Time Out: Nov 22-28

CHECK out what's on near you in entertainment and art.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Bundyi Festival: Aboriginal Community Conference, Albury Entertainment Centre; Bundyi Evening Gathering: Aboriginal culture, 6pm to twilight (8pm), QEII Square, Albury

The Hoffmans, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster — now weekly, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

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

The Wrong Date: new Flying Fruit Fly Circus graduates show, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, South 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

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

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

Tom Routledge, ClubMulwala

Smithers, Mulwala Waterski Club

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Bundyi Festival: Opening of The Journey Forward, the second exhibition by the Aboriginal Artists Network, 6pm, Albury Art Gallery; screening of the documentary A Long Journey, 7.15pm to 8.30pm, Albury Library Museum

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

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

Allen Bowers, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Live music, 5.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Brooke Dainer, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Woodlock, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents: Peter Petrucci Trio, 8pm, Jazz Basement, Wodonga 

Paul Gibbs, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

The Headliners, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Dragon, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Giant 440, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington 

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

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

Inferno, 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

Corryong School of Dance: School of Magic, 7pm, Corryong Memorial Hall

DJ McD, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Cafe Culture Series:  Diddly Eyes, 8pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

Ray Macartney Duo, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

14th Annual Linga Longa Line Dancing Festival — first of three days, Yarrawonga Shire Hall

Craig Giles and Kinta, ClubMulwala

Dalby & Haze, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Melissa Duo, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Rockin’ a Hard Place, 7pm, Barooga Sports Club

Sharon Benjamin, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

Tom Routledge, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

Louise Ellen, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Bundyi Festival: Screening of the hit movie The Sapphires, 7pm (film will screen at twilight), Wonga Wetlands, Riverina Highway (Albury-Howlong road), near Albury

Elissa Van Dorst, 11am to 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

The Vibe — FReeZA event: The Messengers plus The Hounds Homebound, Lars and the Prussians and Jess Gay, 6pm to 9pm, Arts Space Wodonga

Ken Hill, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

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

Mel Connelly, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Body Heat: Muscles in Motion Tour, 8pm, Lavington Panthers

The Headliners, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

The Rhythm Rats, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Urban Uprise, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Inferno, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury 

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

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

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

Saturday Night, One Nightclub, Albury

Paul Gibbs, 7pm, Howlong Country Golf Club

Karaoke, 7pm, Bethanga Hotel

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

Corryong School of Dance: School of Magic, 7pm, Corryong Memorial Hall

Mount Beauty and District Community Band Concert, 8pm, Mount Beauty Community Centre

Cafe Culture Series: Diddly Eyes, 8pm, Bright Art Gallery

Don’t Ask, 9.30pm, Alipne Hotel, Bright

Mantel, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

DJ Supple K, ClubMulwala

Dragon, 9pm, Mulwala Waterski Club

14th Annual Linga Longa Line Dancing Festival — second of three days, Yarrawonga Shire Hall

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

Rubber Soul Beatles tribute, Barooga Sports Club

Karaoke with Nicky and Brian, Finley Returned Soldiers Club

Music, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

Alex & Caleb, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Bundyi Festival: Koori Church Service with Pastor Darren Wighton, Community Wood Fired Oven, Hovell Tree Reserve, Albury

Brent & Bella, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Jason Ivill, 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

The Highway 31 Blues and Roots Music Club Jam Session: 2pm to 5pm, middle auditorium, SS&A Club, Albury 

New Direction, DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Zoot Suit, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster and first anniversary dinner, 5pm, main bar, Albion Hotel, Albury

Cafe Culture Series:  Diddly Eyes, 5pm, Arts Space Wodonga

Infinity Duo, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Sharyn Hill School of Speech and Drama: Curtain Call, Theatrette, Albury Entertainment Centre

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

Kinfolk Said — blues and roots, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Jigid, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

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

Liam Blunt’s Funky Rhythm Train, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

Pulsate Dance Academy: Once Upon A Time… a fractured fairytale, 3pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Music in the Garden, 2pm, Hotel Delatite, Mansfield

14th Annual Linga Longa Line Dancing Festival — third of three days, Yarrawonga Shire Hall

Woodlock, 3pm to 6pm, Mulwala Waterski Club

Pat Geaghan, Rules Club Wagga

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Bandiana Primary School: BandiLaddin — can he save the world?, 10.30am, The Cube Wodonga

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

8-Ball Aitken, 7pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Murray Conservatorium: Arts Space Echoes: Tony Wenke, classical guitar, 10.30am to 11.30am, Arts Space 

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

Gaven Slater, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

New Direction, 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

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

Keys & Strings, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

Time Out is The Border Mail’s new free weekly online entertainment what’s on 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

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

29: Metal Madness Thursday: Misanthropic, Mercury Owl and metal DJ Debz, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

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: Bright Singers: Christmas Concert, Church of Christ, Bright

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

1: 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: Murray Conservatorium Choir: Christmas Bells concert, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

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: Wangaratta Choristers: Celebrate Christmas, Benalla Art Gallery 

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

9: Murray Conservatorium Choir: Christmas Bells concert, St John’s Anglican Church, 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

21: Dirt Farmer, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

21-22: Flying Fruit Fly Circus: Control Alt Delete, The Y, Albury (Dec 18, 19 and 20 shows sold out)

22: Carus Thompson and Richard Perso, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

ALBURY-WODONGA

MERGE — WODONGA TAFE STUDENT EXHBITION

THE CUBE WODONGA

Featuring works by the creative industries department at Wodonga TAFE featuring design students’ works including visual merchandising, interior design, photo imaging, fashion, printing and graphic arts, visual arts contemporary craft, design fundamentals, events and building design. A craft market alongside the exhibition will be held from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, November 24 on the green at The Cube Wodonga. 

November 22 to 24

GROWTH RINGS — UNEARTHING THE ALBURY BOTANIC GARDENS

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

Unearthing the history of Albury’s much loved Botanic Gardens, this exhibition will captivate the visitor. Showcasing the stunning botanic illustrations created by local botanical artists and displaying turn of the century textile costumes the exhibition recreates the 1900s botanic scene and tells the history of gardens. Visitors will enjoy this indoor and outdoor botanic experience. Programs include Guided tours of the exhibition every Saturday at 11am, and Art workshops for adults and children. Opening 6pm, November 22, 6pm. RSVP by phoning (02) 6023 8333. Free.

November 23 to February 10 

BEACH, BUSH AND BATTLERS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEFF CARTER

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

The Jeff Carter photographs in Beach, Bush & Battlers have been selected from his remarkable, historically significant archive of over 50,000 works celebrating the lives of everyday Australians in rural, outback, urban and coastal communities dating from the late 1940s through to today. Curator Sandra Byron, the leading expert on Carter’s work, says about the exhibition: “Carter’s iconic images are a testament to his respect for ordinary people and his commitment to the Australian landscape and environment.” Carter (also an acclaimed author and award-winning film-maker), continued to travel and photograph into his eighties. When not on the road he lived on his 45 hectare property, Glenrock Farm Wildlife Refuge, Foxground, which he had gazetted into a Wildlife Refuge in 1962. Exhibition Talk: Join Alan Davies, Senior Curator, State Library of NSW in discussion about Jeff Carter’s work, 2pm Saturday, December 8. RSVP: Phone (02) 6023 8333.

November 23 to January 13

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. 

Until December 15

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.

Until 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

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

OUT OF TOWN

JOHN DERMER’S 35TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION

KIRBY’S FLAT POTTERY, YACKANDANDAH

See award-winning potter John Dermer’s beautiful porcelain exhibition pieces, tableware and ovenware in his beautiful pottery at Kirbys Flat, 225 Kirbys Flat Road, near Yackandandah. Visit johndermer.com.au. Phone (02) 6027 1416. Open 9am to 5.30pm.

November 24 and 25

THE STREETS OF LONDON

YACKANDANDAH ATHENAEUM

Inspired by his numerous trips to Britain, artist Charles Sluga’s watercolour and mixed media painting feature aspects of the board game monopoly and his unique depiction of London street life.  The exhibition also marks the opening of the artist’s Studio Gallery in the Athenaeum building.

November 25 to December 30

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

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

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION AND SHOPPING

THE POTTED CUMQUAT AND BELINDA FRASER DESIGN, TALLANGATTA

See new designs and products while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and Christmas tasties, from 4pm Friday, November 23. The address: 111 Towong Street, Tallangatta, a 25-minute drive from Albury-Wodonga via picturesque Lake Hume. Visit thepottedcumquat.com.au, phone (02) 6071 2860 or 0418 482 269.

November 23 to November 25

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.

Until December 9

MARC BONGERS – STILL JAZZ 

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

An exhibition presenting portraits of Jazz artists over the past Six Jazz 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

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 contact the gallery (03) 5722 0865.

Until 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.

Until December 2

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

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

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. 

Until November 24

A TOUCH OF COLOUR

GALLERY 294, COROWA

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

Until November 23

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