MonthFebruary 2020

Yarra Valley Writers Festival to be livestreamed event

Saturday 9 May 2020
Streamed online from various venues

The Festival, originally scheduled for 8-10 May in Healesville Victoria, will, because of the COVID-19 emergency, be a one-day streamed event

Writers and presenters to be featured in the livestream include:

  • Tony Birch (The White Girl)
  • Chris Flynn (Mammoth
  • Eliza Henry-Jones (How to Grow a Family Tree), 
  • Elizabeth McCarthyMeg Mundell (The Trespassers)
  • Ailsa Piper (The Attachment: Letters From A Most Unlikely Friendship)
  • Hannie Rayson
  • Angela Savage (Mother of Pearl)
  •  Jock Serong (Preservation)
  • Michael Veitch (Hell Ship, Turning Point) 
  • Donna Ward (She I Dare Not Name)
  • David Williamson (Don’s Party)
  • Charlotte Wood (The Weekend)

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Canberra Women’s Writers Festival

28 to 30 March 2020
Crown Hotel Canberra

The festival program is yet to be finalised but tickets are on sale for the festival weekend and the Saturday night dinner. We are promised:

  • Pitching sessions,
  • Great debates,
  • Panels,
  • Q&A sessions,
  • Dinner with a mystery host and special guest
  • Chat sessions
  • Professional development talks.

Writers include:

  • Sara Dowse
  • Carly Finlay
  • Ginger Gorman
  • Gillian Polack
  • Susan Steggall
  • Katie Taylor
  • Karen Viggers
  • Biff Ward
  • Kaaron Warren

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our bush capital written by Samatha Tidy, illustrated by Juliette Dudley

Storytorch Press, Canberra 2020
Produced with the assistance of crowd funding

Ostensibly a picture book about the many places of interest for tourists and others in Canberra, our bush capital is also a forceful statement about community, about the importance of memories for families and about the value of sharing our own childhood joys with our children and grandchildren. It’s about the notion of home.

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Suki & Hugh Gallery – Water Shadows by Jo Victoria & Stefan Gevers.

Porcelain ceramics and watercolour paintings
Opening Saturday 8th February 2020, 3-5 pm. All welcome.
Continues until 15 March 2020

Jo Victoria’s porcelain works are delicate, light and translucent. She uses carved-out lines, marks and holes to portray environments etched by the ocean.

Top image: Jo Victoria, Pierced Bowls (detail), slip cast porcelain, sizes variable, 2019.

Stefan Gevers, Following The Light, watercolour, mixed media on archival paper, 97 cm x 123 cm, 2019

Inspired by the drama of light and inherent patterns in nature, Stefan Gever’s contemporary watercolour paintings also display a lightness of touch. With Lake George in mind the artist explores the beauty, challenges and opportunities this area offers.

Suki & Hugh opens Thurs and Fri 10am to 2.30pm; Sat. and Sun.10am to 4pm; Monday by appointment.

Phone 02 6238 1398; 0412 029 045

Networks Australia – Tree Conversations: networking with the wood wide web

Until Sunday 3 May 2020
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets Wagga

Are trees talking? Are we listening? 

Nineteen artists from Networks Australia invite you to take part in a conversation with our leafy companions through a diversity of mediums: Christine Appleby, Rachel Devlin, Wendy Dodd, Deborah Faeyrglenn, Karyn Fearnside, Susan Hey, Belinda Jessup, Dottie Le Sage, Ann McMahon, Jenny Manning, Bev Moxon, Sharon Peoples, Liz Perry, Marli Popple, Ola Robertson, Rozalie Sherwood, Nancy Tingey, Monique Van Nieuwland and Katherine White.

Barbie spoke to Canberra-based artist Ann McMahon about the exhibition
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