Friday, February 13, 2009

Material Girl - Remnants

Material Girl is an annual art competition open to Tasmanian women artists. Tasmanian Regional Arts will be selecting work for the March 20th Exhibition at the Poimena Gallery Launceston with works also selected for touring throughout Tasmania including King Island later in 2009.

Four King Island artists are submitting works and many more will be holding a joint exhibition – Material Girl – Remnants at the Cultural Centre from the 20th March – 15th April. Photography, textiles art, sculpture and more will portray the theme Global Woman.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Two Pairs Of Shorts

In 2008
Debra Oswald visited King Island to search for inspiration for her new short play for Two Pairs Of Shorts .

The play will be read on King Island at the Currie Town Hall on 1st April at 6.00pm. Tickets are available at the door for $10.00.

When Debra was here last year she spoke to a number of King Islanders and (rather unnervingly) was forever harvesting stories and ideas for her play so everyone here can't wait to see what she's come up with.

Deb also held a writers workshop which was a fascinating insight into the way she works and how her ideas come about.
The play will be read at the Currie Town Hall on King Island on April 1st at 6.00pm. Ticket available on the door for $10.00.

Let's Get It Strait

Let's Get It Strait is a creative fusion led by Tasdance and the communities of Flinders, King and Cape Barren Islands that results in a programme of evocative performance experiences. Beth Shelton's She Oak Sings, first created in 1987, evokes the emotive sound of the gentle wind in the trees by using ingenious whirlies created by Sarah Hopkins.

Tasdance came to King Island earlier in the year and performed at the King Island Town Hall to great acclaim. They also carried out a number of workshops at King Island District High School and will be hoping the great dancers they worked with will remember it all as THEY WILL BE IN THE SHOW!

The performance will be held outside in Stockyard Park on Saturday 14th March at 7.30pm and tickets will be available on the door for $10.00 ($15.00 concessions).

Old Man Luedecke

Banjo songster, Old Man Luedecke, is a rare type of musician and songwriter. His witty songs of hope and joy are accompanied only by his loving five-string banjo, foot stomps and the occasional yodel. They have been described as melodic gems, blending old-time sensibilities with insight and poetry.

You can catch Old Man Luedecke at Rocky Glen restaurant, Lovers Lane, Naracoopa on King Island. He will be playing on 27 March at 7.00pm.

If you would like a sneak preview of his music then please go here.

And if you'd like to see him on video then try this one out!

How lucky are we on King Island!

Ruined In Exile

Ruined in Exile is part of Ruined and runs from March 25th - 15 April at the King Island Cultural Centre.

The installation is made up of a ruined piano, video, photos and drawings with original recordings from Ross Bolleter.