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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY AT THE GALLERY

Collage Workshops with Angie Cass

Wednesdays, 12noon-1.30pm
25 May, 8 June and 22 June
Collage is fun! It creates great conversation, and all kinds of talents emerge from people making collage together. All materials and equipment provided.

Angie Cass has been a collage artist for 26 years and has a treasure trove of vintage books, magazines, and papers on nature, landscape, retro patterns, fashion and wonderful objects to share in the Wellness Wednesday Program. 

Angie will show you how to exploit these exciting, one-of-a-kind materials so you can make collages unique to you. Why not come along and learn new techniques with paper for: scrapbooking, card making, party invitations, wall art, gift tags, bookmarks, junk journals, zines, decoupage and more. 
All materials and equipment provided. Bookings essential.
Eventbrite Link: Wellness Wednesday in the Gallery


IAVA ARTISTS' TALKS AT THE GALLERY

IAVA is a group of highly accomplished artists with networks of like-minded artistic friends and colleagues.  In each talk an IAVA member has invited an artists they admire, for a joint discussion about their artistic practices.

IAN BROWN and DAVID ROACH

Saturday 28 May, 2.00-3.00pm
Free, all welcome.
IAVA Artist's Talk Ian Brown and David Roach.pdf

DIANA WOOD CONROY and JACKY REDGATE

Saturday 4 June, 2.00-3.00pm
Free, all welcome.
IAVA Artist's Talk Diana Wood Conroy and Jacky Redgate.pdf

GALLERY AFTER DARK PROGRAM

Yours & Owls in partnership with Wollongong Art Gallery are proud to announce a series of exclusive, intimate performances from some of Australia's most distinguished musical talent, all to take place in the cultural cradle of the Illawarra's artistic landscape. 

Harmony: A Nighttime series of Music & Art will invite patrons to partake in a dynamic fusion of live performances and feature exhibitions. At two launch events in the coming months, the Gallery will transform into a prestige live music venue to host performances from Mick Turner with Mess Esque (May 14) and Jim White with Xylouris White (June 11). 

Cultural icons in their own right, Turner and White (original members of The Dirty Three) are making their debut Coal Coast appearances for these very special events. We are incredibly humbled to bring these exceptional artists to Wollongong, and to platform their performance projects in such a unique venue as the Wollongong Art Gallery is a high honour. 

A small audience can enjoy an up-close experience with Australian music royalty, then peruse curated collections from a diverse range of artistic disciplines. May will see new installations from Xanthe Barker, with Reassess Progress: Here + Now III, and Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis and Leon Vasilakis, with Deep Sounding (both showing May 7 - August 14). June will welcome a new collection selected by Carrie Lumby, There's A Crack In Everything (showing June 4 - August 28). 

This is a coveted opportunity to experience a synthesis of music and art. Bringing together premier performance talent and evocative artistic works is a cultural intersection we are excited to explore. Together with the Wollongong Art Gallery, we welcome you to Harmony. 

LAUNCH DATES

Xylouris White - 11 June

Xylouris White is the two-headed monster comprised of Dirty Three / Springtime drummer Jim White and Cretan folk / lute legend George Xylouris, returning to Australia this June 

This will not only be their first Australian show in two years but the first time the pair have been in the same room in that time, their last confirmed sighting being Castlemaine, Victoria the day before the world turned upside down. In their time apart though, they have not been idle. Jim learned to record at home (in Australia) while George taught lute on zoom from Crete. 

As well as a deep archive of finished and unfinished music, Jim would record at home and in New York City and send files to George who would add layers of lutes and lyra ideas for Jim to overdub. Silent third-member and producer Guy Picciotto would combine, excavate and create. They have a new album ready; their fifth, but now it is time to perform live. 

Tickets are on sale.  Xylouris White 11 June