HOW good has the rain been in Bathurst lately?
The drought has really taken a toll on regional and rural areas, but the October rain has helped to take a little pressure off.
It also led to an amusing story for Parade to tell.
On Wednesday, a friend of Parade's had left a voice mail for one of their contacts in the community, explaining what it was they wanted to speak to them about.
When the person called Parade's friend back, the contact had to ask what it was they had called about.
Apparently, when they had listened to the voice mail they were standing under a tin roof and the noise of the rain hitting it had managed to completely drown out the message.
Parade's friend doesn't particularly like having to repeat themselves, but they were more than happy to do that in this circumstance.
Gallery hosting some new works
PARADE is told three new exhibitions will open at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on Friday night.
Looking Forward – Looking Back: Contemporary Works from the East Kimberley, guwiinyguliya yirgabiyi ngay yuwin.gu gulbalangidyal ngunhi (they made a solitude and called it peace) and Michelle Collocott: Three Ponds Series will all be on show until December 9.
Looking Forward – Looking Back, drawn from the private collections of Geoffrey Hassall of Sydney and Helene Teichmann of Melbourne, reflects on the legacy of the Jirrawun Arts Centre in the eastern Kimberley region of remote Western Australia.
They made a solitude and called it peace consists of a suite of video works and installations by high profile Wiradyuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones that explores the Wiradyuri history of Bathurst.
Black Springs artist Michelle Collocott, meanwhile, drew inspiration from six acres of land on the outskirts of Oberon for her Three Ponds Series exhibition.
For the past decade, the 73-year-old has diligently recorded Three Ponds’ seasonal changes through photographs, newspaper clippings, journal notes and sketches.
It will be the first exhibition of the artist’s work in Bathurst.