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NEXT FILM CLUB SCREENING

NEXT FILM CLUB SCREENING

True Grit (The original 1969)

Tuesday 13th February 2024. Doors open at 7.00pm  

Enjoy John Wayne’s Academy Award winning role for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn.
 
A marvelously entertaining blend of classic Western melodrama and irresistible old-style sentiment.
Thank you to the Rural City of Wangaratta for the support of this event

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Award Winners 2023

Award Winners 2023


$3000 Grand Winner Award
Sponsored by Patrons of the Art Show
Brown Brothers Family Winemakers , Christmont Wines, Darling Estate, Dal Zotto, Domaine Chandon, and Red Feet Wines 
Awarded to Matt Kinsey for High Tension Country


$1500 Oil/Acrylic
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Hargraves Secured Investments
Awarded to Vanessa Kelly for Vines in the Mist

 


$750
Oil/Acrylic
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Ben Winspear for In the shade

$1000 Pastel
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Pizzini Wines
Awarded to Ben Jenkins for Untitled 1

$600 Pastel
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Sandy Dare for Serenity

$1000 Work on Paper
Sponsored by Elite Supporter King River Brewing
Awarded to Pamela Florance for Fruit and Flowers

$600 Work on Paper
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Michael Ashby for Marisa Pondering

$750 Watercolour/Gouache
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Superaxe
Awarded to Shirley Hall for Building Blocks

$600 Watercolour/Gouache
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Linda Syers for Long-tailed Sylph

$1000 Printmaking
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Bank WAW
Awarded to Linda D’Agnostino for Elsie

$600 Printmaking
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Therese Shanley for After the rain

$1000 Tony Judd Local Artist
Sponsored by Elite Supporter the Judd Family
Awarded to Sam Reiher for 16 Millard St

$1000 Barb Sartori King Valley Theme
Supported by King Valley Arts
Awarded to Julia Lumley for Kelly Country

$750 Young Artist
Sponsored by Elite Supporter RBA Financial Group
Awarded to Sara Cope for Layered Landscape #3

$500 Judge’s Gem 1
 
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Tamika Leeds for Autumn Ride

$500 Judge’s Gem 2
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Lorna Ryan Burden for Wangi Wangi Series (Bird)

$500 People’s Choice
Supported by King Valley Tourism Association 
Awarded to Donna Prentice for watercolour Hello Kangaroo

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all the artists who have entered this year’s King Valley Art Show.
Thank you to our judge artist Daniel Butterworth

 

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Voyage- An Australian Musical

Voyage- An Australian Musical

King Valley Arts Presents is working with the Myrrhee Hall Committee to bring Voyage An Australian Musical to the region

Saturday 18th November
@ Myrrhee Soldiers Memorial Hall
1736 Benalla-Whitfield Rd, Myrrhee
Doors and Bar Open 7pm
Showtime 7:30pm
Supper included – ticket $30
Enquiries: to Carol – 0490 357 967
Tickets https://www.trybooking.com/CMFUL

“This production is a finely tuned and beautifully executed piece of theatre” – Patricia Di Risio, Stage Whispers
The Good Girl Song Project presents, “Voyage”, a New Australian Folk Musical.
It is April, 1833 and a ship full of single and free immigrant women leaves from Britain, bound for New South Wales, Australia. Two women aboard the ship, an Irish frame knitter and an English servant must survive the voyage with only a single box of necessities below deck. Once they arrive on Australian soil, their strong voyage-bound friendship must withstand the capricious whims of the Sydney colonists. For once they have left the familiar shores of their home, there is no going back.

“Voyage” was nominated for three Green Room Awards, listed as one of TimeOut’s “Top 5 Must-See Musicals”, and featured on the 2021 VCE Drama Playlist. The work is written by Helen Begley, directed by Ruby Rees and based on the research of Dr Liz Rushen. It features two actors, three musicians, eleven characters and seventeen songs.

Voyage is a hybrid form of scripted narrative song cycle with action, an ingenious but simple set and stunning character transformations by the two actors/singers. It is not traditional musical theatre. It blurs the lines between theatre, opera and song cycle.
The show offers an alternative story of “Mateship.” Without sentimentality, it champions the kind of staunch female friendship that fosters resilience and endurance and maintains hope and humour in the face of hostility. Through this lens it asks audiences to reflect on their attitudes to women, migration, identity, colonisation and racism, and questions whether the attitudes of the 19th Century are still mirrored in contemporary Australia.
The Good Girl Song Project(GGSP) is a floating collective of musical women from the Australian folk scene. The line up for “Voyage” in Myrhee is Carly Wilding (Actor/Singer/Musician), Penelope Swales (Actor/Singer/Musician), Kylie Morrigan (Fiddle), Meredith Beardmore (Whistle) and Helen Begley( Guitars/Writer). GGSP’s mission is to create musical stories that explore the lives and experiences of Australian women.
In the midst of the pandemic, Voyage had a two week season at Melbourne Independent theatre 45 downstairs. It attracted rave reviews and glowing testimonials from audience members including many VCE students. The show visited several schools before lockdowns halted further performances. Post-pandemic, the GGSP team is looking forward to remounting the production and sharing “Voyage” with audiences near and far


$3000 Grand Winner Award
Sponsored by Patrons of the Art Show
Brown Brothers Family Winemakers , Christmont Wines, Darling Estate, Dal Zotto, Domaine Chandon, and Red Feet Wines 
Awarded to Matt Kinsey for High Tension Country


$1500 Oil/Acrylic
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Hargraves Secured Investments
Awarded to Vanessa Kelly for Vines in the Mist

 

 

 

 


$750
Oil/Acrylic
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Ben Winspear for In the shade

$1000 Pastel
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Pizzini Wines
Awarded to Ben Jenkins for Untitled 1

$600 Pastel
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Sandy Dare for Serenity

$1000 Work on Paper
Sponsored by Elite Supporter King River Brewing
Awarded to Pamela Florance for Fruit and Flowers

$600 Work on Paper
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Michael Ashby for Marisa Pondering

$750 Watercolour/Gouache
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Superaxe
Awarded to Shirley Hall for Building Blocks

$600 Watercolour/Gouache
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Linda Syers for Long-tailed Sylph

$1000 Printmaking
Sponsored by Elite Supporter Bank WAW
Awarded to Linda D’Agnostino for Elsie

$600 Printmaking
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Therese Shanley for After the rain

$1000 Tony Judd Local Artist
Sponsored by Elite Supporter the Judd Family
Awarded to Sam Reiher for 16 Millard St

$1000 Barb Sartori King Valley Theme
Supported by King Valley Arts
Awarded to Julia Lumley for Kelly Country

$750 Young Artist
Sponsored by Elite Supporter RBA Financial Group
Awarded to Sara Cope for Layered Landscape #3

$500 Judge’s Gem 1
 
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Tamika Leeds for Autumn Ride

$500 Judge’s Gem 2
Supported by Friends of the Art Show
Awarded to Lorna Ryan Burden for Wangi Wangi Series (Bird)

$500 People’s Choice
(by popular vote and to be announced at end of show)

Awarded to
Supported by King Valley Tourism Association

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all the artists who have entered this year’s King Valley Art Show

 

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King Valley Art Show Entries now open

King Valley Art Show Entries now open

King Valley Arts is pleased to announce the  2023 King Valley Art Show will be held over the “Cup” weekend of Saturday 4th-Sunday 5th November 10-5pm and Monday 6th November 10-3pm at King River Brewing.

Artists please note our Online Entry Form is now available

 

The total prize pool of over $15,000 is made possible by the generosity of our Sponsors, Patrons and Friends of the Art Show

& Friends of the Art Show

Astute Financial
Brokers National
Rosemary Buchanan
Julie & Rob Carolane
Gentle Annie Caravan Park
High Country Bookkeeping
John Gehrig Wines
King Valley Fine Foods
King Valley Walnuts
La Cantina Wines
Marg Swan
Milawa Cheese
Mountain View Hotel
North East Survey Design
Shanley Signs
Warby Street Veterinary Hospital
Whitfield Garage

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Clay Creations – Cheshunt

Clay Creations – Cheshunt

Clay Creations- Cheshunt
Saturday 15th April 10am -2pm

Come and have fun with at the Cheshunt Hall Artist Linda Lees will guide you in the creation of pinch pots made in clay. Those who feel adventurous might like to extend their skills and Join two pots together to create a sphere or even a small animal. The morning will be spent making our creations, break for lunch and then we will decorate.

 

 

There is no charge for this workshop, however places are limited.

Bookings can be made at  https://www.trybooking.com/CHAVN 

 

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Next Film Club Screening

Next Film Club Screening

We are excited for our next KVA Film Club screening on Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm with 

                        Breathless (À bout de souffle)

Jean-Luc Godard’s, 1960, “way too cool-for-school and stylish” French film, starring the late greats Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. This film is famous for initiating the French New Wave that influenced a generation of filmmakers and cinephiles, ultimately altering the way movies were created. 
Thank you to the Rural City of Wangaratta for the support of this event

https://kingvalleyarts.com.au/film-club/

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Mayor For A Day

Mayor For A Day

Damian Callinan will be our

MAYOR FOR A DAY
Fri 18 Nov

 

A reminder that the rescheduled
MAYOR FOR A DAY
is this Friday 18 November 2022 at 7pm
Edi Upper Hall
Tickets are still available
It’s going to be a fun evening!

BOOK HERE

 

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When The Light Went Walking

When The Light Went Walking

Somebody’s Daughter Theatre & Nobody’s Fool Theatre present:

When The Light Went Walking

 
Thursday 24th November 7.00pm
Moyhu Soldier’s Memorial Hall
Tickets $10 U18 free
followed by supper 8.30pm
Book Now 

When The Light Went Walking’ mirrors our world’s time of change and the political landscape surrounding the theme of ‘consent.’

Voices and experiences of young people are brought to the stage and provide a window of connection for others whilst highlighting the importance of finding ways to be strong, to grow and to move forward. It touches upon truth telling and the importance of connection to land, culture, and elders.

When The Light Went Walking’ is funny, sad, confronting, and empowering, but ultimately shows how everyone can find their own light, even when the world feels dark.

One of the major themes of this play, based on the experiences of the young people performing – is consent.

Sometimes these issues are difficult to speak about, but this play brings them to the fore in a manner which is informative as well as highly entertaining.

It may be just what you need to see to start conversations with your friends and family.

Or to simply gain a better understanding of what all this talk of ‘consent’ is about from a young person’s perspective in a world dominated by social media.

When The Light Went Walking’ is funny, sad, confronting, and empowering, but ultimately shows how everyone can find their own light, even when the world feels dark.

The authentic voices and experiences of young people are brought to the stage with humour and song – providing a window of connection for others whilst highlighting the importance of finding ways to be strong, to grow and to move forward.

Here’s a sample of what audience members had to say:

“An incredible performance on so many levels. Every teenager and parent needs to see this.” (Parent)

“Seeing the performance hit me like a ton of bricks. It was SO good. My message for you all – change your plans, put yourselves out for the afternoon or evening, turn your cars around wherever else you were going and make sure you see this performance.” (Teacher)

“Some of the best theatre I’ve seen in years.” (Theatre Producer)

“I don’t feel so alone. It has happened to others like me.” (Teenager)

“It’s great, I feel less judgmental and more compassion toward of some of my peers when I imagine what they might have gone through” (Teenager)

Jaime Chubb, CEO of the Centre Against Violence said “The Centre Against Violence is excited to see this opportunity come to our region. Recent changes to consent laws are a positive step forward. Yet these changes also need to be backed by significant education and conversations with our community. These can be hard conversations to have. Productions like this provide a platform for these conversations to take place.”

This is a brilliant play which also touches on issues that are relevant to our community. Including anxiety, mental health, abuse, connection to country and culture.

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2022 Award Winners

2022 Award Winners

Grand Winner $3000 (Brown Brothers, Chandon, Christmont, Judd Family, KVA)

Awarded to: Jaqueline Macleish, The Northo’ Wangaratta (135)

An honest painting. A bit under painted and not totally resolved, which adds to its charm. It has an unusual atmosphere and potential narratives.

 

Oil/Acrylic $1000 (Hargraves)

Awarded to: Luke Adams, Self-Portrait with Hoodie (6)

 

Oil/Acrylic $750 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Sharon Barry, Standing Tall (14)

A very fresh and confident painting of a quintessentially Australian landscape. It reminded me of the drive from Melbourne through the countryside.

 

Pastel $1000 (Pizzini)

Awarded to: Ricky Schembri, Across from the Merri View Gallery (221)

This work depicts a space that you could pass by every day and not notice. The scale is impressive with loose confident mark making.

 

Pastel $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Stephen McCall, Golden Hills, Whitlands (147)

Cinematic and moody. Very competent tonality and colour range.

 

Work on Paper $1000 (King River Brewing)

Awarded to: Jo Briscomb, Misty Morning, Bobinawarrah (27)

A stunning drawing. The artist has really honoured their materials, working the charcoal into the paper, rubbing back, smudging, leaving a residue.

 

Work on Paper $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Carolyn Marrone, Just Chilling (141)

Quietly humourous subject, really well executed, leaves you wondering about the story.

 

Watercolour/Gouache $750 (Super Axe)

Awarded to: Jenny Wallace, Winter at Lake William Hovel (270)

Highly skilled, confident understanding of the materials.

 

Watercolour/Gouache $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to:Carmel Star, Abandoned (231)

A naive and charming work.

 

Printmaking $750 (Ovens & King Builders)

Awarded to: Sam Reiher, Cultural Collision (200)

Feels lighthearted with confident lines.

 

Printmaking $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Linda D’Agostino, Alone (44)

 

Abstract/Non ­ Figurative $1000 (Dal Zotto)

Awarded to: Fran O’Neill, Untitled (182)

Bold performance of bodily gesture

 

Tony Judd Memorial Award, Local Artist $1000 (Judd Family)

Awarded to: Julie Hooper, Haze (86)

A playful and layered painting which stood out in a room of more representational work. The artist has used a variety of marks and materials that move across the surface beautifully.

 

Barb Sartori Memorial Award, King Valley Theme $1000 (KVA)

Awarded to: Andrew Sinclair, Soft Edges (228)

More than depicting the landscape, this painting successfully renders a feeling of place.

 

Young Artist $750 (RBA Financial Group)

Awarded to: Sarah Northey, Winter Ghostly Gums (176)

 

Judge’s Gem $500

Awarded to: Marc Bongers, Quinces (23)

A beautiful and seductive work

 

Judge’s Gem $500

Awarded to: Isobelle Cremin, Blue-Faced Honeyeater (39)

 

Highly Commended

Georgia Aldous, Happy Place (8)

Asher Gilding The Hills (60)

Chris Henderson Prussian Blue (76)

Susan Thompson Portal (249)

 

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