Nicole Moorhouse - Expectations

Nicole Moorhouse - Expectations

from July 27, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Maffra

Moorhouse is a contemporary painter who expresses her fascination with the ‘found object’ through her love of painting. These collected and documented objects have been discarded and exposed to the elements and no longer function as intended. Moorhouse says,

“The patina of the reclamation process of nature leaves intricate and unique markings upon a variety of surfaces and materials to create an aesthetic value that draws me to these objects and ultimately the process of art making.”

Expectations is an exhibition that combines some of Moorhouse’s earlier work with new pieces that have been completed since graduating from studies. Moorhouse says,

“The title refers to the many expectations that we all face as we strive to achieve our individual goals, but it also refers to the expectations we as an audience have of an artwork and the way it functions.”

The Crow Family - Performed by the Pidd-Davey Family

The Crow Family - Performed by the Pidd-Davey Family

July 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Nobody saw this happen so it may or may not be true.

A woman lives in the middle of a city, next to a tree that smells of lemons.  In this tree lives a family of crows, but their home is threatened by developers looking to build inner city apartments where factories and shops used to be.  One day, the child of the crows falls from the nest.  As night falls, the neighbourhood cats move in for the kill.  The woman intervenes and her encounter with the crows and their child transforms her life and ultimately transforms her.

Told by real life family, Maude Davey, David Pidd and their children, Alice (17) and Leo (10) in the tradition of travelling show biz troupes of old, The Crow Family shares this urban parable alongside songs, confessions, tales of famous and infamous families, Alice and Leo’s rule for being a good parent, and servings of cake.  It’s about urban scavengers and what we can learn from them, about children growing up and leaving home, about taking care of the world we share with birds and beasts.  The Crow Family is an insight into the delicate and difficult business of being a family.

Venue: Neerim Junction Hall, 2957 Main Neerim Road, Neerim Junction

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell - Bairnsdale

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell - Bairnsdale

July 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

Shirley Valentine by the award winning Willy Russell and starring Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical and Always...Patsy Cline) is a wonderfully entertaining monologue by a 42-year-old Liverpool mother whose self-esteem has been battered by school, marriage and life in general.  When her best friend wins a Greek vacation for two, Shirley grasps the chance to head for the sun, to re-find herself, follow her dreams and to get a new lease on life.

With much humour, warmth, sympathy, human insight and a great deal of empathy for his female protagonist, Willy Russell brilliantly shows Shirley breaking out of the mould in which she was cast by society.

Warragul Snowfest

Warragul Snowfest

July 28, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

Warragul's Snowfest is back with lots of fun, real snow, music, entertainment and market stalls in Warragul's CBD.

Featuring

  • Snow Play Areas - Children's and Youth Play Areas
  • Meet Mt Baw Baw’s Frosti the Frog + Howling Huskys
  • Dunking Machine
  • Music + Entertainment
  • Night Market + Food Stalls
  • Kids Activities

Road closures will be in place between 2.30pm and 8.30pm.

Tricia Allen: Colour

Tricia Allen: Colour

from July 28, 2017 @ 5:30 PM until August 26, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
East Gippsland Art Gallery

Tricia Allen (1962-2010) was a masterful glass artist, and played a pivotal role within East Gippsland and the broader arts community.

Colour and Light is a retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and work of both Tricia Allen and Owen Piggott (1931-2015).

Opening 5.30pm Friday 28 July 2017 - All welcome FREE.

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell - Orbost

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell - Orbost

July 28, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Orbost Exhibition Centre

Shirley Valentine by the award winning Willy Russell and starring Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical and Always...Patsy Cline) is a wonderfully entertaining monologue by a 42-year-old Liverpool mother whose self-esteem has been battered by school, marriage and life in general.  When her best friend wins a Greek vacation for two, Shirley grasps the chance to head for the sun, to re-find herself, follow her dreams and to get a new lease on life.

With much humour, warmth, sympathy, human insight and a great deal of empathy for his female protagonist, Willy Russell brilliantly shows Shirley breaking out of the mould in which she was cast by society.

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