Environmental Art and Activism

This project begins as a set of proposals to the Kiama Arts Biz Conference held 19/10/12. The theme of “Landscape” was chosen as the overall theme for Kiama’s cultural programme for 2013, culminating in Gerringong’s Lloyd Rees Festival. In keeping with this theme, I would like a committee of artists, including photographers, craftspeople, knitters, carvers,Continue reading “Environmental Art and Activism”

What’s on this Weekend

Presented by the Kiama Jazz Club http://www.kiamajazz.com Friday November 16 DJ Gosper Trio @ Blue Diamond Bar, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama 7-10pm, Blazz. Blending Jazz & Blues, Dorothy Jane is an amazing generous performer, singer and lady blues harp player. Mike Walshe Duo @ Mercure Resort, Gerringong 6-9pm, Cool & swinging, upright bass & vocals. MellowContinue reading “What’s on this Weekend”

Kingdog & The Catz

King Dog and the cats is a combination of the soulful musicality and original storytelling of Ian King on guitar and vocals fuelled with the fat funk and rambunctious reggae of the rhythm section of Joseph Morris on Bass and Clint Bramston on Drums. King Dog & the Catz have recently began recording their firstContinue reading “Kingdog & The Catz”

Local Poet in Best Of… 2012

Local poet Chrissie Paice has been published in Best Australia Poems 2012 by Black Inc. Chrissie says lots of good poems and a good cover on the book – would make a great Christmas present If you would like your copy of the book autographed by Chrissie contact Louise by email louisec@kiama.nsw.gov.au to arrange.


Congratulations to Sharon Blair who just recently received the news from Kiama’s Art Society 34th Annual Art Exhibition that her work titled New Beginnings received a special award for the Contemporary Abstract Section. Earlier this month the same painting also received an Honorable Mention in a global online art contest sponsored by World Wide ArtContinue reading “Congratulations”

Hot Off the Press

Local commedian Jack Druce (conference participants will remember him as one of our guest speakers) has survived New York’s visit from hurricane Sandy. I had an email from Debbie, his mum, this morning and he is reportedly well and planning a walk around town. Keep track of Jack and his advetures through: Facebook The WebContinue reading “Hot Off the Press”

Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre

Kiama’s Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre, while primarily used as an exhibition space, can be booked for all sorts of arts. Would you like to run; arts workshops, painting, writing, music? exhibit performance art? put on a play or theatre piece? Consider the OFS as a place to use. Bookings are now being takenContinue reading “Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre”

Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival 3-5 May 2013 – Sculpture Invitation

The fourth biennial Arts in the Valley Festival will be held in beautiful Kangaroo Valley 3-5 May 2013. Sculptors from NSW are being asked to take part in our indoor and outdoor sculpture exhibitions and have the chance to win our prizes. The first prize for Garden Sculpture will be $10,000, second prize $2,000 andContinue reading “Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival 3-5 May 2013 – Sculpture Invitation”