Wellington Shire

Hart

Hart

June 14, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Stratford Courthouse

“I was always like, like a magnet with my Dad, like everywhere he went I was right next to him…  He never got rid of me…”

Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families.  Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away.

Using testimonials from the Stolen Generations, Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in
on the silenced stories of this country.

Bohemians in the Bush

Bohemians in the Bush

from June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

The Gippsland encountered by artists in the late nineteenth century was a wild and inhospitable frontierland.

In the age of Impressionism and the rise of a national school of art, Gippsland remained a remote and inaccessible region for most artists.  Those who did make the journey were confronted by obstacles at every turn, at once impeding their pathway and providing awe-inspiring subjects for their art.

Bohemians in the Bush explores the stories and art of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Gippsland, revealing the work of many artists who are comparatively little known today.

Image: John Ford PATERSON, Australia 1851—1912, Untitled (Fern Gully) 1893, Oil on canvas, 76.7 x 46.5cm.  Collection Latrobe Regional Gallery

The Kenneth Jack View

The Kenneth Jack View

from June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Kenneth Jack (1924—2006) captured the quintessential Australia through his paintings, drawings and prints.

Jack was renowned for intricate images of Australian cities, outback towns and vast panoramic views.  Yet another side to Jack is reflected in the works that he kept in his private collection, which reveal the intellectual and artistic challenges that he faced.

Assembled by the artist’s son David, The Kenneth Jack View presents a range of works from the artist’s own collection, many of which are previously unseen, together with key works from the Gippsland Art Gallery’s collection.

Image: Kenneth JACK, Australia 1924—2006, Beyond Oodla Wirra SA 2001, Watercolour on paper on board, 112 x 112cm.  Courtesy the estate of the artist

John Williamson - in Concert

John Williamson - in Concert

June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

John Williamson is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years.  He has survived and soared in the often cut-throat entertainment industry.

His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other.  His honest and passionate songs are synonymous with the country that inspires him and connect him with his countrymen regardless of age, sex or creed.

Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa

from August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM until August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
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Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Cirque Africa is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthral all who see it.  A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage a performance.  Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa.

Cirque Africa features the world-renowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from 6 African countries including acrobats, dancers, percussionist, musicians and contortionists, performing a 100 minute awe-inspiring show.

Highlighted with stunning colourful African costumes, high energy knuckle-biting acrobatic acts, humorous comedy traditional, modern original composed music for each act plus vibrant dance routines, this is a superb show is for all ages of the family and as its a visual show Cirque Africa has no language cultural or religious barriers.  Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.

The dedication and immense professionalism of Cirque Africa makes this show very appealing to all audience members discover The Greatest show from Africa .

Gippsland Print Award 2017

Gippsland Print Award 2017

from September 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

The Gippsland Art Gallery’s biennial celebration of printmaking returns in 2017.

The Gippsland Print Award — introduced in 2015 — is an open entry award exhibition that showcases the ingenuity and creativity of artists and this marvellously enduring medium.

The Gippsland Print Award is a $5,000 prize for printmaking open to all artists living and working in Australia, for prints that have been completed since September 2015. The winning work will be automatically acquired by the Gippsland Art Gallery.

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