Snapshots Textile Art Exhibition at Cowra Library
Cowra Library is hosting a textile Art exhibition called “Snapshots”. Included in the display are three journals made with textiles. They are exquisite – see photos.
The background to the project is artists were given nine images/photos and created textile responses. The journals were made to illustrate and explain the responses and give the viewer a hands on experience.
Come and see the results on show until Friday 5th August!
Amazing Photographic Exhibition on Show
Check out the amazing photographs on display at Orange City Library as part of the Orange Camera Club's & Australian Photographic Society's 24th Western Districts National Exhibition. There are black and white as well as colour images. The exhibition includes portraits, landscapes, action images and fantastic animal shots from insects to gorillas and birds. The first place in each category is also marked with a blue ribbon. So come on in and choose your favourite.
There's A War On Exhibition at Cowra and Website
World War II was a time of great change for the people of NSW. For some, supporting the war effort led to adventure, love, lasting friendships and new experiences. For others, wartime meant loss and hardship. There's a War On! World War II at Home showcases the varied experiences of the men, women and children who fought the war on the home front.
A workshop for the current exhibition on at the Cowra Art Gallery-There's A war On! World War II at Home was held on the weekend. The Co-curator of the exhibition, Sarah-Jane Rennie, gave an interesting floor talk highlighting the local memorabilia on show. This included a Japanese POW cap and photos from the Pardey collection of locals on V-day dancing on the main street.
Following this she ran a website workshop and demonstrated how the exhibition website http://www.tawo.org.au/wiki/index.php/Welcome (which is a wiki) can be used for personal contributions to add to the collection of objects and information on show.
For details about the exhibition go to Cowra Art Gallery: http://www.cowraartgallery.com.au/exhibitions02.html
F.O.O.D. Week : Books on the Menu
Indulge in local produce while discovering favourite recipes from experienced foodies at Orange City Library:
” Rhonda Doyle from Bloodwood Wines,
” Max Schofield from Fresh Fodder,
” Monika Rickli Swiss food enthusiast,
” Justin Byrne wordsmith & winemaker. Come along on Wednesday 13 April at 5.30pm to Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange. Please RSVP by calling 6393 8132. Also view F.O.O.D. Week 20th Anniversary display.
Surveyor General Presents Map & Launches Online Exhibition
A large group of surveyors travelling in the footsteps of explorer/surveyor Major Thomas Mitchell were on hand at Orange City Library yesterday afternoon to see Mr Warwick Watkins AM, Chief Executive, Registrar General, Surveyor General launch a new online exhibition and present Orange with a replica map by Mitchell. Deputy Mayor Cr Jeff Whitton accepted the gift on behalf of the community. The exhibition highlights eleven Crown Plans that form the Australia Felix expedition and can be seen online at www.baseline.nsw.gov.au. The website is the heritage portal and online exhibition space for the Land and Property Management Authority. Mr Watkins talked about Mitchell's achievements and his talents for surveying, exploring, invention, plan-making, cartography and drawing. The event also coincided with the commemoration of Major Thomas Mitchell's 175th Anniversary of the Australia Felix expedition. Thank you to everyone for coming along and to the Surveyor' General's team for showing us all the website. You can visit the website at www.baseline.nsw.gov.au.