayne Horsburgh, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Ray Macartney, ClubMulwala

Mystical Groove, Mulwala Waterski Club

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Anthony Tenace, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Smithers, 7pm, Barooga Sports Club

JR Williams, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

Johnny Cash: The Concert, 8pm, Wagga Civic Theatre

Ken Hill, 8pm, Wagga Aussie Rules Club

Jacinta Tooze, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Akal Dalby Duo, 11am to 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Kerri O’Keefe, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Peter Cominos, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Macca on Tour: Australia All Over’s Ian McNamara and his Gumboot Band plus special guest Digger Revell, 8pm, Chapel Hall, The Scots School Albury

A Little Bit of Shhh — circus, live music, sideshow, comedy and performance acts featuring local and international artists, 7.30pm for 8pm, Albury Library Museum

Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Overtime, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Live music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Danny Phegan, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Take Cover, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury 

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury 

Saturday Night, One Nightclub, Albury

Chiltern Lions Amateur Players (CLAP): Act Your Age, Star Theatre, Chiltern

Rory Elllis, country blues, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

24th Harrietville National Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention 

Brown Brothers Masquerade Ball, Brown Brothers, Milawa

La Dolce Vita Festival, King Valley

Community Music Victoria Song Swap, 11am to 3pm, Room 1, The Centre, Wangaratta

Wangaratta Players: Dial M For Murder, The Stage Door, Wangaratta

Johnny Cash The Concert, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Live Acoustics Music Night, 8.30pm, Railway Hotel, Wangaratta

123rd Annual Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Show, Mansfield Showgrounds

Rock n Roses, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

DJ Jarrod Elliott, ClubMulwala

Bad Influence, Mulwala Waterski Club

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8.30pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Mark Haze, 8pm, Wagga Aussie Rules Club

Justine Hogan, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Music in the Gardens: Vinod Prasanna, bansuri flute, Glenn Kniebeiss, tabla - free monthly concert series, 1pm, Albury Botanic Gardens

Live Music, 1.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Mia Grace and the Aviators, 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Urban Uprise, DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

The ConMen, the Wagga City Rugby Male Choir, Orange Male Voice Choir — 70 male singers, 3pm, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

Swing Society, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Benjalu, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Open Stage Acoustic Open Mic with Michael Franklin — PA and microphones provided, 2pm to 5pm, MJ’s Bakery, Tallangatta

Rory Ellis, country blues, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

JD and The Kate — blues and beyond, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Mahogany, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

24th Harrietville National Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention 

Benalla Guitar Club Concert, 2pm to 3.30pm, CWA Hall, Benalla

Benalla Festival: third of three days, various locations, Benalla

Live Music in the Garden: Outlaw, 2pm, Hotel Delatite, Mansfield

Jazz Junction Live: Hey Diddle Fiddle, 3pm, Mirage Room, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

Col Noye, Wagga Aussie Rules Club

Macca on Tour: Australia All Over’s Ian McNamara and his Gumboot Band plus special guest Digger Revell, Wagga Civic Theatre

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Forever Everly, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Open Mic Night, 7pm to 10pm, Criterion Hotel, Yarrawonga

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Bundyi Aboriginal Festival begins, QEII Square, Albury

Mark Haze, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Open Mic with Aron McLean, ex-lead singer of The Pigs, 6pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Bangarra Dance Theatre: of earth and sky, 7.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre

Take Cover, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury 

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s Albury

Uni Night: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Irish Jam Session, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Morning Melodies: Forever Everly, 10am, ClubMulwala

Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

Pat Geaghan, 8pm, Wagga Aussie Rules Club

Time Out is The Border Mail’s free weekly online entertainment guide posted every Thursday at bordermail.com.au/community. Submit music, comedy, theatre or art exhibition listings to play@bordermail.com.au or phone (02) 6024 0548. Deadline: Noon Wednesdays.

COMING UP

NOVEMBER

22: Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ new graduates: The Wrong Date, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, South Albury

22-23: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

22-24: Bundyi Aboriginal Festival, Albury

22-24: Chiltern Lions Amateur Players (CLAP): Act Your Age, Star Theatre, Chiltern

23: Dragon, 9pm, SS&A Club, Albury

23: Peter Petrucci Trio, Jazz Basement, Wodonga 

23: Cafe Culture Series: Diddly Eyes, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

24: Miller City Sessions: 10 DJs including John Moss (Bora Bora), Gina Turner (Pacha), Pete Gooding (Cafe Mambo), Paddy’s, Albury

24: Rhythm Rats, SS&A Albury

24: Body Heat: Muscles in Motion Tour, Lavington Panthers

24: Mount Beauty and District Community Band Concert, Mount Beauty Community Centre

24: Cafe Culture Series: Diddly Eyes, Bright Art Gallery, Bright

24: Larks Concert, Christ Church, Beechworth

24: Dragon, Mulwala Waterski Club

25: Highway 31 Blues and Roots Music Club Jam Session, SS&A Albury

25: Cafe Culture Series: Diddly Eyes, Arts Space Wodonga

25: Miss Fits: Open Mic Night Celebration, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth

25: Pulsate Dance Academy: Once Upon A Time… a fractured fairytale, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

27: Steve Grace Heritage Acoustic Tour: Steve Grace and The SkyPilot, Life Church, Benalla

27: Eight-Ball Aitken, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

27: Steve Grace Heritage Acoustic Tour: Steve Grace and The SkyPilot, 7pm to 10pm, Life Church, Benalla

28: Divine Divas, Albury Entertainment Centre

28: Arts Space Echoes: Tony Wenke, classical guitar, Arts Space Wodonga

28-1: HotHouse Theatre: InHouse — ½ Hour R & J, Orpheus and Family Reunion, location TBA

29: Ruth Whyte Bequest Concert: Orchestra and Wind Quintet, Albury Entertainment Centre

29: Rick Astley, Kinross Woolshed Hotel

29: Galen College Presents Bands Showcase, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

29: Jack and the Beanstalk, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

30: Frankie Davidson, Commercial Club, Albury

30: Spud’s Comedy Bar: Jeff Green, The Secret Shadow and Terry North, SS&A Club, Albury

30: It’s Time - The Australasian Michael Buble Show with Glenn Starr and his eight-piece band, The Cube Wodonga

30: Stephen O’Connell, saxophone, Peppin Heritage Centre, Deniliquin

30: Livid Productions: Livid Christmas Show — Back the ’60s, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

DECEMBER

1: Spud’s Comedy Bar: Jeff Green, The Secret Shadow and Terry North, SS&A Club, Albury

1: Livid Productions: Livid Christmas Show — Back the ’60s, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

1: Music on the Murray: Mustered Courage, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

Buller Wines’ A Night with the Stars – dinner and live show: The Black Sorrows, Tuileries Restaurant, Rutherglen

2: Christmas and Classics: Murray Conservatorium Orchestra and All Comers Ensemble, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

2: Paddy’s Sounds of Summer: Will and the People, Paddy’s Albury

2: Wodonga Cup: live entertainment, Wodonga Racecourse

2: Bright Singers: Christmas Concert, Bright Community Centre

2: Ostinato Community Choir, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

7: Rudely Interrupted, Victory Lutheran College, Wodonga

7: Ruckus, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

7-8: Livid Productions: Livid Christmas Show — Back the ’60s, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

8: Retro Rewind Dance Party, Retro Youth Cafe, Albury

8: Blackwater — The Doobie Brothers Show – dinner and show, Commercial Club, Albury

8: Highway 31 Blues and Roots Music Club: Highway 31 Blues Band and guests, SS&A Albury

8: Spank Trio, 8.30pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

8: Christmas Countdown Dinner Show Extravaganza, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

8-9: Murray Conservatorium Choir Christmas Concert — locations to come

9: Sunday Sessions: Lars and the Prussians, The Cube Wodonga 

9: The Paul Wookey Trio, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

9: Bach Piano: Anthony Newcombe, Yackandandah Town Hall

9: Carols by the Creek, Pfeiffer Wines, Wahgunyah

9: Wangaratta District Studio of Dance 13th Annual End of Year Concert, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre 

11: Rodney Vincent Christmas Show, Commercial Club, Albury 

12: Wangaratta Choristers: Christmas Concert, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta

13: QEII Twilight Market including live music, QEII Square, Albury 

14: Don’t Ask, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

14: James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite, SS&A Albury

14: Jazz Albury-Wodonga: New Sheiks, The Jazz Basement

14: Rutherglen Carols by Candlelight, Lions Park, Rutherglen

14: Highway 31 Blues and Roots Music Club: Highway 31 Blues Band and guests, SS&A Albury

14: A BPACC Christmas: Denis Walter, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

15: Rock Goddess Show and dinner, Commercial Club, Albury

15: Danny Phegan and the Longreach Band, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

16: Mia Grace and the Aviators, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

16: Wodonga Carols by Candlelight: Wodonga Brass, Willow Park, Wodonga

16: Kinross Country Carols: Local performers, Danny Phegan and the Longreach Band, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

16: Liv Cartledge, 3pm, Buffalo Brewery, Boorhaman

16: Bidgee Blues Christmas Gathering: Finn — rhythm and blues and wear your Christmas decorations, Home Tavern, Wagga  

19: Albury Carols by Candlelight, QEII Square, Albury

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

ON DISPLAY: ALBURY-WODONGA

ARTS WODONGA HUME BUILDING SOCIETY ACQUISITIVE CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD 2012

ARTS SPACE WODONGA

The Hume Building Society continues in its support of the arts sponsoring the first prize of $5000 for this annual award, now in its ninth year.  The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and textiles of 30 established and emerging regional artists. Other sponsorship provided by Office Choice, Cremers Stationery & Art, Albury Picture Framers, Shades of Art and Albury Printing. Opening and award presentations: 5.30pm Friday 16 November, Artists’ Talk: Saturday 17 November from 10.30am – noon at Arts Space Wodonga. Phone (02) 6022 9600. 

November 16 to December 15

BUDS ART GROUP EXHIBITION AND SALE

THURGOONA COMMUNITY CENTRE HALL

Catch Buds Art Group’s biannual art exhibition and sale featuring 200 paintings, featuring a range of subjects, from landscapes to animals and beyond. The Albury-Wodonga Woodcrafters and Twin Cities Model Aero Club will also have displays. 1494 2AY will broadcast the popular Gardening with Gumboots from the exhibition from 8am until 10am on the Saturday of the exhibition.

November 17 and 18

YEAR 12 ART SHOW

ALBURY ART GALLERY

The Year 12 Art Show is an annual event that celebrates the high standard and diversity achieved by Albury’s graduating Visual Arts students in Albury. Come along, view the artwork, and reflect on how the students’ art plays an important role in the development of their individual identities. This exhibition also applauds the dedication and commitment of our local Visual Art teachers. Opening: 6pm Friday, November 16. RSVP to Art Gallery (02) 6043 5800. Free event.

November 17 to December 16

THE JOURNEY FORWARD

ALBURY ART GALLERY

An exhibition of artworks by local Aboriginal artists and the second featuring artists involved in the Aboriginal Artists Network co-ordinated by Murray Arts. This is the second exhibition of artists involved in the Aboriginal Artists Network coordinated by Murray Arts. The Artists featured come from many different Nations and is symbolic of the path we are travelling together. Proudly presented by Murray Arts and supported by AlburyCity and TAFE NSW Riverina, with funding assistance from Arts NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund. Free entry.

Until December 9

RIDE, RIDE, HITCHIN’ A RIDE

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA

Enjoy this very different exhibition of works inspired by Lawrie Sheridan’s travels around Australia. Sheridan is a singer-songwriter and bush poet who suffered a massive stroke in 2002. His many achievements attest to a man who is very determined and accomplished. His foray into painting, with assistance from artist Janene Castillo, is proof of his ability to overcome the odds and work toward his goals. Exhibition opening and meet the artist, 11am Saturday, November 10. GIGS Art Gallery is at Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga and is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Phone (02) 6021 3073 or visit artswodonga.org.au.

Until November 25

ANCESTRAL POWER AND THE AESTHETIC

ALBURY ART GALLERY

This remarkable exhibition of Arnhem Land paintings and objects from the Donald Thomson Collection is on show for the first time featuring the remarkable bark paintings collected by Australian anthropologist and ornithologist Donald Thomson in the 1930s and early 1940s - some of the oldest and rarest examples of these works in existence. The Collection features works by legendary Yolngu figure, Djapu clan leader Wonggu, and includes the first bark painting Donald Thomson collected and the brushes and palette that Wonggu used to produce it. The works are powerful examples of a rich Yolngu artistic heritage with their extraordinary combinations of bold designs, patterns, and colour. Extremely rare items include a painting that depicts an image of one of the Djan’kawu Sisters’ ancestors in human form. Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: Arnhem Land paintings and objects from the Donald Thomson Collection is a Museum Victoria touring exhibition. Openings 6pm Friday, October 5. Enjoy a conversation with the curator, Lindy Allen, at 10.30am, Saturday, October 6.

Until November 18

THOROUGHFARE — INSIDE ALBURY’S TRANSPORT HUB

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

A look at Albury’s transportation industry as it moved from horse-drawn carriages to the motor car. It draws on the site history of Albury’s 526-540 Kiewa Street, now home to the Albury Library Museum. Discover the stories behind some of the businesses that operated along Albury’s major transport thoroughfare. The site has been home to myriad owners and its uses are a reflection of the time, advances in technology and the people who worked there. The exhibition is filled with significant objects and stories relating to Crawford and Co stables, West’s Motors garage, Azor Robbins and Alex Porter mechanics, Blacklocks motor cycle and car repairs and the Murray Valley Coaches depot.

Until March 1, 2013

WIRADJURI TALKBACK

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

Wiradjuri Talkback is a celebration of the perspectives and traditional knowledge of the Albury Wodonga region’s Aboriginal people. It showcases a powerful and thought-provoking blend of traditional and contemporary elements illustrating the rich cultural traditions of Wiradjuri country. Alongside traditional Riverina bark paintings and tools are sketches by 19thcentury Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae, a local identity famed for his depictions of traditional Aboriginal life.

Until July 1, 2014

CROSSING PLACE— A STORY OF ALBURY

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

Weaving together the story of Albury from its first contact with the Wiradjuri people, traditional owners of the land, to the city we know today, this world-class exhibition, told through an engaging collection of objects, oral stories and film, is on permanent display in the main galleries of the Albury Library Museum.

Permanent exhibition

ON DISPLAY: NORTH EAST AND SOUTHERN NSW

CHRISTMAS ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

MULTI ART CENTRE, DENILIQUIN

All-new artworks will be on display at the Edward River Art Society’s annual Christmas Art Exhibition. Why not buy an original artwork for Christmas. Sussan Ley MP will officially open the exhibition and sale at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 15.

November 15 to 24

EXIT12: GOTAFE GRADUATING STUDENT EXHIBITION

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

Learning and actively creating, Graphic Design and Visual Arts students from Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Wangaratta present their final work giving visitors the chance to see and experience new and emerging talent.

November 16 to December 9

GABRIEL CURTIN: INHABITANTS

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY WORSHOP SPACE

As a final year VCE student, Gabriel Curtin is an emerging artist who shows great promise for a future in the arts. As the youngest artist to stage a solo exhibition at the Wangaratta Art Gallery, ‘Inhabitants’ will explore the relationship between man, wildlife and nature in a compelling display.

Water colour paintings and sculptural works produced over the last twelve months will present Gabriel’s ideas about human nature and contemporary life.

Critical of the modern world, Gabriel believes humans consider themselves to be supreme beings; ‘tamer of beast and master of nature’, when the truth is that we are fundamentally only beasts ourselves and have lost touch with reality.

Gabriel explains; ‘We now find ourselves in an age gone mad on stimulation, where our eternal bond with nature and the universe is suppressed and hidden beneath a society that teaches greed, ignorance and self-interest.’

He hopes that his exhibition will draw attention to the error of our ways and help people to appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Acting Director at the Gallery, Rita Lazauskas, says; ‘Gabriel is obviously very well read and a deep thinker and his ideas and artwork have a maturity that is impressive. It’s an ambitious project that we are very pleased to support at the gallery.’ Gabriel hopes to further develop his interests by studying visual arts at university next year.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Beechworth artist Alan Phillips at 5.30pm on Friday November 16 in the Gallery Workshop Space. For further information phone the gallery ON (03) 5722 0865.

November 17 to December 2

INHABITANTS

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

Inhabitants explores the often neglected and forgotten relationship between man, wildlife and nature. Human inhabitants believe themselves to be supreme beings; tamer of beast and master of nature. This exhibition intends to demonstrate, through juxtaposition and surreal imagery, the absurdity of man’s empire, the everlasting beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants, and the necessity of a life of truth. The exhibition is in the gallery’s Workshop Space.

November 17 to December 2

WOT THE DICKENS!

STANLEY ATHENAEUM, STANLEY

Charles Dickens exhibition to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the author’s birth. Phone Chris on (03) 5726 6594 or Helen on (03) 5729 6591.

Until November 30

RECYCLING SCULPTURAL TOURING TRAIL

RUTHERGLEN BUSINESSES AND WINERIES

Arts Rutherglen’s annual Sculptural Touring Trail is back with both indoor and outdoor sculptures being displayed at the wineries and businesses of Rutherglen. The aim of this sculptural challenge is to create affordable sculptural art from everyday materials and objects including found objects, recycled materials or rusted iron - the choice of materials is up to the creator.

Until November 25

A TOUCH OF COLOUR

GALLERY 294, COROWA

Artworks on paper by Christine Upton. Gallery 294 is at 294 Honour Avenue, Corowa. For more information visit gallery294.org.au or phone (02) 6033 5086.

Until November 23

FINE ARTS AND MASTER CRAFTS

KING VALLEY CUCINA

This is the sixth annual exhibition by Whitlands painter Michael Ashby and ceramicist Connie Lichti. Myrrhee timber craftsman John Kunert and Carboor blacksmith Glen Mitchell will also display their works. King Valley Cucina is at 4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, King Valley. Phone (03) 5729 3604. Exhibition hours: 11am to 6pm.

Until November 18

ANNEMIEKE MEIN

BENALLA ART GALLERY

Annemieke Mein’s artworks are unashamedly inspired by nature. Birds, flowers, the regeneration of life forms, the seasons, sun and moon can all be found in this exhibition. Always popular and in demand, Mein’s work brings meticulous needlework, drawing skills and a love of nature together, transforming and blending them together in an original and compelling vision of the natural world. Each subject is researched, drawn, planned for colour and production, and then the hours of commitment and fine judgement begin. When the artwork is complete, we are completely unaware of the inspiration and labour, we are transported directly to the wonder the artist is sharing.

Until December 2

MARC BONGERS – STILL JAZZ 

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

An exhibition presenting portraits of Jazz artists over the past six Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festivals. These intimate portraits capture the essence of the musicians in simple reflective black and white photography. Artist such as Vince Jones, Kurt Elling, Linda Ho and many more are all on show.

Image to right: Marc Bongers, Vince Jones (detail).

Until December 9

HUTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS

MOUNT BEAUTY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

This Kiewa Valley Historical Society exhibition features cattle farmers from the Upper Kiewa Valley who first built and used huts on the Bogong High Plains from the 1880s. Many of these families have donated or lent items from their personal collections which show how these families lived in the huts during muster time. The exhibition includes a Memories of Bogong Hotel interactive display.

Until December 31

FUZZY REALITY

BENALLA ART GALLERY

In this new joint exhibition, great friends and fellow artists Ivan Durrant and Tony Flint explore photography and inkjet printing colours in a confronting and at times nightmarish out-of-focus vision. While Ivan examines the power of horse-racing, Tony explores dark moods of abandoned rural buildings.

Until January 7

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