Local artist Paula Whiteway, seen here with actor Dan Wylie on the film set of ‘The Passengers’ (Writer/Director Simon Portus, photo courtesy of Maddie Whitford), will be one of fourteen artists exhibiting in the new @ the Art Space Urunga exhibition opening Saturday May 13th. The new exhibition reflects the breadth of styles and talent in the region.Paula has amassed an extraordinary number of creative achievements. An architect by training, Paula has worked predominately as a set designer in the Australian film industry, where she is recognised as one of the few ‘hand draftees’ left. “I’m an incredible luddite by nature” confesses Paula. Achievements in this field include set designing for ‘The Railway Man’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Men Tell No Tales’ and ‘King Kong- Skull Island’, all feature films.
How we miss you, Aunt Mary.. and your selfless caring for all the family, especially your mother.I miss our long chats, our laughter, and the walking out to Nona’s, sometimes picking wildflowers along the way. I loved calling in to your place after school, even for piano practice.The hardest part of leaving my home town was leaving you, something I know my parents felt as well. You were my confidante, my go between when I was a teenager railing against my Dad’s strict rules. It was you who taught me to cook all manner of things, and to crochet… wish I’d had more lessons for that.
As part of the 100 year commemoration of the ANZAC Day landings, the Gallipoli 100 Surfboat Race (G100) will be held in Turkey in 2015. The G100 is a surf boat race with crews from all three nations (Australia, New Zealand and Turkey) will race from the Dardanelles to the beach at Gaba Tepe, just south of ANZAC Cove. The race will commence on 23 April 2015 and will finish on Friday 24 April 2015. The Gallipoli 100 is named for this race – 100 boats, the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC landings. Urunga Surf Club (NSW far north coast) has nominated a boat and team to be a part of this exciting, historical event. There were many lifesavers and future lifesavers that fought at Gallipoli, including a number of pre-war lifesavers who did not return to Australia and this will be a fitting tribute to them.
“Sculpture-in-the-Park” was first initiated in 2013 by a Bellingen Shire Community Arts and Cultural Committee (BSCACC) committee member, David Southgate, as part of the 2013 Bellingen Shire ARTS Week, with the intention of drawing people to a cultural attraction in Urunga that could develop as an annual event.
While BSCACC is no longer involved, the Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce (UMCC) – through its Arts Coordinator member David Southgate (yep, same David) – has taken on the event and making it part of UMCC’s ART Urunga, which has been organised in January over previous summer holidays.
Attention all Sculptors and Artists – Urunga Sculpture in the Park
The Urunga “Sculpture in the Park” event has been moved to January 2015. It will be held in the park by the river opposite the Ocean View Hotel on Thursday 18 January.
The theme is RECYCLED MATERIALS as mediums to be used to construct your works of art.
Mind you, it takes some doing to get a view of the Ocean . I think I would have to go upstairs now and take a look from the verandah up there. Its a grand verandah, wide and deep with rooms opening onto it via French Doors. I think that would give a view across the Caravan Park and River, past North Beach and out to the Ocean. Downstairs is where most of the drinking and eating go on. The hotel is still delightful and the food is good. One can buy brains there. Crumbed brains with $3 buying an extra brain. The OVH has a beer garden and , bars, an old telephone box, statuettes and eating inside and out. Dale Wrd came visiting from Sydney the other day with her Blues PLaying man, ROSS S WARD of WARD’S EXPRESS. We took our lunch out the front where we had a breeze on a hot day. Terrific pub meals and the Visitors Guide to the Bellingen Valley and Waterfall Way.