Thursday, December 18, 2008



An exhibition about Currie Harbour, King Island by Bridget Levy

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trek’s over.
‘Sea Fever’ by John Masefield
This exhibition is dedicated to Maitie

January 9th – February 6th 2009

King Island Cultural Centre
Currie Harbour


Artists Statement
King Island is in my history. My family left England on the Tanui in 1886 and after a few false starts, arrived on King Island as seafarers and free settlers to take up land in 1895 - with their mother Elizabeth McKie Bowling. There were 5 boys and 2 girls. Fred Bowling the second eldest son was my grandfather and with my grandmother Ella farmed the Yellow Rock country for 25 years until soldier settlement took over. My Grandmother talked of the adventure and hence my love and fascination for the island - the tremendous courage, the loneliness, the pathos, the coastal hills, the sea, the amazing history and the pride. I try to do justice to the island and my family through my paintings. My present paintings are my interpretation of the King Island fishing boats – their individuality, comradeship, busyness and great character and pathos and of course the red Tahui 3.

Artists Profile
Bridget completed a four Year Diploma of Painting (1957-1960) at Swinburne Art School with Honours. She was the last student to go through the Arts School and Laurie Pendlebury was the Senior Lecturer at that time.

Bridget exhibited her work in Tasmania in late 1960 and managed a gallery in Mornington Peninsula until 1968.

Bridget and her husband decided to move to the peace and tranquillity of King Island after her husband became ill eleven years ago. Here Bridget has found the inspiration to paint again and this exhibition is for Maitie.

Gusts Up To 50 Knots

Gusts Up To 50 Knots 2008 mixed media 71X84cm $700

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound 2008 mixed media 71X84cm $700

Currie Lighthouse West Face

Currie Lighthouse West Face2008 mixed media 71X84cm $700


Shelara 2008 mixed media 82X66 $700

The Javana in slips

The Javana in Slips 2008 mixed media 82X66cm $700

The Kelp Harvesters

The Kelp Harvesters 2008 mixed media 80X65cm $700

The Kelpie

The Kelpie 2008 mixed media 80 x 65 cms $700

The Devils Gap

The Devils Gap 2008 Mixed Media 85 x 68 cms $700

Stockyard Hill

Stockyard Hill 2008 Mixed Media 68 x 80 cms $600

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Under Construction

We'll be back soon with more art, a new layout and news about what's coming up.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Singing for Fun

Singing For Fun
For Living Writers Week
Teresa Beck-Swindale

August 2008
Saturday 23rd 11-4pm lunch 1-2
Sunday 24th 1-4 pm

Venue: Anglican Church
$25 for 2 days of “Vocal Nosh”- singing and food
Healthy refreshments – soup, sandwiches and fruit. Michelle Atkinson has kindly offered to coordinate refreshments and if you can assist contact her on 6461 1067.

To complete registration fill out the form below, bring $25 to the Cultural Centre by 8th August and get a receipt. Thank you.
Cultural Centre 6462 1924

DAY 1 - Saturday
Singing for fun. 2hrs introductory session covering a wide range of material including rounds, gospel, pop & traditional with refreshments. Then 1hr working up 4 part harmony and perhaps a devised song.

DAY 2 - Sunday
Singing continues and we could even be further developing our own devised song as a final celebration of the workshops. This will be decided at the end of the 1st Day.. Teresa will also bring over lots of tips for holding the group together, other opportunities for singing leadership, song swaps, workshops, & staying in touch with other singing group networks. Teresa will bring photocopied lyrics& music scores and examples of singing books & details for sourcing.

Bob Brown's Tasmanian Photography

Snapshots of King Island Landscapes & Seascapes

Bring your snapshot (unframed, name and phone number pencilled on the back)
to the Cultural Centre
Wednesday 6th Thursday 7th or Friday 8th August.

We’ll put all the ‘snapshots’ together to make one large overview of King Island

To accompany

Bob Brown’s Exhibition
Tasmanian Photography

1st August – 24th August

Friday, July 18, 2008


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