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DISTINCTIVE: Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy is coming to Bathurst to perform.
DISTINCTIVE: Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy is coming to Bathurst to perform.

BATHURST Regional Council is further strengthening its suite of local museums with three new full-time jobs currently up for grabs at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the National Motor Racing Museum and a position working across both the Bathurst Rail Museum and Chifley Home.

Applications close Friday, January 19.

Look under positions vacant on the bathurst.nsw.gov.au website.

Art comps and opportunities

There’s a stack of visual art opportunities coming up around the region:

  • Entries in The Corner Store Gallery in Orange’s 8x10 Group Exhibition close January 21. Artists are invited to submit work of any medium or subject matter that measures 8x10 inches. Visit cornerstoregallery.com/
  • Entries for the ever popular Portland Art Exhibition and Prize close February 2 for the exhibition from March 2-4. The theme this year for the special competition part of the exhibition will be storms, with artworks accepted in any medium. Visit portlandart.com.au
  • Entries for Cowra Regional Art Gallery’s annual $18,000 Calleen Art Award close March 2. Visit cowraartgallery.com.au
  • And the Friends of Orange Regional Gallery have a new outdoor sculpture exhibition planned for April called ‘Sculpture in an Orange Garden’. Entries close March 24. Visit org.nsw.gov.au

Find details and the full list of local arts opportunities under the ‘resources’ tab at artsoutwest.org.au

Pub will host an iconic Irish voice

WITH a stunning, soulful voice, iconic Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy will come to Bathurst next week on a tour that also takes in Scotland, England, Ireland and Germany.

Last year was also the 25th anniversary of the album A Woman’s Heart, when Eleanor’s composition brought a title, a focus and a hit song to the first Irish compilation of female contemporary artists.

The album not only went on to be the biggest-selling Irish album in Irish history, it also provided massive empathy and hope to Irish women emerging from the dark repression of post-war Catholic Ireland.

​Enjoy an intimate and close-up evening with the singer next Wednesday, January 17 at 7.30pm at Jack Duggan’s Irish Pub.