Portraits in Isolation

After COVID-19 had taken hold in the community, Peter Izzard a professional photographer located on the NSW South Coast found his usual photography work suddenly dried up, and his ability to shoot in the usual ways was halted. After some thought, instead of sitting around waiting and worrying, He found a way of documenting thisContinue reading “Portraits in Isolation”

Poetry by the Sea

The South Coast Writers Centre has some events in partnership with Kiama Council that I was hoping we could include in the next Kiama Arts Newsletter. All the information is in the links below and attached.  7 Feb: https://www.trybooking.com/BNCSD Poetry By The Sea: Mic Check 1, 2, 3 The South Coast Writers Centre and Kiama CouncilContinue reading “Poetry by the Sea”

Creative Workshops

with Stacy Burgess | Artist, Designer, Maker, Teacher Creative Workshops are focused on learning creative skills in a fun and supportive space. The process of making ART is a personal and expressive experience. Connecting with your creative brain is a great way to take time out and relax. Workshops are designed to cater for beginnersContinue reading “Creative Workshops”

Don’t POP Over to My Place: art in isolation

On show now at the Art Bar until 29 November 2020 Originally called “POP over to my place” a fun Pop-art extravaganza that invited the viewer into quirky still-life reflections on our respective homes and lives, it all had to change when ‘rona had other plans… Instead we got bowled over by a pandemic, andContinue reading “Don’t POP Over to My Place: art in isolation”

Petal Power and a 2nd Birthday

Petal Power 21 October – 1 November 2020Open Thursdays to Mondays10am -4pm Solo exhibition by Gay EmmersonGay moved here from Canberra a couple of years ago, and she was struck by the extraordinary differences in the lifestyle. ‘First of all, I couldn’t stop painting the sea and the waves, And then I noticed the brightnessContinue reading “Petal Power and a 2nd Birthday”

LAUNCHED: Steel City Strings 2020 Digital Season

Digital Subscriptions Now On Sale. Across October, November and December 2020, Steel City Strings will perform its inaugural Digital Season of performances. 3 incredible 40-minute concerts over 3 incredible months. The 2020 Digital Season will see a combination of complete orchestra works as well as movements from trios, quartets and various solo performances from ourContinue reading “LAUNCHED: Steel City Strings 2020 Digital Season”

Shooting Beyond the Square

In a world inundated with instant images, one local artist is keeping photography real and old-school through film and darkroom processing. For over a decade, Jamberoo resident Dominique Pierre-Nina has been perfecting his craft using classic film cameras. His most prized possession is his 1958 Leica M3. Growing up on the island of Mauritius andContinue reading “Shooting Beyond the Square”

Kiama Old Fire Station Exhibitions | December

Exhibtions at the Old Fire Station run from Friday to Wednesdays and are generally open between 10am and 4pm each day (some times may vary). Annie Appleton 3 to 9 December 2020This exhibition will feature original charcoal drawings by young Illawarra artist Annie Appleton. This is Annie second solo exhibition. The focus of this collectionContinue reading “Kiama Old Fire Station Exhibitions | December”

Kiama Old Fire Station Exhibitions | November

Exhibtions at the Old Fire Station run from Friday to Wednesdays and are generally open between 10am and 4pm each day (some times may vary). Beyond the Square Black & White Photography29 October to 4 November 2020In a world inundated with instant images, this local artist is keeping photography real and old-school through film andContinue reading “Kiama Old Fire Station Exhibitions | November”

Financial Literacy and Money Basics for Creatives

Join us for two free interactive workshops tailored specifically to creative freelancers, established practitioners and emerging arts organisations!   Money is not a dirty word Friday 23 October 1-3pm Shellharbour Civic Centre or live stream Topics include The Famine and the Feast – weathering the ups and downs of creative income; Making financial decisions moreContinue reading “Financial Literacy and Money Basics for Creatives”

Kiama Community Radio (KCR)

Kiama Community Radio is a brand new digital radio station for the Kiama local government area that aims to reconnect the community at a time when many are feeling disconnected. As the area is so well known for its vibrant arts scene, KCR focuses on giving local artists a new platform to connect with their audiences; businessesContinue reading “Kiama Community Radio (KCR)”

Eagles and Roses Workshop

An eagle flying to its aerieA rose growing out of a crack in the concreteA workshop to create imagery that uplifts in a dark timeAn exhibition to send a First Nations person to art school Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 20209.00am to 4.00pm at The Tempest Gallery/Studio, 21 Holden Avenue, Kiama You will learnContinue reading “Eagles and Roses Workshop”

Kiama Old Fire Station Exhibitions

Exhibtions at the Old Fire Station run from Friday to Wednesdays and are generally open between 10am and 4pm each day (some times may vary). Immerse 24 to 30 SeptemberA collection of acrylic paintings that celebrate our spectacular local coastline, beaches and rock pools. This exhibition will give the viewer the sense of being immersedContinue reading “Kiama Old Fire Station Exhibitions”

Artlands Conversation Series

Regional Arts Australia are excited to release the details of our Artlands Conversation Series—a curated program of critical conversations that reflect and respond to emerging trends in regional practice, providing a narrative of art as social change and the articulation of cultural identity. The program will be contemporary, relevant and is increasingly necessary. Presented on aContinue reading “Artlands Conversation Series”