Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hill End artist Rebecca Wilson's coming exhibition at the Jean Bellette Gallery Hill End.

Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll winner of Arts Unlimited painting prize.

A “joyous and exuberant” work by artist Genevieve Carroll has won the Pro Hart Prize for Hanging Art in the 2015 Art Unlimited competition, held at Dunedoo on the weekend.
Ms Carroll was awarded the $3000 prize for her oil on canvas diptych titled Tugging the World to Fruit.
Judge and Orange Regional Art Gallery director Lisa Loader described the painting as a “joyous, exuberant and powerful” work.
“Genevieve Carroll’s brushwork is assured and the composition well resolved,” she said.
“In a very strong exhibition that presented a difficult exercise to choose a winner, the work stood out.”
Ms Carroll’s work was chosen from 236 entries in the competition’s Hanging Art Category.
The $3000 prize is donated each year by Raylee Hart, widow of iconic outback painter Pro Hart, in memory of her husband who was committed to making art accessible to people in regional Australia.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


 K I M   D E A C O N

p e r f o r m s  a t   t h e

G U L G O N G   H E N R Y   L A W S O N   F E S T I V A L

T H E   P R I N C E   O F   W A L E S   O P E R A   H O U S E

H O M E   S W E E T   H O M E

Henry Lawsons Women

F r i d a y   J u n e  5 t h   a t   7 . 3 0 p m   &   S u n d a y   J u n e   7 t h   a t  1 . 0 0 p m

Tickets $25.00/$20.00 at the door.
Group bookings and information 6337 8333

M o v i n g,  u n i q u e  a n d  a  T o u r  d e  F o r c e !

It's 1872 and Australia's goldfields are in a frenzy, especially in Hill End!
A magpies carol, the poignant strains of Nellies Melba's Home Sweet Home are set
against a backdrop of the iconic Holtermann Photographs depicting life on the goldfields.

In the neighbouring town of Gulgong, young Henry Lawson is growing up. Kim Deacon takes us
on a journey through this fascinating era, examining the life of this great poet and the amazing women who were a part of his life.

Using Holtermann Photographs, a spirited narrative, sound scape and evocative archival footage,
 Kim transports us to this tumultuous time. Kim has set 10 Lawson poems to music and accompanies it all with harp, banjo, guitar and piano, seamlessly moving from story to song.

With 30 years experience in film, television and theatre, Kim is a seasoned performer who brings to life these extraordinary women whose stories have rarely been told and yet they all influenced the life and writing of one of Australia's most famous poets and writers.

A  p e r f o r m a n c e   n o t   t o   b e   m i s s e d !