Time Out: Nov 29 - Dec 5

Check out what's on near you this week.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Kim Ritchie, 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, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

Orchestras in Concert: The Murray Conservatorium presents an eclectic mix of orchestral and chamber works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and contemporary composers (Ruth Whyte Bequest Concert) - Orchestra and Wind Quintet, 7.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre

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

Rick Astley, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona 

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

Metal Madness Thursday: Misanthropic, Mercury Owl and metal DJ Debz, 9pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Galen College Presents Bands Showcase, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

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

Jack and the Beanstalk, 4.30pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

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

Rodney Vincent, ClubMulwala

We 3, Mulwala Waterski Club

Bidgee Blues Club: The Groove Factorie, 8pm to midnight, The Home Tavern, Wagga

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Friday Night Seafood Buffet and Jazz Night: Grooveyard Hammond Combo, 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

Andrew Kennedy, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Live Music, 5.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

John Gratton, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Sonic Loader, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Gaven Slater, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

It’s Time: The Australasian Michael Buble Show with Glenn Starr and his eight-piece band, 8pm, The Cube Wodonga

Spud’s Comedy Bar: Jeff Green, The Secret Shadow and Terry North, 8.30pm, Skylight Lounge, SS&A Albury

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

Brian Cadd and Russell Morris, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Urban Uprise, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington 

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

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

Off the Cuff, 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 

Jindera Pop the Top Festival

Kev Haggerty, 8.30pm, Tanswell’s Hotel, Beechworth

Danzworx, 6.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Giant 440, 7.30pm, Bundy’s Corowa Hotel

Take Cover, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Maurice and The Rumour, ClubMulwala

Yellow, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Mick Tenace Duo, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort, 7pm, Barooga Sports Club

Stephen O’Connell, saxophone, 8pm, Peppin Heritage Centre, Deniliquin

Craig Giles and Kinta, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

Play It Cool, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

Ken & Adrian, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

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

Ray Macartney, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Garry O’Brien, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Mystical Groove, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Dirty Dick’s Theatre Restaurant, SS&A Albury

Abbasession, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Keith Fischer, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Off the Cuff, 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

Jindera Pop the Top Festival

Australian Classic Movies: Bush Christmas (featuring 15-year-old Nicole Kidman), 7pm, Star Theatre, Chiltern

Bright Singers: Christmas Concert, Church of Christ, Bright

Rockpaperock, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

Beechworth Community Christmas Spectacular

Danzworx, 12.30pm and 6.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

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

Ruckus, Hotel Delatite, Mansfield

Music on the Murray: Mustered Courage, 12.30pm to 4pm, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

Buller Wines’ A Night with the Stars – dinner and live show: The Black Sorrows, 7pm, Tuileries Restaurant, Rutherglen

DJ Meridax, ClubMulwala

Regular Boys, 9pm, Mulwala Waterski Club

Chris Hogan, Criterion Hotel, Yarrawonga

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

Professional Bull Riders event, ute show, live entertainment, 7pm, Barooga Recreation Reserve

Keys & Strings, Wagga RSL and Commercial Club

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Wodonga Cup: including live entertainment, Wodonga Racecourse

Woodlock, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

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

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

Miss First Swing Band, 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

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

Hidden Agenda, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Dirty Dick’s Theatre Restaurant, SS&A Albury

Elissa Van Dorst, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

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

Jindera Pop the Top Festival

Beer, beef and blues, 1pm, Round Hill Hotel, Morven

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

Open Mic Afternoon with Rudi Katterl, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Bright Singers: Christmas Concert, Bright Community Centre

Beechworth Community Christmas Spectacular

Zoot Suit Trio, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

Open Mic with Mel Tompkins, 5pm, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth

Ostinato Community Choir, 2.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Jazzaratta, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

Carols, 6pm, RSL Park, Corowa

Col Noye, Rules Club Wagga

Bidgee Blues Club Open Mic: Loddy & Co, 2pm, The Home Tavern, Wagga

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

Violindigo Violin and Piano Students’ Concert and farewell to teacher David Pietsch, 6.30pm, Yackandandah Public Hall

Beechworth Community Christmas Spectacular

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Beechworth Community Christmas Spectacular

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

2013 The X-Factor Australia Albury Auditions (registrations 11am to 5pm), Albury Entertainment Centre

Social Inclusion Film Festival, The Cube Wodonga

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

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

Wangaratta Choristers: Celebrate Christmas, 8pm, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

Sonic Loader, 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

Beechworth Community Christmas Spectacular

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) premiere screenings of local stories, 7pm, Eldorado Hall

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

Pat Geaghan, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

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COMING UP

DECEMBER

7: Jazz on the River: The Date Brothers, Willowbank, Albury

7: Rudely Interrupted, Victory Lutheran College, Wodonga

7: Ruckus, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

7: Wangaratta Choristers: Celebrate Christmas, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Myrtleford

7: Lipstick Dreams, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

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

7-9: Festival of Folk, Rhythm and Life, Bilyana Natural Amphiitheatre, Eldorado

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 with Tiffani Wood, 8.30pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

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

8: Wangaratta Choristers: Celebrate Christmas, Benalla Art Gallery 

8: Wendy Matthews, Corowa RSL Club

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

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

9: 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, Wodonga

14: Twilight Carols, Town Triangles, Tallangatta

14: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm, 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: Christmas Carols, 5pm, Mirambeena Community Centre, Lavington

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

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

15: Virus Swing Quartet, 8pm, function room, Star Hotel, Bright

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 backed by Danny Phegan and the Longreach Band, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

16: Carols by Candlelight, Walla Sportsground

16: Carols by Candlelight, Beechworth Town Hall Gardens

16: Liv Cartledge, Buffalo Brewery, Boorhaman

16: Carols by Candlelight, Benalla Botanical Gardens

16: Bidgee Blues Christmas Gathering: Finn, Home Tavern, Wagga  

16: Carols by the Lagoon, Mulwala Waterski Club

17: Christmas Carols Service with barbecue, Chiltern Memorial Hall

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 

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

22: Covered in Tracks, Bundy’s Corowa Hotel

22: Cutest Little Monster (and Santa), Royal Mail Hotel, Corowa

30: Mia Grace and the Aviators, Gapsted Wines

31: Steve Williamson: The Buble Experience, Howlong Country Golf Club

31: New Year’s Eve Harness Racing and fireworks, Albury Paceway

31: Steve Williamson: The Buble Experience, Howlong Country Golf Club

31: New Year’s Eve Black Tie Dinner, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen

31: New Year’s Eve Rock’n’Roll, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

31: New Year’s Eve: Jinx, Finley Returned Soldiers Club

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

ON DISPLAY: ALBURY-WODONGA

ATTACK: JAPANESE MIDGET SUBMARINES IN SYDNEY HARBOUR

ALBURY ART GALLERY

On the night of May 31, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines entered the waters of Sydney Harbour. The surprise attack resulted in chaos and panic in the nation’s largest and oldest city and left an indelible mark on Australian identity and the course of our history. To mark the 70th anniversary of this extraordinary event and its importance, Mosman Art Gallery commissioned artist Ken Done to interpret and respond to this remarkable story.

November 30 to January 27

GO FIGURE

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA

An Arts Wodonga members’ exhibition. The theme for this year’s annual exhibition is people and the artists have chosen many interpretations in the paintings, sculptures and ceramics submitted for this show. Works may be taken upon purchase. Exhibition opening: 5.30pm Friday,  November 30. Meet the Artists sessions: 9am to noon on Saturday, December 1, 8 15 and 22. GIGS Art Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC 3690. Phone (02) 6021 3073. Open: 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Visit artswodonga.org.au

November 30 to January 27

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

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

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

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

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

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 to noon.  Phone (02) 6022 9600. 

Until December 15

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

GROWING ALBURY

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

Unearthing the history of the Albury Botanic Gardens, this exhibition captivates as visitors enter through a squeaky gate, rest upon a park bench, and view the original Botanic Gardens statue of Melpomene. Showcasing the stunning botanic illustrations created by local botanic artists and displaying turn of the century textile costumes we recreate the 1900s botanic scene is represented. Growing Albury unveils the history of the botanic gardens, and celebrates the foresight of the original curators and J.E.R. Fellowes, who developed the gardens from 1877. Visitors should enjoy this indoor and outdoor botanic experience.

Until February 10

ON DISPLAY: OUT OF TOWN

THE MUSE GALLERY OUTDOOR SCULPTURE AND HILL FORM EXHIBITIONS 

MUSE GALLERY, MILAWA

The Muse Gallery Outdoor Sculpture Show, featuring works by 14 artists, will open at 2pm on Saturday, December 1st and will close on December 10. Opening the same day is ‘Hill Form’, an exhibition of new paintings and prints by Jeff Gardner and ceramic sculpture by George Piercy.

December 1 to 10 

CREATIVE KIDS SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

MILAWA CHEESE COMPANY LAWNS

The lawns of the Milawa Cheese Company will come alive on Sunday, December 2 with the activity of creative children crafting their own masterpieces at the Creative Kids Sculpture Workshop. The workshop will provide up to 25 children aged 7 to 13 years an opportunity to learn how to sculpt using soft forming wire, stone, timber and found objects. This free special event will comprise of two sessions, one at 11.30am and the other at 2pm, with prizes awarded at the end of each session. Wangaratta Council cultural development officer Justine Ambrosio says the Creative Kids Sculpture Workshop will complement the Muse Gallery Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, to run from December 1 to 10.  The workshops will be held among the outdoor sculptures on the lawn area of the Milawa Cheese Company at 17 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd Milawa. “This will be a great opportunity for children and families to be engaged in this creative medium in an outdoor setting,” Ms Ambrosio says. All young participants in the Sculpture Workshop must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are essential. Phone the Muse Gallery of Milawa on (03) 5727 3599.

December 2 

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOS BY ANDREW FOLLOWES

BURKE MUSEUM, BEECHWORTH

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.  Indigo Shire is pleased to present an exhibition by blind photographer, Andrew Followes, to coincide with IDPwD in 2012. Andrew Follows is an inspiring photographer with a social conscience who is fast becoming established within the arts community. Andrew has an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a condition which has rendered one eye completely blind with ever diminishing tunnel vision in the other. He can see three metres to most people’s seventy metres, and that is through a foggy haze. Andrew and his Guide Dog, Eamon, have a great partnership and passion for photography as they explore the world around them looking for great objects to photograph and examine. “When I take a photograph I do so because, in that time and place, I cannot see what the camera can yet I know that image, that event will be waiting for me when I am ready and able to view it on my computer. In this way the camera becomes my eyes and my photographs my only way of experiencing a past moment from which I am otherwise excluded. Instead of disavowing what I cannot see as a lost moment in time, I now become excited by the possibilities that the camera and computer have opened up for me. I have a desire for pleasurable looking; I want to show people how I see the world, how differently I see the world from them. As an artist my vision supports my photographic visual interpretation...”

December 3 to 16

THREE ARTISTS

WANGARATTA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

North East artists Beth Miller, Sienne Lim, Cushla Keenan are represented in this exhibition of paintings, ceramics, jewellery and mosaics in the centre’s exhibition room. Phone 1800 801 065.

December 3 to January

A STITCH IN TIME

YACKANDANDAH MUSEUM 

Featuring two signature cloths. One is from the early 1920s, made for the Presbyterian Church Yackandandah as a fundraiser. The other was a fundraiser for the Yackandandah Bush Nursing Hospital for the new hospital built in 1929. Both have wonderful stories and together feature about 400 local names. 11am to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 4pm school holidays, every day, with children’s activities.

Until March 31

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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

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.

Until December 30

6 HEARTS QUILTING AND FRIENDS EXHIBITION

COROWA ART SPACE

See a wide range of quilts by self-taught quilter Wendy Burrowes and her students. Art Space, Corowa Shire’s community art gallery, is open 11am-4pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm Saturday and 11am to 1pm Sunday.

Until December 17

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

An exploration of 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

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