Following a successful season at Wagga Regional Art Gallery, where it was scheduled to show until 3 May 2020, Conversations with Trees has moved to ANCA Gallery in a digital format during the closures of Covid-19.
The BlueFit Group has begun offering free live and on-demand fitness and sport training classes for people of all ages.
Among the sports for which skills training is on offer are soccer, basketball, golf, swimming and gymnastics.
BlueFit, which has facilities in all Australian mainland states, says that ‘staying active is vital during this time in order to prevent unhealthy weight gain, maintain a clear mind and to keep our immune systems strong.’ The website also aims to encourage communities to stay connected.
In this, the third in the Alex Clayton art mystery series, Katherine Kovacic brings us a tale of dispossession, a weighty national theme that underpins and is mirrored in the crime story of this book.
It is a story of power and greed. It is this gravitas of the story of connection to land on a macro scale that makes the book particularly wonderful, elevating it to much, much more than a contemporary rural crime novel. The theme is then powerfully repeated in its underlayers.
Not only can you see the catalogue of Colleen Southwell’s exquisite work online at this website, you can also view a beautiful video of her speaking about her work – what motivates her, why it matters. There are also soul-lifting shots of the beautiful green Orange countryside and her delightful bounding (or snoozing) dogs.
All the work is for sale, as indicated in the catalogue and you can contact the gallery for more information:
Image: Colleen Southwell Unfound #8 2020 – Arches cotton paper, pigment, watercolour, archival adhesive, coated copper wire, entomology pins, framed in raw Australian Oak with non-reflective UV glass, 30 cm x 23 cm x 6 cm.
With the inaugural Gunning Arts Festival moving online due to COVID-19, it is pleasing to note that the Wearable Art exhibition and fashion parade items will both be available via https://www.gunningartsfestival.com/
Organiser Helen Vooren tells us that there will be a great variety of wearable art on digital display and that items made for the fashion parade will be held over until the festival can occur live in 2021. Information about and by the creators will also be posted.
A Lothian book published by Hachette, Australia and NZ, 2020
This is a graphic novel for children which speaks with a loud clear voice about the importance of embracing, nay revelling in, difference. It also celebrates the capacity of children to problem solve and to work co-operatively and creatively to do so.
Such a work could be po-faced, but this glorious fantastical story will delight children and adults with its clever humour and zany evil-fighting plot.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Craft ACT’s new online exhibition Wayfaring features work by four artists who have created carefully crafted jewellery and objects about walked journeys, memory and place.
Meaning ‘to travel by foot’, Wayfaring is a creative collaboration touring three Australian cities and featuring work by artists with close associations to Tasmania: Bella Dower, Sara Lindsay, Sarah Stubbs and Zoë Veness.
Although many artists have had a lot to manage over the last few weeks and that COVID-19 has deeply affected the arts community, M16 Artspace is urging artists to apply for a 2021 exhibition in one of their galleries.
M16 Artspace presents high-quality exhibitions from both emerging and established artists and curators from Canberra, interstate and overseas. The deadline for applications has been extended to 30 April 2020.