Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Material Girl

The pictures above are from the extremely succesful Material Girl Remnants exhibition which opened recently at the King Island Cultural Centre.

Fiveteen local women artists exhibited a number of works on King Island in an offshoot of the Material Girl exhibition in mainland Tasmania.

Three exhibits from King Island were accompanied by two of the artists on their journey from King Island to the exhibition in Launceston where they were very well received and also made to feel very welcome.

This is the second time that King Island has staged it's own offshoot-show as part of the Ten Days On The Island Festival and has been welcomed by locals and those farther away.

Sally Marsden has reported back to Tas Regional Arts that King Islanders feel more connected with Tasmania by doing this and the organisers of Ten Days On The Island have in turn passed on their sense of excitement at the innovative way in which local artists have dealt with their geographic isolation.

Let's Get It Strait

Congratulations to everyone involved in last Saturday’s amazing show “Let’s get it Strait!’.

Despite a venue change due to strong wind warnings, it could not have been better! The performances were sublime and we had a fantastic audience. All the hard work really paid off and it was a show of depth, joy and original beauty.

Emma and Gavin from Tasdance wish to pass on their sincere thanks to the whole school community for our support and enthusiasm. They are currently on Flinders Island for the next part of this island project.

Again, congratulations to all involved in the long process that culminated in this ‘once in a lifetime’ show. We are indeed extremely lucky to have been part of such a professional project.

Photographs to follow shortly.

Ruined - In Exile.

Some wonderful photos taken by Linda French which give a flavour of the exhibition currently down at the King Island Cultural Centre.

If you are able to visit make sure you spend a couple of minutes to watch the DVD of our Ruined event filmed early this year and listen to the wonderful music that can still be extracted from such a ruinous hulk!