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HINTON: Treasures of Australian art 16 Feb 2018
Discover one of the great art collections in the country... The Howard Hinton Collection at the New England Regional Art Museum is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history. Today it is one of the most significant collections of Australian art in regional New South Wales and the permanent exhibition HINTON: Treasures of Australian art provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a selection of these great artworks that belong to the community of Armidale. Discover paintings by leading Australian artists including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Margaret Preston, Elioth Gruner, Nora Heysen, Norma Lindsay and many, many others. Open 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays) Entry by donation or by purchasing souvenir booklet/list of works ($5.00) New England Regional Art Museum 106-114 Kentucky St Armidale Tel: 02 6772 5255 #howardhinton #neramuseum http://www.neram.com.au
Armidale Golf Club Bingo
Bingo @ the Armidale Golf Club every Friday13 Apr 2018
Armidale Golf Club runs Bingo every Friday from 11am. We have a short break for lunch and wrap things up around 1.30pm. Everybody is welcome. Lots of great prizes to be won, a happy environment and an outlook over golf course which has to be seen to be believed. www.armidalegolf.com.au
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Exhibition: Deep Cuts 4 May 2018
Deep Cuts explores the work of contemporary Australian printmakers Rew Henks, Brian Robinson, Dianne Fogwell, Angela Cavalieri and David Frazer, who push the limits of traditional woodcut, lino and other relief printmaking techniques with massive works which explore themes of identity, nationality, history, language and location. NERAM’s Print Room series explores the various processes, techniques and styles of printmaking as an art form. New England Regional Art Museum 106-114 Kentucky St 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays) Entry by donation Further information on NERAM website at http://www.neram.com.au Image: David Frazer Slow Boat linocut print 2016 https://www.facebook.com/events/604016563296429/
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Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) exhibition4 May 2018
The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) is Grafton Regional Gallery’s biennial flagship art prize, promoting innovation and excellence in contemporary Australian drawing. JADA 2016 continues to explore the way drawing resonates as a contemporary medium, demonstrating the relevance and strength of drawing in Australia. This is a Grafton Gallery Touring Exhibition sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Gallery and supported by the Clarence Valley Council. New England Regional Art Museum 106-144 Kentucky St Armidale Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday Entry by donation Further information at NERAM website: http://www.neram.com.au Image: Adam Cusack In Plain Sight 2016
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Exhibition - Because of Her We Can NAIDOC theme7 Jun 2018
VENUE: Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. "Because of Her We Can" - is this year's NAIDOC theme. The theme has been chosen to celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our communities, families and nation. The ACCKP is opening an exhibition, also entitled Because of Her We Can, to coincide with this year's NAIDOC celebrations. It is a collection of artefacts that Aboriginal women use and used in their daily life. Each object is presented with a statement of cultural significance and educational notes for teachers to use when discussing these objects in their classes. http://www.acckp.com.au/
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibition - Making Old Markings New7 Jun 2018
VENUE: Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. "Making Old Markings New" - A project developed to support professional and skills development of four Anaiwan and Kamilaroi artists, observed and supported by a Kamilaroi Elder and an Aboriginal Project Manager, to re-connect and re-built their regional cultural identity. The four artists worked with experts at two museums in Sydney, being the Australian Museum and the Macleay Museum, as well as the University of New England to explore objects and mark making traditions from the New England North West along with visiting Rock Art sites in the New England. It culminated in an e-resource and now an exhibition of works by three of the artists, Rod McIntosh, Adele Chapman-Burgess and Lorrayne Riggs.
Myall Creek exhibition
Myall Creek and Beyond exhibition8 Jun 2018
A group of contemporary indigenous artists respond to the Myall Creek Massacre and its aftermath in this new exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale. On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838, a group of 11 convicts and ex-convict stockmen, led by a squatter, brutally slaughtered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children who were camped peacefully at the station of Myall Creek in the New England region. Although there were many other massacres of indigenous people, this one had special significance because it was the only time when white men were arrested, charged and hanged for the massacre of Aborigines, following a police investigation. The exhibition features the work of Robert Andrew, Fiona Foley, David Leha, Carole MacGregor, Laurie Nilsen and Judy Watson. Curated by Bianca Beetson. New England Regional Art Museum 106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday http://www.neram.com.au/myall-creek-and-beyond/
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibition8 Jun 2018
VENUE: Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. "Looking Beyond the 1838 Massacre" - explores the history of the Myall Creek Memorial as a site of remembrance and acknowledgement of a shared history and of reconciliation. This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with the Myall Creek and Beyond program at the New England Regional Art Museum. Looking Beyond the 1939 Massacre is made up of three parts. The first part illustrates what happened in 1838 when white settlers murdered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children near Myall Creek Station. The second part of the exhibition is about the Memorial which was dedicated to raise awareness of the Massacre. The final part is made up of a reading area with books about the Massacre, a digital area with videos of re-enactments of the Massacre and a reflection corner.
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Eclectic - Photography Exhibition7 Jul 2018
Eclectic is an exhibition of photography showcasing the talents of 20 local photographers, highlighting their individual styles, skills and subject preferences. Many are published in the recently launched book New England High Country – Forty Photographers and several regularly exhibit their work in our region. http://www.armidaleartgallery.com/whats-on.html
Photo workshops
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS18 Jul 2018
Got an eye for images or just really enjoy taking random pics that look amazing on Insta? Let’s take that and run with it! This is a hands on, practical approach, a beginners guide to photography with young, industry professionals! These workshops will introduce you to the creative functions of your camera, while providing a basic knowledge of digital photography. You'll learn best practice for shooting and what is required to achieve the best exposures. You'll apply these techniques and skills on location for the landscape session and on set with professional models for the portraiture session! This course is for absolute beginners or the interested novice! Access to your own DSLR camera is preferred, but not essential! Event Times: Wednesday 18th of July 3pm to 8pm (landscapes) and Thursday 19th of July 9am to 1pm (portrait) Ages 14+ Single session $140 Back to Back $220 For more information please email - info@littlefishentertainment.com or visit: https://www.facebook.com/LittleFishEnt/photos/a.1594844607198009.1073741828.141423735873444/2227646713917792/?type=3&theater
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group20 Jul 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Acting Workshops
SCREEN ACTING WORKSHOPS20 Jul 2018
This is a crash course designed to develop your screen acting skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Learn the basics of the Stanislavski system of acting, script analysis and the technical demands of screen acting. Become confident in front of the camera while rehearsing scenes from film and TV! You'll explore fundamental acting skills in voice, physicality and improvisation for the screen. Delve in to script analysis and character development and take part in exercises that assist your understanding of camera angles, eye lines and marks! Sarah has been teaching and working in the Australian entertainment industry for over ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Performance from AIM Dramatic Arts (formerly the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art). She is an actor and director with a passion for arts education in rural areas and providing opportunities for young performers to learn at a professional standard. Friday Session (1pm to 5pm) : 8 to 15 years $120 Saturday Session (10am to 5pm): 16 and over $180 For more information please visit the link below or email info@littlefishentertainment.com for inquiries and enrollment forms. https://www.facebook.com/LittleFishEnt/photos/a.1594844607198009.1073741828.141423735873444/2227646607251136/?type=3&theater
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Mammoth White Elephant Sale22 Jul 2018
Tingha Citizens Association Inc. is holding a White Elephant Sale at the old farm shed Opal Street, Tingha, opposite Metro Service Station Sale includes: • pre-loved clothes in very good condition, household items, antiques, cut glass crystal, jugs, ornaments, plates • art work, various paintings including Aboriginal art and prints • sporting gear, golf clubs and bags, new and used top-brand football boots (all money from sporting goods donated to the Tingha Tigers Football Club) • cake stall, home-made goodies Food available, starting with breakfast Phone Robyn: 0402 688 492
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Agriculture 201823 Jul 2018
Meetings International is prestigiously organising International conference on Agriculture & Horticulture, mainly focusing on the theme “Current trends in Agriculture & Horticulture” with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, engineers, industrial participants and budding students around the world to share their research findings with the global experts. International conference on Agriculture & Horticulture will be held in Toronto, Canada on July 23-24, 2018. https://www.meetingsint.com/agri-aqua-conferences/agriculture-horticulture
Mike McClellan
Mike McClellan in Concert3 Aug 2018
VENUE: Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.15 for 8.00-11.00pm. COST: $29pp - available from Club or http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mike-mcclellan-in-concert-tickets-46096095663 ($2.68 booking fee applies). For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group4 Aug 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Birdwatching bird
Armidale Birdwatching Group5 Aug 2018
Venue: Environmental Education Centre, Thalgarrah (off Rockvale Road) Time: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street) Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262
Madame Butterfly
NECOM - Madame Butterfly7 Aug 2018
Venue: Lazenby Hall, University of New England (take Clarkes Road, turn into Ring Road, north, turn into the northern carpark, walk through shops and courtyard) Time: 7.30pm Cost: $30-80 (+ 30c booking fee) - available from https://www.trybooking.com/book/search For more information, phone Kate Thomas on 02 6788 2137 U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins. Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour. What will become of her great hope? Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale.
Dannielle Miller
PLC Presents Raising Amazing Girls with Dannielle Miller8 Aug 2018
Dannielle Miller is Australia's leading provider of empowering workshops for girls and parents. Author of five books, including The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls and also regularly writes for leading Australian print and online publications. Dannielle has been named the NSW/ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur and was one of four finalists this year for the NSW Premier's Women of the Year Award. Venue: PLC Armidale Astra Arts Centre Cost: $5.00pp including a light supper Tickets: www.trybooking//WLRH
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group17 Aug 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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AYO 50th Birthday Bash19 Aug 2018
Special celebration of AYO's 50th birthday - with performances from all the ensembles Armidale Youth String Orchestra, AYO Sinfonia, AYO Symphonic Winds and the Armidale Youth Orchestra. The highlight is the world premiere performance of specially commissioned work by Paul Marshall - "Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky" Come and support youth music making in Armidale and join in the celebrations! Time: 3pm Venue: Lazenby Hall, UNE Cost: Family $35 / Adults $15 / Students $10 / Child $5
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group1 Sep 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Birdwatching bird
Armidale Birdwatching Group2 Sep 2018
Venue: Gwydir Park Road TSR, off New England Highway (north) Time: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street) Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262
Sustainable home tours SLA
SLA Sustainable House Tour8 Sep 2018
Visit Armidale houses that show examples of sustainability in design, materials, construction or energy use. Houses are being selected for this bi-annual weekend tour organised by Sustainable Living Armidale Inc. Previous tours have included interesting new and old houses, some quite small, and some renovations. It’s a wonderful opportunity for people interested in living more sustainably to see actual examples in our community, and talk to the homeowners about the details of their houses. For more information, check out the SLA website: http://www.slarmidale.org
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group21 Sep 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Banquet - A Musical Feast
Banquet; a musical feast starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes21 Sep 2018
Internationally renowned bass baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes returns in a highly anticipated performance. Joined by a lyric coloratura tenor, Henry Choo, rising star mezzo soprano Ruth Strutt and celebrated soprano Peta Blyth and introducing much acclaimed pianist, Rhodri Clarke in a thrilling evening of superb music. Venue: Armidale Town Hall Time: 7.30pm Tickets: Tickets $70 adult and $66 concession - bookings essential www.TryBooking.com
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group6 Oct 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Armidale Birdwatching Group7 Oct 2018
Venue: Gara TSR, Castledoyle Road Time: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street) Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes DAYLIGHT SAVING BEGINS - put clock FORWARD one hour For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group19 Oct 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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PACKSADDLE SELLING EXHIBITION19 Oct 2018
An annual selling exhibition of prints and paintings held at NERAM over two weeks. Don't miss opening night - Friday 19th of October. Christopher Hodges, Director of Utopia Gallery is our guest speaker. New England Regional Art Museum 106-144 Kentucky Street, Armidale Further information NERAM website www.neram.com.au
Graduates
UNE Graduation - The Professions Awards26 Oct 2018
At the Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. Time: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/graduation/your-graduation
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Black Mountain School & Community Reunion27 Oct 2018
A school & community reunion is being held on Saturday 27th October. A lunch and afternoon tea will be held at the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club along with fun activities for all to enjoy. A Facebook page Black Mountain Friends has been created. Please visit the page to register your name and contact information. or email Alison - alisonjoy7@gmail.com Tim - timothysnell65@hotmail.com We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Booloominbah_UNE Graduation Education Awards
UNE Graduation - Arts & Sciences Awards27 Oct 2018
At the Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. Time: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/graduation/your-graduation
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Annual PLC Armidale Old Girls' Reunion Weekend28 Oct 2018
Each year the PLC Armidale Old Girls' Union and the college hosts a weekend for past students and staff. The weekend includes college tours, a high tea hosted by the P&F and dinners organised by each reunion group organiser. It is a wonderful opportunity for the ‘Old Girls’ of PLC Armidale to catch up, reminisce about their experiences and re-connect with the college. People come from all over Australia and internationally to attend. http://www.plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au/community/alumni/old-girls-union
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Armidale’s best Christmas Lights1 Nov 2018
Think you've got the best Christmas Lights in town? Professionals Armidale Real Estate are proud to be hosting 'The Armidale Christmas Light Competition'. Contact Professionals Armidale on (02) 6772 4549 to place your details on the register. A map will be provided to the public to help them find your Christmas light display. Prizes will be awarded for the best house and the most money raised for nominated charities.
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group3 Nov 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Birdwatching bird
Armidale Birdwatching Group4 Nov 2018
Venue: Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve, Bagot Road, Guyra Time: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street) Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262
Goldner Quartet
Goldner Quartet8 Nov 2018
Venue: Town Hall, 127 Rusden Street. Time: 7.00pm. Cost: $$45 (adult), $35 (pensioner), $25 (full-time student) - available from https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=336156 (30¢ booking fee applies to each ticket). NECOM will assist in making a booking (credit card only) by phoning 02 6788 2137 or in person at office (Level 1, Old Teachers' College, cnr Mossman and Faulkner Streets (cash, cheque, credit card). For more information, phone 02 6788 2137. Approaching their 25th anniversary in 2020, Australia’s premier string quartet remain in demand internationally as performers and recording artists. With no changes to their line-up since their inception in 1995, the Goldners bring unmatched musical intuition to every phrase. It’s this closeness that makes them so appealing to watch in performance – every motion and every glance appears in the music as well.
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group16 Nov 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Bjorn Again
Bjorn Again @ the SerVies17 Nov 2018
VENUE: Auditorium, Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.30 for 8.00pm. COST: $43 - available from Club reception. For more information, phone 02 6776 0800. World famous ABBA super-troupers Bjorn Again perform all the biggest and best ABBA hits and in a highly-entertaining, fully-produced show featuring all the authentic ABBA costumes, boots and makeup. And yes – we can guarantee plenty of blue eye-shadow. Combing theatrical antics and a healthy dose of parody, the show sends audiences into a sing-along, dance-along frenzy
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group1 Dec 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Armidale Birdwatching Group2 Dec 2018
Venue: Dumaresq Dam, Booroolong Road Time: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street) Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262