BATHURST artist Nic Mason’s long background in conservation management combines beautifully with her great skill as a painter.
STILL is her second major solo exhibition (after the Cowra Regional Art Gallery in 2016).
In her post graduate studies in painting at the Australian National University, Mason has been closely studying the skulls of protected, threatened and introduced animals to the Australian landscape.
“I have been contemplating issues of environmental loss and hope as well as how the placement of objects can build narrative and hopefully illicit questions,” Mason said.
This exhibition opens Friday night at t.arts gallery in the Coles arcade. Artist Heather Dunn will officially open the exhibition and they’ll be music by Christine Porter and Henry Bialowas.
It runs until March 10.
Celebrating a golden history
SOFALA’S Rebellion on the Turon (March 25 and 26) will year include a poetry competition, focusing on “Sofala’s Golden History”.
With free entry and cash prizes on offer, entries are now being invited in any poetry style, to a maximum of 30 lines or 300 words.
“This is our way of recording the history of Sofala’s golden era for future generations and to encourage people to learn more about life on the Turon goldfields”, Rebellion on the Turon organiser Carlo Jensen said.
“Here is an opportunity to preserve through poetry those family stories of a relative, building, place, event …”
Entry forms are available from Sofala Bookshop, 34 Denison Street, Sofala – phone 6337 7462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close March 19, 2017.
Lindy talks regional arts
LINDY Hume is currently artistic director of Opera Queensland, was festival director for Sydney Festival and is one of Australia’s top directors and artistic leaders.
She’ll present her Currency House Platform Paper ‘Restless Giant: Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia’ as a free event at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre next Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm.
Hume will be joined by a panel of performing arts innovators including director of The Cad Factory Vic McEwan, founder of Lingua Franca Adam Deusien and BMEC creative producer Kylie Webb Shead. RSVP to Arts OutWest 6338 4657.
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