WELL, we’re into March already and that means Western Riverina Arts will be holding its Annual General Meeting.
New members are always welcome and this year we are specifically looking to fill vacancies for community representatives from Griffith and Leeton.
This is a great way to have direct input into arts development in your region, so if you are interested in getting involved contact me before the AGM to discuss the nomination process: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428882059.
The AGM will be held from noon, Tuesday, March 14, at the Greengecko Garden Centre Art Studio in Griffith.
Special guest speaker on the day will be Griffith Theatre & Gallery manager, Raina Savage.
AGAIN there are many other events and opportunities coming up in the region:
Narrandera-based arts organisation the Cad Factory are currently showing RE//CREATING until March 10 at the HR Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University Wagga, featuring the ambitious work of 22 female Riverina artists.
Western Riverina Arts will then bring this outstanding exhibition to the Narrandera Arts Centre, as part of our ‘Activating Narrandera Arts’ program of events, launching Sunday, April 30.
Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is an exhibition currently showing until March 26 at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
This show incorporates contemporary paintings and sculptures that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna.
The paintings combine familiar Western Desert symbols and dots with a more figurative style to re-create scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories. Warakurna:
All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is not be missed.
Satire in Time of War is now open at Leeton Shire Library and will run until March 16.
Hal Eyre began working as a cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph newspaper in 1908.
The 357 original drawings he produced for the paper during World War I were purchased by the State Library of NSW in 1920. This collection depicts the war from a cartoonist’s perspective.
He satirised themes of national identity and political power plays and the disintegration of the great European powers as the world erupted in warfare.
Find all of the details about the arts events mentioned in this column (plus many more not mentioned!) by visiting our website: www.westrivarts.com.au.
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