Wellington Shire

John Abery: Do you Remember? An exhibition of childhood memory

John Abery: Do you Remember? An exhibition of childhood memory

from August 04, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until September 25, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Cowwarr Art Space

In this sculpture exhibition, John explores the nostalgia of childhood memories.  He deliberately created the works to be oversized, creating a feeling of wonder and excitement recreating the emotion a child would feel in the presence of a new toy.  He hopes these works will evoke a playful memory for everyone who sees them.

John Abery, the sculptor, is exploring and effectively recreating a childhood memory in his adult years.  He has deliberately created the sculptures to be large and oversized to emulate the excitement and overwhelming sensation that a child would feel in the presence of a new exciting object.

This collection of sculptures is designed to slow down the viewer, to look at things that we may take for granted but that a child would simply be in awe of.  This is emphasized by the sculpture called The Trinket Box.

“I have deliberately filled it with trinkets that may seem monotonous or subjectively boring.  However these objects are approached through the eyes of a child, my inner child and may also relate to the viewer’s inner child as well.” said the sculptor John
Abery.

“Even the nostalgia of the bowl of marbles that would sit on Grandma’s coffee table and the excitement that would bring to a child” said John Abery.

The sculptor has constructed these objects out of wood, for obvious links to the past of handmade wooden toys that people will remember from days gone by but also because it is a medium that the artist loves to work with and has great respect for.

You can find out more about the sculptor (John Abery) at his website here: http://www.johnaberysculptor.com/ 

Image: We Had a Great Big Macano Set 2017, Plywood and paint,105 x 45 x 54.

Hotel California, The Best of the Eagles

Hotel California, The Best of the Eagles

August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Sit back, relax and close your eyes…..you would swear you were hearing the soulful, haunting sounds of one of music’s all-time greatest bands – the Eagles have given us 30 years of musical artistry both as a group, and as individual artists.

Hotel California, covers their old, their new, their ballads, and those socially and politically provocative hits everybody has come to love.

It’s hard to pick your favourites: Take it Easy, Witchy Woman, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, Best Of My Love, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane, the list goes on and on.

Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist

August 12, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Starring John Wood and Julie Nihill

Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?  Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an op shop.  She is certain it is a Jackson Pollock worth millions.

World-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), arrives from New York to her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day.

Tapestry

Tapestry

August 18, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

The songs of Carole King sung by Vika Bull and Debra Byrne

On the 45th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Carole King’s pop masterpiece, Tapestry was celebrated by two of Australia’s most loved vocalists in three sold out shows at the Arts Centre, Melbourne in August 2016.

Iconic performers Vika Bull and Debra Byrne along with The Brill Band, featuring some of Australia’s finest musicians, re imagined the songs of the “most successful and revered female songwriter in pop music history”.

Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa

from August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM until August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
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Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Cirque Africa is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthral all who see it.  A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage a performance.  Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa.

Cirque Africa features the world-renowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from 6 African countries including acrobats, dancers, percussionist, musicians and contortionists, performing a 100 minute awe-inspiring show.

Highlighted with stunning colourful African costumes, high energy knuckle-biting acrobatic acts, humorous comedy traditional, modern original composed music for each act plus vibrant dance routines, this is a superb show is for all ages of the family and as its a visual show Cirque Africa has no language cultural or religious barriers.  Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.

The dedication and immense professionalism of Cirque Africa makes this show very appealing to all audience members discover The Greatest show from Africa .

Lior & Grabowsky

Lior & Grabowsky

August 26, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

This world class music highlight of the year concert will be one of the first outings for a collaboration of two of Australia’s most respected artists.

Singer/songwriter and ARIA award winning Lior, shot to the public’s attention following his 2005 debut album Autumn Flow, which became one of the most successful independent releases in Australian history.

Paul Grabowsky who performed at The Wedge twice in 2016 with his quartet and with Kate Ceberano is an acclaimed composer, pianist and polymath who has received numerous awards in his illustrious 40 year career.

Together they will be reinventing some of Lior’s most cherished songs as well as bringing their own individual voices to this special show.

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