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Investigating Colour4 Feb 2020
Investigating Colour is a 10 week acrylic painting course that gives both a crucial introduction to the world of art and a wonderful way in which to enhance the work of seasoned artists. Eve Kennedy teaches the skills of using colour to describe and enhance moods, emotions, settings and seasons in our work. This course explains how we perceive colour and the powerful messages that colour communicates. Investigating the intricacies of how to use colour results in richer visual impressions. All artists benefit from studying colour. TIME: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Tuesdays VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery
Gallery 126 Exhibition7 Mar 2020
VENUE: Gallery 126, 126 Jessie Street. TIME: 8.30am-5.00pm (Tuesday-Friday), 9.00am-1.00pm (Saturday). "Finding New England" - Stuart Boggs. For more information, phone 02 6771 1859.
NERAM Exhibitions Programme21 Mar 2020
The Change (Michelle Hungerford) depicts the landscape and the changes it has endured through drought and bushfire, as well as the signs of renewal due to the effects of much needed rain. From despair to hope Tamworth artist, Michelle Hungerford, expresses the transformative cruelty and blessings experienced within nature and the environment. Lounge Room Collector Series #3 explores the extraordinary, eclectic and sometimes surprising private collections of the New England region. The third exhibition in the series invites Walcha residents, Angus and Caroline Nivison, to present a selection of artworks from their personal collection and highlights their interest in sculptural and monochromatic works10.00am-4 VENUE: New England Regional Art Museum, 106-114 Kentucky Street. TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday). For more information, phone 02 6772 5255.
Armidale Art Prize 202028 Mar 2020
An exhibition that showcases a diverse cross-section of regional art and a highlight of the Armidale art scene. The Armidale Art Prize, which began in 2009, has three categories: Painting, Works on Paper and Sculpture/ Craft Art. Well over 100 works will be on show from over 70 artists. Each categories has a first prize and a second prize and this year we have introduced the David Davies Impressionist Landscape award for a painting or a work on paper. These will be announced on Opening Night, Saturday 28 March at 6pm. A People’s Choice award will be open for the exhibition period, so that all who attend the exhibition can have there say. These prizes are made possible due to the generous support of our sponsors from within the Armidale Community. http://www.armidaleartgallery.com/whats-on.html
Armidale Art Gallery Exhibition Opening30 Mar 2020
VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery, 168 Beardy Street Mall (upstairs - adjacent Carr's NewsXpress). TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday), 10.00am-1.00pm (Saturday). . The Armidale Art Prize. For more information, phone 02 6772 9993.
Cary Bennett Trio @ Tatts3 Apr 2020
VENUE: Tattersalls Hotel, Beardy Street Mall. TIME: 7.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2247.
New England Festival Cycling Criterium5 Apr 2020
Now in its sixteenth year, the New England Festival Criterium is the premier city circuit cycling criterium race in Northern NSW. Each year we are lucky enough to attract a high class field of participants with a great mix of juniors, local and regional athletes competing in what is considered a fast and exciting circuit. Armidale Cycling Club warmly welcomes all competitors, spectators, friends and family to Armidale, and thank you for your support and participation. It is rare to be able to see such a high class field in the convenience of a circuit in the middle of town, so we trust you will enjoy some exciting racing. https://www.armidalecyclingclub.org/nefc/
Armidale Community Farmers Market 5 Apr 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
AYO's Rosemary Leitch Garden Party5 Apr 2020
Enjoy a morning of beautiful music presented by the Armidale Youth Orchestras at the historic Saumarez Homestead. This event is proudly supported by Rosemary Leitch. Lunch and one free drink is provided. Cash bar is also available. Catering by Little Cocos Further Enquiries - NECOM 6788 2135 VENUE; Saumarez Homestead, 230 Saumarez Rd, Armidale. TIME; 10:30am for a 11:00am start. COST; Adult-$45, Pensioner-$30, Child-$20. Tickets available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=606039& https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=606039&
Charlie Fittler @ Tatts10 Apr 2020
VENUE: Tattersalls Hotel, Beardy Street Mall. TIME: 7.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2247.
Armidale Farmers Markets @ Saumarez Homestead12 Apr 2020
The Armidale Farmers Market provides a traditional sustainable marketplace for regional producers to direct sell seasonal regional fresh produce, food products and quality artisan wears to the Armidale regional community. We offer an authentic traditional market experience and the opportunity for you to connect with our local regional producers and their products. And, we strongly promote the value of sustainability and healthy living. Turn off the New England Highway at the Airport and follow the signs. https://www.armidalefarmersmarket.com.au/
ADFAS Lecture: A New Black Identity: the Harlem...15 Apr 2020
A New Black Identity: The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s (Matthew Laing) - The lecture discusses the emergence of the artistic and cultural movement in uptown New York that came to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. A seminal moment in the development of a post-slavery black identity in the United States, Harlem was the interwar crossroads for the greatest creative and intellectual minds in black society. The movement touched upon all areas of African American culture, from the fashions, music and dances of the cotton Club and jazz halls to intellectual and religious discourses in black schools, churches and homes. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOJ (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.
New England Yard Dog Championship and Cattle Dog Trial17 Apr 2020
Friday, 17 April - Victor Moar Feature Maiden and Novice Cattle trial to be run in conjunction; (approx. 5.000pm) Cattle Trial team events to follow M/N Saturday, 18 April - Feature Maiden Yard and Novice Yard; continuation of Feature Maiden and Novice Cattle Dog Trials; beginner Yard Dog Trial and Junior Cattle Dog Trial (18yrs and under - commencing after lunch); Open Cattle Trial rounds (depending on entries); Open Championship Yard (follow Feature Maiden); Improver Yard Trial (follow Novice) Sunday, 19 April - Open Championship Yard Dog Trial; Improver Yard Dog Trial (continuation); Open Cattle Dog Trial VENUE: Showground, 5 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 2.00pm (Friday), 7.00am (Saturday and Sunday). Drinks and food available for purchase. Please come along and watch our brilliant dogs in action. For more information, phone Justin on 0421 337 602.
Josh St Ledger @ Tatts17 Apr 2020
VENUE: Tattersalls Hotel, 174 Beardy Street Mall. TIME: 7pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2247.
Armidale Community Farmers Market 19 Apr 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
Cat-Has-Trophy @ Tatts24 Apr 2020
VENUE: Tattersalls Hotel, Beardy Street Mall. TIME: 7.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2247.
Armidale Choral Society Concert26 Apr 2020
VENUE: Uniting Church, 114 Rusden Street. TIME: 3.00pm. COST: $15 donation (includes afternoon tea). For more information, phone 0473 173 356
UNE SRI AgTech Showcase and Pitch Competition30 Apr 2020
The day will consist of an AgTech Showcase in Armidale’s Beardy Street Mall from 10am-1pm, followed by the Pitch Competition in Armidale’s Town Hall from 1.30-4.30pm. The Pitch Competition will give you the opportunity to hear founders of startups pitch their business to a panel of judges who will select 2 companies for an international travel event to take their business global during 2020. The event is open to producers, investors, students, researchers and the general public and is a chance to meet the founders, try and buy the latest AgTech innovations. The UNE SRI and this event is supported by the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science and Technology. https://smartri.com.au/events/agtechshowcase/
Armidale Community Farmers Market 3 May 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
Pub Choir @ Impies7 May 2020
VENUE: Imperial Hotel, cnr Beardy and Faulkner Streets (opposite Post Office). TIME: 7.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2405.
Armidale Farmers Markets @ Saumarez Homestead10 May 2020
The Armidale Farmers Market provides a traditional sustainable marketplace for regional producers to direct sell seasonal regional fresh produce, food products and quality artisan wears to the Armidale regional community. We offer an authentic traditional market experience and the opportunity for you to connect with our local regional producers and their products. And, we strongly promote the value of sustainability and healthy living. Turn off the New England Highway at the Airport and follow the signs. https://www.armidalefarmersmarket.com.au/
ADFAS Lecture: the Sculptures of the Parthenon or How Lord Elgin...14 May 2020
The Sculptures of the Parthenon or How Lord Elgin Gained and Lost His Marbles (Alan Read) - In the two centuries since they were removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, the meaning and significance of the Elgin marbles has changed dramatically. From architectural decoration to disputed cultural objects this lecture looks at the response to them over their time in Britain, from the original controversy over their purchase to the current debate surrounding the restitution of the marbles to the new acropolis Museum in Athens. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOL (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.
Armidale Central Rotary Club Book Fair16 May 2020
Armidale Central Rotary Club will be holding its Annual Book Fair from Saturday, 16th May 2020 - Saturday, 23rd May 2020. With books from every genre, both fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, board games and magazines there's sure to be a bargain for everyone. There will be a Rare and Special Books section during the first three days which has proven to be very popular. Bring the family, bring your friends, and don't forget to bring your bags! Payment via Eftpos and Cash. http://www.armidalecentralrotary.org.au/projects/book-fair.aspx
Armidale Community Farmers Market 17 May 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
Compassion By Lior and Nigel Westlake 23 May 2020
Compassion is a symphony of songs that unites the soulful power of Lior's voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Nigel Westlake's orchestral style. Performed by an octet comprising some of Australia’s best ensemble musicians, this unique collaboration celebrates the liberating power of compassion that can bring people together across the divides of race and fear. Poetic, beautiful and rewarding. https://www.trybooking.com/BGZTL On Saturday 23 May 2020 at 7:00pm Location: Lazenby Hall, University of New England, Armidale
Pub Choir @ Impies4 Jun 2020
VENUE: Imperial Hotel, cnr Beardy and Faulkner Streets (opposite Post Office). TIME: 7.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2405.
ADFAS Lecture: Renaissance Italian Villas and Gardens, and their Afterlives7 Jun 2020
Andrea Palladio, the Italian architect whose constructions inspired a new building culture in England and North America, theorised that beauty results from the form and correspondence of the whole. since antiquity Italian villas and their gardens have been designed harmoniously, making valuable agricultural and economic contributions. They also provided spaces for intellectual reflection, architectural innovation, aesthetic appreciation - and relaxation in some of the most picturesque locations imaginable! In this talk we examine the Renaissance rediscovery of classical texts on villas and their impact on gardens. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAON (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com
Armidale Farmers Markets @ Saumarez Homestead14 Jun 2020
The Armidale Farmers Market provides a traditional sustainable marketplace for regional producers to direct sell seasonal regional fresh produce, food products and quality artisan wears to the Armidale regional community. We offer an authentic traditional market experience and the opportunity for you to connect with our local regional producers and their products. And, we strongly promote the value of sustainability and healthy living. Turn off the New England Highway at the Airport and follow the signs. https://www.armidalefarmersmarket.com.au/
ADFAS Lecture: Dress Detective: Miss Fisher's Wardrobe Revealed9 Jul 2020
The phenomenal success of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries has a great deal to do with the aesthetics of the TV show - 1920s Melbourne and a glamourous protagonist. This lecture looks at dress in the 1920s, the designers who were influencing style and developments that were changing the way people thought about clothes. It is also a look behind the scenes, creating Phyrne Fisher's world and the flapper style so synonymous with the decade. it was a period that began to embrace sportswear, leisurewear, shortened hems as well as the outrageous parties. It also looks at menswear of the period and changes that were beginning to take place. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOP (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.c
MAMMA MIA! - The Musical10 Jul 2020
Armidale Drama and Musical Society ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for all theatre lovers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Venue: TAS Hoskins Centre Tickets available (from April 2020) www.adms.org.au Director Neil Horton Music Director ; Elizabeth Smidt Choreographer: Lindy Hardman Producer: Marney Tilley
Armidale Farmers Markets @ Saumarez Homestead12 Jul 2020
The Armidale Farmers Market provides a traditional sustainable marketplace for regional producers to direct sell seasonal regional fresh produce, food products and quality artisan wears to the Armidale regional community. We offer an authentic traditional market experience and the opportunity for you to connect with our local regional producers and their products. And, we strongly promote the value of sustainability and healthy living. Turn off the New England Highway at the Airport and follow the signs. https://www.armidalefarmersmarket.com.au/
Opera Australia's Carmen13 Aug 2020
Announcing Opera Australia's 2020 Regional Tour Performance: CARMEN NECOM is proud to present Opera Australia’s newest touring production of Bizet's much-loved masterpiece for a once-only performance in Armidale on Thursday 13 August 2020. Sung in English, this new production is designed to entertain people of all ages and features a chamber orchestra and a stunning set, costumes, and lighting. Save the date in your diaries! VENUE: Lazenby Hall, University of New England. TIME: tba. COST: tba - tickets will go on sale in December 2019. For more information, phone 02 6788 2136.
ADFAS Lecture13 Aug 2020
A highly topical lecture, given the current arguments about the multi-billion pound restoration planned for Westminster! The Houses of Parliament is one of the most famous and staggering buildings in the world. It rises serenely from the Thames at Westminster, on a site which has been the centre of power and government in England from the earliest times. It is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and a spectacular feat of civil engineering: but from the beginning, its design and construction were a battleground for architect, Charles Barry. This lecture tells the story of how Charles Barry created the most famous building in Britain. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/... (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com
Opera Australia's Carmen13 Aug 2020
Bizet’s Carmen Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. She’s enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. Captivating Don José with her sensual Habanera, he abandons everything to pursue her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life. This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion. 7:30pm 13 August 2020 Lazenby Hall, UNE A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and local children’s chorus to perform the world’s most popular opera. Hear the famous Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen. https://www.trybo
Goldmund Quartet3 Sep 2020
For their debut Australian tour, the Goldmunds offer some of the great masterpieces of the string quartet canon: Haydn and Schubert, set alongside a brand-new work, written for this tour by rising Australian composer Elizabeth Younan. The young guns show their credentials in heartland repertoire which demonstrates the fresh interpretations, irresistible energy and distinctive, characterful playing that brought them such early success – and equally celebrate the music of our own time. Armidale Town - 127 Rusden St ARMIDALE https://www.trybooking.com/BGZTP
ADFAS Lecture11 Nov 2020
Art and Fashion: The enduring relationship between artists and fashion designers from the 20th Century (Alison Kubler) - Historically art and fashion found themselves philosophically opposed. There traditionally existed a hierarchy of high and low art and fashion. Art aspires to a cultural longevity that fashion by its very nature seems designed to negate. So how did art and fashion reconcile in the new millennium, and how are art and fashion collaborations shifting the paradigm? VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAPI (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.