Baw Baw Shire

Baw Baw Artist In Residence 2017: Anne Riggs

Baw Baw Artist In Residence 2017: Anne Riggs

from May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until May 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

The successful Baw Baw Shire artist in residence for Come and Play, all of May – Celebrating the Arts of Gippsland 2017 is Anne Riggs.

Anne is a visual artist and will be hosted by the Walhalla Board of Management.  The theme for the residency is Lost Forgotten & Found as it encompasses the Walhalla's history and also invites both the artist, and the public to come and explore.

The dates for public participation are:

  • Saturday May 20 : guided walk around the town
  • Sunday May 21 : artist walk - for drawing and photographing around the town.
  • Sunday May 28 : casual drawing in various locations around the town.  Artists are invited to bring their gear and set up in the Mechanics Hall for the day - creating, drawing from a still life, sharing.

All the details are in our brochure which can be downloaded here

Encaustic: Wax work on Board with Nonie Sutcliffe

Encaustic: Wax work on Board with Nonie Sutcliffe

from May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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Nonie Sutcliffe: Textile and mixed media artist will be teaching a starters Encaustic workshop.
 Come and try the wonderful world of wax!

This weekend course will cover safety, equipment required and techniques for laying down layers of wax.  The fusing process will solidify the basics of the encaustic medium.  Collage, image transfer and ways of making texture will enhance the finished product.  Kit to be supplied by tutor.

Venue: Trafalgar Artspace, Railway Station, TRAFALGAR

Times: 10am til 4pm


Linocut Workshop - reduction prints

Linocut Workshop - reduction prints

May 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Create a small edition of prints using the reduction technique where a colourful print is made from a single block.  With progressive cutting, and inking the image emerges.

Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+.

Venue: Yarragon Public Hall, Campbell St, Yarragon

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It Ain’t Easy Being Elvis

It Ain’t Easy Being Elvis

June 02, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Wesley of Warragul

'It Ain't Easy Being Elvis’ (Starring Andy Seymour & The Southern Gentlemen) is the story of one man's journey across the globe as an Elvis Presley tribute artist.  This is NOT an Elvis impersonator show.  You certainly don’t have to be an Elvis fan to enjoy this very personal and fascinating insight into what it takes to ‘make it’ on the world stage.

Seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up!

It’s packed full of outrageous ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories, great songs and hysterical anecdotes that will have you laughing, crying, dancing and singing-along.

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan

June 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions.

This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.

Venue: Wesley of Warragul, 62 Victoria St, Warragul

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


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