Time Out: Aug 23-29

Gigs, comedy and exhibitions near you this week.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury

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

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

Tap Dogs, 8pm, Albury Entertainment Centre

Faker, 9pm, SS&A Club, Albury

Karaoke, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

John Course, Swindlers Bar & Restaurant, Mount Hotham

Jam Night – BYO music or voice for karaoke at the Hahn Promo Recovery Party aand Fooz Cpm, The Man, Falls Creek

I, Bunyip, 6.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre 

The Melbourne Piano Trio, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

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

Rodney Vincent, ClubMulwala

Maurice Milani, 7pm, Mulwala Waterski Club

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

   The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury

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

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

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

Darren Wood, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Retro Hardcore Night: Hallower, Bury the Truth, Temples, Lockdown, 7pm, Elizabeth Room, Albury Entertainment Centre

Sonic Loader, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

The Vibe: A Candela Lie, Euphoria, Higher Authority, 7pm to 10pm, Arts Space Wodonga

Spud’s Comedy Bar: Spud Murphy, Mick Nevin, Doug Chappell, first of two nights (another tomorrow), 8pm, Skylight Lounge, SS&A Club, Albury

Korey Livy, 8pm, Thurgoona Country Golf Resort

Jazz Albury Wodonga presents: The IG Big Swing Band, 8pm, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

Friday Night Live: Mia Grace & The Aviators, 8pm (doors open 7pm), The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

Obliveon, 8.30pm, Northside Hotel, Lavington

Dale Hooper, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Maurice Milani, 9pm, SS&A Club, Albury 

Giant 440, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington 

Aron McLean and Paul Wookey, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

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

DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury 

Nathan Lambourne, 9.30pm, Crown, 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, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

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

Hip-Hop and RnB, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Kelly Country Pick – Day 1/2, The Old Priory, various other Beechworth venues

Dylan & Ooz, The Man, Falls Creek

Benny Williams, 9pm, The General, Mount Hotham

I, Bunyip, 10am and 1pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre 

Alibi, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

One Magic Night: Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison tribute, Club Mulwala

Gemini, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Sameera, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL

Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night 40th Anniversary: Peter Byrne with the Sydney International Orchestra, Montreal Theatre, Tumut

   SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

  The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax - stage show (sold out), 10.30am and 12.30pm, The Cube Wodonga

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

Darren Wood, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

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

One Magic Night: Elvis and Orbison Show, 8pm, North Albury Sports Club**

Wil Anderson’s Wilarious (sold out), 8pm, The Cube Wodonga

Ryan Poole, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Obliveon, 8.30pm, O’Maille’s Pub & Hops Garden, Wodonga

Dale Hooper, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Spud’s Comedy Bar: Spud Murphy, Mick Nevin, Doug Chappell, second of two nights (the first, Friday, August 24), 8pm, Skylight Lounge, SS&A Club, Albury

Renee Geyer, 9pm, SS&A Club, Albury

Urban Uprise, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Nathan Lambourne, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury 

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

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

Winter Blast, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Albury’s Biggest Club Party, One Nightclub, Albury

Richard Perso – last chance to see this talented young Yackandandah performer before he heads to New York to record his new album, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Australian Classic Movies: Salute, 7pm, Star Theatre, Chiltern

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

Butterbox, Main Stage, The Man, Falls Creek

Ski Patrol Fundraiser Night, The General, Mount Hotham

Kelly Country Pick – Day 2/2, The Old Priory, various other Beechworth venues

Damien Mind Master: Comedy Hypnotist Show, 8pm, Mansfield Football Netball Club Clubrooms

Mick Tenace, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Vandalism Live – Hot Aussie DJs Andy and Cassie Van, 9pm, ClubMulwala

Catch 22, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Frenzal Rhomb, Mindsnare, Always & Never, 8pm, Station Resort, Jindabyne

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury

Giant 440, 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

The Recycled String Band, 2pm to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga

Open Mic with Mel Tompkins, 2pm to 5pm, Deja Brew, Wodonga 

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

Hilltop Hoods: Speaking in Tongues Tour — sold out, Paddy’s Albury

Lee & Paige, 1pm, Bright Brewery

Dylan’s Sunday Sesh, The Man, Falls Creek

Ricki Wood and Funk’n’Soul with Soul Mummas, 3pm, The General, Mount Hotham

Hard Cab, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

Kelly Country Pick – Day 1/2, The Old Priory, various other Beechworth venues

Live Music Jam, noon, Indigo Vineyard, Everton Upper

August Voice: Melbourne Singers of Gospel, 2.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Rutherglen

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

 The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury

DJ Flegless, Main Stage, The Man, Falls Creek

Illy, Chasm Soundsystem, Scryptcha, 8pm, Swindlers Bar & Restaurant, Mount Hotham

DJ Eddy (staff night), The General, Mount Hotham

Denise Drysdale, 10.30am, Corowa RSL Club

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Denise Drysdale, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

HotHouse Theatre: The Butter Factory Theatre, Wodonga

Trivia and Ricki Wood, The General, 9pm, Mount Hotham

Rutherglen Fine Films screening, 6pm dinner, 7.30pm film, Cafe Viand, Rutherglen

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury

HotHouse Theatre: The Flood, 11am (tickets still available), 8pm (sold out), The Butter Factory Theatre, Wodonga 

A Little Bit of Blue, 11am (school show) and 6pm (family show), The Cube Wodonga

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

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

Open Mic with Kelvyn and the crew, 8pm, Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

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

Liam Dalby, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury 

Uni Night, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Irish Jam Session, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

DJ, Main Stage, The Man, Falls Creek

Denise Drysdale, ClubMulwala

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

An Evening with The Beautiful Girls: The Beautiful Girls, 8pm, Station Resort, Jindabyne

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COMING UP

SEPTEMBER

6: Children Collide, Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona

6: Write Around the Murray Festival Literary Lunch: Fiona O’Loughlin, comedian, 12.30pm, Grind on Olive, Albury

7: Pete Cornelius, Albion Hotel, Albury

7: Bruce Mathiske and band, 8pm, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

8: Dusty and the Divas, Commercial Club, Albury

8: Circus Oz, Albury Entertainment Centre

8: Dusty and The Divas, Commercial Club, Albury

8: Write Around the Murray Festival Dinner: Jane Caro, Flange & Nora, The Secret Sandwiches plus Poetry of the Body with Andy Jackson, Albury Entertainment Centre

8: Nick Parnell: Bach to Brazil, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

8-9: Wagga Jazz & Blues Festival

9: Petulant Frenzy, Home Tavern, Wagga

11: Roland Storm, Commercial Club, Albury

12: The Imperial Russian Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, Albury Entertainment Centre

14: Adam Harvey and Amber Lawrence, Commercial Club, Albury

15: Beyondblue Comedy Fundraiser: Matt Klein and Michael Connell, Arts Space Wodonga

15: Boom Crash Opera, Mulwala Waterski Club

16: Paul Greene, Home Tavern, Wagga

21: Bare Witness, Albury Entertainment Centre

22: Puppetry of the Penis Live in 3D, The Cube Wodonga

22: Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

25-26: I Bunyip, Albury Entertainment Centre

27: Shannon Noll, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

28: Elvis to the Max, Albury Entertainment Centre

28-29: Spud’s Comedy Bar, SS&A Club, Albury

28-29: Deni Ute Muster: Kelly Clarkson, Deniliquin

OCTOBER:

4-13: Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company: The Vicar of Dibley, The Cube Wodonga

6: Stevie Wright – The Life and Times of Stevie Wright and The Easybeats, Commercial Club, Albury

6: Josh Earl vs Children’s Birthday Book, Mount Beauty Community Centre

6: The Mikado, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

VISUAL ARTS: EXHIBITIONS

ALBURY ART GALLERY

MECHANICAL SHIFTERS: See two of the region’s local artists like you’ve never seen them before. Letizia Gavioli and Michael Laubli consider and explore mechanical elements and present an exhibition that combines their differing practices of 2D and 3D works, taking everyday objects from old machines and rearranging and shifting their purpose. Join the artists 11am to noon on Saturday, July 28 as they speak about their art practice and the exhibition.

Until September 2

ALBURY ART GALLERY

IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: Through the use of packaging and mundane items, Border artist Vicky Luke investigates the elements of nature, earth, water, fire and air, to encourage the viewer to think differently about the precious and fragile essence of our world. Meet the artist and curator Bianca Acimovic from 11am on Thursday August 9 at the gallery.

Until September 9

ALBURY ART GALLERY

TAMWORTH TEXTILE TRIENNIAL: SENSORIAL LOOP TOUR 2012-13: Demonstrating a legacy of sustaining a cultural heritage associated with textile practice for more than 30 years, the first Tamworth Textile Triennial features 22 creative textile artists representing a diversity of specific textile skills. Exhibition programs: Saturday, August 4 – 10am, Evolving Artwork with Sensorial Loop artist Michele Elliot; 10.30am to 11.30am, Meet the Maker with local artist Jaye Hensley; noon to 1pm, Conversation with the Curator: Patrick Snelling.

Until September 16

ALBURY ART GALLERY

PORTRAYER PORTRAYS: A thought-provoking exhibition that showcases portraiture and self-portraiture from the Albury Art Gallery collection. Artists, writers and performers who are often shielded by their own artworks are portrayed in this exhibition. We can be great admirers and are often highly influenced and inspired by their work, yet we may not recognise them if we passed them in the street. Portrayer Portrays eliminates the art and politics and puts the artist right in front of us. Biographical details accompanying the portraits give us an insight into the life and career of the artist which ultimately gives us indication of their influences and what urged them to create artistic icons of modern history.

September 7 to November 4

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

THE PRICE OF LIFE: When Australian freelance journalist Nigel Brennan travelled to Somalia to document and report on the health and political state of the nation, he became the story when he was kidnapped and held for ransom for 462 Days. This compelling exhibition presents the true story of the longest held living captive in Australian history outside prisoners of war.

Until November 17

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

WIRADJURI TALKBACK: 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

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

CROSSING PLACE— A STORY OF ALBURY

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

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

THOROUGHFARE — INSIDE ALBURY’S TRANSPORT HUB: 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

LAVINGTON LIBRARY

MUSEUM2YOU: A free mini-exhibition for all ages developed by the Australian Museum and funded by the NSW Environmental Trust that looks at the impact of how we live on our planet’s future, featuring practical information, handy resources and real Museum specimens that explain how modern human practices are playing a major role in climate change and how sustainable practices and resource management can ensure the long-term welfare of all life on earth.

Until September 2

ARTS SPACE WODONGA 

LAND MATTER: Two Albury Photographers have teamed up to present a macro and micro look at their worlds in the exhibition Land Matter. The micro perspective is captured by food manufacturer Richard Janson, while aerial photographer and rural consultant David Taylor looks at the aerial view of the Australian landscape. The official opening will be at 5.30pm on Friday, August 10 at 5.30 pm featuring guest speaker Audray Banfield, from 1980 to 2005, the inaugural director of the Albury Art Gallery. From 10.30am to 11am on Saturday, August 11, David and Richard will present an artists’ talk at Art Space Wodonga. 

Until August 25

ADAMSHURST RESTAURANT AND FUNCTION CENTRE, ALBURY

FABULOUS FAKES: An auction of fake masterpieces painted by Albury-Wodonga Artists Society members. Viewing of paintings at 5pm, auction at 7pm, Friday, September 7.  $25 entry per person includes a glass of sparkling wine, hors d’oeuvres and a catalogue. Proceeds to the Albury-Wodonga Carers Accommodation Appeal. Adamshurst is at 603 David Street, Albury.

September 7

ARTS SPACE WODONGA 

MARKING TIME: In approaching landscape as a subject, Jo Davenport considers time as both a fleeting moment and as an expansive infinitum. Time promises that you may never view the same scene twice. With that in mind, Davenport’s paintings hope to capture landscape in the spontaneous instance when the past is almost gone and the future is just starting to appear. The result is an impulse act of colour and mark making that brings the transient experience into view. Official opening 5.30pm Friday, August 31.

August 31 to September 29

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA 

FOUND AND REWOUND: This exhibition grew from Geoff Nicholls’ interest in using found objects and recycled materials to create art objects. The works are about memory. The objects he uses have had a past, they have had a different function, been discarded and are now re-interpreted in a different form. They also comment on waste and consumption in our society. Meet the artist at the exhibition opening, 10am to noon, Saturday, August 4. The exhibition is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays to Sundays and 7.30pm to 8.15pm, August 7 to 11. GIGS Art Gallery is on Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. Phone (02) 6021 3073. Email artswodonga@hotmail.com. Website: artswodonga.org.au

Until August 26

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA 

FILTER: An exhibition of recent works by Mary-Rose Riley, a retelling of early sensory experiences — the rhythms of music and daily jobs and making things and mending and religious practice and the turn of seasons. Our small stories move between the unconscious and the conscious mind through the filter of selective memory, and assert their subtle influence. The exhibition is dedicated to Mary-Rose Riley’s parents, Helena and Johannes Rijs. Opening: 3pm Saturday, September 1.

September 1 to 23

ST JOHN’S ANGICAN CHURCH, WODONGA

SCROLLS ILLUMINATED ART EXHIBITION: Original watercolours by Dr Fiona Pfennigwerth, Lecturer in Natural History Illustration at Newcastle University, designed to illuminate (as medieval monks did) five books of the Bible using motifs from the Australian landscape. Official opening 6.30pm Thursday, August 23. Exhibition hours: 10am to 4pm. St Johns Anglican Church is at 225 Beechworth Road, Wodonga. Free entry to exhibition - phone (02) 6020 8532 or email carcolharris@westnet.com.au.

Related events: Manuscript Discovery Workshop (investigative Bible Study) led by Fiona and her husband, Ross, 7pm to 9pm Friday, August 24 and 10am to 3.30pm Saturday, 25 August. Cost $15 or $10 concession. Lunch and light refreshments provided. RSVP Tuesday 21 August to (02) 6021 0003 or (02) 6020 8532. Talks for students 1.15pm Monday, August 27 and for artists 7.30pm Monday, August 27 — free of charge.

Until September 1

ST AUGUSTINE’S ART CENTRE, WODONGA

ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL 15TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND SALE: Artworks by local and visiting artists. Opening night 7pm to 11pm, Friday, August 31, 2012. $25 per person pre-purchased, $30 per person on the night (includes wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres). Tickets available from the school or at the door. Exhibition open to the public 10am to 3pm Saturday, September 1 and 10am to 2pm Sunday, September 2. Gold coin entry. St Augustine’s Arts Centre — enter via Church Street, Wodonga. Cost:  Friday night $25 pre-purchase, $30 at the door. Saturday and Sunday gold coin entry. 

August 31 to September 2

HOLBROOK SHIRE HALL

42ND HOLBROOK ROTARY ART SHOW — EXPOSE YOURSELF TO ART: Murray Arts Regional Arts development officer Karen Gardner will officially open the exhibition at 6.30pm on Friday, August 31 at the Holbrook Shire Hall. Dine amongst the art, admission, dinner and wine $25 per head. The exhibition will be open from Friday, August 31 to Saturday, September 8. Each year, artists around the region from North- Eastern Victoria and Southern NSW exhibit their works at the art show. Works by noted Australian realist artist Freda Surgenor will be featured as well as a number of well-known Sydney and Melbourne artists. Cost Official Opening $25 per head. Daytime Admission: adults - $5.00, concession $2, children free. Phone (02) 6036 2489 or 0428 433 110 or email jh.kane@bigpond.com.

August 31 to September 8 

CHILTERN MEMORIAL HALL

CHILTERN ANTIQUE FAIR: Part of Indigo Antique Week throughout the Indigo Shire and one of the biggest antique shows in Australia, Dealers from as far away as South Australia, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and Tumut showcase antiques from fine china to jewellery and everything in between. One of the largest antique shows in regional Australia this an event not to be missed by the serious collector of fine antiques. Opens 5pm Friday, August 24. Phone Erika Hansen (02) 5726 1337.

August 24 to 26

SPIRITUS GALLERY, YACKANDANDAH

COLOUR ME HAPPY: A solo exhibition by Thurgoona artist Adele Sommer. Adele settled in Albury in 2009 after a lifetime of travelling throughout Australia. She is a painter of semi-abstract acrylic paintings and divides her time between two businesses and her home studio. One of the original artists to exhibit at Wodonga’s GIGS Art Gallery, she was also a breakfast radio co-host on 105.7 The River. Her paintings are bright and colourful with liberal use of metallic paint. This exhibition celebrates the arrival of spring. Opening night 6pm Friday, August 31 at Spiritus Gallery, 2 High Street, Yackandandah. Phone Cheryl Webster on (02) 6027 1797.

August 31 to September 30

YACKANDANDAH COURTHOUSE

GORDON DICKSON ART SHOW AND SALE: Featuring framed and unframed originals and prints of all sizes, large and small, by multi-award-winning artist Gordon Dickson. The works feature scenes from his overseas travels and well as the Border and North East with plein air (on location) works. Opening night, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Open daily, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

September 15 to 23

MOUNT BEAUTY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

HUTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS: 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

STANLEY ATHENAEUM, STANLEY

WOT THE DICKENS!: Charles Dickens exhibition to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the author’s birth. There’s also a Dickens dinner at 7pm Saturday, September 8 at theStanley Memorial Hall. Phone Chris on (03) 5726 6594 or Helen on (03) 5729 6591.

August 25 to November 30.

OXLEY HALL

A FEAST OF ART: Painting, drawing, photography, graphic art and textile art. Official Opening Friday night $5 entry. Public viewing Saturday 1 - Sunday 9 open daily from 10am - 4pm $2 entry. For more information VISIT milawagourmet.com or phone Robyn Chambers on (03) 5727 3507.

August 31 to September 9

RUTHERGLEN WINE EXPERIENCE AND VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

PAUL MARGOCSY SOLO EXHIBITION: The Rutherglen and District Artists Society is excited to announce that world class water-colourist Paul Margoscy will be showing a solo exhibition in late September. Margoscy is regarded as one of Australia’s finest wildlife artists with his incredibly lifelike works highly sought after both here and abroad. A self-taught artist, Margoscy’s accolades include solo exhibitions in London, Singapore, Japan and multiple shows in the United States. Further underlining his talent, he was twice asked to exhibit at the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson exhibition that shows just 80 works from more than 3500 entries received. Pat Robinson, secretary of the Rutherglen and District Artists Society, was thrilled to secure an artist with such a profile. “He is certainly one of the highest profile artists to exhibit in Rutherglen in my twenty five years of involvement,” she says. “His work is so lifelike, and so very accessible. All art lovers can appreciate his talents”. The exhibition will kick off at the Rutherglen Wine Experience with an official opening on Friday, September 21 and will run through to Sunday, September 30. Entry to the official opening is $10 per head which includes canapes and wine tasting, with both original works and prints available for purchase.

September 21 to October 5

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

BILL HENSON: EARLY WORK FROM THE MGA COLLECTION: Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) holds one of Australia’s largest collections of Bill Henson photographs. Concentrating on work made between 1977 and 1992, the collection offers a significant survey of Henson’s early career. The 29 works in the exhibition are drawn from this collection. A floor talk with the artist will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday, August 8. Bookings are essential – phone (03) 5722 0761.

Until August 26 

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

OVENS & MURRAY LEAGUE HALL OF FAME AND MEMORABILIA: See the SS&A Ovens & Murray Football Netball League Hall of Fame exhibition in the gallery’s Workshop Space featuring a display of football royalty from across the North East and southern NSW including footy greats such as Robbie Walker, Neville Hogan, Clever Bunton and Norm Minns. The exhibition will include the 2012 Ovens and Murray Hall of Fame inductees, memorabilia and historic football publications.

Until September 2

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY  

BRUCE AMSTRONG: NOW AND THEN: Works by the Melbourne-based sculptor, best known for his major public commissions in the City of Melbourne, presents drawings and small suite of domestic sculptures accompanied by a 96 page full-colour publication documenting over 100 drawings from the past 30 years.

September 1 to 30

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

KATE GORMAN: PROGRESSIONS AND SARAH TRETHOWAN: GROWTH: Two North East Victorian artists present new paintings drawing on their experience, representing the vibrancy of the landscapes of North East Victoria and abroad.

October 6 to 21

APPIN PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL, WANGARATTA

ART SHOW AND FETE: Art show opening: 5.30pm to 8pm Friday, August 31. Art show and fete hours: 10am to 3pm Saturday, September 1. Gold coin donation.

August 31 to September 1

BENALLA ART GALLERY

RAD VCE 2011 (REGIONAL ART AND DESIGN): A regional final year VCE artwork exhibition from a selection of 2011 VCE art, studio art and design graduates. This exhibition gives a voice to regional young people during to their final year at school and celebrates their artistic talents.

Until August 26

BENALLA ART GALLERY

BENALLA COLLEGE CENTENARY: A diverse exhibition featuring works by past and present students and teachers from Benalla College to celebrate the Centenary of the college. 

Until September 9

BENALLA ART GALLERY

JUDY LORRAINE RETROSPECTIVE: Judy Lorraine’s Retrospective show explores the many facets of this well-known and highly-regarded ceramicist.

September 15 to October 7

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