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”

Kiama Community Radio Survey

Over the five months since the Kiama Community Radio officially launched, they have published over 75 ‘radio’ shows, which have been downloaded nearly 4,000 times. It now publishes weekly ‘What’s on’, Local New, and Sports segments, as well as two longer form community interest segments. The Kiama Community Radio team are now conducting a surveyContinue reading “Kiama Community Radio Survey”

‘Eggs And Tomatoes’ Freedom Ride Scholarship Exhibition

From pelted eggs and tomatoes to a First Nations Art Degree. Who would have thought that a town like Moree, where Aboriginal persons were banned from the local swimming baths would transcend this discrimination and now live and work in relative harmony? It goes to prove that, ‘ we can change the world because weContinue reading “‘Eggs And Tomatoes’ Freedom Ride Scholarship Exhibition”

My Happy Place

“My Happy Place” online workshop launching soon! I’m SO excited to be launching my online mixed media art course called “My Happy Place – Perfectly Imperfect Landscape Painting.” All going well it will launch next month, so not long now! Many of you have been witness to the evolution of this workshop, as seen in a very colourful body of work which was showcased at the ‘MyContinue reading “My Happy Place”

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”

2020 Challenge Art Competition

Do you have any clients who love to express themselves through art? The 13th Annual Challenge Community Services Art Competition is open to people with disability of all ages, and young people in foster care throughout NSW. The theme of 2020 is “Out of this World”. Please pass on the flyer and entry form attachedContinue reading “2020 Challenge Art Competition”

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”

Arts Funding – September 2020

Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2020/21 open for applications Create NSW is calling for applications from NSW individual artists, arts and cultural workers, and organisations for Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program, for Annual Organisation, Project and Creative Koori Project categories. Applications close Wednesday 23 September 2020. Visit the CreateContinue reading “Arts Funding – September 2020”

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”