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Justene Williams: The curtain breathed deeply

Saturday 2nd December, 2017 - Saturday 17th February, 2018

The Curtain Breathed Deeply presents an immersive collection of video and sculptural work by artist Justene Williams. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, Williams uses found objects and waste materials to create dazzling theatrical environments, seducing visitors through a variety of hypnotizing sets and ‘performative’ video installations.

Developed by Artspace, Sydney and presented at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, The Curtain Breathed Deeply debuted on the international stage at Performa 15 in New York. Toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will tour to nine venues across Australia from 2016 to 2018, engaging audiences nationwide with this series of fun and enthralling performative installations.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW 2550.

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Carols in the Pavillion

Saturday 16th December, 2017

Four Winds Soundshell Pavillion & natural amphitheater near Bermagui.

Experience a moment of calm and musical beauty this Christmas.

Meet at Four Winds Pavillion at 8pm to hear the Choir of St James’, one of Sydney’s finest professional choirs, will present a concert of choral music. Come along to the hour long peaceful performance, followed by mulled wine and mince pies under the stars.

 

Type:

Music

Where:

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay NSW 2546.

Phone:

02 6493 3414

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Boxing Day Races

Tuesday 26th December, 2017

raceOur biggest social race day!

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

View or download the bus timetable. Entry $20

Type:

Sport

Where:

1695 Sapphire Coast Dr, Wallagoot NSW 2550

Phone:

02 6494 1899

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George Bass Marathon

Sunday 31st December, 2017 - Saturday 6th January, 2018

George BassThis is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world!

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Tathra’s Pig Day Out

Sunday 31st December, 2017

A New Year’s Eve of family fun at Tathra, from midday to midnight!

Throughout the day there will be markets, food, bar, pig races, dog high jump and loads of kids entertainment followed by live music and dinner, fireworks and the band ‘Endangered Species’ to bring in the New Year.

Pig races begin at 1pm, and punters can buy a pig and win half the pool.

Children’s entertainment includes magician, jumping castle, slides and games.

This event is run by Tathra Lions Club and funds raised help with community projects in the area.

Cost $10/head, children are free.

Courtesy bus available.

Type:

Festival

Where:

1 Andy Poole Drive, Tathra, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6494 1220

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Justene Williams: The curtain breathed deeply

Saturday 2nd December, 2017 - Saturday 17th February, 2018

The Curtain Breathed Deeply presents an immersive collection of video and sculptural work by artist Justene Williams. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, Williams uses found objects and waste materials to create dazzling theatrical environments, seducing visitors through a variety of hypnotizing sets and ‘performative’ video installations.

Developed by Artspace, Sydney and presented at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, The Curtain Breathed Deeply debuted on the international stage at Performa 15 in New York. Toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will tour to nine venues across Australia from 2016 to 2018, engaging audiences nationwide with this series of fun and enthralling performative installations.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW 2550.

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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George Bass Marathon

Sunday 31st December, 2017 - Saturday 6th January, 2018

George BassThis is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world!

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Tathra Cup Race Day

Tuesday 2nd January, 2018

raceIf you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise!

Tathra Cup Family Day includes the Teddy Bears Picnic and free entry and entertainment for the kids. There is a free jumping castle, and critter touch tank, craft table and of course prizes for the best bear.

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15 for over 15s.

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Jimeoin – The Ridiculous

Wednesday 3rd January, 2018

From the ridiculous to the hilarious…come and see Jimeoin’s new show as he takes you into the brain of one the world’s best stand-up comedians and masters of observational humour.

8pm to 9.30pm, tickets $49.80

‘Exhilarating… ridiculousness’ Age, Australia
‘Jimeoin excels at observational comedy…Funny and real’ **** Herald Sun
‘Jimeoin is a True Comedy legend doing what he does best….finding the funny in everyday situations’ ****1/2 – The Advertiser

KICK BACK RELAX Festival

Wednesday 3rd January, 2018

Bring a picnic rug and relax on the lawns of the Magic Mountain for a vibrant, family-oriented festival with 4 acts and a pop-up food market.

5pm to 9.45pm

Kick Back Relax brings scintillating live music from acclaimed international and Australian artists, with a selection of tasty treats which include Pambula Oysters & champagne, Cheeky Mango tacos, Dutch Pancakes and bar. There will also be bouncing castle, face-painting and of course, fairy floss.

On stage at the Rocka House are:

Bega-born magician Rhys Davies, The Trickster who combines extreme juggling skills, cheeky comedy and the outright absurd into an act you don’t want to miss.

Austral-Canadian band from Berry, Belle Miners bring their new ‘Powerful Owl’ tour drawing listeners with “lush, soaring harmonies, strong, powerful melodies and personable lyrics set against deftly executed, acoustic-driven instrumentation.”

One of the few Australian songwriters who has both a US Marine Corps medal and a US merchant mariner’s license, Fred Smith’s musical musings come with a lot of knowledge and experience as he returns from the dust of Uruzgan with his brand new album ‘Great’.

Kids under 4 are free, Under 16 from $7.95, adults from $16.95. Online tickets here.

Summer movies under the Stars!

Wednesday 3rd January, 2018 - Saturday 6th January, 2018

Four Winds Festival: Nature's Concert Hall, Murrah.

Four Winds Festival.

An architecturally designed venue, an outdoor amphitheater, those beautiful southern skies, don’t miss a block buster movie at Four Winds Bermagui this Summer!

Join us for four magical summer nights of blockbuster family movies under the stars in the beautiful outdoor Four Winds Sound Shell amphitheater, with a prelude of live music during the sunset.

There will be food, bar, ice cream, tea & coffee available for sale.  BYO picnic, rugs and low seating.
Four fabulous music-themed films across four summer nights, in a truly inspiring setting. Live music before sundown in the Windsong Pavilion.

Food, drinks, ice cream, tea & coffee will be available for sale. BYO picnic, rugs and low seating. In the case of wet weather all films will be screened indoors.

January 3rd | Bran Nue Dae (PG) | Music: Chelsy Atkins
January 4th | Inside Llewyn Davis (MA15+) | Music: Joshua Wellington
January 5th | Once (M) | Music: Texture Like Sun
January 6th | Shine (PG) | Music: Antonio Ziino

Adults $16, Children aged 5-15 $10, Under 5 Free
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Type:

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Where:

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay NSW 2546.

Phone:

02 6493 3414

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Princesses and Princes Coast Tour

Thursday 11th January, 2018

Go on a magical, musical journey!

See all your favourite princesses and princes come to life on stage from your favourite movies and musicals: Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Trolls and more. Be swept away to magical worlds and the most memorable moments.

This enchanting, fun-filled show, full of singing and dancing, will be loved by all from the young to the young at heart. Come dressed as your favourite princess or prince. Photo opportunities with the cast after the show.

Please Note: Children Under 12months are free and do not require a ticket.

11am to 11.45am, tickets $12 plus booking fee.

The Kazoos What’s Up Croc?

Friday 19th January, 2018

Join The Kazoos as they take you on a musical journey to find Chomper the Friendly Crocodile!

Dance along to catchy tunes including Twist and Shake, Walking About, Good Night, The Animal Walk, White Dog in the Park, Bubbly Bath, Party of Kazooy Island, Milking the Cow, Neighbourhood and A Frog Fell Asleep that always get children out of their seats and dancing.

This wacky pair of Professor Silly and Tulip Kazoo impress their young audiences with their own brand of music and slapstick comedy every time.

Session 1: Doors open 10:30am for 11am show

Session 2: Doors open 1:30pm for 2pm show

Tickets $20 plus booking fee

Tathra Wharf to Waves

Saturday 20th January, 2018 - Sunday 21st January, 2018

Getting ready for swim

Each year over 400 people jump into the crystal blue waters from the historic Tathra Wharf and swim to the beach to celebrate Wharf to Waves.

The swim claims centre stage of a weekend of fun and fitness in Tathra, which includes a 2km Beach Fun Run and a Bega to the Beach 30km Mountain Bike Ride.

To complement the weekend’s events, Tathra School P & C will hold a market day behind the Surf Club on the Sunday. The market will run from 8am to 2pm and have up to 25 stalls selling a variety of home-grown produce and art and craft.

There will be lots of rides and games to keep the children amused too!

Type:

Sport

Where:

Tathra Wharf, Tathra NSW

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The Kazoos: Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Saturday 20th January, 2018

Big Bear Brown is the friendliest bear in town. But what’s a Teddy Bears Picnic when your favourite teddy has gone missing?

So bring your teddy bear and help Professor Silly and Tulip as they set out on an adventure to find Big Bear Brown! This show will entertain audiences with The Kazoos own brand of music and slapstick comedy that will have kids laughing out loud every time.

Not only will children be mesmerised by the colourful characters and be dancing to the catchy tunes, adults will also love this show. The Kazoos Teddy Bears Picnic is an enchanting musical jam packed with adventure laughter and surprises including meeting Big Bear Brown after the show.

Session 1: Doors open 10:30am for 11am show.

Session 2: Doors open 1:30pm for 2pm show.

Tickets $20 plus booking fee.

Summer Sounds, a world of music

Saturday 27th January, 2018

The Strides.

Summer Sounds, A World of Music is a one day mini-festival to celebrate traditional and contemporary music at Four Winds’ stunning amphitheatre, 8km south of Bermagui on the Far South Coast of New South Wales.

On Saturday January 27, fresh voices representing emerging sounds from our own backyard will share the stage with visiting artists in a celebration of rhythms from around the world.

The line-up includes The Strides’, who have forged a truly global sound from foundations in classic roots reggae who return to a solid local following. Artistic Director James Crabb brings together a group of outstanding musicians, featuring Yasukazu Kano (Bamboo Flutes), YuNiOn (Taiko) with Graham Hilgendorf and Masae Ikegawa, Kade Brown (Piano) and Sam Martin (Double Bass). The Sweet Valentinos are a south coast band with ragged rural rhythms and dreamy beatnik undertones. We also welcome Melody Moon, enchanting indie-folkstress of the Great Ocean Road, and 12-year-old Acarya Moon.

 

Type:

Music

Where:

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay, NSW, 2546

Phone:

02 6493 3366

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Justene Williams: The curtain breathed deeply

Saturday 2nd December, 2017 - Saturday 17th February, 2018

The Curtain Breathed Deeply presents an immersive collection of video and sculptural work by artist Justene Williams. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, Williams uses found objects and waste materials to create dazzling theatrical environments, seducing visitors through a variety of hypnotizing sets and ‘performative’ video installations.

Developed by Artspace, Sydney and presented at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, The Curtain Breathed Deeply debuted on the international stage at Performa 15 in New York. Toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will tour to nine venues across Australia from 2016 to 2018, engaging audiences nationwide with this series of fun and enthralling performative installations.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW 2550.

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Fresh Salt, inspired by Yuin Country

Friday 2nd February, 2018 - Saturday 17th February, 2018

Cheryl Davison, Gadu, 2017, linen fabrics and bush fibres.

Fresh Salt is a collaboration between visual artists, musicians, composers, choreographers and creative writers inspired by the estuaries of the NSW Far South Coast – Yuin Country – where fresh and salt water mix.

As the waters mingle so do artists, stories, data, history and ideas in response to place – between the sacred mountains of Gulaga and Mumbulla. Fresh Salt aims to raise community awareness about ecological and cultural significance of the estuaries of the Far South Coast of NSW / Yuin Country through the power of art.

Stay tuned for more information.

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Bega Cup Race Carnival Weekend

Saturday 3rd February, 2018 - Sunday 4th February, 2018

Sapphire Coast Turf Club 2Bega Cup Weekend is a full weekend of racing action at Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

Set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15

A full weekend of racing action – more info here

Bega Show

Friday 16th February, 2018 - Sunday 18th February, 2018

Bega Show 5

Our biggest show – held over 3 days!

Entertainment is outstanding with Elijay’s Freestyle Bikje Stunt Show (daily), demolition derby (Sunday), fireworks (Friday) and so much more.

Get filthy while you have fun in the Thornleigh & Mudd Monsters Obstacle Park! There are three sessions daily.

In the show ring see our best beasts, hacks and trotters and on the grounds you can see street theatre, a pet show, oyster shucking, shearing, wood chop and much more. There are also rides for the kids, show bags and market stalls.

The Bega Agricultural, Pastoral & Horticultural Society has been serving the community since 1871.

Camping is available, please see the website.

 

Type:

Exhibition, Festival, Sport

Where:

Bega Showgrounds, Upper Street, Bega NSW

Phone:

0427 921 452

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Julian Meagher, Inlet Outlet

Friday 23rd February, 2018 - Saturday 10th March, 2018

In April 2017 Bega Valley Regional Gallery welcomed prominent Sydney artist Julian Meagher as inaugural artist in residence at a stunning location in Mimosa Rocks National Park, Myer House.

During April & May, Julian worked towards producing a body of work, and his residency also offered the opportunity for visual artists to draw from the unique natural environment of the local region, whilst connecting with regional communities and expanding their practice outside of metropolitan studios.

Myer House is a very inspirational place, designed by Sir Roy Grounds and set on Bithry Inlet at Mimosa. It is one of several heritage listed, architecturally significant properties, gifted by the Myer and Yencken family to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The exhibition will open at Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday, February 23, and will also be shown by the Olsen Gallery in Sydney.

Julian has been a finalist in most prestigious awards in Australia, as well as being represented in major galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong. He has built a strong studio practice in Sydney and exhibits through a number of commercial galleries in Australia and internationally as well as being a director for the emerging artist generator gallery, Chalk Horse in inner East Sydney. Meagher was included in two exhibitions at BVRG in 2016 and was enthusiastic to explore the South Coast region for the possibility of new direction the residency might bring.

Supported by National Parks and Wildlife Services, Museums and Galleries NSW and BVSC.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Cobargo Folk Festival

Friday 2nd March, 2018 - Sunday 4th March, 2018

Image by Ben Marden.

Image by Ben Marden.

The three day event attracts performers from all over the world and is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village to celebrate, camp and share music through performance and workshops

Camping and amenities are provided for ticket holders (at just $25!) and kids are well catered for with a range of musical activities, stories and craft.

2017 Program

 

 

Type:

Festival

Where:

Cobargo Showgrounds, Cobargo Bermagui Road, Cobargo NSW

Phone:

02 6493 6758

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Eden Amateur Fishing Competition

Saturday 3rd March, 2018 - Saturday 10th March, 2018

Eden Fishing Competition

This year marks 40 years! This annual week-long Eden fishing competition has (at least) $35,000 in prizes for those who catch the biggest fish and a shiny new boat as a lucky door prize for one very luck open entrant.

Competitors from all over Australia join the Eden Amateur Fishing Club in this annual week of fishing and fun with the competition divided into four categories: open, ladies, boys and girls. Enter on any day throughout the competition and come and try your luck!

Type:

Sport

Where:

Quarantine Bay, Eden NSW

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Merimbula Cup Race Day

Friday 9th March, 2018

Sapphire Coast Turf Club3Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local and interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15

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Rock and Rodders Dance Festival

Friday 9th March, 2018 - Sunday 11th March, 2018

Rock and Rodders Festival Merimbula

Rock and roll and hot rods combine in Merimbula each year when the Sapphire Coast Rock and Rodders create a 50s and 60s resurgence.

There is 3 days of dancing to music from internationally renowned Kieron McDonald Combo along with Harro’s Hoppers, Jivecatz, Fender Benders, Shadoogie, The Hoops and guests.

Thursday: Early bird dance lessons.

Friday: Live music, dance workshops and dance off.

Saturday: Hot Rod Show & Shine begins at 11am, 3 band dance.

Sunday: Eat Merimbula at Fishpen, Sunday night dinner dance (with two bands).

Weekend tickets are $95

For sales phone Club Sapphire on (02) 6495 1306.

The festival coincides with the Victorian Labour Day Long Weekend and Eat Merimbula.

Type:

Dance, Festival

Where:

Merimbula, NSW

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Sculpture Bermagui

Friday 9th March, 2018 - Sunday 18th March, 2018

Simon Pankhurst – Out for a Stroll. Winner of the BVSC Aquisitional Prize.

Sculpture Bermagui celebrates large sculptures in the spectacular setting of Dickinson Headland with Gulaga Mountain and Horseshoe Bay as the backdrop.

The program extends into the night, with fire spectacles, tours by torch light, music and food events held over the two weeks of the exhibition. There are also pop-up exhibitions around town.

Don’t miss the opening weekend, with the official launch on Friday, March 9 and the Bermagui Seaside Fair on Saturday March 10.

 

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bermagui

Phone:

0466 013 153

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Bermagui Seaside Fair

Saturday 10th March, 2018

Bermagui Seaside FairThe Bermagui Seaside Fair is a multi-award winning community event located between beautiful Bermagui Harbour and scenic Horseshoe Bay. Attracting around 10,000 people, it is a free fun filled day for everyone.

There’s a Bermagui Blessing and Poet’s Breakfast at 8am, a huge fancy dress street parade at 10am and song, dance, drumming, gymnastics, professional musos and teen talent on two stages throughout the day.

In various venues around town are exhibitions of art, craft, photography and a model expo. There’s free kid’s entertainment and novelty events, a charity auction, “Umbrellas of Bermagui” auction, hole in one golf beach bash, sandcastle competition and over 100 market and food stalls. A spectacular fireworks display ends the day.

There is no entry charge and it is an alcohol-free event. For more information check out the website www.bermaguiseasidefair.com.

Escape … for the fun of it!

 

Type:

Festival

Where:

Bermagui, NSW

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EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

Wednesday 14th March, 2018 - Monday 18th June, 2018

This important retrospective exhibition from the Rix Wright collection,  includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes.

The Art Gallery of NSW, Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars with her nationalist landscapes and spirited portraits of soldiers. In France she also achieved a remarkable level of success and recognition for an Australian artist, particularly for her orientalist and pastoral subject paintings and drawings.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Moving Histories // Future Projections

Friday 16th March, 2018 - Saturday 28th April, 2018

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media.

The artists turn the camera on themselves, re-stage historical events or reimagine alternative futures through speculative accounts of the past. Yet through repetition, montage and mimicry, they all explore a space where time folds in on itself and back again and each looks back while also moving forward. Collectively and individually they act as historians, archivists and archaeologists – excavating historical materials, digging through archives and channeling the past to make new connections across time and space.

 

Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia, curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Baker-Smith of Barbara Cleveland (formally Brown Council).

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

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02 6499 2222

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Julian Meagher, Inlet Outlet

Friday 23rd February, 2018 - Saturday 10th March, 2018

In April 2017 Bega Valley Regional Gallery welcomed prominent Sydney artist Julian Meagher as inaugural artist in residence at a stunning location in Mimosa Rocks National Park, Myer House.

During April & May, Julian worked towards producing a body of work, and his residency also offered the opportunity for visual artists to draw from the unique natural environment of the local region, whilst connecting with regional communities and expanding their practice outside of metropolitan studios.

Myer House is a very inspirational place, designed by Sir Roy Grounds and set on Bithry Inlet at Mimosa. It is one of several heritage listed, architecturally significant properties, gifted by the Myer and Yencken family to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The exhibition will open at Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday, February 23, and will also be shown by the Olsen Gallery in Sydney.

Julian has been a finalist in most prestigious awards in Australia, as well as being represented in major galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong. He has built a strong studio practice in Sydney and exhibits through a number of commercial galleries in Australia and internationally as well as being a director for the emerging artist generator gallery, Chalk Horse in inner East Sydney. Meagher was included in two exhibitions at BVRG in 2016 and was enthusiastic to explore the South Coast region for the possibility of new direction the residency might bring.

Supported by National Parks and Wildlife Services, Museums and Galleries NSW and BVSC.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Four Winds Festival

Wednesday 28th March, 2018 - Saturday 21st April, 2018

HOUSE CONCERTS | CHAMBER MUSIC | WORKSHOPS | CHILD MINDING | FOOD

At the beginning of the 1990s, a group of friends who shared interests in fine music and the wonderful local scenery around Bermagui were brought together by the idea of arranging concerts in the open air.

It now has an established a reputation for excellence in music that was enhanced by being performed in a magical site, where artists, winds, birds, even on occasion a Four Winds frog, all contributed to the proceedings. In 2011, it was recognised by the 2011 APRA/AMC Australian Art Music Award for Excellence in a Regional Location.

Venues include the Four Winds Soundshell and Windsong Pavillion at Barragga Bay, The Double Bar (Bermagui Community Centre) & private homes.

Nature's Concert Hall, Murrah.

Nature’s Concert Hall, Four Winds.

 

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay NSW 2546.

Phone:

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Four Winds Easter Festival

Friday 30th March, 2018 - Sunday 1st April, 2018

Four Winds Soundshell Pavillion & natural amphitheater near Bermagui.

James Crabb, Four Winds’ Artistic Director, will curate his first Four Winds Easter Festival of classic and world music – our 19th iconic Four Winds Festival.

Come and enjoy world-class performances; intimate musical experiences; musical theatre; house concerts; community concerts and workshops; locally produced food/wine and more!

Tickets and more information available soon

Type:

Festival

Where:

Four Winds, Barragga bay, Bermagui

Phone:

(02) 64 933 414

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EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

Wednesday 14th March, 2018 - Monday 18th June, 2018

This important retrospective exhibition from the Rix Wright collection,  includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes.

The Art Gallery of NSW, Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars with her nationalist landscapes and spirited portraits of soldiers. In France she also achieved a remarkable level of success and recognition for an Australian artist, particularly for her orientalist and pastoral subject paintings and drawings.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Moving Histories // Future Projections

Friday 16th March, 2018 - Saturday 28th April, 2018

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media.

The artists turn the camera on themselves, re-stage historical events or reimagine alternative futures through speculative accounts of the past. Yet through repetition, montage and mimicry, they all explore a space where time folds in on itself and back again and each looks back while also moving forward. Collectively and individually they act as historians, archivists and archaeologists – excavating historical materials, digging through archives and channeling the past to make new connections across time and space.

 

Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia, curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Baker-Smith of Barbara Cleveland (formally Brown Council).

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

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02 6499 2222

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Four Winds Festival

Wednesday 28th March, 2018 - Saturday 21st April, 2018

HOUSE CONCERTS | CHAMBER MUSIC | WORKSHOPS | CHILD MINDING | FOOD

At the beginning of the 1990s, a group of friends who shared interests in fine music and the wonderful local scenery around Bermagui were brought together by the idea of arranging concerts in the open air.

It now has an established a reputation for excellence in music that was enhanced by being performed in a magical site, where artists, winds, birds, even on occasion a Four Winds frog, all contributed to the proceedings. In 2011, it was recognised by the 2011 APRA/AMC Australian Art Music Award for Excellence in a Regional Location.

Venues include the Four Winds Soundshell and Windsong Pavillion at Barragga Bay, The Double Bar (Bermagui Community Centre) & private homes.

Nature's Concert Hall, Murrah.

Nature’s Concert Hall, Four Winds.

 

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay NSW 2546.

Phone:

02 6493 3414

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Four Winds Easter Festival

Friday 30th March, 2018 - Sunday 1st April, 2018

Four Winds Soundshell Pavillion & natural amphitheater near Bermagui.

James Crabb, Four Winds’ Artistic Director, will curate his first Four Winds Easter Festival of classic and world music – our 19th iconic Four Winds Festival.

Come and enjoy world-class performances; intimate musical experiences; musical theatre; house concerts; community concerts and workshops; locally produced food/wine and more!

Tickets and more information available soon

Type:

Festival

Where:

Four Winds, Barragga bay, Bermagui

Phone:

(02) 64 933 414

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Far South Coast Clubs Race Day

Sunday 6th May, 2018

Sapphire Coast Turf Club3

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local and interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15.

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EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

Wednesday 14th March, 2018 - Monday 18th June, 2018

This important retrospective exhibition from the Rix Wright collection,  includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes.

The Art Gallery of NSW, Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars with her nationalist landscapes and spirited portraits of soldiers. In France she also achieved a remarkable level of success and recognition for an Australian artist, particularly for her orientalist and pastoral subject paintings and drawings.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Merimbula Jazz Festival

Friday 8th June, 2018 - Sunday 10th June, 2018

Merimbula Jazz Festival

The Merimbula Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Merimbula over the June Long Weekend every year.

The Merimbula Jazz Festival has been held every June long weekend since 1981 involving approximately 150 bands, 700 musicians playing all styles of jazz from trad, ragtime, big bands, swing, mainstream, modern and funk. In a nutshell, the Merimbula Jazz Festival is the ‘Festival for Musicians’. Great Musos and their jazz music create the memorable festival environment each year. The format and organisation set down by the festival’s founding Committee has worked well for over 30 years, so, as the old saying still goes “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” As such, you have a festival which, at its roots, is all about community and having fun!

The festival includes a Street Parade, the popular Jazz Quest for the under 25’s and Jazz Party with performances across 4 days and 6 venues.

 

Type:

Music

Where:

Merimbula

Phone:

0419 445 011

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Merimbula Jazz Festival Race Day

Sunday 10th June, 2018

Sapphire Coast Turf Club 4Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra. It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities. Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing action from most parts of the course including the Members Reserve and Function Centre and from the large, banked lawn areas.

The Merimbula Jazz Festival Race Day is one of ten race meetings held during the season, with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, free buses to and from the course from major local centres, picnic and family friendly areas.

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EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

Wednesday 14th March, 2018 - Monday 18th June, 2018

This important retrospective exhibition from the Rix Wright collection,  includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes.

The Art Gallery of NSW, Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars with her nationalist landscapes and spirited portraits of soldiers. In France she also achieved a remarkable level of success and recognition for an Australian artist, particularly for her orientalist and pastoral subject paintings and drawings.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

Sunday 24th June, 2018 - Saturday 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes prints that are historically significant. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced by the artists’ predecessors in 1947, while String Figure Prints are a response to another archaeological collection from 1948. Pieces in Balnhdhurr also reveal the significant impact the introduction of bright acrylics had on artists, which allowed them to explore a whole new genre of artistic storytelling that became a joyous explosion of colour and expression.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

Sunday 24th June, 2018 - Saturday 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes prints that are historically significant. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced by the artists’ predecessors in 1947, while String Figure Prints are a response to another archaeological collection from 1948. Pieces in Balnhdhurr also reveal the significant impact the introduction of bright acrylics had on artists, which allowed them to explore a whole new genre of artistic storytelling that became a joyous explosion of colour and expression.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

Sunday 24th June, 2018 - Saturday 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes prints that are historically significant. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced by the artists’ predecessors in 1947, while String Figure Prints are a response to another archaeological collection from 1948. Pieces in Balnhdhurr also reveal the significant impact the introduction of bright acrylics had on artists, which allowed them to explore a whole new genre of artistic storytelling that became a joyous explosion of colour and expression.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

02 6499 2222

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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

Sunday 24th June, 2018 - Saturday 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes prints that are historically significant. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced by the artists’ predecessors in 1947, while String Figure Prints are a response to another archaeological collection from 1948. Pieces in Balnhdhurr also reveal the significant impact the introduction of bright acrylics had on artists, which allowed them to explore a whole new genre of artistic storytelling that became a joyous explosion of colour and expression.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

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Pambula Motorfest

Saturday 29th September, 2018

MotorfestSee and hear incredible cars, utes and trucks at this popular annual event. Let the kids be entertained by a myriad of events (there’s even a jumping castle for adults) and grab a bite to eat from the local food vendors.

Highlights include jet power demonstrations, a V8 tractor and Impound’s Ford XR won Summernats 27 Horsepower Hero along with local emergency vehicles and the South Coast Pin Up Girls.

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Pambula Beach Sporting Complex.

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ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

Saturday 29th September, 2018 - Sunday 30th September, 2018

ReBoot

Run, refresh, relax and renew in Bermagui this spring.

Held on the last week-end in September, ReBoot in Bermagui is a week-end of active participation in a variety of activities in the beautiful Bermagui coastal environment.

On Saturday ReBoot in Bermagui starts with the fun runs – Camel to Club and Tilba Rd to Town Fun Runs, and the Horizon Credit Union Kids Run followed by street Zumba and the ReBoot Tug-O-War challenge.

Bermagui’s Beachside Health Clinic will be open from 10am at the Bermagui Surf Club and includes massage, reflexology, dietary analysis, naturopathy, guided meditation and so much more to help you be the best you can be this spring.

Food stalls and local cafes will offer fresh food and beverages to keep you fuelled up for the weekend’s activities including yoga, tai chi, pilates, guided mountain bike ride and heritage walking tour, SUP, golf clinic, croquet, barefoot bowls and badminton.

After all this morning activity, the Bermagui Country Club is the place to be for the Car Boot Sale and to watch the AFL finals followed by live entertainment at the club and Bermagui Beach Hotel on Saturday night.

On Sunday the fun continues with more yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, boot camp and the main event being the Point to Point Ocean Swim at Horseshoe Bay beach and the Healthy Bermagui Breakfast. Spend the week-end or stay a week – this is the place to be on the last week-end in September.

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Type:

Festival, Sport

Where:

Bermagui

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Eden Whale Festival

Friday 2nd November, 2018 - Sunday 4th November, 2018

EdenWhaleFestIt’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries.

See how the townspeople celebrate it today with art, street theatre and music while we feast on the harvest from sea and soil.

Held in and around the port, the festival embraces our maritime and bush heritage and celebrates it with a huge party on the Saturday night.

It’s the most unique whale watching experience the nation has to offer, and one that Australian Geographic ranked number one for whale watching destinations in Australia in 2014.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or on shore with a picnic of local produce.

There’s a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children’s entertainment, live music and – of course – the best whale watching experience in Australia.

Visit www.edenwhalefestival.com.au

 

Type:

Festival, Marine Science & Education

Where:

Eden Wharf, 2551

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