Burnie Arts Council are thrilled to welcome accomplished musicians Simone Slattery and Anthony Albrecht to Burnie on the 21st Jan for a performance of Where Song Began. The show is a musical celebration of Australian Birds and how they shaped the world. Based on ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this 50-minute performance explores the evolutionary significance of Australian birds to the history and development of music. ‘One may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’ Multi-media performance, accessible for all ages. Burnie Baptist Church 7 - 8pm. Jan 21. Tickets via www.wheresongbegan.com Adults $20. Concession $15. Under 18 $5. Arts Council contact - Lynne Price 0409 361 940
At the Helen Denise Jones OAM Art Bursary fundraiser Christmas Concert on Sunday 25th November, the Arts Bursary recipient for 2019 was announced. Katelyn Geard - Visual Artist. Katelyn has just completed year 12 at Don College and is intending to undertake a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors at UTAS in Hobart next year. She already has a number of awards and exhibition credits to her name AND has completed a number of paid commissions. All the signs point to a strong future ahead for Katelyn. The $1000 Bursary will assist with Katelyn’s living expenses when she makes the move to Hobart in the new year. Bursary page on this website to be updated with this news soon!
To celebrate Burnie Arts Council Inc’s 70th Birthday, on the 22nd October a forum titled The Place of Art in the Art of Place was held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Guest speakers included Saul Eslake (independent economist), Professor Kate Darian-Smith (Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania), Lindy Hume (Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island) and Vic McEwan (contemporary artist and Artistic Director of The Cad Factory). The forum was designed to be a provocation, the beginning of a process that will lead toward building a plan for the future direction of arts and culture in our region. Follow up consultation sessions have taken place since to hear feedback from the community. As an arts practitioner, arts administrator, or art lover residing in this area, what are your burning issues? Please email email@example.com - we are still accepting feedback. If you would like to be included on the email list send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Place of Art in the Art of Place was generously supported by Ten Days on the Island, Burnie City Council, Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.
On the 22nd of October, Burnie Arts Council Inc celebrated our 70th birthday with an inspiring forum titled ‘The Place of Art in the Art of Place’, held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. To mark this momentous occasion, we are offering a super special membership offer. New members can join for just $7.50 single, $11 family or $4 student. We would love to hear from you. Any enquiries call Lyndal on 0438 313 045
The paper on skin Gala Parade and Award evening was a stunning display of colour, creativity and masterful use of Burnie's signature element, paper. Awards are as follows: $5000 Betta Milk Major Award: Svenja 'Lichen Morphology'. $1500 Friends of the Regional Gallery Runner Up Award: Polly Crowden 'Adira of Aberlone'. $500 Cocoon Design Public Vote Award, Cynthia Hawkins, 'Empress at Forbidden City'. Image: Grant Wells Photo. Svenja - 'Lichen Morphology'
Wednesday August 23rd 4pm at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Call Pam Thorne on 0429 029 671 or Lynne Price on 0409 361 940 to RSVP. Non members welcome.
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