Culture will be on full display in the Surf Coast next month when the fourth annual Lorne Festival of Performing Arts kicks off. The event runs from August 29-31 and promises to be a weekend filled with a huge mixture of weird and wonderful performances for all ages.
Melting fridges, mysticism and microcosms are all in Art & Australia Collection 2003 – 2013. The collection includes a variety of innovative contemporary works of art including video, painting, sculpture, light installation, sound art and photography.
The theme for this year’s Scarf Festival is ‘divinely wicked or devilishly good?’ Hundreds of scarves are exhibited attracting entrants from some of Australia’s most well-known crafters and artists from around the world. Take home one of these amazing creations, as many scarves are available for purchase.
It’s hard for most of us to turn a negative into a positive, but for Melissa Nikolic after dealing with a few health issues it gave her the chance to pursue her passions. “For a long time I’ve been drawing on the side and then all these other things kind of happened, and I just needed time out to do the things I enjoy,” she says.
Do you dream of being a successful writer? Yeah, me too; only I’m doing something about it. As a second-year arts student at Deakin University, majoring in Journalism and Creative & Professional Writing, I am determined to immerse myself in as many invaluable opportunities I can find. I have never been the patient type, and as a result, have put myself forward for a number of volunteer writing and editing positions.
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes; with a particular focus on the human form. For over 2,000 years the Greeks experimented with representing the human body in works that range from prehistoric abstract simplicity to the full-blown realism of the age of Alexander the Great.
Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts. Words in Winter is a celebration of words, stories and ideas in all their forms shared by locals and visiting presenters through readings, poetry, theatre, music, talks, workshops, visiting authors, and exhibitions.
There’s a saying out there that two is always better than one, and this couldn’t apply more to the duo exhibition at Wonderwall Gallery by Soraya Mobayad and Katie Bishop. Both exhibitions feature highly detailed works from two talented local ladies – Katie lives in Torquay and Soraya in Geelong. Sorayas’ series ‘Phantasm’ uses images, loops, narratives and patterns often conjured up in dreams to give them a physical illusory form.
Local artists are invited to create their masterpiece and enter it in the Surf Coast Shire’s 2015 calendar competition. Once again this year the shire is calling on all artists who are living in the Surf Coast Shire or are ratepayers to submit ONE original artwork for the opportunity of inclusion in the 2015 council calendar.